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TITLE: TROUBLE IN VISA LAND
LOCATION: BEIJING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
MISSION: GO HOME
DATE: 2012-01-29

Today Xu Jia (许嘉) was supposed to leave for Great Britain. Unfortunately her departure didn't go quite as planned. Her flight departed at 13:00 so we left the apartment at 8:00, drove over three hours to Beijing just to find at the luggage check-in that she had forgotten to bring her British visa. Not only did she not bring it to the airport, she had forgotten to bring it to China when leaving Newcastle. It is not required to leave, only to enter, and for some reason it is a a plastic card and not a sticker in your passport. More than a little frustrated we headed back to the car again. This little incident kind of put everyone in a rather lousy mood, which is why I watched some movies, keeping my distance while Xu Jia tried to find someone to go find her visa and mail it here. Fortunately, British Airways had some relatively cheap tickets on short notice, just over 5000元. Funny that BA turned out to be the cheapest alternative; I have never gone to Great Britain with BA, no matter how far in advance I was looking for tickets have they never been the cheapest.

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"Hundar och de som blir döva smällarna är inte glada i dessa tider ....."

Sr, 2012-02-01


"Vadå? Vem gillar inte fyrverkerier? :-P"

Johan, 2012-02-01


"kul att se lite nya bilder =) men vad är kinesernas obsession med fyrverkerier??"

henke, 2012-01-31


"Due to an error on my part, the post for the 17th January was not displayed properly. I have corrected the entry in the database and a "new" post can now be read on the 17th."

Johan, 2012-01-31


"I have to go to bed now, but I will try and catch up with the blog as quickly as I can. Finally I have access to a better-than-rubbish internet connection again."

Johan, 2012-01-31

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