Some good news fluttered into my inbox from the USA.
They have kindly decided to give me a visa to go on holiday. The sticking point is they put in bold that I have to send my passport within 30 days. Trouble is I’m going to Thailand so I kinda need my passport.
Will they allow an extension to avoid me reapplying and waiting another 6 months? I hope so, for the first time in my life I have a possibility of entering America’s borders.
No big deal to most of you since you live there or many others who freely go back and forth. But I’ve been barred for most of my adult life waiting for my past to get far enough behind me to show I am no threat to American society. But now I can finally visit and
see all the amazing sites I’ve seen in movies experience diverse cultures ok, I’ll just be drinking in different bars as I do when I holiday anywhere.
I’m going to aim for next
Autumn Fall to plan a trip, or possibly Christmas. But where do I go?
I take two types of trip:
A city break: I need good food. I need bars with a someone killing a guitar playing in the corner, I need to be able to walk city streets not caring if I get lost and observing the quirks of daily life. For a week I want to imagine what living in that city is like, staying in an apartment, grabbing a coffee from a little place round the corner.
A relaxing break: I need good food, I need to sip lazy cocktails in the sun, I need a swimming pool and a terrace not overlooked where I can scald my white flesh in the stifling heat.
I now need your recommendations to help me plot my trip. There are too many places I want to go but I have to narrow it down to just one for now and I don’t know where to start first.