Anatomy of a Schengen Visa Application

Time: May 21st 09:45 Place: Manhattan Nobody asked me to do it. I walked into the tulip trap¬†myself. Like Dorothy and the Lion in the land of Oz. "Thanks a lot. Have a great day". I smile, thanking the lady with¬†red rimmed eyeglasses and azure blue beads behind the glass. What I want to say... Continue Reading →

Dilemma of a European Vacation

Every now and then I remind myself that I am extremely lucky to enjoy a healthy and wealthy life. No complaints whatsoever. Perfectly content with what I was handed over when I popped out into the world and incredibly lucky in how my life has turned out. However, that is not always the case with... Continue Reading →

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