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A round the world trip in more than 80 days.

Why this blog ?

Our aim : travel and discover the world during 353 days and through some fifhteen countries. We are hoping that this blog will allow us to share the experience with our family and friends thanks to the posts and photos that we will be publishing and also thanks to their comments.

Currently ...

now. For the moment, we are gently readapting from nomadic to sedentary life.


Vicissitudes to get the indian visa

Only 7 workdays (one and a half for Karim) and 23 days left to leave for Buenos Aires... and yet so many things to do!

These last days before the departure make me remember suspiciously the days before our wedding: running all day long from one place to another to complete in time what seems to be a never ending tasklist. But I cannot complain because it is mainly Karim who has been investing time and work in the preparation of the trip for around two years now.

Right now, the most complex problem is to obtain my Indian visa. The software used by the official agency through which Indian visas are requested in France only allow to deal with 6 months stay request if you are not french.

For that reason while Karim, who has got a french passport, has been granted a one year visa that will allow him enter India at the intended arrival date in march 2010, I have been granted a 6 month visa whose validity ends in december 2009 ... not very useful indeed !

Karim, who is a resourceful person, sent an e-mail to the ambassador of India in France asking for help. Although we did not pin a lot of hopes on the result, we have been nicely surprised: somebody from the embassy has answered asking us to launch a new request and then to inform him back of the reference number.

With the answer from the consulate and after a little wait and stress, it was possible, finally, to launch a new request, this time for a year.

So here I am, fingers crossed and waiting anxiously that all run smoothly this time and that I am granted the paper that will allow me to get into India in march next year.

To be continued ...