My visa came in the mail on Thursday last week. I have been tracking the process for the past two weeks and watched as each step got checked off at the website that is the only company the Indian Embassy endorses. The last step before delivered was “Dispatch.” I got notice on Wednesday and by Thursday afternoon the FedEx envelope was at my door with my passport and the new visa page pasted inside. I can’t say I am thrilled with the photo. It makes me look like a thug. My son made the comment he would not want to cross me in a dark alley. Is that good or bad? Why must all our photos we have taken for identification purposes be so horrible? Has anyone ever had a “good” photo for their drivers license or passport. If anyone can top my lovely pic, I challenge you to post it in the comment section below.
So, my visa is now complete. My next step was to make an appointment to get the shots I need for the trip. You can get all the necessary shots for wherever you are traveling through the University Health Center in Lincoln. Things are getting checked off the list now… appointment made. I will head up week after next to follow through on yet another requirement before I take flight to India.
In 50 days I will be heading out. July 14th is my official take-off date. I know this day will come very quickly so I am glad I can now focus more on the reason I am going and begin to prepare for the classes I will be teaching. Thanks for taking the time to read these posts and please continue to pray as I prepare for my time in Thiruvananthapuram. I am not going to let you forget that I can not only say the name of this city but can now spell it without checking with Google! You’ll just have to take my word on that one.
Until next time!
This blog will journal my experiences as I prepare to go overseas this July and teach at the Asian Christian College of Music in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in India.