Dear girls of the world: Never let visa applications stop you from traveling
Dear girls of the world,
Long before Pinterest and Instagram, I’ve flipped travel magazines for hours, studied books and encyclopedias carving know more about all those amazing places around the world. When I was 6, I already knew I want to travel. Yet, growing up made me realize that world’s not as simple as it seems. Yes, you can travel! But no. Not everywhere. I can’t go to London next weekend even if I have enough money for that.
Four letters and a daunting procedure stands on my way: visa application.
You see, I come from Ukraine. Geographically, it is Europe. In reality, oh well…I don’t mean to offend anyone from Papua New Guinea, but my country hasn’t gone too far from it in economic and political development.
My passport doesn’t allow me to travel as freely as I’d like to…but it never stopped me.
Dear girls, there’s always more opportunities than you think! If it doesn’t work one way, it may work another! Give it a try and you never know how it turns out! Maybe I won’t go to the UK or Europe this time….but I can travel around South-East Asia instead with visas easy to get.
That trip turned out to be one of the most amazing in my life! I met someone very special that year. We had a lot of crazy adventures together – hiked volcanoes, dived at spectacular reefs, spent a night on a deserted island and even got lost in the jungles, together…Anyways, it wasn’t till the last day of the trip, till I got to know – he’s got a 3 year work-contracted secured in France and will not stay with me for long in Kyiv.
My heart fallen deep-deep down and crashed with a huge “bam”! How can I get a long-term Schengen visa? It seemed impossible. There’s a long-long list of visa requirements to meet right in front of me if I plan to stay for at least 2 weeks. Never give up on what you crave for!
When I was 19, I came to a tourist agency and asked if they can help me plan a Eurotrip. After bluntly staring at me for 10 min the employee asked if I someone would sponsor my trip.Nope.
Do you own an apartment or a car?
Do you have a lot of money at your bank account?
Some, yes. To fully cover my trip.
You will never get a visa….
But all that never made me give up my dreams to travel the world.
currently on her way to France. Again.