I've finally ordered tickets to go visit Jacob by the end of April going into May.

New thing this year, I now have to ask the US for permission to get on board the plane to the US, using an electronic system called Electronic System for Travel Authorization (or ESTA). I only realised that there might be something more I needed to do after I bought the tickets, and I'll admit my heart was sinking at the thought of this being a process that takes many days, that there was a possibility that I wouldn't get the authorization in time...

Fortunately, I didn't need to worry, I was immediately authorized as soon as I had filled in all the data. On the other hand, it means that I'm registered in the databases at the United States Department of Homeland Security. I didn't really look forward to that, but all in all, it's more important that I visit Jacob.

blog comments powered by Disqus