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We’re off!

We’re leaving for Bangalore this evening, and for London tomorrow. Yay! Amazingly, the Italy (Schengen) visa came through in just two days, after I went to Chennai to submit the forms on both our behalfs, had some bad moments with the travel insurance and so on and had the chappie tell me we’d most probably have to go to Mumbai for an interview! That would have been another 20K down the drain…And yet miraculously I took the overnight train back to Cochin the same evening (Tuesday), and by Thursday, the passports had arrived at home! That’s what I call efficiency 🙂 Considering the UK visa took exactly one calendar month to arrive…

So we go to London/Belfast/Rome with Venice and Florence thrown in somewhere…

I’ve been spending hours on the net booking/trying to book trains through the Trenitalia site…only at the end it tells me I need to scan my ID, my card, and what not, mail it to them and they’ll authorise the transaction. Bosh! I also thought allowing payment in rupees was wonderful, until I got to paying and found they only deliver paper tickets! How backward of them, to be sure.

In any case, London, here we come…Are any of my readers in any of these places and shall we meet?

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7 thoughts on “We’re off!

  1. Have a wonderful time! 🙂

  2. have fun!

  3. I’ll be back in time for your next visit – hope you managed to sort out your London accomodation.
    Have a great time!

  4. I hope you have a lovely vacation.

  5. Have a wonderful time!

  6. I wanted to wish you Happy Trails before you left on your vacation but it looks like you’re already there!!! Have a wonderful time and share loads and loads of pictures. It is going to be a treat to read about Europe through your eyes!!!!

  7. Have fun on your trip, Swapna! Looking forward to photos and write ups when you come back…

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