Monthly Archives: May 2012

London Friends

United Kingdom London friends

How cool is that?

I had a great time, and I could finish my blog development!

Thank you all!
Federica, Lara, Lucio Baylen, Nick, Chris, Bobby, Jim, David, Stéphane, and Daniel.

Sorry I couldn’t see everyone, come and meet me along the way around the world!

United Kingdom From house to house in London

During my very enjoyable stay in London, I had two homes. One in Kennington with Lucio and Baylen, and the other with Daniel in Lower Clapton.

I was cycling between the two and literally crossed the whole of London from one end to another. I ran something like 50/60 km during the week… loved it!

France Visa Azerbaijan

Probably the hardest one to get.

Asides from rare consulate opening hours, there is still need for a Visa Support, also called Letter of Invitation. This invitation can be obtained by booking hotels (for every single nights within the requested dates), or by bribing a travel agency to issue a fake but official voucher. This last option was the only possible for me, and it cost me EUR45.

Then no less than 2 photo ID are required, and they would hold the passport for 8 days.

Thanks to the Kazakhstan consulate high flexibility regarding passport, I could have those two Visas being made at the same time. Time during I could go to London to meet my friends and finish this very blog you are reading!

Just a note on the country…

France La course aux formalités

Jeudi 10 mai 2012.
Aujourd’hui à Paris il fait très chaud.
Je sais depuis mardi dernier que mon Visa est prêt à l’ambassade d’Ouzbekistan. Je prévois donc de le passer de l’Ouzbekistan au Kazakhstan en un coup de pédale.

Départ de Nation, de chez Catherine qui m’héberge, direction le triangle d’or…

France Visa Kazakhstan

Cool! A cheap Visa! EUR35 only!

No invitation required, only a form to fill out, no photo ID to provide, really cool!

But the best thing was that I could keep my passport and go straight to the next Embassy to have two Visas made at the same time! I just saved about 10 days on my stressful schedule in Paris. Yehey!

France Visa Uzbekistan

Probably the most expansive Visa I’ve ever bought… EUR80 for a maximum of 30 days, and they would only take a check!

Moreover there is one other condition to comply with: print out a form from the Website with a bar code and reference. They wouldn’t take any other application form.

Plus one photo ID required.

In takes 7-10 days, but I got it very quickly, and they were open on French holidays which revealed very useful during May (a month that counts no less than 4 holidays)!