I got my Chinese Visa yesterday (finally) after two hours of waiting at the Chinese Embassy. Took a glance on it and checked if all the information is correct. I checked if there’s any misspellings or whatnot so I could have made it corrected while I’m inside the embassy. There seems to be none so I just went home right away.
I took a look at it again and to my surprise I only got seven days. This is by far the shortest visa I ever received from any country that I’ve applied to. I thought I got 30 days only to realize that I’m looking at my previous visa.
This is one thing that I hate and love about travelling, it’s full of unexpected twists and turns. So as of this time, I’m planning alternatives.
Options that I’m looking at include:
3. Let it be and just move forward to another country
So why the heck am I drafting alternatives as early as possible? I want to stay on the road as long as I can and I have the smallest unthinkable budget (as of now). Planning major items of my trip such as airfare and entry and exit points will either generate a huge savings or a huge expense.
Some people really don’t bother about these small details anymore. Wish I have tons of money like them. But for poor backpackers like me, some planning and good timing is always my biggest leverage.