Monday, August 23, 2010


So, I have some sad news regarding my Australian travels. They will no longer be happening.
When I flew into Sydney Australia, both Rob and I were stopped regarding our visa's. There were issues regarding our visa, paperwork issues, stuff that should have been dealt with before we were even issued the visa's. Basically, we should have not been given the visa's without more paperwork, so when we tried to get back into the country, we were not allowed. It's a long story, and to get to the point, we could have spent up to a month in an immigration detention center while it got sorted out, or be sent home. I think you can guess what we decided.
Rob and I had to spend one night in an immigration detention center to wait for our flights home the next day and I can tell you, I think I made the right decision. We were the only white people, and it was basically like a prison.
SO, I am home now and Rob is back in England. We have the option to try and re-apply but we have spent so much money as it is, its not really worth it. And quite frankly, I will be happy to not step into an airport or on a plane in a long time!! I am so sad that I won't be able to travel with my mom and dad when they go to Brisbane, and super sad that I missed out on the East coast. But who knows, maybe in 5 or 10 years, we will make it back to finish our travels!
The next plan:
-get a new blog as the url name no longer applies for what's next in my future! I will post it when I set it up.
-get a job
-get a car
-and get on with the next phase of my life, whatever that may be........


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

What an ordeal!!

Time to apply for work in the Yukon!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! What about you and Rob? are rob and Anne still going to Australia in Sept? Lisa & Brad

Amanda said...

Well, Rob is in England, will hopefully save some money to get over to Canada. It may be awhile yet though, he wants to spend his 30th BD at home in November. And yes, mom and dad are still going, I just sadly will not be able to meet up with them :((