You may (not) remember that I told you one of my essays about living in India was going to be published in an anthology called Forced to Fly 2. Jo Parfitt is the editor and she asked for submissions.
I read through some of my blog posts and submitted one about the time I went to the Post Office in Delhi all.by.my.lonesome. (Which doesn’t really sound very brave, but it felt very brave.) Then I stood on my keyboard with my hands in the air and screamed, “Pick mine, pick mine. Oh. Oh. Oh. Please pick mine.” And then Jo did just that!
This is very exciting for me because this is the first time my writing will be published in an actual book – well, minus the literary magazine in high school. But that doesn’t seem to count as much as this does. This is very exciting.
The book contains humorous accounts of living abroad and will launch on Oct. 5th – don’t worry, you’ll hear (lots) more about it then. And it will be available on Amazon. Yahoo. Amazon will be selling something I wrote – seriously?
But Jo sent out the cover design. So, I thought I would share it with you!
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Tagged 2, abroad, ellen, essays, Fly, Forced, humorous, india, Jo, living, Parfitt, weeren, You've Got Mail
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The Indian government has changed the rules on how you are allowed to travel in and out of the country on a tourist visa (even on a multiple entry visa). The bottom line is that if you are on a tourist visa and you leave the country – even for a quick stop over in Nepal or Bangkok or Singapore for just a few days – you will not be allowed in back into India for 2 months. Now, you will hear stories of people who left and came back in with no problem – but you will also hear of people who could not come back in. It’s not worth the risk until the details are straightened out. Make sure you confirm what your passport will and will not allow you to do while entering and leaving India.
Posted in india, travel, traveling, travelling
Tagged 2, entering, india, leaving, months, new, passport, regulations, two, visa
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