How Does It Feel Like To Have A Strong Passport?

A world without borders. Is it possible?


That’s about a little more than 1/4 of the world and I have to say, it’s pretty good and I’m very grateful.

Dating someone from a different country, with different nationality and culture, can mean a lot of different things.

Germans have access to 166 countries visa-free while Indonesians have 56 countries.

But despite my boyfriend telling me repeatedly that it doesn’t matter where we go as long as we are together, I still feel a little guilty.

It took me around 3–4 weeks to have my visa sorted.

Roughly 1 week to collate all the requested documents and 15 working days to process the visa.

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Photo by Nicole Harrington on Unsplash

Oh yes, they are entitled to say no to your request and you can kiss your processing fee AND the time you’ve spent, goodbye.

But hey, it’s all for love, right?

The daughter died before the required visa was issued.

We are currently living in a globalized world, are we not?

Shouldn’t we have less borders now more than ever?

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Photo by Fernando @cferdo on Unsplash

Shouldn’t we create a better condition for human connection to flourish?

Knowing that I am able to travel to 56 countries with ease and not too much of a trouble is comforting.

How about those who have very limited access to other parts of the world?

How can we deny others this access to the world of possibility?

Well, one can’t help but hope.

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