After months of saving up for it and a big donation from my mother, I finally bought my ticket last Tuesday. America, here I come!! I’ll be touching down in the beginning of July, then fly back the beginning of September.
That is – if I can get my ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) application in order. There are some nifty questions on there. I can understand – and even more, respect – why they ask them, but they made me giggle nevertheless. Some of my personal favourites:
“Are you seeking entry to engage in criminal or immoral activities?”
“Have you ever been or are you now involved in espionage or sabotage; or in terrorist activities; or genocide; or between 1933 and 1945 were you involved, in any way, in persecutions associated with Nazi Germany or its allies?”
“Do you have Chancroid, Gonorrhea, Granuloma inguinale, Leprosy,
Syphilis, and/or Tuberculosis.”
Luckily for me the answers are no, no, I’m Jewish, HELL no (in that order), so that’s not the problem. The problem is that you have to pay 14 U.S. Dollars for it, and the only way you can pay for it is by credit card.
I don’t own a credit card. Nor do I want to own one. I’m going to ask our student travel agency here if they have some sort of arrangement for it. Otherwise, I need to borrow one from a friend and pay them back with cash . I refuse to get a credit card just so I can pay 14 dollars. Luckily, I have friends with credit cards who understand this. Ha.
But yea, when that’s out of the way… San Antonio, here I come!