Iceland Visa – The last bridge
Now, since this was my first ever experience in applying for a visa, I wasn’t aware of the common tricks like a fully refundable hotel booking. And as my accommodation plans in Iceland were camping, I had no clue how to sort out this clause. I carried the passport and ticket copies of my fellow travellers from Poland as supporting documents for my camping status.
I still remember that moment with the Visa officer and her blank look when she saw my application. She asked me to wait for 5 minutes and went inside to consult with her senior. Those five minutes seemed like ages and my heart was beating rapidly. I suddenly went into flashback. Was this a stupid decision after all? I was already imagining my family ready to show off their ‘Told you so’ look. Finally the Visa officer came back with a tense face and I became more tense. She looked at me and said, “You are lucky. He has accepted your application.” Those words will always remain with me forever. I felt like kissing her but I was in shock and still not sure of what the hell just happened. Am I really going to Iceland? I went outside and sat at the Marine Drive looking over the sea. As I lit up a cigarette for this moment of celebration, only one thought kept popping up in my head over and over again.
Am I really going to Iceland? Am I really going to Iceland?
Hell yeah…Iceland baby!!! Here I come!!!