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Can you help me, please?

Postby EstLladon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:29 pm UTC

Right now I try not to breath a lot for it may destroy my chances of going to the meetup.

The situation is that currently I'm 4400 miles away in completely different country and things wouldn't improve. So I need a visa. And a confirmed place to stay to get one.

I ask for advice or propositions. I do not have a lot of money so I want to make it as cheap as possible.

Should I try to book a hostel or something (and which one?) and try to get confirmation from it? Or can you guys send me an invitation or something?
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Postby TheTankengine » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:42 pm UTC

The meetup is only 5.5 weeks away. Can you even get a passport in that time?
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Postby Gordon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:47 pm UTC

Fun fact: All the passports for Ontario (possibly Canada) actually have to come through Thunder Bay! It took me just over a week to get mine :)
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Postby EstLladon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:47 pm UTC

I have a passport. I and was in US two years ago. So they most likely will give me a visa if I have a place to stay.
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Postby TheTankengine » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:53 pm UTC

Ahh sorry. I read passport instead of visa, which would involve getting a passport and then a visa...

Well then I suppose it would be possible in that time from. Assuming you can bribe the right people. After all, it is Russia.

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Postby EstLladon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:56 pm UTC

In Soviet Russia visa gets you!!

Can you bribe an American Embassy? I doubt.... And even if you can I do not have that much money.
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Postby Gordon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:57 pm UTC

You can bribe pretty much anyone if you have enough money. The flesh is weak and the spirit is weaker.
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
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Postby EstLladon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:02 pm UTC

I do not have enough money... So, I guess, I want to try to do it legally ...
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Postby Bakemaster » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:20 am UTC

I suggest first looking at:
http://www.hostelworld.com

That will be your cheapest option that still will provide confirmed reservations for the visa.
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Postby EstLladon » Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:36 am UTC

Another problem is that I do not have a credit card so I cannot really book anything online. Maybe I should ask somebody who has one to do it for me...
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Postby __Kit » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:31 am UTC

Will there be web cams at the meeting, I was thinking for people who have web cams they could be set-up on computers at the meet up so it's like they're there, or you know - not.
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Postby Bakemaster » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:52 pm UTC

No offense, EstLladon, but no one in their right mind is going to use their credit card to book a hotel for someone from halfway around the world who they don't know *at all* and who doesn't even know if he can get a visa or not.
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Postby EstLladon » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:17 pm UTC

I do not need your money. I need a friggin' e-mail. Something like "Hello we will be glad to see you here 22-24 september, Name, address, phone. We can offer you our couch for you to sleep." I can even sleep at the hostel - I will just go there and pay them upfront. I need this only to get a visa.
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Postby GhostWolfe » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:24 am UTC

I've done this before for a friend - pity you're not coming to Aussie land.

It basically went along the lines of:

something like this wrote:Hi! I'm so excited that you're coming in September. The guest room is all made up, I bought new sheets and everything. Can't wait to meet you in person! blah blah blah and so on.


He stayed in a backpackers, he just needed the email to satisfy the visa requirements.
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Postby Davis Square Rocks » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:56 am UTC

He stayed in a backpackers? What does that mean?

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Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:18 am UTC

Sorry, by backpackers I mean shorthand for a hostel aimed at accomodation for backpackers - really cheap and no frills.
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Postby EstLladon » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:37 am UTC

People, I want to understand one thing about you. Are you evil or are you lazy? I mean, come on, it is an e-mail!

I thought that that much help was not very much to ask. Or is it?

I do not understand it...
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Postby EstLladon » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:49 pm UTC

And the prize goes to ... Vaniver!!!!!!!
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