On the trail over Ama dablam on our way to tengboche, heading for everest base camp. The landscape changes every day--always awesome!
I’m grateful for seeing so many things that I had always wanted to see throughout 2019.
Whereas 2018 was a turnaround and new beginning for me, 2019 was a year of exploration. Something inside told me that the time is now. The heart kept saying to not delay things further. So I did.
I admit that I went a bit overboard with sharing my travel journey on social media this year to a point that people asked me how come I always go on holidays.
Funny thing is I didn’t go on holidays a lot. I had as many annual leave allowance as other juniors at my company. Yet I carefully planned everything. Once I travel, I don’t want anyone to hold me back. I want to immerse myself in the experience of a lifetime.
For 2020, I wish that I’ll still have time to see many things. Somehow I feel my time is out really soon. I hope I’m wrong. There are so many things that I still want to see in life.
2019 encouraged me go further and explore even more. How about your 2019?
Gorilla trekking was something I had wanted to do for years, and it was just as incredible as I had imagined 💚 Due to habitat destruction, war and hunting, Mountain gorillas were once expected to be extinct by the end of last century - and are still endangered. We trekked to see the Nshongi group in Bwindi, but Mountain gorillas can also be found in the Virunga Mountains, a range of extinct volcanoes that border the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda.
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What kind of visa do I need and where do I get it?
If you are an EU citizen, you need a visa only for Russia. And if you want to check out the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, you should apply for a double-entry visa so you can enter Russia twice. And remember, always carry a valid passport.
To obtain your Russian visa, contact a travel agency specialized in Russia (google it!) or a big visa service agency such as Servisum. Alternatively, you can apply for a visa directly at any Russian consulate or embassy.
Please be aware that your passport might need to be valid for an extended period (perhaps even beyond the date you plan to leave the country), and that the issuing of a visa in the first place can also take time.
Tips for your visa application:
As tourist visas for Russia are generally valid for 30 days, you can select the rally’s start date as the date of entry into Russia. As each team can decide individually when and where exactly to enter Russia, you can also just make your own schedule.
S.A.C. isn’t a tour operator, so we don’t issue any type of travel confirmation. The purpose of the trip to Russia should be listed as personal.
You can apply for the double entry visa directly at the Russian embassy or via visa agencies, which you can find online.
We ask that our rally participants who are not citizens of EU countries please be responsible for learning the entry requirements of the individual countries.