Australian Skilled Visa Crackdown

Ten years a go, when I was considering whether I should stay permanently in Australia and make a life here or to go back to Indonesia, I was shocked to find that my Australian master's degree was valued less than a hairdressing certificate. Don't get … [Read more...]

What A Difference A Nationality Made? (4)

I should have declared The Netherlands embassy my sworn enemy as I have never had any luck with them whatsoever. Last year I applied for a Schengen visa because mr.mck was going for a training and I decided to join him, and it took the consular here … [Read more...]

What A Difference A Nationality Made? (3)

There are two occasions which urged me to think seriously about giving up my Indonesian passport and becoming a UK citizen. One of my friends asked if we're interested in going somewhere on Easter break, and she quite fancied Switzerland and Austria. … [Read more...]

What A Difference A G’Day Makes

The Sunday Times Magazine yesterday featured an article about more and more Britons are emigrating to Australia. I have found several interesting facts that I will share with you. Australia now becomes the most popular destination for British … [Read more...]

Vietnam: What A Difference A Nationality Made (2) ?

Do you remember my lengthy post about being Indonesian and how I feel that as an Indonesian we are treated lousy by the rest of the world? (click here to read my old posting). Well, the 'belief' sticks in my head strongly, and I saw some more proof … [Read more...]

What A Difference A Nationality Made

In my short career as a globetrotter I've learned something valuable: it sucks being Indonesian. As a country we only have dual agreements with 11 countries which allow Indonesian citizens to enter those 11 countries without having to applied for a … [Read more...]