RE: We Are Flying Soon ✈️ Tickets Booked 🎫 Goodbye Suriname
Give thanks 🙏. Not a problem at all, glad to answer. Well, one of my life goals was to introduce my American family to my Cambodian family, and because none of my American friends or family would ever come to Cambodia, nor could we get tourist visas to the USA, and being stranded abroad, US immigration seemed like the only way out of this hot mess in Suriname.
Well, as you know our US immigration failed miserably for a myriad of reasons that would take years to rectify. Although we haven't informed our American family members, we've given up on US immigration, and are ready to settle in Cambodia, buy land, and make some moves that mean return to the USA every three years will be unlikely.
As my parents are getting old and it will probably be five years before I have ever have another chance to visit the USA, it seems I should strike while the iron is hot and make a visit. I hope it's not the last time I see either one of my parents, but I also need to be realistic.
Another part of the trip will be to buy some camping gear and other items that we will use on our future tuk-tuk adventures, all of which we will be sharing with you ASEAN Hivers. The visa to Cambo is (relatively) simple now, but must be done online, $1,000 USD COVID deposit on arrival at the airport, Forte traveler's insurance required, and a 7-day quarantine. That actually sounds like a nightmare, but compared to having no chance of getting in the last three years, this is a very doable process to have the peace and mind that comes with living in that part of the world.