The Trip that Almost Wasn’t 

Sorry you had to go through that, Amanda, but so happy it worked out. Switzerland’s alpine views are not to be missed! It’s a location that holds a special place in my heart.

Amanda Afield

I’ve been looking forward to travelling to Switzerland for a long time, we made plans to meet Lucas’s friend who is currently studying in Zurich and spend a few days in the alps. Turns out, this was the only gap in our travels long enough to accommodate getting our new residence permits before our visas expire. With an inside contact at the home office confident that our passports would be in our hands days before take off, we sent them off via courier. Fast forward a month (and taking a half day off work to have biometrics taken as soon as possible), and it’s 48 hours until we’re meant to leave and the passports are nowhere to be seen. Worse, when I used the Home Office’s tracker, it only recognized one of us had ever submitted information. Cue the meltdown.

The trip to the alps was supposed to be a…

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