Friday, May 13, 2011
The members of the group planning to go to Spain first are having major dramas. To go spend money in Spain they need Schengen visas. However, the plan is to leave Spain by ferry to Tanger in Morocco. The Schengen people insisted, since there was no plane ticket showing that they will leave Spain, that they book a flight to Casablanca, even though they do not intend taking it. Then they wanted to see proof that the shipping for cars to Morocco has been paid for. Now they want proof that we will leave Morocco! How do you do that? Get a booking from the border post?
It is not as if these are youngsters seeking jobs in Spain, they are all people settled in their ives and businesses, but the burocrats have to make life difficult.
Let us hope all will work out well.