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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2011, 01:51:29 pm »
Sorry, I am assuming you are not a US citizen.

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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2011, 02:32:52 pm »
When did you last visit the USA? it only became compulsory in June 2010. Do not try to travel there now without it.
I visited US this year and last year as well. I have registered for the electronic visa (have never carried a copy with me though) but have never been asked about it. But it probably is a good idea to bring a copy - just in case.

(and no, Im not a US citizen)




Ooops....Im still living in 2010 ::)

The last time I visited US was last summer (2010)

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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2011, 02:48:33 pm »
I visited US this year and last year as well. I have registered for the electronic visa (have never carried a copy with me though) but have never been asked about it. But it probably is a good idea to bring a copy - just in case.

(and no, Im not a US citizen)
I guess it was just an over zealous Lufthansa agent in Munich. No problems at O'Hare  in Chicago but I asked bout going to Canada and coming back again later in my trip. He said it was good for 2 years but did suggest I have the printout when I went through customs. Actually when I enterd the USA again at Toronto airport, the official was more interested in the fact that I was an Australian citizen and NZ resident. He asked did I need a visa and surprised when I said "No, I just got on the plane and moved"  :)

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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2011, 03:00:32 pm »
I presume you know about the new electronic visa required by the USA
https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html
I was told that I did not need to take a copy with me as it was on the USA customs computer. This is true but fortunately I did print it out as Lufthansa would not have let me board the plane in Munich until I produced it.

Brian, thank you for this tip. I'll make sure to have a copy with me.
I did already know about the Esta thing, but I haven't checked it out yet. One more thing to do.

I'll be honest, one of my biggest worries at his point is the whole security and patting down thing at the airport. I'm not sure how to explain this to my teenage daughters at this point... Maybe we'll get lucky and we'll pass through security without a hitch. Fingers crossed.


Meanwhile, we booked our first hotel. I love all the looking around, checking websites, reading reviews (Tripadvisor is very helpful), but it's time consuming. We'll be spending 6 days in New York, including the fourth of July! We're already looking forward to the big fireworks that day. Yay!

Next stop: Washington.  :)

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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 11:54:05 am »
Attention all New York Brokies!

The Belgians have arrived in New York. No, not us  ;D. Our crown prince Philippe and crown princes Mathilde took a stroll through Central Park and ate a Belgian waffle (what a typical New York thing to do  :laugh:).

They'll travel to Washington and Boston next on a big business mission.




We'll follow in their footsteps next week.  :D
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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2011, 12:44:59 pm »
Attention all New York Brokies!

The Belgians have arrived in New York. No, not us  ;D. Our crown prince Philippe and crown princes Mathilde took a stroll through Central Park and ate a Belgian waffle (what a typical New York thing to do  :laugh:).

They'll travel to Washington and Boston next on a big business mission.




We'll follow in their footsteps next week.  :D

Cant wait to follow you.  :P Whats your Twitter account?  :)

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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2011, 01:58:41 pm »
Ate a Belgian waffle?  That's like a New Yorker going to Belgium for a bagel.  ;D
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Re: Our summer holiday in the USA!
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2011, 03:02:00 pm »
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New York: here we come
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2011, 02:28:46 am »
Thanks Kelda.  :)

Two more nights! Yay!  :D



Ate a Belgian waffle?  That's like a New Yorker going to Belgium for a bagel.  ;D


 :laugh: I know! Well they are on a trip to promote Belgium, I'm sure we'll see them eating Belgian chocolates and drinking Belgian beer.  ;D

When I'm in NY, I'll go for the bagel.  ;D Incidentally, our hotel is very close to Levain Bakery which, according to tripadvisor, has the world's best chocolate chip cookies. Maybe that's the first thing our daughtres will want to do.  :D

Cant wait to follow you.  :P Whats your Twitter account?  :)

Sorry Sophia, no tweets from me.  :P I'll 'tweet' some on the forum.
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Re: New York: here we come
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2011, 09:34:16 am »



When I'm in NY, I'll go for the bagel.  ;D



Go here, Fabienne, best bagels in NYC (now than H&H closed this past Sunday!!)


http://www.murraysbagels.com/index2.htm
http://nymag.com/listings/stores/murrays-bagels01/


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