Pokjara, Nepal Asia
Monday, February 5, 2007Embassypages.com
This is one of my Top 10 Travel Sites of 2006 pages, not sure of the priority or number. I am sussing out the criteria better this year and realized when I said, this list of for the true travelers and not for tourist; I knew this page must be included.
I think there are at least 312 x 312 needed pages to cover the Visa, Passport, Entry Visa, and Tourist Card and in the end, the question is, what do I need to do to get permission to enter a country.
97,344 combinations with a guess of 312 countries, enclaves, islands and autonomous regions.
Therefore, if you are from Ethiopia and you want to go to Chile, which is one combination question. The answers would change by the minute.
Now, Embassypages.com does not give that specific of help, but I think it is as close as I have seen on any site. It will tell you
Embassies in the country, as an example, maybe the USA, England, and Germany have an Embassy, Consulate, or something that issues visas, maybe in the country.
Embassies abroad or where does the USA have Embassies, which countries does Ethiopia have Embassies in?
This person that made the site, I think from Denmark, has an extreme capacity for detail and organization, just a remarkable collection of information.
A little hard to find, but nonetheless a true guru type site, a bookmark, write down, never forget the link address when you travel site.
Knowing all the rules of entering a country is not easy, a rule of thumb, if they let you on the plane, you probably have a good chance of entering… hehehe
At the border, as Stellan my Swede friend riding a bike around Africa said, if you wait long enough, they will let you in, change of shift, etc.
Contrary to anything you think, most countries want you to enter, and will find a way to allow you to enter.
I do encourage this person to make a PDA version of this or computer version so I can download and use when I do not have internet access.
As a note, most Travel Agents has some computer way to show you whether you can enter a country, but beware, travel agents have to me a 50/50 success rate. Either they lie, or they do not know how to use, so you need to get collaboration.
Three down, seven to go.Embassypages.com
I'm wondering if this is something worth paying for. If the author would make a pay for download version, would people do it? I might. It would be great to pay onetime 5$ and then be able to download it to my iPod.