Bye old passport, hello new one! (1 min read)

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Bye passport.

Last week my passport expired so I had to get a new one. Of course I didn’t want to say goodbye to my passport because it has all these cool stamps in it from traveling! haha. Yes this is the only thing that I’d like to keep. So I asked if I could keep it and here it is (in the picture) with holes and all haha. All of my far away travels started in 2012, so this passport went to a lot of places already.

New passport.

I had to get a new passport photo and these are always horrible because you can’t smile haha. I forgot to shave, there are icy winds that make my eyes tear and all red. I walked into the shop and said “I want to make a good passport photo”, “of course” he said, so I sat down he took 4 shots in 1 second and I got to pick one… seriously I wasn’t even done with getting “my look” ready lol. Ah well the photo looks rubbish just like my old one, like I’m a dead zombie that just woke up xD

What’s your story?

So what do you think of passports and do you -like me- also like to keep the old one for memories? let me know and don’t forget to share your crazy photo story with me haha love to hear it! cheers 🙂

*for the dutch people, the magazine in the picture called SALT is a very adventurous magazine with lots and lots of tips/places/eco friendly products and great travel stories! makes you want to travel even more!

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        1. it’s a pretty chill song right 🙂 She (Ember Island) doesn’t have a lot of songs but most of them are really good ^^

    1. I have been there a few times indeed because I have family there. Last time though was in 2014, My aunt and cousins they come over here more then we go to the US haha.

  1. I recently got my passport renewed and seriously the lighting was horrible and my picture is blurry. No kidding. But I’m stuck with it for the next however many years so I better learn to like it, right?

    I found your blog from the Dream Big, Dream Often blog that featured your site. I was featured last week. It would be great if you wanted to check out my blog.

    1. Hi! yes Ik now it’s always horrible the pictures haha. Stuck for another 10 years lol. ah alright cool, I actually followed you aleady 😉 of course I will check it out more!! have a great day ^^

    1. Hi thanks for stopping by! sorry for the late reply, I still get confused by the notifications list and I sometimes overlook things lol Cheers 🙂

  2. I haven’t really used my passport, because I have never traveled outside of Europe. So I have always used my ID card. I used my passport when I went to Russia once, I think. Can’t wait to get it filled with stamps.
    May I ask, how do I start? How to I start traveling? Do I save up money? I just don’t know where to start.

    1. Hi, first of all are you commenting with your correct profile? because your title says “someone” and I can’t click on your name/avatar 🙂 Well then indeed inside Europe you can use your ID although I don’t have an ID because it’s too expensive to get both, so I choose to have a passport which expires every 10 years. It’s indeed all about getting stamps haha! first of all saving money would be handy hihi inside Europe you don’t need a lot because tickets are fairly cheap especially outside of school holidays like now. My parents are going to Gran Canaria tomorrow, roundtrip 48 euro per person! (excluding hotel costs but Airbnb helps a lot to find cheaper rooms!). The thing is, as soon as you find something cheap online you have to book it right away! because these cheap flights aren’t online for long. So if you know that you want to go away and you know the dates then you can immediately book. About where to start, this is pretty tough because like many others you probably want to see everything. Go to the place that has been on your mind the most for a start 🙂 it’s also handy if you book 1 or 2 months ahead so you can save some money in these 1/2 months 🙂 this way you don’t have to spend all costs from one salary which is almost impossible 🙂