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Can You Still Use A Visa After Your Passport Has Expired?

October 31st, 2009
Many countries issue visas that are good for a number of years.  That means that it's entirely possible to end up with a visa that expires after your passport. What happens if your passport is expired but your visa is still valid? The answer depends on the type of visa in question and the country that issued it.  However, in most cases, you can use a valid visa even if your passport is expired.  You do need to renew your passport, though. When you renew your passport, you can usually do one of two things. The first option is to carry the old passport with your visa in it along with your new passport. However, when you travel, you'll have to be very careful to keep track of both passports. If you lose your new passport, you'll be stuck trying to get a new one in a foreign country.


Getting a Suriname Visa

October 29th, 2009
Suriname is a tiny country on the coast of South America. A former Dutch colony that only became independent in 1975, Suriname is still largely undeveloped. The main reason to come to Suriname is the rainforest. According to Wikipedia, approximately 80% of the original rainforest still remains intact.  To preserve the natural beauty of the country, Suriname has designated several national parks.  Two of the most memorable are Central Suriname Nature Reserve and Galibi Nature Reserve. Central Suriname Nature Reserve is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Encompassing both highland and lowland forest, it is home to an extremely diverse selection of plants and animals, including jaguars, giant armadillos, giant river otters, tapir, sloths and eight species of primates. There are also tropic


Types of Sri Lankan Visas

October 28th, 2009
Sri Lanka is an island paradise  of mountains, rainforestdes and temples, fringed by picture -perfect tropical beaches. With the defeat of the insurgent group the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam earlier this year, the country's popularity as a travel destination is back on the rise. Americans traveling to Sri Lanka definitely need a visa, but the type of visa you'll need depends on the circumstances of your stay. Here's a brief overview of the different types of Sri Lankan visas: Tourist (or visit) visa: Tourist visas are issued for free on arrival for American citizens.  They are valid for up to  30 days, but you can apply for an extension in Sri Lanka if necessary.Business visa: A multiple-entry visa, valid for three months or up to one year, may be issued to businesspeop


A Tanzanian Visa: Your First Step To Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

October 27th, 2009
Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa,  soaring up 19,336 feet above the valley below.  The challenge of making it to the summit attracts many tourists and adventurers. A big part of the draw is the fact that Kilimanjaro is the world's highest walkable mountain. However, it's important to bear in mind that "walkable" does not mean "cakewalk," even with porters to carry your baggage.  Every year people try to conquer Kilimanjaro and fail. According to Wikipedia, each year 10 climbers and 10-20 local porters die on the mountain. To maximize your chances of success, here's a list of things you'll need to do to prepare: Start training. You'll need to be in top shape to tackle Kilimanjaro. Book your trip through a reputable guide service. You can't climb


Do You Need a Panama Visa to Visit Panama?

October 25th, 2009
Unlike other countries in Central America such as Costa Rica or Belize, Panama is not yet a well-known tourist destination. However, that may be changing-Wikipedia reports that tourism to Panama has been steadily increasing over the last few years. It's easy to see why-Panama is covered with lush, green cloud forests and fringed by picture-perfect white sand beaches.  It is also surrounded by tropical islands, including the island used to film the original Survivor! If great views are what you crave,  check out Parque Nacional Volcán Barú,where you can climb to the top of a dormant volcano, Volcán Barú.  If you're lucky, you'll be able to see all the way to the coast on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides of the country! If you're looking for wilderness, you might check ou