We gotta get out of this place!

Sweden is reminding it’s residents to make sure their passports are up-to-date. As we FINALLY start to get vaccinated around here, people are ready to go on vacation! Apparently, many people didn’t bother to check or renew their passports last year with the travel restrictions, so now there’s a bit of a build-up in appointments for renewal.

A couple of years ago, I had a Canadian friend who realised a week before her trip back home that her daughter’s passport wasn’t up to date and she told me about the hassle she had to go through to get a passport quickly. I laughed and said, “Oh, I always keep an eye on our passport expirations.”

But this was not true.

ONE DAY before we were heading to the U.S., I took out our passports to discover that MINE had expired 3 months before. And it was a weekend, so the embassy was closed.

It all worked out in the end, but it was quite a nerve-wracking experience.

So don’t be an idiot like me. Wherever you live, make sure your passport is updated!