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Written By: Gary on September 25, 2008 2 Comments

I got my International Driving Permit today. international driving permitpermit insideIt’s a boring slightly-larger-than passport sized booklet. It’s $15 at AAA (no membership required) bring 2 passport-type photos if you have them, they’ll charge more if they need to take your photo. If you go in they make it up and you take it with you; you can mail in for it also (a list of the 180+ “participating” countries are on the application form). Make sure they check all your endorsements on the form before you leave; they forgot to check my motorcycle endorsement (I noticed before I left).

When you travel you still need to keep your driver’s license with you. This is just an official document with your info copied to a specific page and then the key to that page is translated into 11 different languages so whomever pulls you over can figure it out.

Sorry, the photos are a little blurry, I took them with my webcam, but you should get the idea; besides they’re official documents I shouldn’t be posting hi-res copies, right?

Written By: Gary on September 28, 2004 One Comment
1. How many people have you dated that were not naturalised citizens of your country?
I can only think of three. But I didn’t ask for papers…
2. Have you ever dated someone that was not of your race? How did that work out?
No problems due to that (just the usual problems).

3. How many different countries have you visited?
Five (Costa Rica, England, Prague, Austria, Canada)
4. If you could go to a specific country of your choice … no expenses spared … where would go visit, and why?
I hear good things about Australia but maybe something more exotic like Antarctica.
5. What is your favourite international flavour?
Chinese/Thai and Italian.
6. I love French and Indian movies. What other countries’ movies do you enjoy?
If they aren’t in english, how am I supposed to know?
7. How many other languages do you speak besides your native language?
None and I wish I was better at the current one :)
8. Do you have international friends, and what countries do they come from?
Not really.
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