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FIrst week in our new country
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The first week in our new country! | Migration Tales

I've spent the last week humming to myself, sometimes I pause for a minute and smile when I realise that I'm humming "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands" - it seems silly. A week in, a stressful week and I'm humming about being happy. It's a new feeling - this excitement of everything. This everything being new thing. This new life of ours![...]

Never stop dreaming
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Good Morning New Zealand! Land of the long white cloud! | Migration Tales

Wow! What a journey! I'm not going to lie. I still have this feeling that I'm going to wake up and realise that I had actually been dreaming. Instead, I'm still sitting in a Home Affairs office, fast asleep because I've been there for hours waiting for nothing to happen. Yeah being here is weird - in the sense that I didn't think it would EVER happen! I started making[...]

Final days in Cape Town | Migration Tales
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Final days in Cape Town | Migration Tales

We finally got our visas - all of them - last week Thursday! A year and two months after making the decision to leave, we are off and we leave in ten days. Ten days! I think we are somewhere on a spectrum between brave and absolutely completely insane. I think probably more insane. We've been planning this a year but we have ten days now to get everything do[...]

Freaking hell, is this for real? | Migration Tales!
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Freaking hell, is this for real? | Migration Tales!

So after one hell of a fight with Home Affairs, we finally got my passport last week..did you see me jumping around like a crazy person with my passport? I can't believe this fight is over! FINALLY!! In perhaps even more exciting news, my visa was also granted by Immigration New Zealand this week and that means it's official! We are freaking leaving guys! In less t[...]