Photographer's Note

The photo was taken while landing in Copenhagen.
A few more moments and we will land at the airport.
Fortunately the weather permitted to take some photos!

Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport, since it is located in the small town of Kastrup, now a part of the Trnby municipality.


I thought this piece of land was already Denmark but thanks to Gunnar (saxo042) the true location has been cleared up :)

On the projected part of the land (the plane had not yet crossed the Swedish-Danish border) you can see the Barsebck nuclear power plant which is closed now. The plant is situated in Barsebck, Kvlinge Municipality, Skne.

Here is a link to the photo of the plant from Wikipedia.

The following are my thoughts about travelling...
The world is beautiful, isnt it?

What do you need to travel and see the world?
To buy a ticket, book a hotel (an optional variant for some), pack your suitcase, get your camera (if youre a photographer) and leave. Oh yes, and not to forget your passport. or whatever other ID!

But sometimes you need a visa to enter certain countries.

Is getting a visa an easy thing to do?
Lets see.

What are the requirements for EU citizens to apply for the Russian visa, for example?

1) original passport;
2) two copies of Russian visa application form.
3) 1 passport-size photo signed on the back.
4) Confirmation of hotel arrangements from authorized Russian travel company, or directly from the Russian hotel, showing reference number and confirmation number for the visa.

What do you need to do to travel to a EU country if you are a citizen of Russian Federation which is neither Europe nor Asia?

- to get a visa to the country which you want to visit!

- to get the visa at the embassy of the chosen country well in advance (but not earlier than 3 months in advance and definitely not later than 1 month in advance sometimes it takes ages for visa to be issued).

What is the obligatory set of documents for a Russian citizen applying for a visa to most EU countries?

1) Application for a visa.
2) Confirmation of hotel, cottage or apartment etc. booking and full payment in advance.
3) Confirmation of ticket booking and its copy.
4) International passport or other travel document.
5) A copy of International passports identification page.
6) Copies of all marked and often unmarked as well! pages of citizen (internal) passport.
7) Proof of sufficient financial means to support yourself during your stay (copies of travel cheques; photocopy of a credit card if you have any - and the bank account statement on paper with a stamp of the bank).
8) Certificate from the current employer stating what your position is, how long you have been working for the company, what your salary is (the higher it is, the better) and that you are entitled to vacation from ... to ... .
9) Medical insurance.
10) 2 recently taken colour photos.

Sometimes the visa is not issued to you at all for example, if you want to travel directly to Belgium even if you have every document confirmed and paid for the application. Seek alternative ways to get to Belgium from Russia!

Why so many conditions and restrictions for some people and the minimum formal conditions for others?
A stupid question, I know.

Thank you for reading this to the end. I bet youre tired! So am I each time I have to apply for the visa...

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