Δευτέρα, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2008

WHY I CAN'T COME TO GREECE?


You know sometimes when you want something very much, it doesn't happen. That's what i experienced last week.

As a person who adores Greek tradition, Greek people, Greek things ; i decided to visit Athens in my 9 days vacation (from 6th till 14th of December) and also would like to meet the rest of our bloggers. I was determined to spend my vacation there with joy and happiness and i had many many plans to do there. Drinking Uozo, listening to Greek music with bouzouki and saying "yamas", dancing sirtaki, e.t.c...

Anyway, i renewed my passport, picked all the documents which are needed to present to the Greek Embassy in Istanbul and at 6 o'clock in the morning i stood in front of the embassy for 3 hours. There were nearly 80 people in the queue waiting for visa. It was heavily raining and quite cold. ( I still get crazy when that day comes my mind)

I gave my papers, paid my visa fee and turned back to the office. Both Angelos and i were hoping that i would get the visa. On Thursday i went again and waited a lot. Guess what happened? They rejected many people giving visa and i was one of those people who could not get it. I couldn't believe!!! I asked " May i know the reason why not getting visa?" The answer from Greek guy was "well...because of system" And i said " Which system, what's that system that doesn't let me come there?" The answer from the guy " Have a nice day Madam" ...

Seemingly polite but he was rather rude and very pleased with not letting me to come there.

I could not believe my situation!

I am sorry guys but i'm still very very angry and sorry for all these. Everything was ready,my flight,my hotel reservation, my bank accounts. I couldn't find any reason why they didn't accept it. And there's no explanation for that.

All i know is maybe we have a good relation person to person but when it comes to majority we'll never success to be good.

A huge disappointment! Nothing else...

11 σχόλια:

Nevruz είπε...

i can understand very well honey:)to be angry and disspointed is so normal.but you must be cool everything,though..i hope next time you will get it:)

angelos είπε...

It' s exactly as you wrote it

"we have a good relation person to person but when it comes to majority we'll never success to be good."

and i can' t understand why governments adopt this policy. ...Even now

laplace78 είπε...

Which system, what's that system that doesn't let me come there?"

nice question Burcu..

i can understand your angry :((

have a nice week

Burcu είπε...

The first day i went to embassy, that guy inside asked me "would you feel very sad if you can't go to Athens" and i said "yes sure i'll be very sorrow"...
In fact he was telling me that " you'll never go there"...

laplace78 είπε...

:((

island είπε...

me too my friend me too

Max είπε...

Hey Burcu,

I just read your comment on my blog: I am great, girl :D!
So, you don't feel like working, eh?

About this post:

That is odd; isn't it? The only explanation I find is that the visa quota is full: yes, the European Union countries have these quotas that must be respected (x visas are granted per month, or 4 months...it depends)...
My suggestion: try again later on!

This happened to an auntie of mine, in Mozambique (her visa was denied three times, but at the end of four months she got it)...

I wish you a great week ahead! And I have added your blog to my blogroll :D!

Cheers

Amel's Realm είπε...

Oh dear...I'm SOOOOOOOO sorry to hear this, Burcu! :-((( It must've been FRUSTRATING 'coz you've prepared everything AND your excitement is already built up. GRRRRRRRRRRRR...

Better luck next time then!!!!!!

coltfan είπε...

I wish I could afford to travel around the world . That would be awsome. nice post

Burcu είπε...

@ MAX: Thanks a lot for your precious comment Max! And special thanks for adding our blog to ur roll. You've been already added ours , too. :)
Yes of course this visa quota must be repected but the thing that i can't understand is there wasn't any explanation about why it was rejected. I'll try again:)

@ AMEL: Yes Amel, i was very excited and all my excitement died down :(

@ COLTFAN : A travel around world? Hmm.. That sounds quite good but don't stuck with visa policy :) This is what i experienced!

Dinc Arslan είπε...

Do you have any relatives in the army? :)