Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 24

Becoming an Australian Permanent Resident

Credit: http://vittoriobloggs.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/we-are-economic-slaves/

As many of the people reading this blog will already be aware, on June 7th, 2012, I received an email from my Australian Immigration Case Officer informing me that I had been granted an Independent Skilled Migrant Visa for Australia – also known as: Permanent Residency. This was HUGE news!  But there was just one …

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Jul 23

Reaching the End of Mexico

Helena, Ylenia, Paco, and I soak up the rays in Cancun.

I have reached the end of Mexico.  I am now in Cancun the most eastern city of Mexico perched on the Caribbean coast of this immense country.  This city is the official end of Stage 4 of the Tour de Zack AKA Operation Glorious Ruination.  We’ve come a long way this stage.  Just looking at …

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Jul 11

Sleeping with the Gods

Calakmul

The Yucatan Peninsula is a large flat chunk of land completely covered in dense steamy jungle.  Leaving Tenosique, Tony and I had the task of crossing this large sea of green, about 700 km of it, to reach the most western coast of Mexico, and the Caribbean sea. But we would not just be crossing …

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Jul 09

The Journey of an Illegal Migrant

The migrants climb aboard the train heading north.

The Green Hell Tenosique, located deep in southern Mexico in the state of Tabasco, 60 km from the border of Guatemala, is not a very hospitable place.  Its primary claim to fame is that it is the most humid place in all of Mexico – thanks to the largest river in Centro America that winds …

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