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Another step towards Tahir’s resettlement has passed!


The interview that Tahir had in the Embassy of Canada to Thailand was stressful. It all started at 1 pm and lasted until 5 pm. Four very, very long hours. I do not remember when I was so nervous in my life. The end result is splendid. The reviewing officer told Tahir that his interview had been successful and that he should expect a call for his medical check-up soon. You can only imagine how happy he is and how happy I am! We are not quite there yet, but the interview was absolutely crucial… The end of the process of granting Tahir a right to resettle to Canada should be easier, although still likely to take some months. So while, there is still some uncertainty, we are celebrating now!

I am also preparing for my next mission to Mongolia. If all goes according to the plan, I should be travelling to Ulaanbaatar in February. I will however write about these plans a little bit later. Today, it is time to celebrate Tahir’s success!

The interview

Canada flag

The Canadian Embassy has reached out to Tahir and invited him to come over for his resettlement interview… This is fantastic news, as I was worried that it would take them much, much longer to schedule it. The interview is scheduled in 2 days from today. I am starting being really nervous. Please keep your fingers crossed, if you can!

Enjoying family holiday in Koh Chang


I have been enjoying travelling around eastern Thailand’s Koh Chang with Mama, Tahir and my Icelandic friends tremendously - so and so that I have not had a lot of time for writing any updates recently.

The island is precious. It is big enough not to get bored, but still cosy and not overdeveloped and overcrowded. Definitely, one of the nicest places in the country, which I have seen so far. We are taking lots of pictures, and will soon post them for you to admire!

Another excitement is that Tahir received a message from the Embassy of Canada, inviting him for an interview - the next important step towards his potential resettlement to Canada. The interview will take place still in January. We are a bit nervous, but hopeful! Keep your fingers crossed!

Eastern Thailand


After reading of countless reviews, looking at maps, discussing with people concerned… We have decided that we (my Mum, my friends and I) will be spending some days in Koh Chang, one of Thailand’s islands in eastern part of the country. We will also spend a considerable amount of time exploring Bangkok and towns and villages around it. I can’t wait for the holiday to start!

Planning 2 weeks of holidays in Thailand!


My Icelandic friend Marta, and her daughter Bebba are landing here in Bangkok tomorrow. Then, my mother is flying in from Warsaw next Sunday. We will be altogether for around 3 weeks! All of us, we will be exploring Thailand. 

So I woke up to this nice 1st day of 2018, and now planning with Tahir, where we are going to take our guests. This is a rather pleasant start of the year! I shall definitely report, how the visit goes!

Happy New Year everyone!

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