Thursday, April 7, 2011

the Box Expedition :: Day 3

Alex Leon and Seamus Makim Skyped me from Margaret River to say, "You here yet?". Dammit! I should be there by now! Two nights ago I was denied boarding on Qantas flight 108 at LAX. To this day, I still don't know exactly why I was denied an Australian tourist visa.

Today I got the ball rolling in hopes of getting that visa and getting on the plane on Tuesday. This is it. This IS do or die!

FedEx Express delivery, application fees and the possibility of the embassy simply saying no has all contributed to at least five grey stress hairs on my nogan. Breathe....

Now it all comes down to the mood of the person who opens my package. That's what it really comes down to. Please let that person be in a good mood!

On a good note. Friend and fashion photographer, Chris, was on a bikini modeling shoot in Cabo with me a couple years back. Get this... he happens to live right down the street from the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. He hit me up on Facebook after reading my post and has offered to help me out in anyway possible. In fact, he said he knew a couple people in the building. Hopefully, it's not the janitor and mail person.

If it goes as planned, I'll be on the flight to Oz on Tuesday night!

Okay, wish me luck people.


  1. Good luck bud, they are probably the biggest sticklers for entry next to the good 'ol US of A.

  2. been thru that meself TWICE..auzzie goverment sets mood rules..good luck .....