Simplify, Travels

Paper To Card

This morning, I went to the city hall to replace my current papier rijbewijs to a bankcard-format driving license. My name will be stated correctly on this new license, and it will be valid for the next ten years.

I have been putting things in order since the third quarter of last year. First, I had my surname corrected. And then, I renewed my resident card. My passport renewal followed after that. After I have collected this new passport, I shall apply for a tourist visa. All this, for the sake of being legal and acquiring the freedom to cross oceans.

Next Thursday, I may go pick up my new driving license. For half the cost of my library membership, I am licensed to operate a vehicle, in Europe!