After a conversation with Sheena the night before about the Cuban tourist visa, I thought I will phone the Cuban consulate to check, this was around 10.00am. To my shock I was told that I had to get a tourist card and the consulate will close at 12.30pm on that day for the holidays. Quickly, phones Tan & Claire and no reply. I then got the address from the website and headed out. I had a call from Tan and told him the situation and said he will meet me there.
The address I got was at Holland Park and I got there around 11.20am and waited for tan outside the station. After a while, I had a text saying he was at the consulate, so I went looking for it. I couldn't find it I ask several people and they didn't know - the traffic warden even named all the consulate on that street. Tan then phoned me asking where I was I replied looking for the consulate in Holland park, to this his reply was - why you doing in Holland park when it's at High Holburn! Doh! This was around 11.40 and I started getting worried.
I told Tan to stay there and tell them I was on my way! I managed to find hale Taxi and jumped in - lucky the traffic wasn't that heavy and as I told the taxi driver I was in a rush. So, he took some short cuts. I found the consulate and made it about 10 minutes to go. The staff & Tan started laughing when I entered the room. I did as well - had to no point being stressed about it!
After, we got the visa's went to the pub for a quick drink and have a good laugh about it. Last time it was an issue with the credit card - this time it's the visa!
So, bring on the flight on 28th Dec!