百慕大行记

以前总听说百慕大三角是个特神秘特可怕的地方,来了纽约在哥大的时候就看到百慕大官方发放的旅游材料,粉红色的沙子,蓝色的天,特别美。这次利用四天时间,一个人去探索了一下,出发以前,在网上搜集资料,发现所有关于签证和旅游的信息都不太完整,所以就在这里简单写一下我去的景点,还有办签证的过程。

2012年6月29日 星期五

到达宾馆Fairmont Hamilton Princess,刚好出发前百慕大官网上http://www.gotobermuda.com 有买三个晚上送一个晚上的优惠,所以就赶紧下手啦。Fairmont Hamilton Princess就在百慕大首府City of Hamilton,在全岛的中间,所以去哪里都特别方便。飞机降落的时候,整个景象是我这辈子看到的最美的景色,一点也不夸张,海水的颜色可以用梦幻来形容。过关时候的看到两个男生的粉红短裤,粉红是百慕大的颜色。这里因为是英属,所以方向盘在右侧,车辆行人靠左行驶。到达岛后,发现基本上除了喝酒PARTY,所有的活动都在5点结束,商店全部关门。 第一天傍晚,逛了以下景点:

City of Hamilton:

  • Front Street,百慕大最有名的街。可能因为太热并且经常下雷阵雨的缘故,楼都有走廊。有一些高档商场,但是游客很少。有人问当地最大的百货商店COOPER为什么不多引进一些大牌。他说你认为人们到百慕大来旅游是来逛街的么?他们会去海滩,但不会蜂拥去购买路易威登。街边的墙上有一些画,路上有长着鲜花的树,还有特别高的椰子树
  • City Hall & Arts Centre; Bermuda National Gallery
  • Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
  • Sessions House, Supreme Court; The Cabinet Building; Cenotaph; Bermuda War Memorial
  • Fort Hamilton. (closed at 5PM, went in at 5:20PM, all alone,其实有点害怕)
  • Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist
  • Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel. 四星级宾馆。周五晚上的Happy Hour。公主酒店里的餐馆是百慕大最富盛名的下午茶之地之一。这次买三晚送一晚还包括早餐,特别合算。酒店里有迷你高尔夫球场,有淡水和盐水游泳池。淡水游泳池就在餐厅内。

2012年6月30日 星期六

  • Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute。原来百慕大是一个火山口。一个人逛水下博物馆,一个人坐潜水模拟器,来这个岛的人基本上都是去晒太阳的,所以真正像我这样去旅游景点逛的很少,很多时候一个硕大的景点或者一个碉堡都只有我一个人,很怕怕~
  • 公车前往St. George。公车站极难辨认,往City of Hamilton方向去的公车站是一根粉红色的杆子;从City of Hamilton出发的车是一个蓝色的杆子。没有任何车牌,无法在等车杆子处得知有几路车。街道名都是订在墙角的。而指路的牌子上写的都是距离某某地方多少距离,极其不清楚。
  • St. George小巷子,距离非常短。各个景点,转角就到。
  • Bermuda perfumery in Stewart Hall
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Bermuda National Trust Museum (Globe Hotel),门票5元
  • Town Hall,外面有当地小孩在河里跳水玩耍
  • Deliverance
  • Town Hall外,空旷的广场上有人演出
  • Somers’ Garden
  • St. George’s Historical Society Museum, Printery & Garden
  • Unfinished Church
  • 走半个小时的路,到Tobacco Bay和Achilles Bay
  • 再走一小段路,一边欣赏风景,一边就到了百慕大最北端的Fort St. Catherine & Museum。又是一个人玩一整个Fort,但是因为这个有人收门票,所以觉得没有那么恐怖。
  • 下午在Town Hall旁的White Horse Pub & Restaurant吃了沙拉
  • 交通工具是Moped,可以花几十美金租一天或者几天,但因为都在路的左边行驶,所以不熟悉的话还是坐公车比较方便
  • 下午先到当地著名的小酒吧The Swizzle Inn喝一杯Swizzle,屋顶上满是世界各地人的名片,就是“到此一游”的说法。
  • Fantasy Cave和Crystal Cave,溶洞,特别美
  • Flatts Village,靠着Harrington Sound,有一个海龟池。
  • 位于Pembroke Parish,在公主宾馆附近的Admiralty House Park
  • 晚上回公主宾馆吃饭

2012年7月1日 星期日

  • 买了一天的公共交通的通票,乘ferry去Royal Naval Dockyard
  • 到了Dockyard后开始parasailing,在天上可以看到整个百慕大全景,感觉特悠闲自在
  • 然后上Dockyard走一圈,有Bermuda Maritime Museum/National Museum of Bermuda,其中有Commissioner’s House, the Keep (放弹药的地窖),博物馆里可以看到当时送奴隶来百慕大时船舱内的拥挤图,这个博物馆其实也是一个Fort,所以上面自然有大炮等兵器。
  • 从 Fort下来以后去了Dolphin Quest,没有下水跟海豚玩儿
  • 然后去了Snorkel Park Beach,但是时间不够,所以没有snorkel
  • 往回走的时候有Dockyard Glassworks & Bermuda Rum Cake Company
  • 坐船回到City of Hamilton后,坐公交车去了Mid Ocean Club参观

2012年7月2日 星期一

  • 前三天已经把景点都逛的差不多了,今天终于可以开始享受百慕大著名的海滩。一早前往位于Southampton Parish和Warwick Parish之间、百慕大最著名的海滩:Horseshoe Bay,人特别多,于是一路往东走,一直走到Warwick Long Bay
  • Warwick Long Bay人倒是不多,于是在海滩上晒太阳,游泳,背景是很有名的一块大石头,可惜不敢游泳过去。粉色的沙滩、蔚蓝蔚蓝的海水,特别好看。

2012年7月3日 星期二

  • 一早启程回纽约
  • 木木哥哥机场surprise接机

 

下面讲签证。百慕大签证不难,但是有点烦,要给英领馆寄材料,我办公室离位于第三大岛的英领馆其实就10分钟的距离,所以我自己兴高采烈的拿着材料去领馆,结果被告知必须邮寄……还花了20多美金就在楼下的FEDEX寄材料。以下是步骤和材料,基本都是从官方网上找来的,很可能将来有变动,请以官网为主。

First go to below website and check requirements:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/usa/commonwealth-bots/?langname=UK English

Supporting Docs (quite straight forward):

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries/usa/commonwealth-bots/documents/?langname=UK English

 

Recommended supporting documents

  • A valid passport or travel document containing at least 1 page which is blank on both sides, so that your visa can be inserted – your passport should be signed by you, and the name and signature should correspond to the details given on your visa application form
  • Your previous passport(s), if applicable
  • Evidence of funds (bank book or detailed bank statements)
  • Evidence of employment/studies
  • Evidence of reservations (you are advised not to purchase your ticket until your visa has been issued)
  • Evidence of purpose of visit (for example – letter of invitation).
  • 1 recent passport-sized (45mm x 35mm) colour photograph of your face, which meets the requirements set out in our photograph guidance, which you can download from the right side of this page.

 

Fill in online form: http://www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk/ApplyNow.aspx

You must select Type of Visa = ‘Other’. Purpose of Visit = ‘Overseas Territory and Commonwealth’ on the online visa application form.

You will not be required to give your biometric data.

 

Submit whole package to visa express courier to:

The address is:

UK Border Agency – Overseas Territory

845 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022

USA

 

When submitting:

When you submit your application to the UK Border Agency New York you should include:

  • the printout of your completed online visa application form, signed and dated by you;
  • your passport or valid travel document, which must be valid for at least 6 months after your date of travel;
  • if you are not a US Citizen, you must include evidence of valid immigration status in the USA e.g. your original permanent resident card, advance parole document, or a valid visa in your passport or US visa approval notice. If you are on a J-1 visa you must include your DS-2019, and if on an F-1 visa you must include your I-20;
  • 1 recent passport-sized (45mm x 35mm) colour photograph of your face, which meets the requirements set out in our photograph guidance – you can download this guidance from the right side of this page;
  • evidence of online payment; and
  • any supporting documents relevant to your application and a photocopy of each document including English translations – the Supporting documents page contains more information.

总结一下,我最后上交的材料是:

  • Signed online application form
  • Air ticket reservation
  • Previous and current passport (both original and photocopy)
  • U.S. H-1B visa and I-94 card (both original and photocopy)
  • I-797 (both original and photocopy)
  • One (1) passport-size photo
  • Most recent bank statements
  • Employment verification letter

一般几天就会有答复,会让你发信用卡补交一个费用(之前网上填表的时候已经交过一次)。然后会发签证,给三个月一次入境…

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