Biometric passport troubles

ePass

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Germany. The country of bright engineers, beer and sausages, introduced a new passport (ePass) years ago. One goal which had to be achieved was to carry biometric data, like fingerprints, within the passport. This would soon be needed to enter countries like the U.S.A., UK and of course countries of the Europe Union.

Besides the peoples fear of being traceable and easily controllable, the new passport would be solid German engineering. At least that is what we thought.

But there is one mean flaw which could jeopardize your travel plans. Curious?

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Gett’n started!

Hello I’m Matt, welcome to my new travelblog!
You might ask: How come? Curious? Want answers? Here they are! 🙂

This project started, even though I didn’t realized it back then, almost two Years ago. Back  in 2008, I was traveling around Europe with a bunch of friends from my hometown. We visited 11 countries and capital cities around Europe in about 25 days. Even though we had a tight schedule and a lot of stress getting from A to B it was an amazing experience. These days I was blogging for the first time and quited after the trip had finished. Basically I just wanted to keep our families and friends back home posted.

The second time I have been blogging was during my semester abroad. Two to three articles per week, mostly pictures from parties or trips. Erasmus 101 stuff. 😉

During my time in Sweden I became friends with a Mexican guy which invited a friend of mine and me for a road trip through his country. So this was the moment I started thinking about a new travel blog for my next vacation.

But why do a specific blog for one trip again? I did this two times before and started every time over from scratch again. Why not build up a travel blog at which I can post articles about future trips too?

As you can see, I thought that would be a good idea. 😉

So what can you expect from mattstravelblog.org? A sh*t load of information. 😉 During the next few weeks I’ll mainly write about preparations (visa, green card, travel equipment, credit cards, etc.) until the trip starts. From this time I guess the blog will change a little towards a traveling diary with a lot of pictures, funny stories and reports about interesting events.

So stay tuned, and check back frequently. 😀

Matt

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This is the end…

Last Monday my Erasmus semester has come to an end and I just want to thank you all for making the last 6 month’s a very special and interessting time.

There’ s hardly more to say than: I’ll miss you guys and the time which we spent together.

Oh Aliens you are wonderful!

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