australia: we're in!

After booking our plane tickets the next step was actually getting allowed into the country.  As an American, Australia allows you to submit an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), it replaces a visa stamp by filling out an online form and of course a $20 AUS payment (per person).  We were both approved 'instantly' and should hopefully allow a smoother entry once we land.

Information for this process is was all through the US Department of State's website: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_954.html.  While we were a little surprised the need to for the ETA of all the countries that require visas AU seems to be the easiest, about a 5 minute process each.

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