Leaving a 'target nation'
Since I'm a dope I forgot to slip a reference to this into my last rant.
But it's good reading.
...within a minute, a well-dressed woman came out and introduced herself as the Consul. She asked me to bring my coffee, and we proceeded into her office where we had a pleasant talk...the following day, I headed for the U.S. consulate to get a signature notarized. Quite a different experience...