“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Friday, 23 June 2017

vaccinations and visas

Diptheria, Polio, Tetanus and Typhoid; Measles, mumps, and rubella - Ant thinks it sounds like a meeting with the seven dwarfs.... it certainly didn't feel like it. I now have two dead arms and a slightly sluggish feeling. But at least I am now up to date with everything again. Thankfully I don't need a meningitis booster for Zambia and Hepatitis B was only a recommendation - but at £120 for 3 injections I gave that one a swerve. Not planning on swapping bodily fluids with the locals anyway.

I decided to change up our cash in to dollars last week - managed a respectable 1.24 exchange rate - who knows what Brexit will do to the rate over the coming weeks, bit of a gamble but hey it's done now.
Only thing left is the VISA. Going to attempt it online again tonight as this time I believe we have all the right paperwork, in the right format, (and in the right names) to give it a go.
Fingers crossed!

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