Mental Mumbai

We arrived safely in Mumbai at 1am on the 31st December, the plane ride was smooth and no problems until we had to land, and we had to circle Mumbi a few times. What really struck us about Mumbai was the shear amount of homeless people throughout, from the taxi we drove past streets and ...

White Christmas! 2

It has snowed on Christmas day! The snow held off until evening and has started falling, with temperatures due to drop to minus 10 degrees tonight, chilly! We went out for a Christmas evening walk to experience snow on Christmas day, which for an Englishman is quite a rare occurance. Here’s some snow graffitti we ...

Christmas in Munich

We’re in Munich now! On Saturday we moved out of our flat in Highbury and suddenly realised while walking down the street that we are officially homeless for the next six months. A very strange feeling, but quite liberating as well. We flew to Munich yesterday, and were greeted by loads fo rain. Apparently for ...

10 / 10 Vaccines 1

Woohoo, i’ve had 10 out of the 10 vaccines i require now! I counted it and in 2008 so far i’ve had 15 injections (including dental injections), enoughs enough, i’m not a pin cushion damn it! We’re just finishing off our last week at work right now, and then we fly to Munich on Sunday ...

Moving House 1

We moved all of our stuff out of our flat today, which my parents will store back at their house in Devon. Seems strange now, it’s like we’ve been robbed, but by very neat burglars, who left my laptop! The trip seems really real now, we have one more week at work, then this time ...

Vietnam Visas – Check!

We received our passports back from the Vietnamese embassy today, complete with visa 🙂 This was a big relief as we were starting to have nightmares of the passports getting lost in the post, and the whole trip having to be cancelled, which would have been tragic. But we now have the Indian and Vietnamese ...

Dangerous Destinations

Excellent! Just when you’re really starting to look forward to the big trip, two of the countries enter the Top 20 most dangerous destinations in the world. It was with disbelief that we watched the Mumbai terror attacks on the breakfast TV, feeling a bucket load of sadness for the victims, but with that niggly ...

6 Vaccines down, 4 to go

I’ve had six vaccines so far, and i’m starting to feel like a pin cushion! I underestimated how close together getting the vaccines are, this week i had my first Hepatitus B jab, and my last Rabies jab (of 3), next week i have my 2nd Hepatitus B and Typhoid on the same day! No ...

Denmark 1

So thought i’d fit in a quick weekend break away in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s a really nice city, very clean, but very expensive. Today we visited the Carlsberg Brewery, too much beer is being consumed this weekend!

Visas, Vaccinations and Vietnam

We’re currently amidst the planning and preparation of our trip. You don’t realise how much there is to organise for a trip this long. We’ve got an appointment with the Indian Embassy tomorrow to process our tourist visa application, hopefully this will be an easier process than applying online (40 minute nightmare!). Once we have ...