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Seaton in Devon

June 12, 2011 1 comment

The last 6 days were hell. Some days from 4am until midnight, we NEVER realised how much was involved in getting ready to travel whilst getting the house in some order. The poor van had it tough, in the end the packing just failed us and we added tons of non-essentials, to the point where the van was on the stops and the tyres were grinding on the wheelarches around the corners. (on arrival, we realised that the edges of the tyres are now sliced into the rubber.)
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The Big Pack

June 4, 2011 2 comments

Who would have thought that packing up to go would have been so difficult. With a full gantt chart on the wall with a count down to departure, we keep reminding ourselves of what is left to do. So far we have:

Sold the car – been immunised repeatedly – bought new shoes, light clothes, hats, etc – repainted the house (inside and out) –found people to live in the house –  applied for hundreds of credit cards (Halifax Clarity is great for travelling, it has no exchange rate charges and we have collected over 30,000 airmiles on the B Read more…

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Jabs, jabs and more jabs.

May 2, 2011 1 comment

There is no doubt that one of the more unpleasant aspects of getting prepared for a world wide journey is dealing with the diseases.  One of the first major issues to tackle is the malaria.

After reading that the best prevention for malaria was knowing that malaria existed (not really that re-assuring), I started downloading maps.  Lots and lots and lots of maps. The maps were of various malarial areas, lots of pretty colours, but unfortunately, all of them contradicted each other. Read more…

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