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Very quick update

June 13th, 2008 | Posted by Davey in Pre-departure - (4 Comments)

It is just over a month since our last post and a lot has happened – it’s all good.  We have finally booked our first flight so there is no turning back.  We’ve both had our operations and seem to be recovering well, handed in our notices at work, arranged storage – booked the hire van and ferry, archive boxed everything in the attic (thank you Sam),  had our last camping trip, said goodbye (for now) to our friends, closed all the household utilities like Sky, telephone etc. Lots more to do but not as taxing.

Visas.  You need the patients of a saint and a degree in nonsense to understand the wrangling’s of the the worldwide visa system.  We are still waiting on our Indian visa which is a week late – you ring the number provided, but no answer – how frustrating.  We need Chinese, Vietnamese and Nepalese visas before we go – lovely long road ahead.

We both finish work and have our leaving parties on the 27th June – two weeks today.  We then have two weeks to clear the house and hand it over to our managing agent.

We fly out to Sharm El Sheikh on the 12th July for a week diving and to obtain our PADI certification, then it’s on up to Cairo for for a week before we fly over India.  We have the itinerary finished, although not set in stone, we’ve decided not to give too much away, you’ll just have to keep coming back to check on our progress.

With us being so busy organising it is unlikely that we will get a chance to upload another post before we go.  So with any luck the next post you will see will be of us diving in the red sea.