AirBnB Lodger, Visa, Books

My short term lodger from AirBNB has moved in. So far, so good. Was not quite sure what should be included in the service, so the day before I stocked up with some stables (e.g. milk, bread, cheese, fruit, etc.) I am trying desperately to keep the flat tidy – I’m not use to cleaning the bathroom so often – yikes. One night my neighbours came back from the pub very … Continue reading

Flat Rental Update

Well last week lots happened on the rental front.  Got very excited by my first reply from AirBnB.  She sounded perfect: a girl in her thirties, moving for work, blah de blah.  But…. I didn’t reply quick enough, so she found somewhere else.  Lesson learnt – be quicker off the mark.  Then my 2nd and 3rd enquiries came in.  Woo hoo!!!  I have a student moving in tomorrow for 10 … Continue reading

Travel Visas

Had a busy week with work, but I have managed to sort a few things out for my trip.  On Wednesday, I put my passport in for my Nepalese tourist visa.  Yeah!!!!  It was pretty easy to do: downloaded the form from the internet, filled in my details, handed the application form and passport into the Nepalese consulate with the visa fee.  Voila.  All that is left to do now … Continue reading

Travel Insurance

You don’t want to think of anything bad happening on your amazing trip, but I strongly urge you to get travel insurance.   I personally wouldn’t risk leaving home without it, you just  never know if something will go wrong.  I have been very lucky in all my years of travel and I have only ever claimed once; and that was simply a delayed flight.  However, I still wouldn’t risk it. … Continue reading

Renting My Property whilst I’m on the Road

To help with my mortgage, whilst away, I have decided to rent out my flat.  I am nervous about the prospect, but it should cover  at least 50% of my loan so I would be a fool not to.  That would certainly give me a lot more spending money in Nepal!!! Tuesday, I got off my back side and phoned an agency.  Has  a property manager was coming first thing, this … Continue reading