Drugs are good!!!

Before you go check if you need any vaccinations.  Unfortunately some countries health standards are lower than your body may be use to and there are lots of evil diseases out there, so it is important to consider getting immunisations before your trip to protect yourself from the likes of hepatitis, malaria, yellow fever etc. This web site is helpful in determining what vaccinations you need and provides great advice … Continue reading

Booking Bangkok Overnighter

I am flying to Nepal with an overnighter at Bangkok.  I land at 10 pm and leave at 10.30am the next day, so no time for any sightseeing.  I briefly considered roughing at the airport overnight, hard floor vs a soft bed.  Hmmm hard choice, I’ll do the grown up thing and stay in a hotel. Since it is literally a flying visit (excuse the terrible pun – heeee!!!!) I decided it’s best to stay close to … Continue reading

What to Pack

What to pack depends on the type of trip.  You may need to take special equipment and the type of clothes is dependent on climate.  Nepal will be warm when I go, I may do some small treks, so my plan is to pack as lightly as possible.  I have started planning on what I’m taking, so any missing items I can purchase before I leave.  I will update this list … Continue reading

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