Thursday, 6 November 2008

Still here

How time flies, a couple of months have passed since our last posting and things have felt hectic. Just over 3 weeks till we finish work, and it can't come soon enough! Not because work is that bad, but because I don't feel like we have enough time to get ready.

We got the car back from Footloose and gave them vast wads of money in return. We've picked up a few problems with the vehicle since we got it back, so off we go to Peterborough again to get those sorted in a week or so. On top of that the Garmin 276c we bought has decided to stop functioning properly, so that's going back to Garmin for some repairs too. We're not doing all that well with hardware at the moment!

Still feeling highly unprepared, but I think we've resigned to the fact that we'll never feel prepared, so we may as well just leave and sort out any lack of preparation on route. I've been enjoying the book Red Tape and White Knuckles over the last few weeks, and it sounds like she had similar problems / mentality.

Our other major concern is the Angolan visa issues. There seems to be no hard and fast rule for getting into Angola, some people manage, some people can only get a 5 day transit visa, and some people can't get in at all! The country sounds stunning though, so we're aiming for the 30 day visa. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

1 Comments:

Blogger Lyndsay said...

Hi,
I hope you get the Angolan Visa. I have been living in Luanda since July after finishing our trip and Angola is a really lovely place. I believe Matadi is still a viable visa option though. If you are in need of a few home comforts when you get to Luanda, you are welcome to come and stay with us, it would be great to here about your travels.
Take Care, I know you'll love it!
Linz
www.melkin.co.uk

7 November 2008 at 06:18  

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