Myles Harrington

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The Hidden Cost of Travelling

In Planning on April 6, 2010 at 11:17 am

I’ve spent 10% of my 5k budget already, on stuff that doesn’t even add to my memory bank of travel adventures. I didn’t count on spending over £500 before leaving so it’s a bit depressing but i’d prefer to be prepared as the Scouts say.

Here’s what costs so much: 3x rabies jabs £90, 3x Hepatitis B £150, Malaria pills £85, random pills and first aid kit £40, van rental to move home £100, travel towel £20, Indian visa £40, backpack £60, a grand total of £585.

The prettiest and most expensive visa yet

So it doesn’t look as though i’ll be able to pay off my student overdraft just yet. Luckily my friends all chipped in for my leaving present and got me $200 for prostitutes in Vietnam and my mum gave me £50 for McDonalds in airports so i’ve recouped some money back.

Preparations, Preparations, Preparations

In Planning on March 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

My life is quite crazy right now. So much to do and so little time. I am also a procrastinator so creating a blog at this moment in time seemed like the perfect idea. I have also promised to make a chicken pie for dinner tonight so that’ll take up some valuable packing time too. Here is an insight into my ever expanding to do list:

  • Apply to NGOs to volunteer in India
  • Put my bike for sale on Gumtree
  • Change my bank account addresses
  • Take old clothes to the charity shop
  • Put important documents on a USB
  • Book my hostel in Delhi
  • Buy a new compact camera lens
  • Print off flight tickets
  • Buy travel insurance
  • Pack up my whole life and take it to Basingstoke
  • See as many of my 18 friends as I possibly can

I best get going.