It’s been happening slowly but over the past two weeks we have been able to make some progress. We are running out of time at a ridiculous speed and until today most businesses were closed, so at the moment any advancement is great..
Firstly we got our new, empty passports…
and then our vaccinations:
Luckily we had already gotten some of the shots for our visit to Ethiopia and Kenya in 2010 but all in all this is what we needed:
Cholera (which isn’t an injection, you just get a stamp to help out if they do decide to hassle you about it)
Menomune (Meningococcal Polysaccharide)
We still have to take our last round of rabies and Hep A shots but a pretty penny later and we are basically vaccinated – even though Guillaume really did not want to get his!
Overkill? Maybe, but we now know more or less how to give CPR, dress a wound or two and how to treat burns – something that is sure to happen, either from the bike or from cooking over an open fire every night.
We do feel a bit more prepared now that we are certified First Aiders but still have a 100 more tasks to complete – which includes everything from itineraries, doctor appointments, revamping of the bike, medical aid and travel insurance as well as insurance for the bike and visas.
All of these require a lot of phone calls, a touch of lying and a pinch of scheming here and there but we will get there, eventually!
We are T – 3 weeks!