Tuesday, 21 February 2012
With four and a half weeks to go
Plans are underway and everything's falling into place. We now have Nepalese visas and International Driving Permits. Our shipping from Darwin to Port Klang, Malaysia is booked. Flights from Darwin to Kuala Lumpur (via six days in Manila) are booked and paid for. The tourguide that Chinese law stipulates we must have whilst in their country, is organised and dates and routes have been decided. We have contacted Embassies and Consulates for every country on our itinerary between Nepal and Turkey and are starting to gain a pretty good understanding of which visas can/must be obtained at each point along our trip. We plan to have Indian, Pakistani and Chinese visas before leaving Melbourne, but we will have to get all the others along the way. Our car is almost ready to go, with various adjustments and additions having been made to it, and I think we've got all the tools and spare parts that we could possibly need.