Marc & Nora ROUND THE WORLD 2005/2006 - Join us!

Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

Last minute preparations

9th of September 2005, 23:35: NORA WRITES:

Less than 48 hours to go!!! 2 more nights sleeping! in fact i am already leaving on monday at 6:40am (buah!!!) as i m flying from vienna to london (stansted) first. then i have lovely 14 hours to kill as our flight to bangkok only departs at 10pm.

as it is rather boring to spend 14 hours in heathrow i ll travel to london and marc will also come down from his brother's house to entertain me... Hence, we will kill time together!

so if any of you guys in England fancy pulling a sickie on monday feel free and join us in london!

you wonder whether i am excited? YES!!!!

Exhausted? VERY MUCH!!!

the last few days have been very hectic and stressful. somehow everybody is realising that we are leaving soon and the phone doesnt stand still!

2 weeks ago i thought i have sorted most of the things out and that the last week will be relaxed!

You wish!

Instead everything that could possibly go wrong actually did go wrong... bank messed up my visa card (after a dozen phone calls i finally got it - so happy end), some medication i ordered (at a discounted rate through work) was not delivered (but after another mental torture i finally got it too - but had to travel to the back of beyond (at least vienna) and pick it up myself!), and last but not least my ear specialist did NOT give me any permission to go diving (unfortunately there is no happy end in this case..)

...BUT: at the same time the past few days have also been very enjoyable ones as i spent some great last days with you guys! at this point THANK YOU lilli for a looooong night chatting at Zanoni, thanks Chris for super-duper lunch, thanks matthias for a fantastic dinner, thanks karin and sabine for all the pressies and and and...

...sorry that i didnt keep the promise of doing a farewell party but there was simply no time...and it is always tough if not even impossible to please every single person with the date, time, location etc...

...but we ll have a "WE ARE BACK" - party, promise!

now i m just trying to get organised and to pack! WOW! i m rather uninspired how the hell all of my stuff should fit into the rucksack! i guess every backpacker encounters this problem at one stage...

...the sleeping bag and the mosquito net alone take up so much space! but i guess that no other backpacker is so poorly as i am --> and therefore doesnt take so many drugs as i do which again takes up some space...

...i got immodium tablets against the sh**, carbon tablets in case i took too many immodium tablets and desparately need to sh** again... and some other stuff...

...lets hope we dont need 'em.

but i still havent figured out how to pack that all?!
i guess i have to take 2 t-shirts only but buy an exceptionally good antiperspirant instead!

alright - u ll hear or read from us again when we arrived in bangkok!

Nora xx

© marc and nora L., 2005
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The trip
Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
The Author
marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 19 years.
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