Getting Ready


GENERIC:

WHAT ABOUT MY HOUSE?

As I am getting ready for my trip, I have done some analysis and I have decided to Sell My House.

For many people, this may sound ominous… in truth, it did to me at first… but it made sense in the end…


WHAT ABOUT MY HOUSE CONTENTS?

Most of what I have is clutter … I don’t actually need it and (in many cases) I don’t actually use it. In the end, there are very few items that I care about or actually think that I should keep.

I’m not interested in dwelling on how much I spent on everything that I’m getting rid of. The fact is that they are worth nothing to me now. The reality is that it is also not really worth that much to sell either… Auction sites like NZ’s Trademe (and eBay) have seen to that.

So I am mucking around with several hundred dollars worth (or, at best, just a few thousand dollars worth) of clutter to get rid of…

It’s a no brainer … my children take everything that they want for free … I take anything left of any use down to the local charity shop … and I dump what’s left.


WHAT ABOUT MY HEALTH?

Given where I’m going, I need new / booster vaccinations for Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Measles, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Poliomyelitis, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid, Tick-borne Encephalitis, and Yellow Fever. I also need Malaria Tablets. I will need to keep my Yellow Fever Certificate so that I can enter some target countries.

I should also consider Influenza (Seasonal).

See My Vaccinations for more details.


WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE?

If I need hospital treatment, I need to know that I can afford it.

If I’m involved in an accident, I need to know that I am covered for any claim made against me.

Therefore, as a minimum, I will need Medical & Personal Indemnity Insurance.

Here are My Travel Insurance details.


WHAT AM I GOING TO PACK?

This is My Luggage.