Hey everyone! It's been a while and I've fallen being on whats being going on here on Chalkboard but decided I need to get back into the swing of things so here I am!
Looks like there are a few new faces kicking about in the August Intern group which is good to see! Welcome!
Right where to start?! I suddenly woke up this morning in a panic as I realised there is only 3 more Monday's left before I leave England and there is so much to do so today has been my first, of hopefully many, busy & productive days!
P45 & P60 sent off, I have to trust they will mail me a cheque in 5 odd weeks - I'm a bit screwed without it.
First load of paperwork for Russian & Mongolian visas has been done, need to get passport photos, bank statements and sign a few things and send passport off on Wednesday.
Chinese visa is a bit trickier, I'm going to have to get it sorted in Moscow as I will of already left the country but the time they send out the letters of invitation, might cause some problems but I hope it will be fine.
Cheapest I've found so far is the 'Globetrotter' option on www.columbusdirect.com - £160 for worldwide from 1st July till 28th Feb.
Hep A&B, Typhoid, Tetanus Booster, Japanese Encephalitis done (apart from 1 last day before I leave).
Fully booked and paid for. Shrewsbury > London, London > Paris, Paris > Munich, Munich > Budapest. 2 weeks in Hungary & Serbia. Budapest > Moscow. 2 weeks in Moscow & St Petersburg. Moscow > Irkutsk, Irkutsk > Ulan Bator, Ulan Bator > Beijing.
Hmmm this is where I've fallen behind and struggling... Done weekend course (good fun), Grammar module, and checkpoints 1 to 3 on the main course. Motivation is non existent but forcing myself to do a bit each day over the next couple of weeks.
non-existent. What I had learnt (basics) has been lost and I'm back at square one... will hopefully learn some on the way there.
Chopsticks & Drinking skills: Perfected! Least I've got something finished!
Hows everyone else doing? Everything going to plan? Anyone else fallen behind like me on the course?