The musings and misadventures of a girl unprepared

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Jabs? CHECK.

Well I've had so many needles jabbed into my arms, that I MUST be immune to just about everything going by now. I was pleasantly surprised by how little it's costing as well. I've heard so many stories of people forking out like £500 for vaccinations but so far I've only had to pay for Yellow Fever, and £60 isn't too shabby! However if I do decide to get the Rabies jab it costs a bit more like £100, but still less than I thought :D Has anyone reading this ever been to any of these countries before and know if a Rabies immunisation is advisable?

Here's a map of the rough kinda route we're gonna be taking around South America. Just looking at it makes me excited!!


We're also hoping to do a trip into the Brazilian part of the Amazon Rainforest and to San Salvador in Argentina... EEEK!

Any recommendations of things not to miss along the way, which may not necessarily be in our travel guides? :)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Here we go again...

I've given blogging a go far too many times and failed miserably at it. However I've had family members and friends request that I keep them up to speed when I go off travelling to the US and South America in two months time, so blogging seems like the logical way to do so! So I want to try and get into the swing of it before I go away...

I'm going to be travelling from New York - Lima (Peru), through Washington DC, Nashville, Orlando (to name but a few) and looping through Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil with a friend coming to the US part and then meeting another in Peru.

Which means I'll be seeing things like this:

AND this:

Which is all rather lovely.

SO FAR plans for the trip are going quite well - I have my routes planned out, flights booked and insurance paid for. Now all I have to do is save up as much money as possible to pay for everything else.

There's going to be so much to do and see, so obviously any recommendations and travel tips are welcome so we don't miss out on any of the best bits :)