Month: June 2009

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Taking off tomorrow to China

I am so terrified. I can’t sleep. I don’t know why I am so scared. So scared of uncertainty. I really don’t want to travel alone, but I have to. I must. All is ready and my bag is packed, so I must go and explore. See the different world out there.

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I am so scared

Uncertainty. It is the thing that scares us all: stock markets, governments and us ordinary humans. I have no idea what is waiting for me there and I have such a bad feeling inside. The country is so big and I am going there on my own, without speaking their language and with limited resources. …

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To do list before leaving

What still has to be done before leaving: Buy Solar film for Eclipse observation  (£18.50). Amazon sells much more expensive (~£30). 3 passport copies. They say it is good to have a copy of the passport while travelling in China. Buy US dollars China map iPod charger Toothbrush, toothpaste Notepad where I can write my notes and …

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Thanks for encouragement

Thank you all for encouraging me to go to China. I guess it is my destiny haha. I don’t believe in fate, just because I think we make our future ourselves, but maybe sometimes our future can be influenced by others. In this case it is my friends and family. I guess it will be …

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Budget calculations

I just have purchased travel insurances. I used  IF kelionės online insurance. I have paid 158Lt (~£40), including accident, life, medical and civil (in case if I break by accident some expensive Chinese vase!) insurances. On Thursday I have got the other vaccine shots at Endemik. It was the repeated injections from Tick-Borne encephalitis and hepatitis A+B. Cost 270Lt(~£70). …

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Having doubts

The closer it gets, the more doubts I have if I should go alone at all or not. Everyone tells me that it is not safe to go alone in China and they say “I am sorry to hear that you are going alone it might be not very nice”.

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Thanks to Macentosh

Big thanks to Macentosh (his nickname) for lending me his orange sport sack. I really wanted it for my trip! It will go well with my orange jacket veyr well!

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Train tickets in China

So the problem with the tickets in China is that they are all written in Chinese. Good thing it has the origin and destination cities in both English and Chinese, but good luck finding your seat! Also if you want to be sure in which bunk you are, make sure you memorize bottom bunk, top …

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Not far anymore

At this time in a month I will be in Shanghai, eating Chinese food and all other goodies. I must buy white fungus and other spices for cooking! I still need to buy/do: Foil for observing Solar Eclipse iPod charger from 220V To do the second round of the vaccinations Buy most important medicines (pain …