It’s been five months, one week and six days since I first set off on my year abroad… and it’s seven days until I go again, this time to Beijing!
I’m still waiting on my visa – we got a note from the post office yesterday saying they’d called while we were out, so I can go pick all of that up tomorrow. Of course, it doesn’t mean I’m 100% sure I even have the visa yet (I should, but I’m unsure about this whole thing) so it could be Surprise Trip To Manchester tomorrow if it hasn’t worked.
Apart from the visa, I’ve got currency sorted out (had to go for a wander in town, but we found a place) and I’m making a list of things I need to buy/pack. I’m planning on being packed before Sunday, this time – I wasn’t so organised on my way to Germany!
So, if everything goes according to plan, I’ll be leaving at 1.25 p.m. this Sunday. And you’ll know if it doesn’t, believe me.
I should be back some time this week – I’ve got another post or two planned (again, depending on how the visa thing goes).
(P.S. if you haven’t already voted for me in the iX13 competition, there’s still… 45 minutes left and I’d appreciate it if you did. You can click here to do it! :D)