fivemack (fivemack) wrote,
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five 'pincushion' mack is going South

The nurse who does travel vaccinations at the Bridge Street Health Centre is very nice, but takes a great deal of pleasure in informing novice southbound travellers of the many ways it is possible to become problematically unwell in even the reasonably civilised parts of the bottom of Africa. So:

5 Feb morning: Hepatitis A+B booster ✔

5 Feb evening: Rabies 1 ✔

sometime next week: sort out Zambia visa (turns out it costs $50 at the border)

12 Feb morning: Typhoid, Rabies 2, collect prescription for malaria prophylaxis ✔

5 Mar morning: Rabies 3, Hepatitis A+B booster 2

6 Mar: buy bulk quantities of dioralyte and 50% DEET, also light-weight long-sleeved shirts quant. suff.

Packing notes:

  • SLEEPING BAG AND LINER

  • POWDER FOR WASHING CLOTHES BY HAND



The practice nurse suggests I have a hair-cut before leaving.

13 Mar evening: fly LHR-DXB-JNB
14-27 March: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/trips/UOQ (16-24 March are in malarial areas, if I read the itinerary and http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/botswana/botswana-malaria-map.aspx correctly)
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