Friday, 25 January 2008
It’s the final countdown
Almost. Was going to hand in my official resignation today, but my Acting Manager is away for the day. The change of ticket is finalised and paid for, departing these distant shores on 27 March, flying via Sydney and Taipei to Delhi on China Airlines. Haven’t paid for my insurance yet, as I’ve been doing the rounds of all the insurance companies to get the best value for money, as a result of which my travel agent said they’ll match the best offer I get. Nice one. Has been slight problematic in that I couldn’t get insurance for any country listed by the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs as being an “extreme risk”. That meant Pakistan and basically all in the border areas in Iran, but I’ve decided that discretion is indeed the better part of valour after consulting Pakistani friends of friends, and will hence give that country a very wide body swerve by detouring to Dubai and then on to Bandar Abbas in southern Iran if possible. Should then emerge into eastern Turkey near Van around the end of April in time to meet the missus somewhere else in that country on or around May 10.