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Are you REALLY ready for your next trip?

I’m in the midst of finalising my preparations for a long awaited sunshine holiday to the one and only Brazil. Two weeks of touring Rio, Sao Paulo, Paraty and Ilha Grande with my boyfriend and friends – we’re all set for the adventure.

Or at least I thought I was, until I realised a week before departure that I hadn’t checked out my vaccination status. I recalled having a medical check before my last long haul visit to Thailand, but in all honesty, I had no idea whether they would still be valid…. I’d misplaced my medical card.

Obviously, having vaccinations just a few days before departure was not ideal. The queasy feeling, the arm ache – not nice. Unfortunately negotiating a GP appointment at my local NHS centre (where I can never get an appointment in less than three weeks) was not going to happen. The Receptionist gave me a telling off on three separate phone calls and I came away thinking ‘I’m sure I’ll be fine…..’ but that shouldn’t be enough. Continue reading Are you REALLY ready for your next trip?

London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony – ‘The Isles of Wonder’

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Olympic Stadium, London, UK

On Wednesday 25th July, I was fortunate to be invited to the Technical Rehearsal of the Olympics Opening Ceremony for London 2012. This grand spectacle is aimed at presenting Great Britain to the world, masterminded by Danny Boyle. I wasn’t able to share the photos on the evening due to the #savethesurprise theme. But, I can share them now! 🙂

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