Saturday, 5 February 2011

Malaria Medication

I got my malaria medication today and thought I'd recommend to everyone (well everyone buying their meds from the UK) to use Superdrug to get their malaria tablets.

I got 210 doxycycline tablets for £13.27, which is a lot better than some of the quotes I've been getting online and in-store for £40 and up. Make sure that they give you the tablets in boxes of 50s instead of the weekly boxes. I tried to get them to put the tablets in a bottle instead of blister packs to save space but with no luck. However, by stacking the packets together, I managed to get 7 months worth of tablets into the two boxes, which takes up less space than a pair of trousers.

I don't know if private prescription charges vary from practice to practice but I paid £11.50 for mine so including this in the price of the tablets comes to a total of just under 12p a tablet.

Only 53 days to go now! :D

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Saturday Snapshot

This is one of my favourite photos from my trip to Egypt. I took it on the Nile in Aswan. Our group took an evening felucca ride down the Nile and the captain of the boat took us down stream, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We stopped by one of the granite islands just in time for some of the group to take a dip in the water and also to watch the sun set from the middle of the river. After that we had an amazing meal cooked by the Nubian Crew with just one stove on board the felucca before being taken back to our river side accommodation to get some sleep before our early morning wake up call to Abu Simbel. It's an amazing experience and would recommend it to anyone who gets the chance to do it.

Sunday, 2 January 2011


Hi! I'm Karen and this is my blog about my travels across the globe. After coming to the conclusion that I was 'living to work' rather than 'working to live' as they say, I've decided to quit my job, pack all of my worldly possessions into a bag and travel the world for as long as possible. I'm hoping that I'll be picking up skills and information along the way and will be passing on this (hopefully!) useful information to you.

I've got three months before I leave so will be posting information on planning, packing and the all important budgeting and well as possibly sharing some of the stories of my previous short-term travels.

Speak to you all soon!