Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Ze Status 3.0

I've just got off the phone with our visa service and we've got our visas for Mongolia and Russia. This is the minimum we need to do the Rally, which means we're officially good to go!

Just going through Russia isn't our planned route obviously, so we still need to get three more visa. The most important one is Kazakhstan, because without a visa for Kazakhstan the visa for Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are pretty much useless. With a little bit of luck we will have that by the end of the week, which should leave enough time to get the other two. Worst case scenario: we need to skip Kyrgyzstan. We could live with that.

Also, we went on a massive shopping spree on Saturday spending a huge amount of money at Europe's biggest outdoor store (pictured above). Equipment-wise we're pretty much ready to go. Unfortunately the tent we bought was only available in baby-puke green.

We still need to figure out how much money we're going to bring along and in which denominations. Plus we need to buy a reasonable amount of food.

Otherwise we're pretty much ready to go (much to our own surprise). The car is also making good progress and should be out of the shop on Thursday.

In other words: things are going well. Too well. I'm bracing myself for the worst.

5 comments:

Micha said...

Und wenn ihr nochmal in den Kölner Globetrotter-Laden kommt: Da gibt's auch eine lustige Kältekammer, passend für frostige russische Nächte :-)

Richard & Martin said...

Und eine Regenkammer. Mein Favorit ist aber das Becken für die Boote im Keller. Schade, dass wir kein Boot brauchten.

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Micha said...

Unten in dem Wasserbecken finden Tauchkurse statt! Der Kollege Christian
hat den Kurs dort besucht und war ganz angetan.
Besonderes Schmankerl: Der Kurs beginnt um 19:30, also VOR Schließung des Ladens. Lustige Blicke der Kundschaft inklusive.

grobi said...

Huch. Da schaut man mal ein Woche nicht vorbei und schon hagelts hier Beiträge.

Was ich sagen wollte: wenn Richard das nächste Mal in Köln einkaufen ist, gibts aber ein Videospielnerdkaffeekränzchen!