At last we've now got our Russian, Mongolian and Chinese Visas.... we were sweating a bit because these took about a month to come back! But we now have them in our sticky mitts, just got to send off for the Vietnamese visa.
We've now paid the balance of the trip and we are planning all the finer points. The itinerary for Russia and Mongolia has been arranged for us and we have just about got the itinerary together for China and South East Asia.
We seem to be spending most of our time making lists and ticking things off !!! With 8 weeks to go, we haven't yet physically packed our bags, but we keep mentally going through what clothing etc we should or should not take. Lesley needs a Yak to carry all the stuff she wants to take!!!! We've a 20kg bag limit and with a Lonely Planet guide for each country that we are visiting it leaves about 10kg for our clothes LOL!!
I'm sure all our friends and work colleagues are fed up of us going on about the trip but we really can't wait to go (Only 61 sleeps left!!!!!!!!!!!!)