Crossing off the List

Today I got my vaccinations for going to Peru.

Who would have known there were so many horrible beasties out there trying to kill us peely-wally Scots? Had to get Hep A and Typhoid, Hep B (the first of a three course treatment ending in january), and MMR. The nurse was very patient in explaining just how close you are to all the ‘hot zones’ when you travel the Inca Trail, i.e you’re extremely close to all the red lines on the map showing where all the high risk disease areas are. Luckily the altitude of the trek protects you from most things. But God help those who travel East of the Andes and into the Amazon! A microbial death trap awaits those who don’t fork out for injections months in advance!

The jabs only cost me £90 which came as a pleasant surprise (having expected it would cost a lot more), though now my arms feel like lead weights with all this vaccine in me.

I also went shopping for some of the things on my kit list. Spent over £200 but only came home with socks and some odds and ends that weren’t even on the list! Got my rucksack ordered up to try on and get fitted next week (I thoroughly recommend adventurers visit Cotswold for their gear, staff were helpful and told me which stuff wasn’t worth looking at).


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