At the moment, I'm planning a trip with friends to see the D-day beaches and surrounding area (Caen/Bayeux) in Lower Normandy next weekend, which I'm super excited about. 8 of us are driving down on Friday and coming back Sunday. This is one of the BIG things I wanted to see while I was in France, so I'm glad I'm getting the opportunity to do it. We've officially booked the hotel in Bayeux as of yesterday, and it is a really reasonable price. We got 2 4-person rooms, and it's only going to be €22 a person for both nights!
I'm also officially all booked for Italy; I got my last train ticket today, finally. I'm still hoping I'll get my housing assistance (CAF) money before I go to Italy, so I don't have to take money out of my US account for the trip, but it doesn't look very likely any more. It's only because they're completely dim and didn't understand that I have two months' pay on one pay slip and they won't answer the phone when we try to call and explain that to them! I guess I am just going to have to mail them another copy and a letter explaining that, then maybe they'll get it through their thick heads. Hopefully then I'll finally get the payments!
I've had some problems with my working holiday plans in New Zealand, but no worries, I'm still going! It was all due to the fact that I have to get a chest x-ray by a special panel doctor in Paris before I go (Thanks, Korea, for your high risk of TB). Of course it has to be a new one by a special doctor, even though I just had a chest x-ray done in October when I arrived in France.
|I'm still coming, Middle Earth!|
Then there should be no more holds on getting the visa... At least I hope not! This was really frustrating for me, because I'd really like to buy a plane ticket but of course I can't risk that while not having the visa yet. I just hope the plane ticket prices will still be the same in a few weeks! Right now they're quite reasonable, and I'd hate to pay hundreds more just because of this stupid visa delay.
I might also be able to get a day in Kuala Lumpur on the way with certain tickets, which would be awesome, and it would break up the 24 hour total flying time too. I'd love to see the Petronas Towers (they were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004).
So that's all! See you next time!
(Picture 1- travelzoo.com; Picture 2- wikipedia.org)