06.08.2009 - 06.08.2009 20 °C
Just had the orientation, got some pointers on what to do, i.e. open an account with a bank and getting a cell phone contract - will get to that these next days (at least the bank thing).
There wasn't much they could tell us about the car stuff, as the presenter was an obviously mechanically know-nothing-at-all woman. So we'll just ask those Germans who had the Voyager if they could give us some hints on that stuff.
I also just sent my application to that Indian restaurant on the West Coast trail, if everything runs smoothly I'll be flying under the radar from August 10th to 24th, as they won't have internet or a cell phone network there.
Should be quite a bit of fun, as there will be lots of stuff to do, and people to meet, followed by a 2 to 3 day hike through the wilderness to get back (we'll just need a tent for that).
Our biggest problem at the moment though is storing our useless stuff while we're out there in the wilderness. Hopefully we can put our small backpacks and any unnecessary stuff in the apartment of the friend of a fellow Work&Traveller - otherwise we'ld have to rent a 7x6x9 feet moving container, which, to be honest, seems a bit overkill...
So, I'm off again, checking those bank offers but will make sure to be on again before I ditch Vancouver for the wild