It’s done. I’ve booked my flights. My thoughts: Woohoo!
Which is funny, because that’s exactly what the flight booking website said as well!
I like it when websites and programmers are a little bit quirky, like when my email program asks if I forgot to add an attachment and gives me the choice of replying “Oh, I did!”, complete with exclamation mark. Makes me smile every time because that’s usually exactly what I’m thinking.
On an interesting note, I also bought travel insurance today. That is not the interesting part. Unfortunately I couldn’t go with my favourite travel insurer (Southern Cross), even though they were the cheapest by far and have always been really good, because they exclude claims arising from travel in “Remote Areas” (“areas with limited or no telecommunications or medical services”) unless with an organised tour/guide. I’m pretty sure at least some parts of my hiking will fall under this Remote Area definition so it’s not worth the risk of them not covering me. I thought that this might be a problem so read the Policy Statements very carefully. Luckily they were the only company I looked into with a Remote Area clause.