Monday, 26 January 2009
T minus 40 days
It turns out that we’ll have to fork out as good as 500 quid on pumping ourselves full of tropical diseases in the name of modern medicine. Heps A and B, yellow fever, typhoid, cholera, meningitis and rabies for starters. The guy makes it difficult to tell if he is ripping us off, deliberately anyway, by disguising his calculations with a cloak of incompetence. His pricing seems both random and expensive. And he says disconcerting things like “Was that the rabies jab I just gave you, or meningitis?” When we go back for our last course of rabies with a garnish of Japanese encephalitis, I might bite him.