This has been a decisive week, in which I am fastly reaching the point of no return before the trip.
Many progresses have been done.
I have applied for the work leave at my company (but I have yet to get an answer), starting in mid-January, when I will leave to England for some days before I start the final arrangements at home.
Besides, I have asked for the Belarussian and Russian visas at a local travel agency (Blue Planet), very expensively for there is no Belarussian embassy in Spain, and most probably I will receive them in the beginning of January. Then, I will have to buy a new health insurance for the period May-January (9 months) and see what kind of Chinese visa I can get (I will need a multiple-entry tourist visa of 3 months length, if I can obtain it). I have already decided to get all the other visas on my way, hopping from one border to another.
And, finally, I have bought the ticket of the train trip to Paris (only 19 €), on the 4th of February, definitely the departure day towards my Asian adventure.
On the not so positive side... I have found out that tuberculosis is widespread in Belarus, and I haven't been vaccined against that... I also read that there is no effective vaccine against pulmonary tuberculosis in adults, so I don't know, I will ask.
In fact, next Wednesday I will have to go back to Sanidad Exterior for my second vaccination against the Japanese Encephalitis.
In a few days this blog, that I started with the clear purpose of focusing myself on this trip, will be 1 year old, so happy birthday in advance!