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27 | There's A Light...
This week, I released a short video 🎬 about my travel bag 🧳 - I show what I really pack after 100 flights every year… or 3-4 months abroad.
Talking about travelling, under UK current pandemic restrictions, it's still illegal to travel abroad for holidays or leisure purposes. We're in our 3rd national lockdown. In addition to that, from 8th March we must complete a declaration form for international travel. This is part of the “stay at home” requirements that will end on 29th March. But it will still remain unlawful to leave the UK unless there's a permitted reason. There's a plan to ease lockdown in England in stages and one of the key dates is 12th April where non-essential places will start opening and the government will review the leisure travel restrictions.
These days I'm thinking of all the trips I want to do this year and in fact I might soon be looking to start purchasing flight tickets again (with free cancellation option of course) for the first time in many months. I'm pretty excited about planning trips again.
On the other hand, more than 21 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a covid vaccine. This is almost one-third of the population. The UK continues to be among those countries with the highest vaccination rates globally after Israel and UAE. What's even more promising is that there's official data suggesting that the vaccine is starting to push numbers down and not just the lockdown itself.
The 2 vaccines approved in the UK are the Pfizer-BioNTech jab (imported from Belgium) and the Oxford University/AstraZeneca one.
The sad news though is the 1% pay rise to NHS (National Health Service) workers. We all understand the tough times but we should show our appreciation for all these heroes for what they're doing during the current pandemic. I hope they can reconsider this.
Finally, regarding the vaccine program and plan to ease the lockdown in the UK, it feels that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
Have a great week and enjoy the content below!
🎯 This Week’s Quote
“Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.”
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie
📝 This Week's Blog Post
I spend 3-4 months/year abroad and I’ve been asked many times what sort of gear I take with me to capture moments. This is the travel bag I use with my essential gear.
Read more: What's In My Travel Bag?
🎥 This Week's Video
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