Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby mgiddings » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:14 pm

I might be able to come! have pmed gaboon. Anyway congratulations, would be great to meet you Swazi if I can come. It would literally be the best day of my life to come to Swaziland :)
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby Serpy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:58 pm

Sounds like a great idea Swazi, hoping still to stay for the entire event though
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby gaboon69 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:03 am

Is BV and Armata not going?
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby Mr S » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:54 am

Heh Guys

Please help me out, when I print or move this advertisement i still cant read the contact details to reply. Please confirm the email to reply to is sbush@llu.calu
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:56 am

I wish I could go, but I don't have a kidsitter (not babysitter lol). If I can arrange something, I will see you there!!!
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby mgiddings » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:55 pm

Well, things do not look good for me. Since we have to cross a border and I am a minor it seems I may have to be with my parents to be able to cross. Does anybody know about this?

If there is a way, I am in :)
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby swazi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:35 pm

JJM,

From Nelspruit it's about 1.5 hours drive - use the Mananga border. From there it is only a few km's to my place.
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby Mongoose » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:40 pm

Mgiddings, Im not sure that applies - surely if you go with other adults, they would be able to take you through? What if you go on holiday to another country with your friends parents?

Just pack your bag and hitch - We will make a plan.
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby mgiddings » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:42 pm

Yes, Swazi maybe you could help in regards to this border?

Mongoose, that exactly what I was thinking.I will phone home affairs tomorrow. Maybe my parents can sign a form saying I am in your care or something lol

I am so stoked my Dad said yes :)
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby swazi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:43 pm

JJM organise an emergency travel document - it takes about a week, you do not need your parents to come with.

BV will be here for the 22nd session - got lots to talk about!

Have not heard from Armata but would love to meet him....finally!

Anyone who wants to attend can RSVP on this thread (had someone book from Florida today???) or you can contact Sean on sbush@llu.edu
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby mgiddings » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:47 pm

Swazi do you perhaps mean me? You said JJM?
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby swazi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:47 pm

Guys you do not need your parents to travel to Swaziland. As long as you have a passport or emergency travel document you will be able to cross - your parents just have to sign the application forms. My son travels alone every week and he is only 14.

You will have to apply soon, it takes a few weeks for an emergency document. If anyone needs a letter to say you are attending the symposium, let me know.
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby swazi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:49 pm

Oops - not JJM but mgiddings!
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby mgiddings » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:58 pm

Ok Swazi, I have a passport do I need any other document to get past the border? Do I need the emergency travel document?
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Re: Swaziland Snakebite Symposium

Postby armata » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:02 pm

Sorry, sorry, sorry, Thea. Have a snake course and FGASA training sessions back to back.

But we will meet, promise :D
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