Sunday, December 19, 2010

Trip planning, now more organized

In an effort to get myself to actually do some things, I've set up Pivotal Tracker and Workflowy.  The first is a project-managey software, the second is a big outline on the internet.  I think Tracker is made for software, so I'm not sure how well it will work for this.  I like Workflowy, though; it's pretty minimalist.  Just a huge collapsible/expandable outline.  Tree-structured thoughts.  Well, time will tell how well they both turn out.

At any rate, I've started actually doing more, which at this point still consists of "looking things up."  things I've learned include:
- you can get a 6-month India visa for something like $70 or a 5- or 10-year one for $150.  (who would get the 5-year?  I guess I'll find out more things when I apply.)
- apparently, you can go from India to Pakistan, and even at the Wagah border near Amritsar (and therefore near the Wagah Border Ceremony).  However, this is kind of too bad.  (I mean, bad that they were hurting themselves in the first place, not bad that they're stopping this amusing-but-painful exercise.)

EDIT, 8 months later: Workflowy has been great. I recommend it for everything. Pivotal Tracker was indeed too heavyweight, and they started charging, so I dropped that.


  1. I used IMGlobal for health insurance. I paid them about $1,000 for a year of pretty solid insurance that works worldwide, or at least everywhere I went. It's specifically for expats—they require you to be out of your home country for at least six of every twelve months to be eligible.

  2. Good deal, thanks for the recommendation! And thanks for reminding me; I had forgotten all about that.