It's in the post
8 October 2012, Christchurch, New Zealand
Over the weekend I ordered my own copy of the Woody Plants of Western African Forests, its an awesome book written by friend of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project Dr William Hawthorne. I found the book very useful last time I was at the field station so decided it would be good to have my own copy this time - though it is rather heavy.
I ordered it through the Book Depository and it was quickly dispatched, so hoping it will reach me in 10 days or less.
Woody Plants of Western African Forests
By (author) W.D. Hawthorne, By (author) C.C.H. Jongkind, Illustrated by R. Wise, Illustrated by M. Spitteler
Visa Application Submitted6 October 2012. Christchurch, New Zealand
After filling in many forms, in triplicate, I have finally sent away for a Nigerian visa. This is the third time, but it does not get any easier.
It was a strange process, first you complete an online form with all of your details and also then pay online. But you must also submit 3 copies of a different form, with the same details, and get a bank cheque as the online system does not work properly... Plus there is a list of about a dozen other pieces of information that you also have to collect together to send.
All in all it took several weeks to collect together all of the required documentation. Hope everything goes smoothly from here as I am leaving in around 3 weeks.
Hoping that it is processed promptly and my passport is back in my hands soon.