PACKING

Packing is a bit of a challenge. Six months, many different climate zones and just one backpack. Wise packing is a must.

There are millions of backpacking guides on the web. And with them come endless packing lists for all kinds of needs. For hiking, climbing, Europe in winter, south east Asia in summer, ladies packing, small backpack packing and so on. All of them have one message in common: pack less of what you think you might need.

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PREPARATIONS 

Before going on a vacation there are a few things that have to be organized. And as I’m the kind of person who loves to organize and prepare myself I jumped right in to it: I started reading everything about long term traveling, backpacking and tried to imagine every part of our upcoming trip to find out what we had to plan, organize and prepare. Sometimes I have to be careful not to plan to much. But Torben always saves me before I become crazy.

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THE PLAN

At first there was a dream. A dream about being free without daily duties. Free like all those happy people on photos jumping over marvelous beaches or driving along a road in an old Bully–always with the sun on their faces.

Of course those commercial-like photos aren’t reality. But what kind of freedom reality would be possible for us, we wondered. One of us studying, the other a fulltime worker. We either didn’t want to halt university nor quit the job. Throwing away everything we worked for, Continue reading “THE PLAN”