Our research prior to the trip largely involved reading about how other people had prepared for their own trips. In the nature of good karma, here you will find some useful bits and bobs that may be a handy resource prior to going on a trip like ours.
To read about our border crossing experience, country by country, click here.
Carnet du Passage
Carnet du what?! More information coming soon…
Initially we planned to use at Primus Gas stove, however when we had difficulty sourcing the correct gas for it in England, we got concerned that it might be next to impossible to find it elsewhere in the world. So Chris did some research and found Land Cruising Adventure’s blog about why they use a Coleman Stove. We bought an unused second hand one and haven’t looked back. 10 months into our trip, we love it and are so glad we chose petrol over gas! We cook almost every single day, and have so far spent a meagre £12 on refuelling our stove.
The all important First Aid kit – the only item we have added to rather than taken away from. We hope that we never need to use it! See what we packed by clicking here.
Our kit list was fine tuned over several practice runs prior to “the big trip”. However, whilst on our trip, we managed to fine tune it even further! You can download our original list. Amended list coming soon…
Applying for the visas was not actually as daunting as one may think! Very few countries required us to apply for a visa prior to leaving for the trip. Here you will find our experiences of the different kinds of visas we applied for.