This section will be a resource for travellers, in particular the budget-conscious, boundary-breaking, backpacking type.
As you can read in the legal info
, please be aware that you cannot blindly follow the advice given on these pages. I will not accept liability for any mishap occurring as a consequence of following this advice. Please take everything with a pinch of salt, make up your own mind and cross-reference all info with other sources.
The first thing I would like to point out is the danger of over-planning your trip! Your plan is bound to change when going backpacking for a long time. Or even worse, you may be forced to change your plan, which may leave you with a feeling of disappointment and discontentment. A much healthier outlook is to expect the unexpected. Isn’t that one of the reasons we are going travelling in the first place? Wouldn't a journey where everything pans out according to plan be rather boring? On the other hand, with a little bit of preparation, you will be much better able to deal with change forced upon you, or to effect change yourself.
So I offer you the following categories of advice. Some of it is supposedly objective (meaning subjectivity in disguise); most of it is firmly subjective. At the time of writing, March 2006, only a small amount of content has been uploaded, as I need to put my plan to the test before writing about it! I intend to update these pages whilst travelling, and to finalise them upon my return.
||Reasons to go travelling|
||What to do and how to do it|
||Where to go and when to do it|
||What to bring, what to leave behind|
||Not just how to deal with a hangover|
||Comes and goes. Or just goes|
||The art of stuffing|
||Did you remember to feed the cat?|
|On the road
||Or - on the potholed muck track from hell|
||Summaries of the countries I have visited|
||Books and links|