Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans

06 janvier 2010

D - 7

This is it! In just 1 week, the trip begins! The plan is simple: 3 continents, 18 months.

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico (6 months)
Australia (6 months)
Asia : Philipines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, Nepal and India (6 months)


We’ve calculated that we’ll be spending approx. 25€ per day in South America and 15€ per day in Asia. We plan to not have any costs in Australia, as we hope to get the work&travel visa which will allow us to earn back any costs we’ll have over there. We expect to pay approx. 2000€ in total for all the plane tickets.

Content of the backpack
“Stuff”: swiss knife, headlamp, games, small backpack, camera, memory cards, podometer, silicone bowls, cuttlery (all in one fork, knife and spoon), waterproof pouch for iPod, a tripod for the camera, a camera, a sleeping bag, hidden pouch for all important documents.


Clothes: couple of tshirts, 2 skirts, 1 pair of trousers, 2 pairs of shorts, 1 swimsuit, 2-3 sweaters, 1 pair of good walking shoes, 1 pair of sandals, 1 raincoat

Plane tickets -
Despite the round the world offers, we've decided that we'll buy our tickets as we go along. It will give us more flexibility. So far, all we’ve got is a one-way ticket to Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Admin -

New passport done, round-the-world insurance taken (AVI Assurance), we even have our work&travel visas for australi!

Health -

Two shots done today (typhus fever and tetanos). 1 more to go (Hepatitis A and B), to be done next week. Yellow fever already done 3 years ago for a trip to Thailand, so still valid for another 7 years.

Posté par wendorej à 13:28 - Before the trip - Commentaires [2] - Permalien [#] Partager


  • ¡El prímer!

    ¡Mucha suerte, Daff! Gracias por tenernos al tanto de tus aventuras. Besos,

    Posté par Dani, 15 janvier 2010 à 20:14
  • Wow, I new you were going on a world tour but I had no idea it would take 18 months. You are brave!
    Good luck and keep us informed. Reading your adventures will be an incentive to come to work to Tek every morning.


    Posté par Mar, 18 janvier 2010 à 09:58

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