White gas, white spirit, disán, bencina, what a hell!

Already before our trip, when looking around for which is the best fuel to use with our camping stove, we got quite confused. The reason being that the name used for the same fuel is even more varied than the different electrical plugs and necessary adapters for each country.

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Breakfast for hungry cyclists

On the road it is not easy to find our super strong mix of cereals, nuts and grapes that we call muesli in Switzerland. Often there are only alternatives with too much sugar and few cereals. So we went down to make our own muesli mix. The simple ingredients were omnipresent both in Europe and South America. A box of oat grains, nuts, almonds, dried grapes and a mix of other seeds, put together in a ziploc bag, are the essential ingredients of our breakfast while cycling.

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Are we electricity dependent?

Our electrical items using electricity. Missing form the picture our electric toothbrush and Eva’s phone.

In South America the camp sites have electricity included in the price and plugs are available everywhere. So we use it. While in Europe we would use our solar panel to charge the phone or leave the phone for a while in the toilets’ only plug, here we are all the time connected to the grid and use also electricity to boil water for the tea. Different places, different ways to survive. We can live 3 days on the battery of the phones – we use most with OsmAnd for the maps – and live with fuel for cooking. Not yet electricity dependent but getting close. And we carry an electrical toothbrush!