We left home cycling on the 20 june 2016 and arrived back on the 21 june 2017, that is 366 days. We counted 200 days of them as cycling days and the remaining we spent with our families (most of it), friends and resting.
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.
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.
Or How Duct Tape got us back to Lisbon (without buying a new tyre)
“How many punctures?”
This is one of the most frequent questions we get on our trip. Until very recently, the answer was: “None”. Almost 10’000 kilometres without a flat tyre. People would stare at us in disbelief. Continue reading “Long Live the Duct Tape”
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!