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!

“Combien de kilos?”

Voici un post que certains ont dû attendre impatiemment! Combien de fois on nous a demandé, avant notre départ: “Combien de kilos de bagages?” Et combien la personne était décue d’entendre que nous n’avions pas encore pesé nos bagages, que nous n’avions même pas encore fait nos bagages, et que nous n’avions aucune idée ce que tout ça allait peser (lourd, certainement). Donc voilà, ce post est pour vous. Continue reading ““Combien de kilos?””

Our top 3 items of cycle touring equipment

After some 2’600km on the road on our recumbent bicycles through France, Spain and Portugal, we have already spotted what we cannot miss in future trips.  The list below shows items that were new to us, but we should not forget about other very good gear for which we have almost no complaints either. Continue reading “Our top 3 items of cycle touring equipment”