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My backpack: all the equipment I have

My backpack: all the equipment I have
One day before The World Photo Tour starts, I am glad I was able to fit everything in one 85l backpack. On my walk around the world, considering I have to be ready for various situations, this is what I will carry with me most of the times. – the backpack itself, 85l; waterproof bags, various capacities; – the camera, Nikon D200, 50mm lens; charger, battery; – laptop; charger, USB sticks, USB modem; – mobile phone, charger, ... [read more]

The Moldavian Stew was good

The Moldavian Stew was good
It was winter food last night at Fiona and Bob for an intimate World Photo Tour leaving party: traditional Romanian Moldavian Stew, and even some Romanian wine – Ovid’s Tear – Lacrima lui Ovidiu, with some really tasty cheesecake with strawberry. I thought I would’ve get drunk and waste myself, but it was anything but that. Could not drink like I used to a while ago, probably because of all the stress, but I hope everyone had a ... [read more]

Yesterday’s shopping

Yesterday I did some more shopping for more bits and bobs of equipment that will help make the best out of The World Photo Tour experience. So I’ve been to Cotswold again and this is what I dropped 200 pounds on: Pacific Outdoor Equipment Cruiser Mountain sleeping matt, a four season self inflating and water repellent one; it’s a bit short, as in it’s women sized, but when it’s freezing I won’t be needing that extra length since ... [read more]

Going Vango – the sleeping bag

Right, so after I reached the decision that Vango Force 10 Helium 200 will be the best tent to provide me shelter on The World Photo Tour, the next big thing to choose wise for my walk around the world was the sleeping bag: another Vango product – Vango Viper 1000. the CD in the photos is for size reference, good music, though, by Romanian artist Ada Milea I already had a 3-season sleeping bag from Simon, but some of the ... [read more]

Tent options for the Europe leg of the adventure

Which is the best tent in the world? As of now, I’m looking at three options in choosing the right tent for my Europe leg of my walk around the world on The World Photo Tour. Below I offer some details on each of them, each presented with their pros and cons. The order is random. Feel free to share your experience or advice. General considerations I am not looking at buying a 3 season tent reasoning that I’ll only be travelling ... [read more]

Boots made for walking

Boots made for walking
In my concern, the most important piece of gear when considering walking around the world (that’s besides some really high-quality pairs of outdoor socks) is represented by the boots. And it’s quite easy to figure out why – my feet will need all my attention and care. Mine are some heavy-duty Gore Tex Berghaus boots. Not the latest season, but they will certainly be pushed to their limits on the very long road ahead. I know I’ll ... [read more]