Category: Planning

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Around the world tickets

The original traveling plan for my around the world trip was to get a one way ticket to some place and then depending on where I’d go, I would find a way to get there. Be it by bus, by train, by boat or by plane. Land transport tickets I could get locally, but for plane tickets, I could buy plane tickets online. I figured that last minute tickets would be cheap and it would leave me a lot of freedom and flexibility to choose where I would go. This “plan” of mine seemed pretty good, until a good friend...

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Mapping your route around the world

The fun part about planning your ’round the world trip is deciding where to go. However, this can also be a tiresome on deciding what countries you want to visit the most. You have 1 year time, you have so many places you want to visit, how do you decide where you want to go and how long you’ll be staying in one location? When you think about it, 1 year isn’t really that long to see the “whole” world so you’ve got to make choices on your destinations. Once you’ve got your destinations, you’ve got to find the most...

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Travel vaccines

Better safe than sorry! Today I went to the Institute of Tropical Medicine in my town here in Antwerp. Since I’ll be traveling to a lot of countries I’ve never been before, I figured the wise thing to do was to get preventive vaccines. Since it’s summer time now, the waiting time was quite long (1h30) and that for a consult of not more than 15 mins…. but in the end it’s a necessary wait if you WANT TO LIVE! *cue dramatic sfx* Anyhow, once I got in the room, the doctor quickly went through the form they had us...

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Travel equipment budgetting (pre-travel)

  Since this is the first time I’m actually going on an backpacking trip, I still need to buy a lot of the necessary equipment for the long travel away from home. The last time I was backpacking (by coincedence) around in Thailand I was totally unprepared for it and this time around, I’ll make sure not to make the same mistakes again! The last couple of weeks did some research what other backpackers take with them on their travels. And since then I’ve visited several hiking and camping stores in the neighbourhood in search of the ULTIMATE round-the-world gear...