Traveling to Colombia

(För svensk text, scrolla längre ner, under bilderna.) We arrive at Manchester airport early on Monday morning and are welcomed with the longest of queues to the Thomas Cook desk. At the end of the queue we are told that we need some kind of visa for the US even though we were only there…

Getting ready for Part 2

This blogpost is written in Swedish, please use google translate if needed. Vi har nu varit på hemmaplan i två och en halv månad och gör i skrivande stund oss redo för att resa ut i världen igen. Det har varit med blandade känslor (länk till förra blogginlägget) vi varit hemma men vi måste ändå…

The Yellow Vaccination Card

Injections are done and it looks like we have survived them all. We have been feeling green in our veins after leaving the Vaccination Clinic, but at the same time, like we have developed superpowers that will protect us from “evil” out there. It has been quite expensive, together we have paid around 930 GBP…

Things are getting closer

Every day is one day closer for us. Right now we have 5 weeks left till we leave for England and another 2 for New Zealand. There are still a lot of things to fix and do but it feels like we have quite a good plan for most of it. We have slowly started…

Credit Cards

You can save a lot of money and get good rewards and discounts on your trip if you can plan ahead. One thing that can help you along the way is credit cards. As long as you don’t spend more then you have, you should be able to get some good help on the way!…

Shoes

Shoes arrived today! 👣👟 “Leave your boots at home and go for trail running shoes instead” is the new way of doing it apparently, so that’s what we are going to do. Shoes like this should be more comfortable, are lighter to carry, won’t give you blisters and will dry a lot quicker than boots….

First time with the Osprey rucksack

Took a 7 hour walk yesterday with my new Osprey rucksack (borrowed from Sharples family). Carried approximately 10kg. A good bag with a lot of smart features. But!.. I would be lying if I said that my calves, hips and shoulders aren’t a little bit (very) sore today. Crossing fingers I will get use to…

Vaccinations part 1

First round of vaccinations – CHECK! We got 1/3 Twinrix (Hepatitis A & B) and 1/2 Japanese encephalitis. We have two more vaccination appointments booked and then just need to bring Malaria pills along the way for self treatment if necessary.