The travel backpack

There’s a certain happiness that can only come from a travel backpack. Decades of philosophical & psychological research has gone into both human happiness & organisation. Did no one ever consider that a backpack with room for a laptop, charger, books, documents, wallet, sunscreen and headphones would help figure out the answer to both these thing? Heck, these things can even hold up to 3 pens!

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Whose telling the kids! The kids need to know that the key to happiness is an organised backpack. Have a look at all the successful people from the past. what do they all have in common? Briefcases.

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Look at these savvy men, you think it was affairs with secretaries and cigars in the office that made these guys make it? No ma’am, no sir. It’s all because of what they are carrying around. The bag.

Success is coming our way.

 

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Today we’ve spent the day organising a few last things before our departure. I hate shopping. So the struggle was real after another 5 hours at the DFO today.

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Got myself a visor.

There’s plenty of opportunity to shop in Mexico but that didn’t stop me explaining to Teddy when he tried to talk me out of buying a bikini because “I can easily buy one over there” that there will be no running around shopping on week 1. Instead it will be to the beach with a cocktail in my hand at ALL times. And THEN after that first week I can start to properly think about all the other little things; like what to wear, where to go and who to see. Sounds reasonable. 

Oh and also, today we took the big step in to the proper blog world and bought us a GoPro. Lots of thinking and lots of money later, we arrived home with this little baby.

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I can’t wait to use it. Underwater pictures is surely everyone’s favourite.

Teddy was so exhausted after our shopping day so he’s off having a nap, I might go and wake him before I get to bored.

Ps. Here is a photo of my bum. I’m in love with my shorts.

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Puss & Kram!

Our plan?

Our plan

Everyone keeps asking what our plan is. The answer is: We have a plan like Van Gogh had ears… Sort of, but not really. ‘Yea yea yea, how original, a couple of backpackers without a plan’.

We currently know what we will be doing for the first 8 days (This includes Mexico, palm trees, Tequila and our friends Frida and Kevin!!!) We are spending 4 days in Tulum and 4 days on the paradise Island Isla Holbox. We know places we wanna go and things we would like to do; how when and where is up for discussion.

Our plan is also to try not to lose the 12 weeks of boxercise that felt like hell at 6 Am in the morning. 12 weeks! All I can say is good luck to us.

The rest of our plan is full of vague goals. Things like ‘stay alive’, ‘have fun’ & ‘make our money last as long as we can’.

If anyone out there has something a little bit more solid to suggest, write it down in that little comment box

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How to (How we) prepare (ed) for travels

Step 1: Save money. Yea i get it. Obviously. Really save money though, set yourself a goal. Goals are important parts of life, aiming for something gives your impressive but confused human brain a purpose. Meeting these goals gives you the sort of dopamine hit that a glass of red wine does at the end of a 14 hour work day.

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Step 2: Move in with your parents, quit your job: Moving in with you parents can have all sorts of benefits throughout your travels.

Firstly, reminding them what a wonderful child they have created makes them feel accomplished and more likely to post your bail when you end up in an overseas prison. Lose your credit card? Call mum and remind her about the lasagne you cooked on the 2nd of April 2018 (Taking notes of good deeds really lets you get to the point).

living for 12 weeks without paying rent in a different house gives the illusion that your holiday has already started.

Step 3: Get a credit card. Yea yea yea, what looney would willingly subject themselves to the merciless banking system which profits from other people’s debts and bad self-control. Well that’s what I said to a pair of exasperated ocean blue eyes belonging to Charlie, right before she said ‘we are applying for one tomorrow anyway’ and that was that.

Honestly, only spend what you have, or will have in 3 days. Get that ‘free but technically not free travel insurance’ and step off the plane with the assurance that when 3 am comes around and you’re in a dark alley with 3 silhouettes asking you for your card, you can happily pass it on with the peace of mind that your bank isn’t about to go bust. Nor will you. Win Win.

Step 4: Remind yourself that $800 worth of travel shots really might be the difference between Typhoid, Yellow fever and hepatitis.

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Step 5:  Go to the local District Factory Outlet. Spend as little money as you can on new gear (It will be a lot of money). Preferably this should include all the tech you need: computer, camera, chargers, headphones and all those fun things. You will also need a backpack, flashlight, hiking shoes (let’s all pretend that we will be proper travelers and go hiking ALL the time) and obviously a rain/wind jacket. The real essentials though, are; Sunnies, bathers and Levi’s shorts 😉

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We are pretty much ready to go at this point…

Step 6: Say F*uck it and go!!!

 

 

Oh wow, It’s a Blog!

Hi Everyone (I suppose i’m aiming this at the 5 people reading this blog at the moment, but saying everyone just makes it feel like we have some sort of following).

Welcome to our new blog!

We have created this for a few different reasons.

First of all it’s for us, to be able to remember and document all the memories we make.

Second of all it’s for our friends and family; we want them to feel a part of the trip we are about to do. Also for them to see that we are alive even though we don’t speak everyday. I am not sure about the WiFi situation in the amazon so the blog seems like a good solution.

And third we think we might be pretty good at this (Or at least try to get good). But who are we to say that; guess we’ll see how many of you stick around.

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