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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester February 6th 2015

Its 2 days before we begin our adventure and we both are a mixed bag of emotions; shocked, overwhelmed, nervous and excited all at the same time. This is something that we both have wanted for a long time and we never knew whether this would remain a dream or actually become reality. But here we are, all packed and ready to go. We have had to quit our jobs, pack up sell our house, move to C’s mum house, finalise bills, sell the car (as of yesterday) and in general tie up most loose ends. You don’t realise how many things you accumulate over years and fail to let go of until you really do have to downsize to a couple of boxes. But we’ve done it!. It has taken a lot to get here ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester February 6th 2015

Before we tell you what we packed, you must know that packing is a ART. After progressing from dump and squash techniques, to folding and rolling, then grouping our items into separate bags, we found our perfect method to packing. Packing Cubes. Packing Cubes are small zippable bags that you can use to help you organise your luggage. Whether backpack or suitcase. This allows you to bring more and helps you group your items according to different groups such as outfits, daywear/evening wear, or by item. We chose the latter and therefore packed our bottoms and shorts in one, tops in another, underwear in another and so on. Rather than overcomplicate things we’ve kept it simple. Believe it or not this is a list of what we have packed for our upcoming 12 month adventure! We ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater Manchester February 6th 2015

After making several small backpacking trips over the years, we knew that the first important thing for us was choosing the right backpacks. In the past we opted for 60L Karrimor rucksacks as they were well priced, well sized for first time backpackers and appeared to be somewhat durable. These bags did in fact do the job, they were comfortable and remained in good condition after a few backpacking trips over the years. What was there not to like? Well on the road, we met other travellers who took front loading backpacks which opened from the front (like a suitcase). This was when we first experienced backpack envy. Ours opened at the top (a top loader) and so our things had to packed on top of each other. This made access to items at the bottom ... read more
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