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Electronic, maps and guidebooks

We wrap all the electronics (laptop, Palm, cameras) in clothes and store them in the bags under the seats. The suspensions absorb the shocks of the road. We always lock the camera lens. Bicycle computer We got a wired computer (Cateye) because we heard...

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Cooking and water

Stove We are rather happy of the Primus Omnifuel . We can cook with fuel or gas but, for cost reasons, we use mostly fuel. Gas is good to clean the stove. We had several problems at the beginning of the trip, not always easy to understand the causes....

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Choosing your tent and sleeping bag

Tent To help you choose a tent, think about the following points: - What kind of trip: a few weeks, a few months, more than a year… If you go for a short time, a cheap tent won’t have the time to be damaged. For a long trip, prefer tough materials and...

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Luggage

Panniers or trailer? We hesitated for a long time! Panniers are more convenient on public transport but they put a lot of stress on the bicycle (especially on a recumbent where all the weight is born by the rear wheel). So we bought a trailer and a pair...

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Review of our equipment

We used other travellers’ websites a lot so it is only fair that we put our complete list. You can find everything we carry with us, from the spare tyres to the stove. During the first months, we have ‘skimmed’ what we initially took. The list is what...

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Choosing your touring bicycle

Choosing your touring bicycle

Everything depends on your philosophy… and your budget… It is often difficult to choose a bicycle especially if you haven’t done much cycling before. When you start looking into it, you usually face a simple problem: a lot of people actually travel by...

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Japan (September 2009)

Visa Visitors get three months on arrival (at least French and Belgians). No money to pay, it’s so easy after China! Money 1 euro = 130 yens It’s easy to withdraw money in the big cities. Cash machines that would take our card (a Visa) were a bit more...

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China (July 2009)

Visa We got it in Bangkok in May 2009. We only got a one-month visa but some of our friends got 2 months a few months earlier. Maybe we should have given an address in Bangkok instead of in France? The visa is valid for 3 months from the day you get it....

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