22 Mar
Days adrift.  Click here to see our best and worst experiences so far.
Number of flights.  Click here to go to the itinerary page.
Bus, train and taxi rides.  Click here to see all posts relating to transport. (56 posts)
Miles walked.  Click here to see all posts relating to walking and trekking. (43 posts)
Countries visited.  Click here to see what we think of them. (14 posts)
Number of species spotted.  Click here to go to our wildlife page.
Photos taken.  Click here to go to the photo gallery. (90 posts)
Rainy days.  Click here to find posts relating to the weather. (49 posts)
Number of times scammed.  Click here to read all about it!  (2 posts)
Otters spotted.  Click here to go to our website about otters: amblonyx.com
...two travellers in search of the world's wildlife

Planning the trip

Links to all our articles about planning:

How long we prepared for

We both regret having missed out on a gap year after university, and it gradually dawned on us that if we didn’t see the world now, we might never do it. So around five years ago, we promised ourselves that in 2010 we would take a year out from our careers and actually do it. Why 2010? We’re both procrastinators by nature – making a promise and having a target was the only way to make it happen.

Between then and now we’ve had little bursts of itinerary planning, generally when we get a travel book of some kind and we start enthusing about a new part of the world. Our itinerary settled roughly into its current form about a year ago.

We started proper preparations eight or nine months before departure, and passed the point of no return six months before departure by handing in notice at our jobs. The final six months has been a gradually accelerating schedule of doing stuff. What stuff? See the links above!

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