24 Feb
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. (105 posts)
Rainy days.  Click here to find posts relating to the weather. (50 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

Packing list

Here’s a pretty complete packing list as we head out the door on our travels. If we’ve still got the energy, we’ll make a list of what we returned home with in a year’s time!

Netbook Toshiba NB200
Netbook case Zeroshock III in white
DSLR camera Nikon D50
70-300mm telephoto zoom lens Nikkor with VR
1.4x teleconverter
Charger and spare battery for DSLR
Super-compact camera Panasonic Lumix ZX-1 in blue
Soft underwater camera case For the ZX-1
2GB SD cards x 3 For the cameras, which both take them
32GB SDHC cards x 2 For backing up data off the netbook
Mobile phone x 2
International SIM cards x 2
iPod x 2
Mini speaker
International plug adaptor
Packs and packing
Rucksacks x 2 Osprey Atmos 45 and 55 litres
Rucksack raincover x 2
Cable lock
Combination padlock x 2 For the rucksacks
Shoulder bag Howies, canvas
Packing cubes Eagle Creek, 2 cubes, 3 half-cubes
Waterproof bag
Ziplock bags
Airtight plastic food box
Valuables pouch This one goes ’round the neck
Clothing – Maureen
Lightweight waterproof jacket Berghaus
Sleeveless down jacket
Lightweight fleece pullover Patagonia
Trousers x 2
Technical leggings Icebreaker, merino wool
Long-sleeve top x 2
T-shirt x 2
Vest top x 1
Silk nightwear (shirt + shorts)
Hiking socks x 4
Underwear x 5
Silk gloves
Lightweight tube scarf
Walking shoes Montrail
Sandals Teva
DVT socks For the plane
Baseball cap
Clothing – Matthew
Lightweight waterproof jacket Marmot
Sleeveless down jacket
Zip-up merino top Icebreaker
Trousers x 2
Technical leggings Icebreaker, merino wool
Long-sleeve shirt
Long-sleeve top
T-shirt x 2
Swimming shorts Aubin and Wills
Hiking socks x 3
Underwear x 4
Silk gloves
Lightweight tube scarf
Walking shoes Montrail
Baseball cap
Medicine and toiletries
Emergency first-aid kit Lifeventure Essentials kit
Blister gel
Washbag x 2
Nail clippers
Hand sanitizer Small bottle of waterless cleanser
Lipbalm with sunscreen
Vaccination record books Especially important for Yellow Fever
Insect repellant (DEET)
Plug-in mosquito killer Tablet variety, with 30 tablets
Mosquito bands Wrist and ankle
Motion sickness bands Acupressure points on the wrists – let’s see if it works
Swiss army knife With corkscrew!
Universal plug For basins, not sockets
Elastic twisty clothesline
Sleeping bag liner x 2 Silk, though not ripstop
Umbrella Tiny Fulton one
Sewing kit
Duct tape Small roll
Water filter bottle
Head torch x 2 Petzl
Packet tissues x 2
Knife, fork and spoon set Titanium! Only one, as Maureen will eat with her fingers
Towel x 2 Trek towels, M + XL, Lifeventure
Sunglasses x 2
Spare glasses x 2
Driving license
International driving license
Travel insurance details
Credit cards x 3
Photocopies of the above
Guidebook To the current and/or next destination
Travel journal
Pencils x 4 IOSF pencils!

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