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With every ending there is a new beginning and here is my end in the bike-taxi job that I told you before or at least for a while.
The new plans ahead look much better and exciting and I am really looking forward to start them.
After 4 months working in the bikes and made a little bit of savings it is time to travel and experience the culture of this country.
This time I have a partner in my adventures, Hiro, the Japanese guy from my job it is joining me in this story.
As he is coming to Spain and we have planned a 6000km surf trip around Spain, France, Portugal and Morocco we need to save all the money that we have save in this past months so that is why we are getting into survival mode.
The plan: no plan, no money, just go with the flow. Busking, sleeping in the beach surfing and crushing in friends couches with for sure lots of crazy stories is the prevision for the next 15 days.
At first point we have a place to crash for a week while we finish visiting all the surf spots around before heading to Byron bay where some good vibes and friends are ready to welcome us and share lots of good times.
I will keep you updated more regularly now I have more spare time!!
Whenever you want to do a big trip, tramp, long hike or a bike trip one of the firsts things that you should do is TO PLAN. Here I am going to tell you what I think that are some useful tips when you plan.
The easiest thing is to ask yourself a few basic questions about your trip:
This can affect in many aspects of your trip. Is not the same to go to a desert place than going in a jungle, or if you are going to a cold or a hot place. Get information about the meteorology, the economy, the currency, hostility and that kind of stuff
This is in order to determine your main way of transport, hitch hiking, biking, walking, running, in a van or in public transport. this can help you to know how much distance you can do, or how many things you will be able to carry or you need you carry.
Tip: If you are travelling by bike and need to take a plane you do not have to pay a plus for sport equipment, just take the front wheel, the pedals and the saddle and put it into a box that matches the dimensions established by your flying company. You can put some things in the gaps until you get to the maximum weight.
This can help you with the clothes that you have to take; it is not the same going in winter than in summer, or the places where we can go. If we want to climb a mountain maybe we can not do it in winter or we will need some extra material. It also can tell us the daylight time that we will have which is very important as it is when we are going to move and enjoy the trip.
This can refer to the time you want to be travelling, the amount of money that you want to expend and consequently the comfort that we want to have. Money makes things easier but it is not impossible to survive without money!
You can ask yourself some more questions as why, but everyone have a different goal in life and not all the questions have to be answered.
When you have collected the information for the planning you can go then to the next step, getting ready