I think preparation is very important and I always try to be well prepared before I do something. I am not talking of planning here and I actually do not want to plan much because it is supposed to be an easy going trip.
If you ask my friends, I think they will tell you I am good at preparing and planning things. I always have been like for as long as I remember.
I added a page to the site with a list of everything one should do before leaving on an extended trip or round-the-world trip. I believe it can also serve to prepare any kind of trip in a foreign country. You can also access that page from the main menu “Trip preparation” link.
It is just a list of subjects right now but I will write articles for each of the points as the time goes. I think we can all use better preparation, me included, and writting these entries seems worthwhile for many reasons.
- It will help me focus and make sure everything is covered.
- The best way to learn something is to teach it, so I will learn and teach at the same time. And if I say/do something stupid or I forget something, then one of you (yes, you my 3 readers) might see it and tell me.
- Also, it will be useful for the other times I plan a trip since I will not have to go around to find the information since it is already here.
- And who knows, even better, maybe you will find it useful!
The list of subjects will change too since I might have forgotten something. If you see anything you think I should include in that list, please let me know :).
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. ~G.K. Chesterton