Author: Worldbywheel

The last leg

Our plans happen to change more often than the English weather. So our simple route back from Portugal went a little differently than expected… Here’s a little update on how things went. Our trip had started in the Algarve where we worked for several months waiting for the season to turn. By the 1st of Read More …

What’s in our kitchen?

Spice boxes Goon sack Grater Saucepan and pot Mixing bowl Matches Chopping board Knife Spork/ and mix set Gas cooker We have all this into one 30L pannier, along with the food – of course! This means sometimes the bag may have bulges and it has to be organised in a certain way. We had Read More …

Eating vegan is easier

On the road we sometimes forget how important food is for us and tend to eat cheap and quick. Pre sliced hams/cheeses, the usual canned food, readymade tomato sauce and other processed food on the shelves, are easy options. Sadly, all of these are empty calories that won’t give you the energy you need, so Read More …

What is this trip about?

Enjoying life on a different rhythm… In life, we often tend to do things too quickly, with little effort and empty amusement. When you travel by bicycle you need to be fully committed; you’ll constantly be challenging yourself on different levels, leaving your comfort zone and getting dirty & sweaty. All of this makes the Read More …

Choosing the right tent

On entering a camping shop you are presented with hundreds of options for tents; different sizes, shapes and colours. It can all be a bit confusing over what is going to be best for you. From pop up to tunnel tents, the practicalities might not be apparent in the shop then and there. So here Read More …

Two weeks in

Cruising up the coast of Portugal has been a fantastic experience, we have taken our time enjoying the fishing villages and deserted beaches. Our bellys have not been deprived on this trip, with roadside stands providing enough fuel for our legs… from dried figs to marinated olives we have profited from this country’s specialities. Delayed Read More …

Know your geography

The extreme weather of the regions close to the equator can be potentially dangerous without the correct approach. Cover up from the sun with clothes and sun cream. Protect your eyes with pharmaceutical sunglasses – Boots Pharmacy do a pair for £10. Don’t attempt climbing mountain passes during the hottest part of the day. Take Read More …

Money Matters…

Several ways to make your travel money go a little further Meeting other travellers and exchanging currencies from the last country. Everyones a winner. But the bank! Get a good currency card – often there is a maximum withdrawal fee at ATMs, sometimes as low as $80 a pop. 90% of the time there will Read More …