Yeah your right, BoB doesn’t need a lot to carry around but we have sooo much stuff.
If you travel for six months, a year or even longer, you definitively want a well packed backpack with everything you need but it shouldn’t be too heavy either.
Don’t overpack, but always think about how often you are going to carry your bag around. Usually it’s not as often as expected. . . just from a bus to another or from the taxi to the hostel.
Benefit from our experience and have a closer look on our backpacking list.
Here it is!
Everybody knows Lonely Planet. But for a good reason – it’s GREAT! It is the Bible for every traveller and if you are planning to visit a country with your backpack, you need this guide book. BoB and we don’t have a Lonely Planet for every country, as it is too much to carry, but also the Lonely Planet webpage is very helpful.
A lot of hostels have book-shelves where you can find Lonely Planets. Sometimes not the latest version but it is still very helpful.
A very good alternative to booking.com is airbnb. Especially, if you want to stay somewhere for a longer time than just a few days. You can find almost any kind of accommodation. It doesn’t matter, if you are just looking for a single room or a whole house.
We had some good experiences on airbnb for a reasonable rate.
To be honest, we think it is not as good as workaway, but you can find other hosts here. This almost doubles your chance of finding the right job for you. It has not so many hosts and the webpage doesn’t look as good as others, but it is still o.k and the registration fee is also very low. Here is the link!