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Video camera and netbook acquired and tested

Electricity, meet water...

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Last week, my netbook and our video camera arrived. Let me first say it's good to live in this age of modern technology where you can keep in touch with everybody at (almost) all times. Then let me explain the frightening experience of testing the video camera.

You see, it's an underwater camera (up to 1,5 meters and for 60 minutes, but still), so we felt we needed to test it in the bath tub. And that's where our heritage from the electronic age reared it's head: you do not mix electrical appliances and water, ever! And boy is that indoctrinated into us, because it was surprisingly scary to put the camera under water. So imagine our shock when, once under, the LCD screen went black.
Of course this was just because it had taken us so long to muster the courage to dunk the camera that it went to sleep - which we soon found out - but still, we freaked out for a second.

Anyway, the camera works fine. Once we get over the fear of bathing it, we might actually use it underwater ;).

The netbook is awesome too. I'm installing programs left and right of course and copying important files, so it's not in full use yet, but so far, I love it. Lets see how it holds up under travel stress.

Countdown: 23 days until take off

Posted by DanaGege 09:03 Archived in Hungary Tagged camera preparation netbook Comments (2)

Thai visa acquired

Without much effort too

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We acquired out Thai visa quite easily: it really was a matter of bringing the required papers and leaving some money behind. The only slight glitch was that we couldn't give the place where we planned to stay in Thailand, for the simple reason that we haven't booked a hostel yet. We had to fill in something anyway, so had a friend give us the address of the first Bangkok hotel he could find. Turned out to be a five star hotel, but oh well, as long as we have our visa, nobody will know if we ever stayed there or not.
The Indonesian visa will be more complicated as we have no place to stay ánd no flight tickets to show (we plan on hopping over by boat from Maleisia). Will let you know how that goes.

Countdown: 45 days until take off

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Tickets, we have tickets!

The start of our Asian adventure

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We both wanted to travel, preferably for an extended period of time and around the world, since we were teenagers. For different reasons we never did. We discussed it at length when we got together and decided that if we had the chance, we would travel through Asia for as long as possible together. And now we have that chance. We saved up enough money for at least half a year of travel and we're willing to work on the road to prolong our trip. We researched the monsoons, malaria and ticket prices and on February the 15th, we finally booked our tickets. If all goes well, we will take off from Budapest Ferihegy airport on April 14 at 8:40. After a stopover on Borispol Airport in Kiev of 2,5 hours, we should arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on April 15, around 3:30. I'm very, very excited.

Countdown: 56 days until take off.

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