Well the aim of this blog is to write about my backpacking trips. So what is backpacking?
Usually it involves filling a rucksack with tent, sleeping bag, stove and food and heading into the hills for a few days. Nights are spent wild camping or in bothies if they are available.
Wild camping in Snowdonia
To me it can also mean filling your rucksack with a few clothes and a passport and heading overseas for a few months / years. Just as much fun and the weather is usually a bit better!
Dodgy boat across the Mekong in Laos
And the Bongo bit? Well last year we bought ourselves a Mazda Bongo campervan. Strange name but a cool vehicle. If I am heading for the hills and fancy a bit of luxury camping I will take the van, great for those long winter nights when a small backpacking tent is not always inviting! I am now always on the lookout for potential sites that would make good wild camp spots for the van – remote picnic sites, mountain passes and the end of the road!
The bongo on a campsite in the Rhinogs – Snowdonia