Remember when I was traveling around the world?
I told you what I was carrying around in my backpack and why. I would like to get back to this with you today on electronic equipment that I use to travel around the world.
When I chose my hardware equipment before I left, I did a lot of research and asked myself many questions. It was time for me to upgrade all my gear, but I had several constraints: budget, weight, and performance.
After talking to other travelers, pulling my hair out and spending several hours on Amazon and other sites, these are the things I chose and took with me to the four corners of the world.
I hope that this list and these explanations will be useful for you to bring the right electronic equipment around the world.
Laptop or computer for touring
I chose a MacBook Pro. I was looking for something reliable, light and sturdy to be able to write this blog, work on my photos, use the Internet and store everything.
This Apple-branded computer was the right compromise because it weighs 1.2kg, is slightly larger than a netbook, but has the power and storage of a standard laptop computer. What I didn’t like about the tablets was the lack of keyboard and hard drive space.
I confess that I do not regret my choice and that it works very well now three years later: I was able to blog, store my photos, use the Internet, watch movies and even make my videos.
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If you are in direct sunlight, it is difficult to see the screen. For the rest, it’s top of the line. I keep it in a simple protective cover at all times.
I’ve never been a big fan of the phone and even today, more than a month after returning home; I still don’t have a mobile phone number.
I never had a smartphone before I left, but I decided to invest in an unlocked used phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Likewise, despite the few shocks it took, it survived and still works very well. Did I use it to stay in touch with my family, use Instagram, use card applications to avoid getting lost, take photos on the spot, such as scanners, alarm clocks, flashlights, currency converters, translators, with local SIM cards?
In short, the uses of a smartphone are endless, and I am now convinced, even if I am still not a big fan of the phone. I kept it in a very simple hull, and it withstood its many falls to the ground and changes in climate. I also used an Aquapac waterproof cover to carry it in the water with me. No leaks to report, but I could only take pictures on the surface and not underwater.
I’m still smiling when I think about the camera I was using to blog before I left. I left without much photography knowledge, and a world tour didn’t seem like the best time to test my talents with a Reflex.
I wanted a suitable device that didn’t take up too much space, and I found my happiness with a Sony RX100. It is a compact, expertly designed and compact, which allows you to make many adjustments just like a reflex, but which is discreet and fits in your pocket. I don’t regret my choice, and I was able to take my camera and draw it in all circumstances, at parties and even in places not recommended in South America. I’m not sure I would have done the same thing with a more prominent device. I am delighted with it, and I still have many functions to explore.
However, I broke the flash in the first few weeks and couldn’t have it repaired on the road. I used a basic cover with a pocket to carry my extra battery and SD cards. I kept the large cards in my chest pocket when I was on the move. So if someone stole my camera, I always had SD cards and recent photos!
I’ve always been a follower of the real books, but now I’m converted. A reading light on a journey is happiness for large readers-travelers. I could still have hundreds of books on me, and it was no longer a tragedy every time I finished a book on a bus ride of more than 12 hours.
I had the basic Kindle and a case to protect it, and I am delighted with it. To read, it’s perfect, and there’s no need for more. The battery lasts several weeks, and it is straightforward to download new books in Wifi.
So here’s my electronic equipment for this round-the-world tour.
I must confess that I was fully satisfied. I just wish I had a wide-angle lens for my Asian photos, an anti-shock camera that goes underwater for snorkeling and adventure, a Go Pro for Australia and a tablet to watch movies.