25 ARR RAW: Tents, Toes, and Feces

ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers

On this months RAW, at the round table we discuss if you really need a tent to go overlanding, is physical fitness important for a motorcycle trip, handling money in different countries and going to the toilet.


 Traveller's Cheque: Sam Manicom supplied us with this photo - "This was my 'lucky' last reserve for years of travelling. I often went down to the edge of using it but never did. Still have the thing :)" ~~ Sam Manicom, Travel Author

Traveller's Cheque: Sam Manicom supplied us with this photo - "This was my 'lucky' last reserve for years of travelling. I often went down to the edge of using it but never did. Still have the thing :)" ~~ Sam Manicom, Travel Author

Tents: Do you really need to go overlanding with a tent?

Fitness: Is being physically fit an important part of setting out on a big trip?

Money: How do you handle your money or money sources when travelling? Carrying money? Transferring money? Exchange? Do you spend all your money in a country before you leave it and then get money in the correct currency in the next country? Or how do you do it?

Happy New Year: We’re in to 2018, what will the RAW panel get up to this year?


 Public toilet at Jozankei Hot Springs, Hokkaido, Japan Photo:  David McKelvey  from Brisbane, Australia;  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Public toilet at Jozankei Hot Springs, Hokkaido, Japan
Photo: David McKelvey from Brisbane, Australia; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

ARR RAW Listener Question Answered: 

James G: There's one thing that makes me hesitant about travelling through Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It's not wild animals, dodgy food, or terrorists. It's poo. The idea of using a non-western toilet makes me pucker. How do you handle it? Do you bring your own loo-paper and pretend you are safe in your own bathroom? Or do you learn the lavatorial etiquette for each country you travel through?

How to Use a Squat Toilet: https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Squat-Toilet
More Photos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_toilet


Show Co-Hosts


Sam Manicom
Sam's 4 paperback books take you through the different continents of what turned out to be an 8 year motorcycle journey around the world. You can get them either direct from Sam, or via The Book Depository.com with Free Worldwide delivery. You can also find them on Kindle, and all 4 are available as Audio books for download from i-Tunes and Audible. Or you can get MP3 Audio Book CDs direct from Sam on http://www.sam-manicom.com/  

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Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited
THE premier source for information on motorcycle and overland adventure travel since 1997. www.horizunsunlimited.com
HU Events:  http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/events   
Achievable Dream Online:  https://vimeo.com/horizonsunlimited


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Graham Field
Grahams website has a shop full of temptations for travel lovers and an extensive gallery for readers to follow his stories in photos. Products include t-shirts, pannier replica box sets, the 'brake disc' MP3 audio book and of course his books which have collectively accumulated over 200 Amazon 5 star reviews. All sales via the website come with free stickers. However all his books are now available in the US and on kindle too.

 


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Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian Rix
Authors of motorcycle adventure books: Two for the Road, Circle to Circle & The Long Way to Vladivostok. Aussie Overland’s books are available through the usual eBook outlets worldwide or order directly at www.aussiesoverland.com.au. They make a great holiday read whether relaxing by a fire in the northern hemisphere or by the pool in the southern hemisphere. And don't forget to check out the Adventure Travel Film Festival: http://www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com/australian-festival/.


Music used:
 

A Day In The Sun by Per Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/a-day-in-the-sun Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Bensound Groovy Hip Hop - www.bensound.com


Music used: A Day In The Sun by Per Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/a-day-in-the-sun Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)