<5$ Gear to set up your Bicycle for a Road Touring trip

A bicycle ready to hit the road

No, I am not going out of path, I assure you that this blog is still about minimalism.

However,
Here I list gear you may find useful to add on your bicycle if you want to cycle the world, or just have a couple of days on the saddle, even though accessories are not the most important thing in life.
You have here a list of what can be useful to take with you for a long, maybe never-ending, road bicycle trip.

It’s a short list for a minimalistic bicycle touring set up, starting with the most important items and ending with gear you don’t essentially need.

 

Part of a blue touring bicycle and legs of the cycler
I may cycle Naked but I always wear the reflective jacket.

Security – This is the most important gear you need

  • Reflectors – The more the better!
  • Reflective jacket – To wear all the time you are on the road
  • Lights – Solar powered
    2x on front with steady light, to fasten on each side of the basket eventually
    2x on the back, installed on the mudguard
    Reelight – Electromagnetic: one on front & one in the back
  • Bike locks, two – Best with code
  • Pepper Spray – You will be probably approached by dogs, so you really need it
A bicycle parked in front of a diamond shaped, colorful, building in the night
Reflectors shining in the night, while I am Parked in front of the National Library in the Belorussian soft Dictatorship

It seems strange, but lights are the most important accessory.
You need in total six lights fastened on the bike!


A bicycle hanging by it's right pedal on a wooden bench in a bus stop
If the bicycle is not too heavy, you can lift it for smaller reparation without having to take out all the bags, which is really handy. So avoid to bring too much stuff.

Tools – For repair


Bags – Not too many

  • Two rear side bags – The best ones you can order online internationally from Holland, but you need to send the shop a private email. The bigger the better.
  • Basket – A basic cheap basket, extremely practical and better than a bag or anything else you can put on the handlebar

 


The handlebar of the bicycle with phone older, compass-bell and basket
The phone older, compass-bell and basket, really useful stuff!

Accessories, not vital but useful


 

Smartphone apps for bike touring

  • Offline maps – Sygic or Google Maps are both fine, just make sure you download the maps.
  • Ulysse speedometer – to have your speed visualised and tracked.
  • AutomateIt  – you can trigger the map automatically if you start cycling
  • Overlays – You can get a floating layer with widgets, for example maps or weather widget always visible.
  • AZ screen recorder – record your screen for afterwards nice memories.
  • Audiobooks – unless you like to meditate on the bicycle

The back side of a touring bicycle
Reflectors and lights, the most important accessories

Optional, for extra comfort

 

Two men on two bicycles bike touring in the nature
The most Road Touring Cyclists I have met, travel with full loaded bicycles, which is for me not necessary, it’s more hassle than comfort.                                                                                           Here Jaque on the left and a Canadian cyclist on the right, they were both lovely and extremely knowledgeable; cycling the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Bicycle for world touring?

In this post I don’t disclose about which bicycle to use simply because it’s not important at all, any bicycle can be good to travel the world, it all depends on your budget and needs.
I can say that the best bicycle is the one you find comfortable to cycle with, possibly a strong bicycle that matches the geography and urbanistic you have to cycle in.

 

A laptop on the back rack of a bicycle, used as desk
With the use of a simple elastic, you can transform your bicycle in a handy laptop desk

 

As you may have noticed, the most of those gear I have mentioned are inexpensive and can be easily bought on eBay, keep in mind that the shipping may take about one month, so plan your trip ahead.

If you want to know what to put in your backpack, read the post I wrote about it.
I also have a dedicated page about all technical aspects of traveling the world for a long time.

Two bicycles parked in a small street with a men looking at it
My bicycle compared with the one of a traveler friend, Luca, another Luca in Riga. I have much less gear and my bike set up looks almost like a city bike. I have spent much less money than him!

 

I hope you have found the information on this post useful, feel free to share, comment and write.
I would love to know if you think maybe there are accessories that I missed!

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No more roaming costs in EU, tell me if is true!

European Union Facebook page

From tomorrow, 15 June 2017, the European Parliament mandated to have “no more” roaming costs for calls, sms and data connections.

The president of the Council says: “The European Union is about bringing people together and making their lives easier. The end of roaming charges is a true European success story.”

But the truth is that there are many rules about this policy, so better you read them, here I share the official statement from the EU:

 

End of roaming charges in the EU – 15 June 2017

Roam like at home

The EU “roam like at home” rules mean that when you use your mobile phone while travelling outside your home country in any EU country you don’t have to pay any additional roaming charges. You benefit from these rules when calling (to mobile and fixed phones), sending text messages (SMS) and using data services while abroad.

You pay exactly the same price for using these services when travelling in the EU as you would if you were at home. In practice, your operator simply charges or takes your roaming consumption from the volumes in your domestic mobile tariff plan / bundle.

If you have a contract with a mobile operator which includes roaming services it will automatically be considered as a roam like at home contract. The default option for all new mobile contracts with roaming services will be roam like at home.

Conditions

Roam like at home is intended for people who occasionally travel outside the country where they live or have stable links i.e. they work or study there. It’s not meant to be used for permanent roaming. As long as you spend more time at home than abroad, or you use your mobile phone more at home than abroad, you can roam freely at domestic prices when travelling anywhere in the EU. This is considered a “fair use of roaming services”.

If you use your mobile phone abroad permanently, your mobile operator may charge you for your roaming use. These charges are capped however (see fair use policy below).

When you cross a border within the EU, you will continue to receive a text message from your mobile operator informing you that you are roaming and reminding you of its fair use policy.

Fair use policy

Mobile operators may apply what is known as a “fair use policy” to ensure that all roaming customers have access to and benefit from the roam like at home rules (i.e. regulated roaming services at domestic price) when travelling in the EU.  Mobile operators may apply fair, reasonable and proportionate control mechanisms to avoid abusive use of these rules.

Fair use policy and data limits

When you roam like at home there are no volume restrictions for voice calls and SMS, but there are rules and limits for data usage at domestic price which are determined by the type of contract you have.

In some specific cases (see below), beyond a reasonably high volume of roaming data at domestic price, you may have to pay a data roaming surcharge which will be equal to the wholesale (EU-wide) data cap (€7.70 / GB of data in 2017 plus VAT). This wholesale roaming price is the maximum your domestic operator has to pay a foreign operator when you use data roaming services.

Data limits – pre-paid cards

If you have a pre-paid card (meaning that you pay in advance for using your mobile phone) you can roam like at home. However, your mobile operator may apply a roam like at home limit for data if you pay per unit and your domestic unit price for data is less than €7.70 per GB.

If your mobile operator applies a roam like at home volume limit for data, that limit should be at least the volume obtained by dividing the remaining credit on your pre-paid card by €7.70 as soon you start using data roaming services. You will get the same volume of roaming data that you have paid for in advance. You can of course top up your credit while roaming.

Sample story

Jana lives in Slovakia and has a pre-paid card with €20 credit (including VAT) for her mobile phone, which covers calls, SMS and data services. When she goes on holiday to Spain, she has €12 (excluding VAT) credit left on her card. This means that during her holiday in Spain Jana can have a volume of data equal to the value of the remaining credit on her pre-paid card. She will get at least 1.5 GB of roaming data (€12/€7.70 = 1.5).

Data limits – national bundles with unlimited data

If you have a contract where you pay a fixed monthly fee and it includes bundled services with unlimited data, your mobile operator must provide you with a large volume of roam like at home data. The exact amount will depend on the price you pay for your mobile bundle.  The roaming data volume must be at least twice the volume obtained by dividing the price of your mobile bundle (excluding VAT) by the wholesale data roaming cap (€7.70 in 2017).

For example: you pay €40 (excluding VAT) for your mobile bundle with unlimited calls, SMS and data. When you roam like at home in the EU, you get unlimited calls and SMS and at least 10.3 GB of data (2x(€40/€7.70) =10.3).

Your operator must inform you of your roam like at home data allowance. If you go beyond this allowance while roaming the surcharge will be the wholesale data cap = €7.70 / GB of data in 2017 plus VAT, €6 / GB plus VAT in 2018.  The data cap will decrease further after 2018.

Data limits – national bundles with limited data

If you have limited or very cheap mobile data (less than €3.85 / GB in 2017), your operator may apply a “fair use” limit for data when you are roaming. The limit is calculated on the basis of the retail price of your domestic mobile bundle as in the case of unlimited data (above). Your operator must inform you in advance about this limit and will have to alert you when you reach it. Be aware that you can continue data roaming but your operator will apply a surcharge. This surcharge will be the wholesale data cap = €7.70 / GB of data in 2017 plus VAT, €6 / GB plus VAT in 2018.  The data cap will decrease further after 2018.

Other contracts

Operators may also offer contracts without roaming services or specifically designed alternative roaming contracts with tariffs which fall outside the scope of the roam like at home rules (for example if you roam outside the EU) but these types of options must be specially chosen by the customer. As mobile operators are free to offer cheaper rates, you should shop around to find the best value and offer to fit your specific needs.

Fair use policy – monitoring

As part of their fair use policy, your operator can monitor and check your roaming use over a 4 month period. If, during this period, you have spent more time abroad than at home and your roaming exceeds your domestic usage, your operator may contact you and ask you to clarify your situation. You will have 14 days to do so.  If you continue to spend more time abroad than you do at home and your roaming consumption continues to exceed your domestic usage your operator may start applying a surcharge to your roaming consumption. The surcharges (excluding VAT) are capped as follows:

  • 3.2 cents per minute of voice call made
  • 1 cent per SMS
  • €7.70 per GB of data (cap in 2017)

The cap for data will progressively decrease on 1 January each year as from 2018 as follows:  €6, €4.50, €3.50, €3 to €2.50 in 2022. The cap after 2019 may be revised following a review of the wholesale roaming markets in 2019.

Fair use policy – cross border workers

If you work in one EU country and live in a different one, you can choose a mobile operator in either country and roam like at home with a SIM from the country where you live or from the country where you work. The roam like at home fair use policy applies: as long as you log on at least once day to your domestic operator’s network, it will count as a day of presence (even if you go abroad the same day).

Calling from home / roaming outside the EU

Calling another EU or non-EU country from home is not considered as roaming so the roam like at home rules don’t apply. You should be aware that the prices for these calls are not regulated and can be expensive.

The cost of roaming (particularly data roaming) outside the EU can be expensive, so to avoid running up steep roaming bills check the cost for roaming outside the EU with your provider before travelling.

Roaming while travelling by ship or plane

When travelling by ship or plane in the EU you can roam like at home as long as you are connected to a terrestrial (land-based) mobile network. If mobile services are provided via satellite systems, roam like at home no longer applies and you will be charged for non-regulated roaming services (no price caps).

Protection of personal data

Your operator is required to comply with the relevant personal data protection rules and may only use your data (which they already have for billing purposes) to check and compare your roaming usage with your domestic consumption.

If things go wrong – your consumer rights

If you think your service provider has not respected your roam like at home rights and you have been charged for roaming services while travelling within the EU, contact your operator and use the complaint procedure in place to contest these extra charges.

If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact the relevant national regulatory authorities in your country, usually your national telecoms regulator who will resolve your case.”

http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/telecoms-internet/mobile-roaming-costs/index_en.htm

 

 

I am quite curious to see if is true.

What do you think about this?
Share your thoughts!

What to put in your backpack for a long trip

Minimalistic 30L backpack

With time I am becoming more and more pragmatic, minimalist and essentialist. Which means that I try to concentrate more things in just one.

Often when I travel I am asked: “don’t you miss your friends?”

Here they are my trip companions :

A BICYCLE, of course,  and…

 

SMARTPHONE

  1. Android Galaxy S (last model or previous)
  2. Rugged silicone phone case with stand (vertical/horizontal) heavy duty
  3. Tempered glass screen protector
  4. Desktop charger cradle with external battery charging
  5. Extra batteries (original OEM)  x5
  6. USB long cable fast charging (OEM)

SOFTWARE (apps)

  1. Offline dedicated gps
  2. Download of offline area in Google maps
  3. Compass app
  4. Audiobooks 30 hours  (Audible)
  5. Podcasts  30 hours (podcast addict)
  6. Falling fruit (to find free wild edible)
  7. Flashlight widget

CHROMEBOOK

  1. Chromebook (laptop)
    The Samsung series (Chromebook 2) are quite good, but the important is to have 4gb of ram.
  2. Anti glare screen protector (if glossy display)
  3. Fluorescent keyboard stickers (to see the keys in the dark)

 

ELECTRONICS

  1. usb chargers x3: one with 3 ports(AUKEY 5V6A), another with 2 and a normal single port
  2. Universal travel Power adapter with 2 USB outputs
  3. Solar led light-usb power bank (small)
  4. Headphones with microphone, comfortable & good quality (to listen audiobooks)

 

WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR TRAVELING BACKPACK: the less the better

Try to get things which you can use for different purposes.

 

CLOTHING

  1. Shorts / Swimming pants
  2. Sport thin pants black (to use as pijama too)
  3. Comfortable Elegant/classic pants (better tight),  not jeans
  4. Raining pants (to keep in the jacket)
  5. Thighs (black)
  6. Shirts with long sleeves (colored & dark)  x2
  7. Sleeveless shirts with large shoulders (dark) x2
  8. T-shirt white x1
  9. Neck warmer/scarf (Elastic, thin and round) band x3
  10. Underwear x1
  11. Socks (warm 2x thin 2x)
  12. Small microfiber towel
  13. Thin sandals (xero shoes)
  14. Small nylon bag (to put dirty clothes etc)

WEARING AT DEPARTURE

  1. Jacket waterproof
  2. Travel money belt, where you can hide money inside
  3. Belt pouch (decathlon art. 1787447)

SHOES

Except the sandals that are already in the bag better to not bring a second pair of shoes. The one that you wear have to be really good:

  1. Waterproof
  2. Strong
  3. Warm for minus temperature
  4. Making you not sweat at 20°

 

TOOLS

  1. Duct tape (black – good quality)
  2. Cable ties (good quality, several sizes)
  3. Snap hooks in aluminium (small x5, big 5x)
  4. Velcro (adhesive)
  5. Rubber bands (small, strong & black)
  6. Instant glue
  7. Silicone water bag
  8. Marker
  9. Napkins
  10. Carton board (as laptop sleeve & hitchhiking sign)

 

SAFETY

  1. Hook code locks x3, to lock all the zippers of the bag or jacket
  2. Pepper spray 2x: one by the hand while cycling/hiking another in the bag/jacket (really useful for aggressive dogs or people)
  3. Condoms (depending…)

 

COSMETICS AND SOCIAL

  1. Visit cards
  2. Postcards (or some paper to leave messages)
  3. Mini first aid kit
  4. Cosmetics: alcohol gel,  tooth paste, hand Cream, perfume
  5. Hair/beard trimmer USB

 

CAMPING/TENT/SURVIVAL  ACCESSOIRES

  1. Sleeping bag (ultralight) – I am using “S15 Ultralight Quechua – Decathlon”
  2. Sleeping pad* (ultra compact) – Using “(self-inflating) A100 (50×117) Ultralight Quechua”
  3. Bike repair set, including Spray tire fix, extra inner tube, adhesive Patches, mini pump
  4. Good lighter (waterproof)
  5. Cord (green, universal, small)

*Sleeping pad best models:QUECHUA A100 Ultralight, Micro 2 Goose Down REGULAR Compact, RECON 2 Gen II, Snugpak Softie3, Roman Palm, MICRO MCII

 

BACKPACK

My favorite backpack  has been “Careebee 30L trail backpack” for a while.

I would suggest you a backpack that has at least three big compartments, with one of them fully accessible from the front side where you can put all your gadgets.

The more compartments the better, but with at least one big space for bulky things.

Sizes from 30L to 50L, you really don’t need more.

 

HOW TO AVOID LOSING THINGS

To avoid losing things group your items in maximum three places and don’t leave any item by itself.
Prepare the bag the day before departure.

  1. Get a Tile(electronic tag)  to locate lost things. To hide in the backpack, wallet, passport, jacket and bicycle.
  2. Write your email address inside your  backpack on the textile.
  3. Leave a smiling picture of you both in the backpack & wallet.

 

Did you pack everything?

Leave a comment if you want to know more about what to bring in your lifetime travel!

Find what you need! Anti-(modern)slavery Techniques – Freegan life

Few green-yellow mangoes in a dish

I needed socks, I have found them, new, in the street.
I didn’t have a mop, I have found one in the garbage, nearly new.
New sunglasses in the to buy list. I find it in a free-shop, still with label on it.

 

TIMING

Timing is all, timing is our life, or death. Often I find what I need just because I am not pretending to choose when I want something, but I know that I can wish anything, I just have to wait the right time.

Diving?  Dumpster diving! 

Surfing?  Couch surfing! 

 

 

I used to organize workshops  about a quite freegan topic–“This meeting has the aim of being a PEER-TO-PEER teaching/learning to share all the knowledge we have about how to live in a city without being slave or work.”–was the title of my events.

The main point was to Teach each other Basic Urban Survival techniques,which are:

TRAVELING:
Couchsurfing
Hitchhiking
Bicycling (find, buy and use bicycles)
Woofing

GETTING ITEMS:
Second hands shop
Flea markets
Dumpster diving
Second hands local websites
Free shops

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES:

Trashwiki.org     – Infromations about dumpsterdiving
FallingFruit.org – Peer-to-peer community for urban(and non) foraging
Nomadwiki.org  – All the knowladge about nomadic travelr
Hitchwiki.org     – Hitchiking eplained in detais
Visawiki.org        – Beurocratic wiki, with practical informations about documents
Velo.Wiki.yt        – Wiki to find public bicycles. Still not complete, but you can contribute!
Couchwiki.org    – CouchSurfing is not the only ospitality platform, here you find more.
Cashwiki.org      – Busking, earning on the road and freeganism.

MONEY MANAGEMENT:
Don’t waste money for drinks, smoke,  drugs or unhealthy food cause those things you pay three times, first when you buy it, then with your health, finally with hospital costs.
You will be surprised of how much money you are just throwing away in bars and cafe’s.

Small earnings (for ex: Bringing back empty cans, busking etc)

If you need Internet find an inexpensive snack bar, fast food, think to go to the library or train station.

 

 

My 2017 “Financial” Resolution is:

– No money for drinks;
– No money for unhealthy food;
– Max 300 euro/month for accommodation (10eur/day);
– Less presents for friends;
– Traveling solely by bicycle, exceptionally by airplane (max 50eur)

Here the story about a day when I really thought that Jesus exists:

AN UNATTENDED PIZZA in Santo Domingo

Because of my limited budget and to fight waste, I went to ‘table-dive’–getting some ‘clean’ leftover from tables–in a shopping mall in Santo Domingo.
After two unsuccessful tables walks, I was about to leave as surrender when I see an unattended pizza box left on a table, without anyone sitting next to it. I look around, I sit close to the just found treasure and wait to see if someone is coming to take it.
I try to behave as I am waiting for someone…
After about ten minutes still nobody claimed the box, I start to think it is empty and I get closer to look into the box’s holes: there is pizza inside! I wait some more minutes, nobody comes and no one is even looking at me, there is a family sitting a table away, but they are with their back to me, talking busily.
I decide to open the box, I do it and I discover that it’s full of pizza slices! Just two slides were eaten and the rest of the pizza is still there, really clean, cutted in proportional parts.
I take one slide and eat it, I start to think that there is a supernatural power helping me day after day, because this is one of the many times I get what I need, right when I need it.
I could not be happier, this was the best present anyone could give me. I was thinking about those persons who left the pizza there, they would have eaten just a small piece and knowing it was a pity to trash it, they left it there for someone who wanted it, which was me! Such kind and warmhearted people in this planet!
At each bite of my adopted pizza I bless the giver, I think that I can live without money and even in Santo Domingo, a place where is impossible to dumpster dive, I can still be a freegan.
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When I am about finishing to eat the pizza slice, I notice that the family sitting one table away, noticed me, they turned their head a couple of times, but I don’t really care, I don’t feel ashamed, because I still think is a pity to trash food, better to eat it!
The looks between us become more intense, until one of them is leaning his left arm towards the pizza box and moves the pizza closer to the group.
I am a bit confused, because they don’t say anything, but I realize of course, that it was their pizza.
I am feeling quite out of place, also,  I am sad because of the lost pizza.
I ask them if it was their pizza, they answer affirmatively by moving their head.
I deeply apologize and I tell them that I really didn’t imagine the pizza would be from them.
They say : “it’s not a problem” but at the same time they put the pizza away from me and someone sits between me and the so much beloved pizza box.
It’s time to leave for me, but I wait ten minutes just to not look like a ‘runaway freegan’, I apologize again and I depart.
My happiness was quite decreased even though now I had one pizza slice in my stomach, but I was actually thinking that if I was in their shoes, I would have offered that pizza to an unknown person that was hungry.
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I risked my life for those fruits…
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THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT
A big mango tree is in front of me, full of ripe mangoes that just need to be picked off. I can reach them easily with my hands, but I don’t have a bag, I also have to go to the city center and I don’t want to carry the fruits while I am in the city.
I decide to pass in the night with a small backpack, in order to get a full load of the fruit that represent this country.
It’s dark, I take my bag and nothing more, walking to the tree; I am already imagining having an overdosis of mangoes for days!
I see two guardians playing domino at fifty meters from the tree, but from the moment the mangoes are in public domain I don’t even bother asking them anything. I lean to get the biggest one, the most flashy tropical colored of course, I touch them and they seem to be soft enough to get eaten in one or two days. After I take a second mango someone is shouting at me, it’s the guard, asking me, angrily, what I am doing. I reply saying that I am just taking few mangoes, while I get closer to the guard showing the fruits. They are two agents, saying that I have to pay 500 pesos for each mango I take, I reply joking: “I have no money, that’s why I am taking mangoes, to get something to eat with no money”, they continue to tell me that I am supposed to pay, but they go further in their national table game (domino).
I go back to the tree and try to get the best mangoes I can, at that point the two security agents walk fast in my direction holding guns, showing me the weapons and screaming. I put my hands up and I say: “ok ok, I will go, sorry, I didn’t understand..”, but it seems to not be enough for them, they start to shout some imprecations and continue to hold the guns in their hands. I run fast, away from them,
 hoping they are not following, but I keep the mangoes. They come in my direction; but just to go back sitting on the chairs and continue their patriotic, boring, game.
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How to learn a language in a month for free without books, digitally!

Learning any language fast – 15 minutes a day – with no books

Learning a new language for some persons may seem hard, complicated or even impossible.

For my point of view is quite easy, at least to learn the basics, in order to be able to communicate good enough to buy a piece of bread and understand if someone is telling you “I love you” or insulting you with a romatic tone.

The best technique I’ve developed in my trips is to start to talk from the very first day, with some hi-tech support of an android phone, just doing three things, daily. This is my minimalistic digital self-learning system:

1) Memrise & Duolingo one lesson a day – 10 minutes

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Create an account from laptop on memrise.com and add the languages you wanna learn;

Install the memrise app on Android ;

Download the courses you wanna learn offline by going in the settings of the selected language on android.

In parallel with memrise you can use Duolingo for the pronunciation and a more structured learning pattern.

2) Audiopod – listen whenever you are on the go (walking, cycling, doing sports)

There are various audio-lessons made to learn with audio, one of the most complete is innovativelanguages.com;

podcast

With any podcast app—for Android or other phones, like Podcast Addict—you can download audio lessons just by searching podcasts with keywords: “learn name-of-the-language“.
Remember to set each audio lesson to repeat all the time, you need to listen to the same lesson at least ten times on different days to get it in your brain.

3) Speaking & chatting at any occasions – don’t be shy, try to speak all the time

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You can use an Android app like Lingopal with set phrases which allow you to have short conversations for different occasions in real life. In addition you could chat online in that language.  In case is too difficult you could start for the first few minutes and after switch to English.

Just go ahead and communicate in the local language!

4) Wanna be pro? Improve your pronunciation with Forvo

There is a website called Forvo, it’s a crowd-powered database with the pronunciation of millions of words done by natives.

You can use it to learn the perfect pronunciation and you can even teach, by recording the pronunciation of a word in a language you know as master.

Other techniques are also on wikihow: wikihow.com/Learn-Any-Language

How to live stream (broadcast) your camera from Android to youtube easily and without any additional software (just using hangouts)

UPDATE 2016:

Lucky someone made finally an app to stream:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tilda.youtube

 

Due to a change in youtube settings, the system below works no longer

Soon I will stream my bicycle trip, live on my youtube channel and I was looking on the web how to do it…

It looks like that at the moment the only app that can do it is BigVencoder, but is a bit tricky to let it work, that’s why I have found my own workaround to do it.

Here the instructions (you no need a laptop at all, just android and chrome browser):

1) Open Chrome browser on your  android and select the option “request desktop site”.

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2) Go on Youtube.com (make sure you have the full version and you are logged in) and open “creator studio” (click on your logo up/right)

 

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3) Create a live event:


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4) On the last option (how to stream) keep the selection on hangouts (default) , a new hangout window will open and there you can start to broadcast yourself live!

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5) You are just one click away from streaming to the world

 

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Once finished you will get the recorded video in your youtube videos:

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Let me know if you have any questions or remarks!

the next challenge is to do a dual camera streaming! (both camera at the same time) if you know how to do it, post it please!

Minimalism, essentialism: this is my bag, all I have, all I need

Bag with bag's content on the floor
All the things I have

 

While playing theater I learned that less is more. One reason why I love theater is that you can apply the same principles you learn on the scene to your life.

 

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All the things I need

 

 

I am so happy to live just with the content of this bag, this represents my biggest happiness.

 

 

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Enjoying what is next to me,  enjoying what I have and what is possible to have,  this is my way of living. I mix things to get the best combination,  as I mix the cereals in my cup in the morning. 

 

You want to know the list of all the items inside my bag?

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Want to avoid online fraud? Move to Finland

Finland & Belgium safest places where to buy online
but still I got a big fraud myself from finnish website tori.fi

Safe and Savvy Blog by F-Secure

14% of people globally have fallen victim to online fraud that cost them money, according to the F-Secure Digital Lifestyle Survey 2013. Out of all the countries we surveyed, it seems people in the US and Malaysia had experienced the highest levels of fraud online, with 20% in those countries reporting they have been victims. Brazil, Australia and the UK followed closely behind, with 19%, 18% and 17%.

The lowest levels were in Belgium and Finland, with only 9% in each of those countries having lost money to online fraud.

In fact, European countries in general reported lower levels of online fraud that other countries, which could also explain why Europeans express less concern about online safety and potential fraud than Brazilians, Americans, Malaysians, and others. In Europe, 68% of people are concerned about being victims of fraud when shopping online, and 61% of people when banking online. In the…

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