Gadget Shopping

[17 days until departure]

Wow, what a day. 10 hours of watching online reviews, reading technical specifications and comparing prices lie behind us. But we succeeded! We finally have ordered all necessary equipment for our trip. Our empty bank accounts are the proof of that 😉

 

Teasi One³

For our biking GPS, we decided to go with the Teasi One³, as pictured above. It is rather affordable if you consider how value-packed it is. Mounted on our bicycles it will guide us along the Balkan Route as we are able to download all country maps in Europe for free.

 

 

GoPro 4 SilverWe have also settled now on the Videocameras which we’ll use to record the Refugee Roads. We have looked into DSLR’s, Camcorders, and various alternative Actioncams. But in the end, it is hard to beat the GoPro series. We approached several distributors, including GoPro themselves, for possible sponsorship. However, without success. So we went ahead and ordered one GoPro 4 Silver and one used GoPro 4 Black. The Black will be used for slow-motion shots and interviews, whereas the Silver will primarily be used to capture the action along the way.

In addition,we purchased a lot of small but necessary supplementary helpers, which range from a solar charger, a power bank, and multiple mini-SD Cards to an external monitor for the iOgrapher and a variety of mounts for the GoPros.

We are obviously not only spending money but we are working on many other fronts, which we will talk about in due time #bike sponsoring 😉  There are so many puzzle pieces which are needed for our trip and we’ve added a couple more to the picture today. With less than three weeks to go, Refugee Roads is starting to take shape. We’ll keep you updated!

 

Have a great and sunny weekend,

 

Florian & Timo

 

 

 

Hello iOgrapher Go

[29 days until departure]

Our iOgrapher Go including some neat side equipment (see photo) is on its way to us! This beauty will arrive minus the monitor but plus Manfrotto Lumiemuse 3LED Light and Deadcat within the next two weeks – excited to start shooting!!!

 

iOgrapher

 

Ps.: No. We didn’t get a special discount for posting this here 😉

Preparing for Diversity

 

[34 days until departure]

Thanks to the help of our courageous fellow students from the BA in International Studies here in Den Haag, we now have a flyer in over ten different languages! We plan to take them with us on the road in order to overcome language barriers. This will ease communication with the wide diversity of people that we expect to meet.

We will also make them available to you via this website. Check out our Press Section to download the flyer for example in Arabic, French, Turkish, Czech, or, as pictured here, in Greek.

RR Flyer GREEK Back

 

A Bank Number for Refugee Roads

[47 days until Departure]

Refugee Roads has its own ABN bank account!

A big shout out to Mr. Lemaire from the branch at Kneuterdijk 8 here in Den Haag. He really took his time to hear about the project. Then he gave us some quality financial advice about which account is tailored best to our purposes.

"Sign here, here and here!"
“Sign here, here and here!”

This means in turn that we are now able to accept donations. Every Euro will go on the Refugee Road with us! PayPal is all set up for you in the top right. Alternatively, you can also make a direct transfer to

 

Refugee Roads

NL32 ABNA 0497 3111 27

 

Thank you and have a great day,

Florian & Timo

Starting the Countdown

[50 days until Departure]

Hello there! This is thrilling. Our website is finally up and running and you are reading our first official blog post! With it, we want to inform you about two things.

First, we are now starting the clock until our planned date of departure. On the top of every post, we will count the number of days left until June 1st. We are still quite calm now but trust me: Even if the countdown drops in a linear way, our excitement and tension will rise exponentially!

Second, We are completely new to WordPress and thus still experimenting. So please forgive us if any mistake manages to sneak past our careful editing. Your feedback is very much appreciated, especially now while we are in the preparatory phase. Thus please write us via the provided contact form in the drop-down menu on the top if you find a mistake. Any other recommendations or tips for us are also highly valued!

Now buckle your saddlebag and put on your biking helmet. The story of Refugee Roads has just begun!

With regards, Florian & Timo