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Scott Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean. On board there are about a dozen passengers and the compulsory seat reservations have been issued so that we are all down one end. I sit opposite a slightly scary looking big man with a shaved head and a black leather jacket. It’s actually against the law not to wear a black leather jacket if you are a Romanian man. Smoking and drinking lots of coffee are also mandatory. The inspector writes something on my tickets and it looks like all is in order. The next challenge will be the Bulgarian border in three hours time.

We use a mailing service, Dakota Post, as our address. They will handle your mail in several different ways according to your instructions and either hold your mail for you until you tell them to send it or send it on a regular schedule to an address if you are going to be in one location for a few months. The Escapees also have a similar mail service in SD, and there are other services in SD which I’m sure you can find in a Google search.

While one can take a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, I was advised to avoid the long, rough, and uncertain bus trip and instead take a short plane ride-a half-hour compared to a six to eight-hour (or longer!) bus ride. And that’s if there hasn’t been an accident or landslide along the often narrow road.

Lake Powell offers the opportunity for the ultimate wake board or water skiing experience. The small canyons are perfect for personal watercraft adventures. Tubing and swimming are perfect with water temperatures in the mid 70’s in the summer months. World class fishing is also available on Lake Powell. There is really something for everybody to experience.

The link below is full of information on the Bowlus. The picture was borrowed from the site but we did see one at the Cottonwood Rally. The minute he pulled in, literally every camper left their campsite to go and see it, It took several hours before he was able to move on. What a totally incredible trailer.

Great tips, particularly on packing light. I would add that using credit cards is not as easy in Europe as it is here. I found that many places do not take credit cards, even if it is a debit card. Apparently they think if you have to put it on a card you can’t afford it, even if it is a debit card and you have the money in your account!