July 2012. During my last trip with Arnaud le Canu, each of us carried a GoPro camera. Arnaud spent days (weeks?) to edit what he brought back, and the result is finally available. Since he only traveled 3 weeks with me, the videos are covering the trip from Delhi to Leh, through Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahaul.
Click videos traveling in Ladakh, on Royal Enfield to view a complete list.
I’m going to travel soon again, and since people who are following this blog are probably only interested about technical posts, I created another one focusing on my travels. You can see it here: my travel blog. The first post explains how I started traveling in India in 2006, and the one named Going from Delhi to Ladakh on Enfield tells more about my previous trip.
I traveled as a backpacker months per year the recent years, and ended up removing most of the stuff from my bag. I’m about to go to India for the 4th time in July, to ride an Enfield all the way from Delhi to Ladakh. I already went to Ladakh last year but want to do more areas, and at a slower pace. This trip might not be 6 months long, it depends of my feeling while on the road. I might come back after 3 months if I want to.
Everything in my bag found its use in previous trips, you might be interested about what goes in. I mention a lot of brands because I love them, none paid me to write this blog post and links are not affiliated. If you have any brands I should look for, please let me know.
1998, Internet grows quicker than anyone expects. I’m 19 years old and still live at my parent’s house, hang out on IRC, use FTP to download, and run Linux for fun. I’m a complete geek.
I decide to create a website, I’m not sure what I’ll do with it. I don’t know if I want something closer to FreshMeat or Slashdot, but I buy a domain name anyway. I hang out on #Linuxfr, an IRC channel, and decide linuxfr.org would be a nice DNS. Its first whois description is “Utilisateurs débiles de Linux” which translates to something like Stupid Linux Users. We kept this for years.
The first server hosting the website is a 486DX4 100Mhz with open case, under my feet, at my employer’s office. It then later moves to a paid hosting and when the site becomes popular, we’ll never have to pay anymore1.
Which ones do you use yourself? Let me know over Twitter.
Some more I got from you guys:
I wrote this post because I was receiving emails from friends about my past experience and wanted to gather all my advices in a single post.
I now receive more emails from readers than ever, at least a few per week, asking me questions about getting a job in San Francisco. I love you to blog, link, talk about this post, and if you really need to talk to me @fabienpenso is best. But while I would love to answer everyone of you over email, I just can’t.
I bought myself a 30” DELL 3008 WFP screen in 2008 (for 1,600 euros). I was super happy at the time, and it even took me a few days to get used to so much space on my desktop. I had decided about that purchase after reading articles mentionning how faster you were with a bigger desktop, and what the heck being on a computer all day long is my job.