While back in Mykons we are still working on preparations of the trip.
Many friends insisted that ones away from the capital, there are very few thing we will be able to achieve regarding the trip and that we should stay in Athens instead . Thankfully in our case that proved not to be truth. With the assistance of the internet and a lot of hours in Google Search, we have finalise and complete all the missing parts of our gear needed for this trip.
Another critical issue that was solved on line was our International Driving Licence ,we manage to get them ready both without any hustle at all. If you also wanna avoid the trouble try http://www.idlid.com their service is fast and efficient . In two weeks time we had our local driving licence translated and sent to us in both Card and Booklet forms and are now both ready to be used on the road.
Another issue also solved on line and worth mentioning in our gadgets for this trip is our satellite tracking system. After my experience in previous trips with satellite phones and again a long research on line we now own and would be using a DeLorme inReach. A tracking devise with the capability of using the satellite network in order to send and receive SMS and GPS coordinates in case of emergency.As mobile phones do not function everywhere the inReach would also help us to exchange SMS with our homes via the satellite network or allow our families to locate us in our track map. Check out their web site at http://www.delorme.com . Feel free to email us any questions or personal feedbacks .
Starting from the first day of our trip and with constant updates we would be marking our status in our tracking map. If you wanna check where we are you can click in the link bellow and get the latest from our location.
As last I left out our beautiful Overlandiaries stickers which have now reach the island and are already decorating Voukefalas ,our cars face lift outside at least. For the inside and everything else that has to do with the well run of the car we would trust the mechanical support of Zamanakos Car Service a car service outlet that is managed by Kimon a personal friend and a trusted “support from distance” companion in previous exhibitions.