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Planning the grand trip through Africa, help me out why don't you

Dear bloggers and internet surfers, please make use of my pay pal system.

It is time to fulfil my dream, travel through Africa and Asia by car and produce multimedia stories on my way. The only thing withholding this idea is a few key features I would utilise for my lifelong trip. Consider this the New Media practitioners ultimate kit:

I need transport, so the newly released Mercedes G-Guard seems like the appropriate vehicle to take along. Its 5 litre V8 engine and its specially produced armoury kit will guarantee a safe and comfortable drive through the continent.

Firstly, hit me with the Nokia N93, I posted about it before, cannot stress enough that I really think its great!

What other equipment do I need, will a two Nikon D200 bodies would be great, with the appropriate 12-28mm f4G IF-ED and 200 - 400mm f4G IF-ED VR lenses attached. With that I could use a SB-800 flash system, and a lightweight Super Pro Manfrotto tripod.

I obviously need a great laptop to process and edit all the images and create multimedia stories, so I suggest the new Apple Power Book Pro 15 inch.

The new Sony HDR-HC3 HDV 1080i Handycam seem like a great, compact and effective capturing tool and will provide for high definition clips.

I will not be worrying about GPS and satellite phone systems, as the Merc will have these built in.

Ok, I will add items to this modest list of equipment which I really need! Please feel free to add any items that you think would be beneficial and do not forget to drop a penny into the pay pal account. Over and out.


  1. Blogger Serena | Monday, May 01, 2006 12:15:00 am |  

    hey Gregor,

    I know someone who did a trip through Africa- he's really knowledgable.

    if you're interested in speaking to him, let me know, and I'll introduce you next time we're in Jo'burg ok.


  2. Blogger Ceridwen Devi | Tuesday, May 02, 2006 5:48:00 pm |  

    So Gregor you are also a blusker now!

  3. Blogger Gregor | Tuesday, May 02, 2006 7:28:00 pm |  

    a busker? I hope thats a good thing... :)

  4. Anonymous Anonymous | Tuesday, May 02, 2006 8:24:00 pm |  

    well looks like you having big plans there sunshine.


  5. Blogger jvonblog | Thursday, May 04, 2006 1:20:00 pm |  

    Give me your bank details... I'd support your initiative :) Sounds awesome and I think you should take Serena up on her offer. PS. who needs a doctor when you have a Zimbo to remove your stitches! Liking the new Gregoogle vibe...

  6. Blogger Gregor | Thursday, May 04, 2006 2:04:00 pm |  

    Thanks for getting me that Merc Jvonblog! What a nice surprise! Might have to take that Zimbo with me in case anythings gonna happen...wanna join in?

  7. Anonymous Anonymous | Tuesday, May 09, 2006 9:37:00 am |  

    guy, what you need is this: