Can I shower on my journey?
I myself keep myself clean by washing myself in streams, or with “Baby Wipes” however although I can stretch it a week, I do need a proper shower every now and then. On the longer trips I will actually pay for a campsite where I can get properly cleaned up, or in some cases I just pay the campground owner a few Euro to use the shower.. So Yes, you can shower on your journey..
What do we eat?
The nice thing about the Soul Searching journeys I offer, is that you are never too far from a shops and even restaurants. Most days you will pass through at least 1 town or village. However, sometimes the timing is off, and / or the shops / restaurants are closed, so I always carry enough food for a day, and I always carry a bag of nuts and dried fruit.
A typical day for me would be :
Breakfast : a strong coffee with a large handful of walnuts and dried apricots and cranberries.
Lunch: flatbread with raw ham and cheese rolled up and another strong coffee
Dinner : usually a “Packet Meal” pasta, rice or lentils with a chunk of dried sausage, followed by a large handful of nuts and dried fruit
How many hours a day will I be walking?
I personally like to make use of daylight, so I like to walk at sunrise and I always try and set up camp anywhere between 1-2 hours BEFORE sunset, this gives me time to settle in, eat, and relax before hitting the sack.
This usually means at least 8 – 10 hours walking.. however some clients prefer 6 hours max walking, that is fine by me, but it does mean for example that a 3 day hike will become a 4-5 day hike.