Scouring the internet for all manner of things I might need as I prepare to begin a new chapter in my life (I’m leaving Iowa City and moving to Egypt for some indefinable amount of time, a few months, a year, who knows). Lenses for my 35mm Canon 7E, books, WWOOFing opportunities, dictionaries, camping gear, backpacking gear, visas, headphones, external hard drives… and voice recorders.
Cue Matador contributor Richard Stupart, he was reviewing a very expensive, but high-quality audio recorder. Not only was the writing superb, the samples of the product were magnificent.
So, put your head phones in, the nice ones if you’ve got ’em. Put em in, close your eyes, not too loud, but drown out the cafe or the home and listen to this sample from Richard.
Before you do, this is his description of the file:
It’s 6am in Gulu, Uganda, and I’m sitting outside as the sun starts to climb out of the sleep and the mist. The roosters are starting to do their thing, one tripping off another like some feathered telegraph. The crickets haven’t quite sussed out that it’s time to hand over the day, and the first traffic is starting to make its way up the dirt road behind the house.
My favorite page, with information that I bet is going to be infinitely helpful to me is this here. This is the Cape to Cairo page, detailing all the information a traveler could want on his trip from Cape Town to Cairo via local transportation. Including visa information, and his packing list (that must’ve taken forever, I mean, I’ve changed what I’m bringing 50x times, just to Egypt, and now I have more books on my list than clothes, because I refuse to buy a kindle, or iPad, I want a voice recorder instead, hah!)
Enjoy all this great information.
[Note: I in no way was encouraged or paid do this, but did it simply because I loved this information and wanted to share it with you.]
A little reminder, from me to you.