Travelling solo has made for some interesting conversations, interactions and I have met some awesome people. The first thing I get asked by other travellers is whether I have had any issues travelling solo. To be honest I think what you put out is what you get back, and I haven’t had any problems (other than my backpack held for ransom in Athens). I also think that after this amount of time my instincts are pretty good (touch wood). However I do have a list of questions I never want to be asked again… Read more
Posts tagged ‘backpack’
After 2 wonderful days in Athens, I was due to head to Milos for some r&r on a Greek island with white-painted buildings, donkeys and shady bougainvillea shaded cafes.
Not wanting to take my large backpack with me, I asked my airbnb host whether I could leave it a his house (after I had decanted everything of value from it into the smaller bag I would be taking with me) and pick it up when I returned to stay on the 28th.
He said that would be fine, he might not be home, but use the keys I already had, Read more
Good travel gear is something of a thing with me
My day pack for instance was the result of 6 weeks of research, and buying one dud pack (Macpac, what are you doing?) before I stumbled across my final pick
My absolute must have feature was that it be hard for someone to furtively steal your stuff as you were carrying it, as when you travel crowds are a given, and its always good when you can come out the other side with everything you started with.
After many contenders, I think I have found a veritable fortress! Read more