Thursday, 26 August 2010

Back In a Fortnight or Thereabouts

I am so packed!!! Well except for make up and toiletries that is, but that's no big deal. I did it last night and my new rolling duffel bag fits everything in it with ease. Hurrah!! Admittedly it is relatively large, much bigger than I was anticipating, but it's not insane and I can still pick it up relatively easily. It's nothing like the time I went to Buenos Aires for 6 days with 3 girlfriends back in 2004 and one of the women brought TWO large suitcases. For six days!!! Two suitcases!!! Two!!! Her smallest suitcase was bigger than the one suitcase I was taking and when we arrived at the hotel - I loved that hotel, highly recommended if you are BA bound - and she opened her cases it was full of stuff straight from the dry cleaners complete with wire hangers and plastic coverings. Bananas!!

I'm travelling relatively lightly when you consider I do have my sleeping bag and self inflating sleeping mat in there. I know, what was I thinking with the sleeping mat, but it was only $20 and even though mats are provided - a fact I discovered post self inflating mat purchase - a little voice in the back of my mind keeps chanting "bed bugs, bed bugs" at me. Seriously you can't go a day in New York without hearing some news story about a bed bug infestation, even the Empire State Building had 'em, so admittedly I am slightly paranoid, but...shudder!! Anyway this being the case I'm taking my own sleeping bag and mattress pad instead of renting them. They take up a bit more space obviously, but both are very light, especially the mattress pad which is much lighter than my yoga mat, but of a comparable size.

So I'm all set, my mail's on hold, my out of office is enabled at work, Debs is going to keep an eye on my place while I am away, water the plants and all that gubbins, so I'm outta here!!!


I'll be back online in a couple of weeks with photos and tales from my trip. I've decided against posting while I am out there as after reading this very interesting article from the NY Times yesterday I've realised I need a break from technology. I'm so fried, my brain is definitely feeling deprived of nature and down time right now, so this vacation has come at the perfect time.

See you in a few!!


Amel said...

HAVE FUN, TAKE CARE, and yeah, a break from technology is indeed necessary. We'll also have that break soon! :-D

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Thanks Amel. Hope you have a lovely break too.

Spandrel Studios said...

Very much looking forward to your travelogue, Fish - safe travels, and may you have many memorable adventures!

Kitty said...


I'm looking forward to your photos! Have a wonderful trip Fish. I hope you have a much deserved break from the routine!

Jonathan said...

As per usual, I am so late commenting that you're probably back already...

Hope your trip went well :)