Tag Archive: packing light

4.2 (Tokyo), Osaka and Nara

After a final day in Tokyo checking out the Shibuya district (100¥ shops, the best ever Katsu curry and the famous scramble crossing), we took a bullet train south to Kansai province, Osaka.… Continue reading

3.9 Verona and Milan

We had a pretty stressful arrival in Verona as the B&B we had booked had already closed its reception when we arrived (we had gotten lost) and no matter how hard we rang… Continue reading

3.7 Rome

We were in Rome for three days, staying at one of the best party hostels in the city. The fact that our hostel literally has a night club in the basement didn’t really… Continue reading

3.6 Napoli

“We’re going to Naples!” Is, in my experience, a statement most often followed by a severe warning about thievery, mugging, or violent crime. (Except in one instance; “hehe, Naples sounds like nipples…”) Following… Continue reading

3.5 (Syracuse) and Taormina

Exercise balls instead of chairs. I would post today but this hostel’s fantastic attitude towards furniture is much too distracting for me. Syracuse was pretty cool. Wang and I went to a street… Continue reading

3.4 (Rome) (Messina) and Syracuse

If someone is snoring in a hostel dorm room, or if they are prone to night terrors, sleep talking, sleep barking (don’t even ask) or even loud sleep shuffling, it should be legal,… Continue reading

3.2 Florence

We arrived in Florence after a long and uncomfortable train journey, most of which was spent hunkered down on our rucksacks in the hot and stuffy cargo hold of an old and alarmingly… Continue reading

2. New York

We only had three days and three nights in New York, but I’m so glad that we made the stop. From the first time we stumbled out of our apartment into the harsh… Continue reading

1.11 International Weight Lifting Champion

Hello again. Apologies for lack of posts! We were hibernating pretty seriously for a couple of days after the Inca Trail, and the only reason we eventually emerged was because we had a plane… Continue reading

1.10 The Inca Trail

Hola Chicos! Sorry for the insane length of this post, but a lot has happened! We are in the middle of moving accomodation and preparing to return to Lima, we are super busy… Continue reading

1.9 Lake Titicaca

If we renamed all the tourist attractions in England so that their names included hilarious words such as Titi, the British tourist industry would be at an all time high. More reasons to vote… Continue reading

1.8 Could a llama trample me?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a group of just thirty five adults or seventy children are able to trample a human being to death. This is true of just a small… Continue reading

1.7 El Cristo Blanco

*cough. cough.* I´m sick. I think that one of los neños charmingly gave me their cough and now it has mutated into some kind of megavirus, leaving me exhausted and disgusting. Whoever said… Continue reading

(1.6 Sex and el Ciudad)

Okay, a quick update… We have moved out of Lourdes´house! At this point, we would have happily moved back to the accomodation that originally fell down, even if it was still partially collapsed,… Continue reading

1.5 Sun Temple, sun and temples.

I would like to retract my previous statement of “Ola” I of course meant to say “Hola!”. How embarassing. Anyway, Los Neñosssss! I am enjoying them. They are fun to hang out with,… Continue reading

1.3 Cusco

We have been in Cusco for three days now, and after a last minute change of plans from Real Gap (apparently our accommodation fell down…) we have been posted with a host family.… Continue reading

1.1 Flying Dog Hostel, Lima.

Well, we’re officially in Peru! After two long haul flights, we arrived in Lima airport very early this morning. We found a licensed (be proud) Taxi Driver and asked him how much it would… Continue reading

1. Peru

  Click to enlarge I am leaving for the airport in an hour and a half! I have a (relatively) small rucksack, as I have discovered, and it is a good job I… Continue reading

Packing Algorithms

Packing. Seriously, it’s like this crazy test of skill and decision-making, and it stresses me out. So I did what any rational person would do. I made a flow chart. Here’s my foolproof… Continue reading