General, Travel

Mission Impossible is Accomplished

Test pack completeWith aplomb if I do say so myself.

Today’s test pack went a lot better than expected. That huge pile that was shown in my previous post Testing, Testing fitted into the bags I am taking abroad with me. To be specific, in ONE bag. I have surprised myself and surpassed any packing expectations I had.

This has left me worried and twitchy. Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely made up that everything I had in that pile comfortably fitted in. I just can’t help but think what have I forgotten? I do have some stuff to go into the smaller bag, such as documents, gadgets, and a few extra clothes, but it should still all comfortably fit.

In a fit of organisation that I am not normally known for, I wrote an inventory of everything that went into that big bag. Looking back at it, I can’t see anything on there that makes me think I have left something out.

Maybe I am a super-efficient packer? Maybe I come with little baggage? Maybe I have forgotten something major?

We shall see….

General, Travel

Testing, Testing

Will it fit?
Will it fit?

So I haven’t blogged in a while, and I thought I should change that. I am disappointed in myself that I haven’t kept up with this as often as I would like already, but I guess I have been doing other important (well….?) stuff. Like applying for my Vietnamese visa, paying all my outstanding travel payments off, completing my travel shopping list, sorting my PADI card, getting a criminal check….you get the idea. So, to correct my recent run of not posting, I have decided that I am going to post twice today (you shall soon see why) and I am going to blog every day until I go travelling, and hopefully continue this while I am away.

Today is the day I have committed to a test pack. I need to see what will fit in my bags, what I do and don’t have room for, and what I am taking too much of. I have added a picture of the pile of stuff (that isn’t quite complete, there is stuff in the wash and also some stuff not bought yet) that has to fit in the bags I am taking on t he plane (also in the picture!)

It’s a bit of a mission impossible/bag jenga event. I shall blog after. Wish me luck!