PACKING MY BAGS FOR THE NEXT BIG ADVENTURE
I'm off on another big adventure this week. This time I am going to go and check out Eastern Europe. I've never ventured into this part of the world before so am excited about experiencing new countries and new cultures. My plans are for 5 weeks backpacking through Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and finish up in Istanbul, Turkey. It is quite a lot of ground to cover in such a short time but I am hoping that this trip will give me a taster for locations that I would like to return to and explore more in depth at another time.
|A free trip given to me as I've done so many before with the travel company :-)|
I am now only four days out from departure and I think I've got all the supplies that I think I might need or that make life on the road just a little bit more comfortable. My usual packing technique is to create a pile that I add to over a couple of weeks when something dawns on me that it might be useful or practical for my journey and then in the last few days before my trip I start to cull the pile back to pretty much just the essentials.
Hopefully while I am gone my apartment will undergo some renovations. I need to pack up most of my stuff just in case the letting agency does actually follow through with replacing my carpets. I will clear out the freezer and fridge this week as I am going to switch of the mains power too. I am on a meter for electricity so seems a bit pointless to keep stuff running and using up the pennies that are left on the meter. I am not sure of the fate of my herb garden and flower pots but can only hope that the traditional English summer weather patterns will kick in and they will survive with any rain that falls!
Not sure if I'll have time to blog along the way but I'll try.