The idea that I am leaving on Wed is starting to sink in and it was time to run errands. All those small things that don’t seem to be important till you wind up on the other side of the world without medications, sunblock or the right colors of embroidery floss.
Since this trip is going to cover over 7 countries and 95 days, not counting weather changes, altitude and attitude, my usual cruise suitcase is not going to cut it. Back to the beginning with mix/match and the ability to dress in layers.
Did I mention that we have a shipment en route from Germany which is not going to arrive till long after I have departed.
Country order is as follows – US to India with plane change in Germany. India to Nepal. Nepal to India to Bhutan. Back to Nepal. Nepal to Australia via Abu Dabi (yes, I know but it was the safest airline, best price and lounge access for an 9 hour lay-over involving 2300-0800). Australia to NZ. NZ to Australia. Australia to Seattle via New Caledonia, Fiji, various other islands) leaving me only to consider whether Seattle and Berkeley are in the same country. Departing 10 Feb, returning 16 May….
now if I can only find my….. what was it now?