Filed in: travel, Sat, May 7 2005 09:11 PT
This is the first of what may be more than a few tips on how to get around. It has been said that I have some experience in this area that I may be able to impart. Let’s start with packing.
There are those who counsel people to travel light. You know, pack only a couple of light shirts and 2 pair of underwear for any given period of time up to six months.
Fuck them. Seriously.
Here’s what I have packed for the current nine-day trip:
- six t-shirts
- nine pair of underwear
- brown shoes, sneakers and sandals
- travel kit including electric toothbrush, shaver, contact lenses, and two kinds of shampoo
And, of course, my kit:
- Pocket PC
- ThinkOutside Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard
- Motorola HS850 Bluetooth headset
- Etymotic ER-6i headphones
- 20GB portable hard drive loaded with a variety of music and TV
- mobile phone
- Sony CyberShot 3.2Mpix digital camera
- chargers for all of the above
Could I have cut back on this? Sure, but why? I did manage to leave my laptop at home, and for that, I think this is already a success. Even with all the adapters, this setup saves at least five pounds. I may in the future do short business trips with this kit, because there’s little I can’t do with what I have.
This is how I’ll be posting my stories from Mexico, in all my heavy-packing, heavy-geeking glory. Maybe I’ll even do a podcast or even a videoblog from this device, while I’m at it. I’ve got nothing but time.