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Waaaah

So, I'm leaving for Australia on Friday evening. Which is not a whole lot of time from now.

I'm so nervous and excited that my stomach is one tight knot of energy. There's sooooo much I still need to get done, and because I've had to spend more money than I like recently I'm on a budget.

Things to buy:
two packets of cards, 6 dice, a Lonely Planet guide to Auz, several rolls of film, more socks and something else vital that I keep forgetting.

I'm outfitted with a big backpack, but only the vaguest idea of what I shall put in it, because spring is a fickle season and can turn both hot and very chilly.

And the art of needing to lug everything on your back strongly influences the need to travel light - but at the same time the possibility of going out clubbing/bar-hopping while in Sydney and the meeting of interesting and attractive people whom one might get acquainted with intimately (what else after all, are holidays for? ;) ) highlights the need for both condoms and going-out-in clothing.

Condoms, being light and very easy to pack are the least of my worries. On the other hand, shoes - and clunky and indispensable things like towels are going to be more of a headache.

As will how many books to bring, and whether I can get travellers cheques for Australian $.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. So many things to do!
I am exceedingly excited though, and the chorus in my head goes from:

Australia! New Horizons! Adventure!!!!
to
Passport, Tickets, Money, Packing, Errands ... System Crash

*rushes around like a mad thing muttering to self*

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casaubon
Sep. 8th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
re towels.
These are really good for backpacking with:
http://mountainwarehouse.co.uk/shop/product/products_id/460.html

But I don't recommend leaving them by the side of a swimming pool, because some total bastard nicked mine.
rainsinger
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)
Ooooooh, ta very much for that link.
I think it's too late for this trip but I'll definately procure it for future journeyings.
meepettemu
Sep. 8th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
you can get travellers cheques, but i forgot. hope no one mugs me.

I have *a* guide, but not a lonely planet...

eeeep!
grazia
Sep. 8th, 2004 09:26 am (UTC)
oooh have fun. you are so practical! packing condoms... heh.

*lucktravelwishes*

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rainsinger
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank you :D

Have address, will send postcards because I'll have Lynne around to motivate my disorganised ass. ;)
dubaiyan
Sep. 8th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
am incapable of travelling light
i love packing sandals though!

*goodluckvibes*

Yup towels are essential *H2G2 mode*
rainsinger
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:52 am (UTC)
Re: am incapable of travelling light
me tooo!
i love sandals (bringing several pairs) ;) and shoes in general.

and books and handbags and all that glitters... ;)
tinylegacies
Sep. 8th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
I would imagine clubbing clothes wouldn't take up much space :) And as dubaiyan mentioned - sandals are also wonderful for footwear options.

Have a wonderful time and I can't wait for a report when you get back!
rainsinger
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
Thanks :D
Yes, thankfully clubbing clothes are pretty light - on the other hand books aren't, and I'm weighing heartbreak of going without reading material against the angst of dragging it to the other side of the world since they'll be mainly airplane reading.
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