Oh, the things you can find if you don't stay behind - Dr Seuss
Leaving tips and links for myself for my trip through Europe and Thailand
So, after traipsing around Europe for over a month (mostly camping thank you very much!), I’d finally returned to my ‘home base’ hostel in London. Being very hostel like there were a heap of people and…not a heap of washing machines and a dryer that would take an entire reading of all the Game of Thrones books to dry a mildly wet sock.
This didn’t bother me too much, I was a TRAVELER! I knew the area, I knew the lay of the land and even more I knew there was a launderette around the corner! I packed my bag to absolute bursting point, grabbed some change and hoisted my bag onto my shoulder, and smugly teetered by the latest group of people milled outside the hostels 2 washing machines (hard to do when the bag is so heavy you are leaning slightly to one side).
I rounded the corner and triumphantly entered into Launderette heaven - big room, numerous machines (front loaders!) and best of all, dryers even I could fit inside of. Hefted my bag over to one particular machine near the middle of the room, got my clothes inside and set it to go while I sat back and relaxed with my back leaning on a nice and warm dryer behind me.
Next to me was an older gentleman, a local who had headed down (or pretty much been told to) after a DIY disaster in fixing his own washing machine We chatted about food and theater and the whims of electronics for almost a half hour…right until older gentleman got a strange look on his face, he gestured towards my machine ‘What on earth is that?’ he asked me.
I look over and to my horror, among everything potentially embarrassing that is spinning around (bra’s, g-strings, etc) there is one thing that has decided to stick itself to the front glass panel, one little beacon of un-mistakable, wrapped in blue, forgot to empty that pocketness… Of all things…a tampon.
Everything else swishes about but this sucker is front and center and stuck to the glass for all to see.
(Older gentlemen went red and left the launderette without his laundry…)
Traveling on my own is the best thing I have ever done!
and I was so worried about it too :)
then 23 hours of travel until my little feet touch British soil…or…floor.
16 freaking days!!!!!!
Have to go in one more time the day before I leave for one more (yes, I left it too late…oops) but lucky me it was about the same as a mosquito bite…which ironically is one of the things that could get me sick.
Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallin - all booked.
Can. Barely. Contain. Excitement!!!!
Having so much time gives me the opportunity to reaaaly plan what I’m packing.
Wearing on Plane
On Board luggage