|Gone Walkabout||Journeys around the world by Sean Connolly|
Masters of the Dance
I was rather happy with everything I brought along this time, even though it was slightly more than I would normally bring for a long-term trip. But I was not anticipating moving around that much, and I also planned to spend more than my usual time trying to fit into the nightlife as I travelled. This required some extra clothes, needless to say. I was almost embarrassed by everything I brought, but even then, the entire pack only weighed 9.5kg (about 21 lbs).
ExtrasIn addition to my backpack, I brought an old duffel I've had since my trip around the world. I knew I would be taking a lot of bus rides, and there's nothing filthier than a bus luggage hold. So, in addition to protecting my backpack, I was also able to cover a rather expensive looking pack with a non-descript dirty grey cover which also doubled as extra security. Plus, being able to lock everything inside when I was going out dancing was a nice added bonus.
I also brought another pack cover. A tiny, ragged blue nylon duffel bag that my sister used for her ballet shoes back when she was a kid. (Sorry, Jen!) It just barely fit over top of my small, spiffy new daypack, rendering the whole package to look like a rather sorry sight, not to mention eliminating any chance of quick fingers unzipping anything. It also appeared quite flimsy, so if anyone did by chance try to slash it, they would be surprised by the tough bag lying underneath, and so I'd get away with just a slashed cheap nylon cover...