After months of researching, designing and creating gear for my big trip, the time has come to actually put it to the test.
If I am to believe the internet, then I’m probably over-prepared, so no worries. And in case I forgot something, I’m sure it will be available in my first stop, India. On a related note, an ex-colleague told me that toilet paper is pretty much impossible to find over there. Thus, naturally, after putting all my gear in the backpack, I crammed all compartments full of the stuff. And with that the more basic needs have been touched upon :).
Saturday morning, I had a nice brunch, and after an emotional goodbye at the airport, I was off. Everything went really smooth so far. Airport security didn’t even give me a second glance, probably because I look like a huge dork in my hiking pants and flashy running shoes. That’s probably not going to change, since I have no clothing with me that anyone would consider everyday wear :).
Next stop: New Delhi.