Sofia - Belgrade (I cheated)
We've arrived in Belgrade after an exhausting travel day. We only had a one hour flight but let me give you a pro travel tip: don't travel with a hangover. I wrote a rather hilarious (if I say so myself) piece about this in my original Sofia-Belgrade post, however due to internet issues in the lounge that post disappeared. #travellife
Long story short I started this morning with a "kill me now" kind off hangover (and 20 minutes of sleep) which slowly progressed to a "suffering but bearable misery" kind of hangover. Most fun part of my day? When I got woken up by bagpipes that got played about 2 meters from my head when I was sleeping in a -up to that point- quiet room in the hotel. Gotta love that Bulgarian culture.
Before I go into what I gained and lost this month I have a confession to make.. I cheated last month! After I packed my bag and weighed it I picked up a bunch of clothes from the donation basket that all my fellow travellers and myself leave our unwanted clothes before we head over to the next country. Here's what I picked up:
- 1 dress
- 1 short jumpsuit
- 2 t-shirts
- 1 book
- a fabulous fake leather skirt
So I might have had a bit more weight than the 24.3 kg I "officially" took to Sofia with me..
This month the donation basket was once more a massive pitfall for me in my quest to minimalism. Also the fact that I stocked up on toiletries from my favourite store (LUSH) did not help..
So here's what I gained in Sofia
- 1 t-shirt (cropped with long sleeves) bought at H&M
Underwear (don’t want to have to hunt it down in Asia)
pair of jeggings
bottle of nail polish
rose shaped muffin baking tray
new lens fluid
fabulous black hat I found in a hostel in London
travel sized flask to put lens fluid in
bathsalts for tired feet
1 calendar for 2017
1 bikini top
(this list does not incllude all the other stuff I picked up and then returned to the donation basket after I’d talked some sense into myself)
Here is what I left behind:
Bobble bottle, it was 3am in Rabat I just couldn’t be bothered to empty it. I chucked it
Short sport shorts, worn twice so far
My comfy warm socks, at this point they are more hole than sock :(
Argan oil (ran out of it)
My big bottle of lens fluid ran out → more space in the bag!
At least 4 socks, they seem to dissapear/wear down a lot quicker since me and Kyron started to share them..
1 dress (the one I picked up in Rabat)
Napoleon Hill - Think and grow rich
When I first weighed my bag it was 24.5 kg. However, at the airport the scales were even harsher..
I am currently travelling with 25.8 kg meaning that this is not only the first month in which I wasn't able to decrease the weight, but even gained some.
However I am still determined to go to Asia with less than 20kg. So 23 days, and 6 (+) kg to go..