Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer trip

The way you document a trip, is to begin with a photo of stuff you put in your bag, laid out nicely in an almost-rectangular grid.

And then you list all the items in it:
  • 5 T-shirts in a Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Half Cube.
  • 1 Shirt
  • 2 Trousers and 2 shorts (it's summer!)
  • Socks and underwear in a Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube.
  • Swimming trunks, light t-shirt and ultra-light towel.
  • Cheap sunglasses, painkillers/over-the-counter paracetamol/meds.
  • Toiletries bag (soap, shaving kit, roll-on deo).
  • Cocoon Grid-It Organizer for electronics (should've got the bigger one):
  • GoPro 3+ Black with extra battery backpack, waterproof housing, a floaty mount and selfie stick (don't judge me, it's useful).
  • Canon 1000D with two lenses:
    • Tokina 11 - 16 mm f/2.8 (a heavy lens to build your neck muscles)
    • Canon 40 mm f/2.8 (weeeee pancake lenses)
  • Summer shoes and beach flip-flops (hidden in the plastic bag top-left).
  • Rain jacket and a super light pull-over for slightly-cool nights.
  • A small card game to occupy us on the boring bus trips. 
The whole thing (minus the cameras, and lenses) weighs around 9.5 kgs with the bag. Pretty good for a RyanAir flight. And notice that I'm not cheating by stuffing my pockets full of stuff to avoid going over the weight limit.

I'm pretty proud of myself.

Where am I going?

Draw a Z-shape on a map, starting from Vilnius, going through Riga and ending in Tallinn (or Helsinki, we haven't decided yet). Maybe that's a N-shape. I'll let you decide. S will join me directly at Vilnius, and then we'll do a combination of buses/trains until we reach Riga. Then we hire a car and visit eastern Latvia (going close to the Russian/Belarussian parts) and the natural parks of Estonia.

Let's hope this time I actually post updates on the trip... unlike last time where I just wrote the first entry and promptly gave up. (Sorry?! (if you are looking for an apology))

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