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Day 0 - Packing

The mayhem begins

sunny 10 °C

So.... I’m going to China. Backpacking.
Ok, it might not be the real backpacking thing but looking at me and looking at the fact that I’m a 40 year old bat who has never been away from home longer than 16 days… this is hardcore backpacking for me. :-)

The plan is to start in Beijing. Then on to Xi’am, the misty mountains of Huangshan, Shanghai and back to Beijing.
Really have no clue that to expect. When I look at images from China I see those fancy metropolis, the nice nature scenery and everything in between.

I’m traveling with a good friend of mine. Crazy as hell and well experiences in traveling. I bought myself this fancy backpack with a daypack included. Should be perfect for the trip right?
So need to start packing. I got a list with stuff I should take with me.
Problem 1: A backpack is not a suitcase.
Since I’m a spoiled brat, I jam packed my backpack like suitcase. It must have been a million pounds (or at least close to something like this) and lifting the damn thing was a mission impossible.
It became clear I needed to get rid of some stuff. So after planning, packing, unpacking, re-planning, re-packing etc… I finally was packed and ready to go.


Destination China. Here I come!!

Posted by Bakaloko 08:31 Archived in China Tagged china packing backpacking traveling Comments (0)

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