You know what i need right now? Some awesome hot cakes. Can you imagine how awesome they must be, to actually be labelled 'awesome'? I'm thinking they must be the sweetest, most delicious, memory-making plumpcious awesomest cakes in the history of cake making - THAT's how awesome* they are.
Yep, sure would like to be eating one of those cakes right about now...
* awesome cakes are calorie-free and do not make you feel sick if you eat three in one go, unlike the mince pies i have just stuffed my face with.
Let me start by saying I have never owned a backpack. Nor will i ever use this non-existing backpack to travel across Asia. It's just never going to happen, as much as i like the romance of the idea. But the reality is a) i like my creature comforts and b) i can only sleep well in my own bed (and sometimes that doesn't even work). To try to sleep in tents and on ten-hour train rides would be a one-way ticket to misery. But this most recent trip has taught me a few tricks, so i thought i'd share them in case, like me, you don't-travel-well-but-want-to-visit-places-anyways.* Your best friend is your MP3 player. It offers protection against the "public" when travelling; it provides an instant mood-changer when feeling out of sorts in a new country; it's a clock; add speakers and it's an instant party; it will help you merrily pass the time when waiting for delayed planes, trains and automobiles.