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The Day Before - Mad Packing Panic

So much to pack - so few suitcases

sunny 17 °C

This is the moment when you realize that you have no real clue as to what "packing light" means.

Or rather, it's too late to read the 793,000 (seven hundred and ninety-three thousand!) sites that are returned by Google in a search for "how to pack light". Having a looked at a few of these sites, none of these people are normal humans. They are super-travelers. I do not have a vacu-suck packer or multi-stage collapsible luggage set.

The only trick I know is to stuff my shoes with my socks (3 pairs, per) and thus save that wasted space. But these super-packers never take an extra pair of shoes. Probably most of them do not wear socks with their kelvar-moulded-self-drying-mountain-scaling-floatation-device sandals.

So, how is it even remotely possible to pack for 3+weeks away in a foreign country? I have no clue.

Tomorrow at 11:28am we board the first of three flights: Victoria to Calgary to London to Athens.

When booked, the first outbound flight was scheduled for 1:25pm, lulling me into a false calm, that there was still plenty I could do (last minute purchase of floating sandals, say) before that flight. Hah!

I have to rush back to the washing and the drying and the picking and the culling and the despair of packing right now … more soon!

Posted by greece2019 12:16 Archived in Canada Tagged greece packing peloponnese Comments (0)

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