I am approaching four months of travel and I have also entered a slightly cooler climate. Now I wear jeans and my light dresses stay in my bag. My gear is holding up but starting to show the wear of travel. My white clothes have a grey/brown undertone, even when they are fresh from the wash. I am planning to enjoy a shopping excursion and a haircut when I reach Bangkok in early January.
Items no longer with me
- Cuticle clipper: Taken at security when I transferred flights at the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia airport
- Baseball hat: Gifted to Tri who works at Be Treed adventures
- Coin purse: Gifted to me by Laura, I either dropped it or a tuk tuk driver in Phnom Penh took it
- TSA clear travel toiletry case: Broken zipper on the case made it unusable so I threw it away and replaced it with a ziplock bag I brought from home
- Sunglasses: One of my first days in China I found an optician who bent the arms of the sunglasses inward so they stopped falling down my nose.
- Pants: My yoga pants and my linen pants developed holes. With the help of a tuk tuk driver, I visited a 70 year-old man with a sewing business in Agra. He sewed patches on both pieces of clothes for about $3 USD.
- Wallet for holding cash: Purchased to replace the lost/stolen coin purse
- Padlock: Purchased in India to be used when I need an additional lock
- Toiletries: Replaced a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soaps and a razor
- Face creme: Bryana brought me a new jar when we met in Delhi!
Least used items
- Tennis shoes
- North Face rain jacket
Happy Thanksgiving to family and friends celebrating this holiday. I am in Jaipur, India today. In the hostel I met a woman, Sara, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She and her significant other (gregandsara.net) bought ingredients for a meal and I will be Sara’s sous chef this evening. I am looking forward to celebrating.