I’m less than three weeks away from my first-ever trip to Asia! If all goes as planned I’ll visit at least two new countries in the next few months. I know nothing about the Philippines but I’m told it’s hot, muggy and densely populated. For a Canadian girl, everything but home is hot, muggy and immensely populated!
As I start the whole packing process I’m surrounded by piles of what to bring and what not to bring. I can’t decide what belongs in each pile. Every time I travel I bring more than what I need. But just as it is in training, more isn’t always better! The airlines won’t let me bring any more than two bags, at least not without charging me an arm and a leg, so I’m forced to bring only the essentials. Bike…check. Helmet…check. Traveler’s checks…check, check, check.
My list of what to bring won’t all fit onto a passenger jet, let alone a couple of bags and a bike box. I’m thinking about taking a ship to Subic Bay. The question is, will I get there on time?