Now that I decided that I’m going backpacking, I have to start getting ready. For my birthday I received 2 awesome gifts that I can use this trip.
From my boyfriend Seb I got the Vaude Astra Light 60 backpack. This backpack got some good reviews and was small in size. Which is important to me because I dislike those huge things that people travel around with. I also wanted it to be plain and simple black, no colors. It had to blend in, not stand out.
From my friend Jay I got the Leatherman Juice S2; one of the best multi tools around for backpacking. I’m glad I can carry this handy pocket tool around while I’m travelling. You never know when you might need it.
One of the gifts to myself was the Lonely Planet book, Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. I borrowed the 2008 edition from my colleague Michiel and noticed it was a pretty handy book. Since his was on a verge of falling apart, I got myself the latest edition.
I also was looking for a new pair of sandals, my previous ones were really worn out after a couple of years. After a long search I found these Merrell Sweetpea Dark Earth sandals that were just what I was looking for.