Broken backpack straps, headlamp that stops working, leaking tent, broken zipper, holes in shoes? It usually happens at the worst time, and that’s why you should always be ready. On the moment, the only thing you can do is to try to save the day with a trick. I did my Salkantay trek with duct tape around my hiking shoes (duck tape will fix almost everything). It was not pretty but it got me to Machu Picchu!
This summer, after all these years of good services it was time to give my old and loved Quechua backpack a well deserved retirement.
Packing list for going trekking
The road is the best teacher. During my 7 months of travelling in South America, I have been packing/ unpacking what seems to be ten thousand times. I got a rid of a few things, lost a few others. In this post, I am sharing my “packing learnings and tips” for the active traveler, getting ready for 3 days or 12 months of active explorations. Discover the items I loved and what I should have never packed.
I told you about my latest shoes acquisition and fashion faux pas (read “I finally bought crocs”)… Here is the proof: blending in with local blue footed boobies on Isabella Island, Galapagos.
So, who has the nicest feet?
Crocs don´t leave anyone indifferent. You either love them or despite them. And for years -since they came to the market to be honest- I hated them. I went on big monologues about how ugly and unfashionnable they were.
But here I am, years after. I just bought crocs.