The Birth of the Semi-Backpacker

Trip Start Aug 26, 2007
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Trip End Jan 05, 2008


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Sunday, August 26, 2007

After so many months of planning, dreaming, talking and googling, my trip is finally here! I'd like to say that this Bronx-born city girl that's never been camping is doing a 360 and packing a tent and sleeping bag in her backpack; HOWEVER, I am realistic and comfortable in the fact that change can be gradual and that I am in no way ready for that level of tree huggin' lovin' yet!

Instead, I am proclaiming myself a semi-backpacker. For instance, I do have a backpack that I'm bringing with me, HOWEVER, it has nice, comfortable wheels and I also have an additional piece of carry on luggage. I swear, I tried to swing it with just the backpack, but as soon as I stuffed my hiking boots and weather-proof gear, there was barely space left for any other roughing it-type essentials (such as my curling iron and dancing shoes!)  

As part of my semi-backpacking mantra, I will not be pitching a tent, tying my own knots, or making fire out of bobby pins and fig leaves, but I will be stretching my dollars by staying at low-cost hostels and traveling to my destinations via buses and ferries. 

My plane leaves in less than 5 hours and arrives at my first destination after 2 international layovers and 16 short hours. I am excited to get started on my journey and look forward to staying in touch (as often as I can get to an internet-cafe!)

I will document my trip with extensive picture taking and sassy commentary, so check back often to see what I am up to. My next update, will come to you live in a few days, as I begin my journey to the end of the world!
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smuffy
smuffy on

Firstie=Bestie!!!
Fig leaves and hairpins. Only you, loca. Only you. I'm excited to hear more.

nadhazy
nadhazy on

Peter
Judith Good Luck!

wrhpuravida
wrhpuravida on

Felicidades!!!
All the places I've dreamed of being, okay, except for the tent thing!! I'll live vicariously (I don't even know how to spell that word...I guess that's why I don't use it)through you....Happy Times and Grand Adventures! ---Rebecca

carolinaarico
carolinaarico on

You Fearless Traveler!
I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to read your first on-location entry.

smuffy
smuffy on

Awww @ my dad
He totally left you a comment!!!

I gave both he and my mom a link to your blog.

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