Travelling for a week with only a backpack and a carry-on bag
I don’t think I ever want to do this, ever again. Particularly in Canada, and particularly in Eastern Canada, where the weather can change within hours, let alone days. So you may ask what is THAT, exactly, Raul? Well, THAT means: travelling for a week with only a backpack and a carry-on laptop knapsack bag. Theoretically, one should be able to do it. My friend Rebecca did it last year.
That’s why I attempted it too.
The last time Rebecca and I went on a media trip together to Quebec, she told me that when she went to Africa she literally packed only one bag and her laptop bag. Thinking that I could do the same this week that I am in Toronto-Kitchener-Waterloo, I packed just one week’s worth of clothes. Actually, scratch that. I packed 4 days. And even then, I wasn’t ready for what happened to me.
On the first day, the temperature was unbearably hot (32 oC feeling like 39 oC). The second, really hot. The third, it was nice. Yesterday was cold and breezy, and today? It’s RAINING. It’s raining in Toronto and in Kitchener-Waterloo. When I am trying REALLY hard to get away from the rainy weather.
Seriously, I think I did something wrong in my previous life, because this can only happen to me. Geez.