- 05 . 05 . 11
In which we take stock of the various minor calamities to befall us during the first three months of adventure.
Carelessness, Damage, Injury, Loss, Thieves
Seven months around the world takes its toll on mind, body and personal property. Here, a listing of injuries, losses and other trivial disasters from the first three months of travel:
- One “spare” Lumix camera battery, Emily’s to be precise, lost through the substandard lining of a pocket in my shorts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
- One iPhone 3G, Black, taken from Emily’s pocket by an iniquitous tea-leaf while watching a “lucky” turtle in Hanoi, Vietnam.
- One iPhone 3GS, Black, sent to an early, watery grave after it reacted violently to my taking it swimming in the Dead Sea, Jordan.
- Four separate counts of durchfall between us, each mercifully short-lived and not present at times of travel, in Luang Prabang, Laos; Hoi An, Vietnam; Luxor, Egypt and Somewhere Else, My Memory Fails Me.
- Two pairs of jeans, Men’s, size 34, both of which developed unseemly tears at the seams, requiring deliberate and careful hand and leg positioning during photos from inopportune angles.
- One pair of flip-flops, thongs in the Australian vernacular, size 9, Black, Haviana brand, misappropriated by a careless wastrel in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
- Two colourful and creative bracelets, Leather (ish), bought and lost on the same day in Hoi An, Vietnam.
- One $10 Amazon Gift Card mistakenly redeemed while half asleep on a different account to that which my Kindle is registered.