As backpackers, flashpackers, tourists… whatever we are, you try and do all sorts of amazing things while abroad. Some choose to drink their weight in beer. Others set a pace only a sprinter could match, visiting every museum and attraction they can find.
Sabiina over at www.solofemaletraveler.com took it a step further and recently spent the night in a haunted room no less. Now I’m not superstitious but the thought of it all would be enough to keep me awake if I was there alone.
Another interesting post I read of Sabina’s was about shoes. I’m only taking two pairs with me, my walking shoes and some flip flops so it hit home about making sure they are comfortable.
I’ve spent the last month or two since buying my shoes wearing them. I want to ensure I don’t end up in the situation Sabina did, and find myself wearing solid concrete/steel shoes. Given we spend so much time walking and carrying our backpack from country to country you really shouldn’t skimp on shoes either.
I got lucky and scored my shoes on sale but really don’t cut costs on them. I’d go as far as saying they are on par with importance as your backpack. While it holds all of your gear, your going to walk some serious miles and the last thing you want is blisters at the end of the day.