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Calgary, Canada

So far... it's still on. Despite all the chaos caused by Iceland's volcanic ash clouds, my flight to Spain shows as still going and there hasn't been any news by the airline to say otherwise. Fingers crossed.

A while ago I made an itinerary of places to go with a certain order of how I would travel with an open mind that it would be subject to changes depending on where 'the wind would blow' me.......... I never really expected it to be a volcanic ash cloud (!!). So I probably won't be relying on any air travel while I'm there. I'm just glad I have my rail pass. We will see what happens and hopefully when it comes time to come home, things will be back to Normal.

I'm also trying something different this trip. I've decided, thanks to an early birthday present from my parents (thank you!), that I will be traveling with a rolling duffle bag-- as opposed to a suitcase or a backpack. The rolling duffle (catchy!) is a cross between a suitcase AND a backpack. Though I fully intend on rolling my way through Europe, at least there is the option of strapping it on my back in those cases where it's necessary (ie steep uphill gravel road a la Annecy, FR, or the gazillion sets of stairs a la Paris metro, etc etc..). I have to say, now that I've really looked at this rolling duffle...it's a mother of a bag...and it's only the medium size!! The good thing is that I've packed it only half full in a preliminary packing job.

All in all, this trip is turning out to be very interesting...and I haven't even left yet.

permalink written by  Sarah Andrea on April 18, 2010 from Calgary, Canada
from the travel blog: Europe 2010
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Actually, that bag looks huge in this picture...even bigger than in real life...I would think some retail therapy items would fit nicely into that bag?! Yes?

permalink written by  Anne4015 on April 21, 2010

It really DOES look huge...and it is. But when you turn it sideways it looks um, skinny. I'm already plotting which items I may accidently forget somewhere...ha!

permalink written by  Sarah Andrea on April 22, 2010

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