Adios Goldie!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ah, moving. The whole process no longer phases me as I've moved heaps of times in my life. If I've learned one thing about travel it's that no one likes packing (and unpacking) and then re-packing to fit the weight limits of the airlines-- but, here I go again! 

After 5 spectacular months spent on the Gold Coast of Australia, it's time for a little change of scenery and as of tomorrow morning at 7am, I'm off to see what else this glorious country has in store for me-- starting with the rest of the East Coast of Australia! 

When I first left for Australia, I was allowed 100 pounds of baggage. That may seem like a lot of baggage, but it's not. That's like 2 suitcases and a carry on. You have no idea how many things I packed, took out, forgot to put back in/ ended up putting completely ridiculous things in their place (14 pairs of shoes for a beach country where I ended up wearing flip flops practically every day... oops) and then headed Australia way with some terrible clothing choices for the weather! Hey, it happens-- lesson learned (ok, probably not!) 

Taking into consideration everything I learned in my many past travels, I've taken a new approach to clothing during travel. Let's keep in mind that I don't really "do" backpacks. I traveled around Europe with a large pink purse- not a backpack! 

 With this inner Australia adventure, I've opted to keep my clothing to one carry-on suitcase, a purse and a laptop bag-- mission impossible. I packed up my  big two suitcases and sent them off with a friend of mine that lives permanently on the coast. 

So here I am, left with this:

So there is it. The bag is completely full (over flowing) and I'm hoping the whole "sit on it and then try and zip it up" works in my favour. Either that, or my purse is going to be overflowing with the things I can manage to shove in there! 

Before I leave here's a few pictures of what I'll be leaving...

view out my bedroom window

view from the balcony and why resort living is the best!

So there you have it. It's sort of a bitter-sweet move, but I'll be back in no time and with lots more of Australia seen and a lot more stories to share! I'm excited to see what kind of outfits I can create out of the few things I was able to pack into that bag-- wish me luck on that! 

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