This is officially the lightest I’ve ever traveled. Here are the entire contents of my bag for my two day trip. Well, a bit less considering I’ll be wearing the shoes, clothes and jacket.
A book (I picked Eat, Pray, Love although I couldn’t stand watching even 20 minutes of the movie. I still thought it was appropriate for my solo trip!), travel guide, two passports (one has my ILR visa and the other is my new one), Danish money, small camera, extra lens for my D5000, pen, booking information, 2 nakd snack bars – I love these! They usually have only 3-4 ingredients and are vegan + gluten free. I hate granola bars, so these are a good alternative for me because they are generally made of dates and nuts.
I am taking EasyJet, so I certainly won’t be getting any food on the plane. I’m the kind of person who is hungry every two hours whether I eat a steak or a salad, so I MUST have emergency food when I travel.
I read an interesting NYT article the other day about the airplane food industry and the complex logistics it takes to feed that many people and keep the food fresh, and the problem of trying to make the food taste good to people whose taste buds are dulled by the elevation.
The only good airplane meal I’ve had was on Lufthansa, which this article mentions specifically. I just loved it!
I was going to Cologne for Christmas markets last year, and I was shocked to get food on the flight. They gave us a little schnitzel and German potato salad – both were great and actually tasted like real food! On the way back we got a pretzel and cheese, also good.
I’ve been so busy I haven’t had much time to research what kind of food I can expect in Denmark. Also, I kind of want this to be an adventure so I haven’t planned every single detail of this trip like I normally do. Mostly all I know is that it’s supposed to be nice weather. Can’t wait!
See you Thursday!