LAUNDRY LIFTED IN LISBON
Summer in Lisbon is amazing. Until you lose everything you own…well, OK… almost everything. Once you’ve distilled your worldly possessions down to fit inside of a single carry-on bag, every item that you’ve held onto has been carefully selected, chosen at the expense of carrying anything else. If you’ve been on the road long enough, each piece you take with you is a story collected from all over the globe.
For practical reasons, when you’ve made ‘having lots of things’ a low priority, it really hurts to lose the few things that you actually do have.
This June, for An Pham, ‘not having a stitch to wear’ became a literal problem.
Here she is with her gear (left) list:
- ALL of my clothes but for what as on my body at the time.
- Sea to Summit Drylite Towel
WHAT I HAD ON AT THE TIME OF THE THEFT
- Mango Halter Dress
- Gap Two-band Sandals
- Canon Powershot G16
- Vapur Eclipse Water Bottle
- Kindle Paperwhite (great for reading at laundromats)
- ZeniTouch Notebook
- Pilot G2 Pen (for writing about the two Nepalese men who ran all over Lisbon with me in an attempt to catch the laundry lifter)
UPDATE – ‘LAUNDRY LIFTER’ STILL AT LARGE
He hasn’t been found, yet. But I’ve found perspective
Keep digging through other people’s bags: Check out the previous edition of ‘Looky Looky.’
HOW IT WORKS – To have your essentials featured, turn your bag out (careful, careful your best stuff is inside). Take out your gear. Frame it up at right angles. Then snap a pic and share it on social media with #minaal or contact us here. We’ll feature our favorite collections regularly with links to some of the great gear you’ve told us you can’t roam, work and live without.
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See you on the road.
‘Over it,’ on the sleeper bus from Saigon to Phan Rang. Thanks @adventuran for the shot.