After a few rounds of research and lots of discussions between the two of us about sizes of our luggage we have finally agreed to what Lucia knew at the beginning anyway – we will travel light. Having a small backpack should have many advantages, e.g. Lucia will not spend on souvenirs, Mark will not be able to bring boxer shorts for every day of the trip as usual and some more relevant but obvious reasons such as:

:: being able to walk longer with the backpack on
:: having the opportunity to take the backpacks as carry-ons
:: not having to worry about the backpacks to be stolen from the trunk of a dodgy bus and keep them under the seat instead
:: ‘being forced’ to pack light and leave all that is not absolutely necessary at home
:: using one of the backpacks as a day pack

Test-packing proved we made a good choice ;)

This is pretty much all that we now think we need for one person

This is pretty much all that we now think we need for one person

This Princess Backpack fits it all

The prince has a slightly bigger black bag before the funny ones start asking!


Rozhodnutie konecne padlo po niekolkych kolach vyskumu a diskusii, ze budeme cestovat nalahko. Vydat sa na cesty len s malym ruksakom by malo mat teoreticky vela vyhod; napr. Lucia nebude moct nakupovat suveniry vo velkom, Mark si nebude moct vziat trenirky na kazdy jeden den vyletu ako zvycajne, a vela dalsich dovodov znacne dolezitejsich, ako:

:: vydrz pri dlsich presunoch
:: moznost vziat si ruksaky do lietadla ako prirucnu batozinu
:: ziadne stresy z toho, ze nam ruksaky ukradnu z batozinoveho priestoru uz tak pofiderneho autobusu, pretoze si ich mozeme vziat sebou a strcit pod sedadlo
:: nutnost zbalit sa co najefektivnejsie a nechat doma zbytocnosti
:: moznost pouzit jeden z ruksakov na celodenne vylety


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