Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Traveling light weight

Fresh water river in Andorra la Vella
I used to travel heavy with lots of luggage. Eventually, I learned to travel light. I often avoid even taking the checked in luggage with me, so that I directly go to the border gates, as I already check in at home. By this I avoid the long queues at the luggage drop and further delay at the baggage claim belts. Sometimes I just go on a flight with a small backpack, which also happens to be my laptop bag. I carefully pack the bare minimum stuff with me. This helped travelling further. An ideal example was my travel to Andorra this year, just a day before the EMJD-DC Spring event in Barcelona. 

Since it was a Sunday, most of the shops were closed. I had a look at the books, written in Catalan, speaking the history of the Catalan region. Andorra is the only country which has Catalan as its national language. Andorra la Vella was pleasant, and felt like the hill country in Sri Lanka. I know that the winter will be different, with mountains covered in snow.

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