Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A few months ago, I was in France doing research on cheese, pâté and wine. And by "research", I mean I was cramming them into my gullet. One of my goals, other than to gain 15 pounds in fois gras weight alone, was to make a few Youtube videos. The kit you see above was my airplane carry-on satchel and contained everything I needed to make videos in case my check-in luggage got lost and was forced to wear the same outfit for 2 weeks. Unless of course I was able to buy some haute couture from the Charles De Gaulle Airport snack shop. Then I'd be set (and Euro stylin!).
What's great is that this bag was also a good place to keep our maps, brochures, passports and there was a zippered pocket where I could dump all the Euro coins I got as change for purchases (mostly batteries and band-aids). I don't know about you guys, but figuring out exact change when you make purchases in a foreign country with foreign looking coins always frustrates me. I'd rather just hand the cashier a bill and have them give me change, which then goes into the bag with all the other change. By the end of the trip, it felt like I had a few kilos of change sloshing around the bag.
Now that I think of it, Grumpy has a similar man pouch that he carries with him on trips. Though I'm pretty sure he just uses it to carry his Beanie Babies and ChapStick.