Monday, September 10, 2012

Pack it Up

I don't want to leave Gravagna! How am I supposed to carry all this stuff home?

I was very proud when we came here for a five-month trip. Everyone had a backpacka dn we checked one duffel bag. That was it. Now the tables have turned...

7 comments:

Tim Canny said...

Back in the day my mom would pack extra suitcases in her luggage when traveling back to Ireland and England because she knew she would be "importing" all kinds of treats including Cadbury candy and "real" tea towels. My aunt in Ireland would do the same when coming to the U.S. as everyone wanted her to bring back American jeans. So apparently it is an age old problem.

Ben Hatke said...

Currently we are arguing about bringing back a package of italian CLOTHESPINS.

The giant rolling pin for pastery crusts has been given the pass...

ConcepciĆ³n Vidal said...

Bags attack!!
 That's always a scary moment :)

Umzug Wien said...

Thank you for your topic and great effort

Anna Mourachian said...

Ben, I would love to hear what makes the Italian clothespins possibly worth the precious packing space. I have found all American clothespins to be a disappointment. They are constantly breaking.
Anna
**Did you end up bringing any back?

Ben Hatke said...

Anna is angry at American clothespins too. The ones she gets in italy may be made in china for all i know, but they are heavier-duty and she swears by them.

I started to make a fuss about bringing them back and than I realized I was traveling down a bad path and she was really serious about bringing them.

Anna Mourachian said...

I'm relieved to hear that you compromised on the clothespins. Its the little things, ya know.
Do let me know if Anna ever finds a domestic source for good clothespins!