The bag that travelled 10 countries and uncountable cities with me
This bag has been with me for 3 years now. I bought it before my Australia trip (Has it only been 3 years since that trip? Seems like a decade ago). Since then, it has been with me on all my travels. Sometimes I travelled alone, sometimes with friends and sometimes with family. This bag was never left behind.
I totally take this bag for granted. It’s there. Period. It goes with me everywhere. But come to think of it, I am heavily dependent on it. I CANNOT leave it behind. I can’t even think of it.
My first job involved lot of travel. Every time I travelled, I forgot something essential like toothpaste or contact lens solution, etc. I would go looking for an open medical store late night only to find that everything in the area was closed. After I got this bag, things changed. I made this my permanent travel bag and kept a set of essentials in it. Things like toothpaste, toothbrush, moisturizer, perfume, hair clips, body wash, etc.
And so, every time I need to travel, I just put some clothes in and I am good to go.
Not only has this bag been so loyal to me – stuck along with me without tearing, breaking or giving away, it has come to my rescue whenever I was stuck at airports with extra check-in baggage. I have stuffed it with all kinds of stuff and it is still intact. I have used it roughly, it has lost its original shine. But it still ‘backs’ me up (Pun intended).
I owe this bag a lot. It facilitated and enabled my travels. Without it, I would not have seen 10 countries. Without it, I will not see any new place.