No more backpacks, long live the bag with wheels!

  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - March 2010

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:

Am I still a backpacker? Serious question. I just put away my good old backpack, which has faithfully accompanied me for over twelve years. And invest in a wheeled luggage. Eh yes…

A rolling bag

I totally reviewed my logistics. Blame it on the heavy and bulky "box + flash" kit for my brand new Canon Eos 7D. These little things being fragile, I prefer to keep them in "cabin" bag.

So, in addition to this cabin bag became very heavy, I could not see myself stealing, as before, my dive bag AND my backpack. The solution: bundle together dive cases and clothes in one bag.

I found one, not too expensive, discreet, well damn, with two parts that fold over one another, in a large chain of sports shops: the Newfeel 90 liters of Decathlon.

Everything is in it, I can not believe it! And instead of wearing it, I roll it.

Tested in Malaysia!

And ... I tested it for real, yesterday and today, from Paris to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Verdict: like on wheels!


Mon sac à roulettes.Yes. I have not found the time to talk about it here ... In fact, I just went back to Asia!

This Sunday night, I spend the night in Kuala Lumpur. This Monday, I still have to take a morning flight to Banda Aceh, in the north of Sumatra Island, Indonesia.

Then, transport to the jetty, then ferry to Pulau Weh Island (my goal), and finally, transport again to Gabang Beach, where I will land at the diving center Lumba Lumba.

We'll see if this gentrified backpack bag holds the Indonesian road and tide ... hey, hey! I'll be back soon to tell you more about this new trip.


  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - March 2010