No more backpacks, long live the bag with wheels!

  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - March 2010

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Am I still a backpacketeer? Serious question. I have just put away my good old backpack, which has faithfully accompanied me for more than twelve years. And to invest in a luggage with wheels. That's right...

A rolling bag

I totally revised my logistics. The fault of the heavy and cumbersome "box+flash" kit for my brand new Canon Eos 7D. These little things are fragile, so I prefer to keep them in a "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: pack your diving gear and clothes together in one bag.

I found one, not too expensive, discreet, well made, with two parts that fold on each other, in a big chain of sport stores: the Newfeel 90 liters from Decathlon.

Everything fits in it, I can't believe it! And instead of carrying 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!


My bag with wheels.Well, yes. I haven't found the time to talk about it here yet... In fact, I just left for Asia!

This Sunday evening, 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, transportation to the jetty, then ferry to Pulau Weh Island (my goal), and finally, transportation again to Gabang Beach, where I will land at the dive center Lumba Lumba.

Let's see if this gentrified backpacker bag holds up on the Indonesian road and tide... hey, hey! I'll be right back to tell you more about this new trip.


  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - March 2010