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HOW TO SEE THE WORLD
Art of Travel - European and World Backpacking
Lisa MacIver, Massachusetts, Oregon, the World
I always carry a sarong when I travel. I got mine in Malaysia for a few dollars some years ago. Here are actual uses to which this sarong has been put.
- 1. Skirt
- Either wrapped, knotted and pleated in front, or wrapped twice and tied. I sometimes sleep in it. Or put it on in the morning to go out and have tea before showering.
- 2. Towel
- Works great as it packs small and dries quickly. (Used for two weeks trekking in Nepal.)
- 3. Shower curtain
- Use clothesline to make a rod. (Aswan, Egypt)
- 4. Beach mat
- 5. Tote bag
- Fold into a cylinder and tie. I did this in England when I wanted to leave some things at a hotel while making a day trip. It's not great.
- 6. Sheet
- Perfect for hot climates.
- 7. Pillowcase
- Wrap up spare clothes to make the pillow.
- 8. Bathroom-privacy
- If some of the group hold the ends up. The rest stop on the felucca trip (on Nile) was an open area with gawking locals.
- 9. Sun shade
- Create shade on a hot day by attaching to available supports. Again, on the felucca.
- 10. Curtain
- To keep sun out of a window, and also for lower bunks in dorms for darkness and privacy. Again, the clothesline makes a reasonable rod.
- 11. Blanket
- For overnight bus trips--especially in Malaysia where they over air condition. Also, can wrap around shoulders for warmth. This is hard while carrying a rucksack, though some seem to manage.
- 12. Laundry bag
- 13. Parachute
- Roll two corners in each hand and hold tight.
- 14. Sail
- Beats rowing 900 miles to land.
- 15. Escape rope
- Vines aren't always handy.
- 16. Balloon
- Requires hot air.
- 17. Capture net
- If you get really hungry.
- 18. Cape
- When you need one to blend in.
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