Things I Lost / Left Behind …
My favourite pair of pyjamas at a hostel in Sarajevo
I think I must have left my common sense behind more than once
Several chargers because I did not triple check and assumed I had packed them
The friends I made when I lived abroad … every time I wished I could sneak them back to my home country
Money on useless tours, unnecessary buys and exchange rates
Photos and videos because either the memory card gave up or my hard drive decided to commit suicide
Books because I finished reading them and had to make space in my suitcase
Too many toothbrushes
Bracelets and necklaces I took off and just forgot
About three jackets because the zippers broke … I really need to work on quality clothes
Or on exchange/atm rates. They are not making it easier for us
The trust in Easy Jet, China Southern Air, and sometimes in humankind
My Joy Division t-shirt (yes the one with all the waves) at a hostel in Dublin
Another dearly beloved shirt and a pair of jeans I left in the dryer in Melbourne
Jumpers because they magically did not fit in my suitcase (even though I did not buy anything)
And last but not least, my heart to several places
I love this list, and can definitely appreciate it. I’ve lost so much stuff as well. At the same time though- gosh, look at all we have gained! And the things and experiences we have gained can never be lost.
Oh my gosh! The amount of travel adapters I’ve left in hostels is silly! I always end up buying a new one for every trip I go on! Such a waste really. And leaving clothes in the dryers that take hours and are still never quite dry enough or dry as cardboard when it’s done. Grr. x
I’m so surprised you’ve managed to remember so many things you’ve lost! I always forget in the end. I do lose so many toothbrushes and flannels though – such a pain!
I have so many things that I left behind too but I guess things come and go to make room for new ones. 🙂
I absolutely adore this list! If you don’t mind my asking, how many countries have you been to?! It sounds like you’ve been everywhere! xx
I once left a strawberry shortcake blanket in a hotel and I’m still sad about it.
I spent the Millennium in Sydney with my family. After an amazing 4 weeks travelling I arrived back home and realised that I left by beloved cuddly rabbit Barney in a hotel in Sydney. My heart is still broken now!
It’s sucha a pleasure to read your posts!
I LOVE this list
your posts are always so quirky and comfortable (if that makes any sense at all)! They always brighten up my day, as you are such a fantastic writer with a natural touch of humour, yet you still manage to make people think about life and social issues. AMAZING post (as usual of course).
Ahh…the last one… losing your heart to several places…very touching and so true. The most difficult one to retrieve I guess. Sometimes revisiting isn’t the same as the first time.
Haha awesome. When I was traveling Australia I kept leaving my towels in the bathroom hostels, only realising when I’d gotten to the next place. Same happened with shampoo during my last Euro trip. People are the worst though…
I love this idea for a post, such a cute thought provoking list! I love it 🙂
Great post! I always “idiot check” before I check out of a hotel, but neverless whilst working away a lot this year I’ve managed to lose my favourite pair of stripey leggings, 2 mini-hot water bottles, an H&M star scarf, and a little bit of my sanity! Thanks for following, Jo x
Chargers is high up there for me, books I always leave when I have read so another can enjoy them. I really enjoyed reading this bought a smile to my face. Where are the places you have left your heart? Keen to find new beautiful places Lucy x
Especially the last sentence “…….my heart to several places” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!