It has now officially got to the point where I must start packing and getting myself organised for Europe. My hallway is lined with everything I'm planning on packing, my washing machine is working overload, my room is scattered with ziploc bags filled with random bits and bobs, clothes are hanging on every door handle, and my desk is covered with random little things that I must remember to pack. It's panic central right now and I'm convinced I'm going to forget at least a dozen important things.
As well as everything I need to pack, I have to remember everything I need to photocopy, scan and send to other people in case my luggage, or myself goes missing! And I am praying that my bag doesn't go missing, I don't care that I would probably get money from my travel insurance to replace everything, it would be such a pain in the butt! So I'm taking a change of clothes with me on the plane, and my phone and camera charger just in case. Hopefully that could last me a day or two if my bag arrives a bit later than we do!
So here is our itinerary, we haven't really decided what we're going to do in each city yet, we'll figure that out when we get there and are bombarded with suggestions from everyone else.
Dec 31st 10:25pm: fly out of Melb
Jan 1st 5:40am-8am: Stopover in Dubai
12:25pm: arrive in Paris
Jan 5th-8th: Lyon
Jan 8th-12th: Nice
Jan 12th-19th: Skiing in Meribel
Jan 19th-24th: Venice
Jan 24th-29th: Florence
Jan 29th-Feb: 4th Rome
So that's about it, I have better get back to organising myself a little bit more, but everytime time I pack something I find myself needing it half an hour later! I hate packing.