Inside the pockets of a clown.

Trip Start Mar 01, 2012
Trip End Mar 24, 2012

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Flag of Colombia  , Bolívar,
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I have been pretty much wearing the same clothes for 2 weeks now. And no, they are not self cleaning. Good thing my natural scent is that of fresh cut flowers.
I had to break down and have them thrown in the hostel dried because the quick dry material was no match for the Medellin humidity. Luckily, I didn't wash my pants and have a spare t-shirt or I would have spent yesterday wearing a hostel towel. They tend to be thin and less than bath size. So far, that is the only down side of traveling light. The good side is that I am able travel plan changes on the fly because I always have my stuff with me. I am not hauling a heavy back pack or dragging rolling luggage up and down the street while I figure out where to stay.
And I can easily stop for a refreshing beverage when I tire of the search. 
I  also not a fine diner or clubber do the fashion is rarely a factor when I on the road. So I recommend the concept for those benefits alone. I am Working my way towards the warmer climates of the Carribean beaches so I might have splurge on some more appropriate attire. That or find a nudist resort for lily white fat people. I am really hoping such a thing doesn't exist.
To review the make of these clothes,,
They are stellar at making clothes that belie that you are carrying enough crap to wait out a drive by a small army. It is comfortable, stain resistant and if you don't smell of fresh flowers like me, odor controlling. On the down side, with do many pockets ingeniously concealed, it can take forever to find anything in particular. Getting frisked raised eyebrows. And the chances of getting hung up in airport security if you missed a pocket are high.
I do have some quality concerns to. I popped a pants button a couple days into the trip. Through no fault of my own, honest. The zippers get caught in the fabric, effectively keeping whats in in. A major inconvenience at passport control or when it comes time to pay, or not if you are not alone :-)
The pants come with a belt which even I know is a fashion faux pas. So whatever, its a free belt. Of course it's a plastic buckle that just clips together and is cinched tight, or not depending on dinner. Simple until you clip it forward side backwards. Then it locks and can't be undone. Which is a fact you don't learn until you really need it to get to unhook. Luckily, I figured it out sooner than that and pulled out the fabric and disaster was averted. Took me about an hour last night to pry it apart. which, all in all, was about the most entertaining Saturday might I have had on a long time. 
That is it for the latest in travel fashion.
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tcarmosino on

Great read! Looks like a good trip so far ...

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