Do you want to know how I know I’m getting too old to keep backpacking?
Over the Christmas break, while I was on a slow boat in Thailand, I headed to the bathroom to use the squat toilet. I’ve used many squat toilets in my life as a backpacker, so I didn’t really think anything of it. That is, until I squatted down and heard my right knee and left ankle both let out a cracking sound. I limped in pain, with my 10kg backpack on my back, for the rest of the day.
Another reason I know I’m getting older? My newfound obsession with daily sunscreen use and my complicated cosmeceutical skincare routine, which you can read more about here.
This was my first trip where my love of backpacking and my love of skincare came into conflict. I was never going to fit all my serums into my tiny backpack, so it was time to make some serious skincare sacrifices.