Every trip has material casualties, and we all try to mitigate them.
My first casualty came within 24hrs of arrival when my jet-lagged arse crushed my Amazon Kindle. Really universe… my e-book reader? I can hear fate and fortune laughing and howling: “You couldn’t have crushed a real book.” You might ask: What’s the adventure in that minor catastrophe? The adventure lies in the test of my ability to smile and laugh back at fate and fortune. So I cursed them, then laughed unapologetically and concluded that misadventure by using my iPod touch to read my e-book. Take that fate. Take that fortune.
So I’m left wondering what the next material casualty will be. The smart money is on the iPod.