You’ll find plenty of blog posts, articles and stories with advice on travelling cheaply, or on cutting the cost of travel, but I’m not going to go there. Instead I’m going to weigh up the costs of my travels in items lost.

Here’s my rather impressive list of items lost whilst on the road (or off it as the case may be):

Morocco 2015

£60 – Hein Gericke gore-tex motorcycle glove (lost riding Plateau Rekkam)

Riga 2015

£150 – Zara coat
£40 – Senz umbrella
£30 – Next combat trousers
£25 – Lyle & Scott woollen beanie hat (a replacement for the one lost in Seville)

Tel Aviv 2014

£40 – Jacket (OK I didn’t actually lose this one. It was beyond repair so I cut it loose)

Seville 2013

£25 – Lyle & Scott woollen beanie hat

Croatia 2010

£160 – Acer Aspire One Netbook

Grand total – £505

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve lost whilst travelling?