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):
£60 – Hein Gericke gore-tex motorcycle glove (lost riding Plateau Rekkam)
£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)
£25 – Lyle & Scott woollen beanie hat
£160 – Acer Aspire One Netbook
Grand total – £505
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve lost whilst travelling?