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I Don’t Want to Go Home

Today I cried in McDonald’s. Not because my McChicken burger was really shit (though it was). A sudden burst of emotion that I didn’t even realise I had been hiding inside of me bubbled to the surface and overflowed, right into my lunch. I don’t want to go home. Nobody ever talks about what happens when a long trip ends, or when months and months of what you’ve come to know comes speeding towards a flight back to Heathrow at seemingly breakneck speed.


My Travel Essentials

The Ultimate Backpackers Packing List

Before embarking on a year long trip of a lifetime around Asia, Australia and New Zealand, I found myself frantically searching for guidance on what to pack. I wanted to know exactly what the backpacking essentials were, what to take to Asia and which backpacker items I could leave behind. I never did find a particularly comprehensive guide then recently, The Design Museum in collaboration with the Moving to Mars exhibition, challenged me to write my own!

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