Paris to Madrid: No Baggage Challenge Update
Rolf’s latest travel project is the No Baggage Challenge — a journey that will take him around the world without using a single piece of luggage. Every few days, we’ll be updating Vagabonding with a recap of the latest to keep you up to date on the adventure.
Rolf spent 36 hours in Paris catching up on blog entries, shooting a video demonstrating his laundry routine, and touring familiar Paris sites in a vintage Citroën 2CV, before catching an EasyJet flight to Madrid.
Days on road: 6
Miles traveled: 4,927
“There was a time when, believe it or not, I thought Paris was no big deal. This was before I had ever been there — back in the days when I was living and traveling in Asia. At the time, I was so enamored with places like Bangkok and Varanasi and Ulan Bator that I thought Paris would be a bore by comparison. I was wrong, of course: Not only is Paris a fascinating place; it is (in ways that are more subtle than you might think) my top candidate for the most beautiful city in the world.” –Rolf on Rolling retro-style (and doing laundry) in Paris
Our next update will find Rolf tapas-roaming in Madrid, before heading south to Chefchaouen, Morocco. To follow the journey in real-time, check out the No Baggage Challenge blog or follow along on Twitter.