I let my hair get longer than usual because I was using it for insulation. Despite the weather difference, more women in Ireland have short hair than women in Italy. I prefer short, low-maintenance hair, but it had simply been too cold for that. With longer days and warmer weather making itself apparent, it was finally safe to head to the weed wacke– erm, salon.
More importantly, I am still constantly thinking about camping and trekking in Morocco. With my baby-fine hair and infrequent showering options, even shoulder length hair is destined to turn Medusa-like. So without further ado, I present Morocco Prep 2: The New 'Do!
I look slightly evil.
Much more conducive to roughing it in the deserts and mountains, no? And bedhead will not be nearly as traumatic.
What's next? Figuring out what to pack. And once again, I need your help.
Here's the deal:
- 1 carry-on bag allowed
- my warm weather clothes are in Italy
- I need a sleeping bag
- I'll be bringing my EEE mini-PC and my big camera (Canon Digital Rebel)
- I'm a little obsessive about brushing my teeth, frequent application of chapstick, and doing my best not to stink, all while only purchasing cruelty-free products
- I am very pale, so I will clearly need sunscreen, lots of sunscreen!
Dario has emailed the family back in Rome to see if they will be able to ship my sleeping bag, but I don't know if it will get here before my departure date.
Knowing that I have a very limited budget, what would you recommend? Suffer under long-sleeved sweaters? Wear t-shirts and jeans? Knock people over and steal their clothing? Buy a few pieces of clothing in Marrakech on my first day? If the latter (which I suspect will be the popular answer), what do you recommend getting and how much do you think it will cost? *biting fingernails*
Also, sunscreen question: buy here or in Morocco? An Indian friend told me that since most people in India don't require sunscreen, it is sometimes difficult to find. I could bring some from Ireland. However, since I'm not checking any baggage, there is a limit to the size of liquid toiletry items I can take.
I feel like I'm forgetting some really important questions. I confess, I'm just not used to being this concerned with money and space. Most of my camping took place in the US where I had plenty of supplies I could bring from home, and most of my travel in Europe and Africa was not on such a tight budget.
Am I freaking out over nothing?