T-2 days: Walrus-evoking bags and praise for the United States Postal Service →
So I'm mailing some stuff to Poland, where I'm headed on Wednesday. I was super-afraid I'd be charged an arm and a leg for it all, but it turns out there are free Priority Mail International Flat-Rate boxes at the post office! I picked one up, and even though I'm sending a good eighteen pounds of documents and other things, it's only $50 - actually cheaper than Media Mail or an M-Bag would be, and it'll be there in a week! Whoo!
This is a major headache-avoider: I'm taking two flights, staying overnight in Berlin, and then taking two trains, so smaller/less luggage is better. Now that I'm 18 pounds lighter, I don't need to worry about hauling anything more than a carry-on-sized-suitcase with some compression-bagged clothes (OMG, those things SAVE MY LIFE!) and my laptop bag. How awesome is that!
for those of you who wish to partake of the flat-rate goodness to send me 18 pounds of OMG[ANIMAL]-shaped cookies. Link
to the compression bags I got at Target: they are amazing and
require no vacuum! (My preferred method for expelling the air is to flop upon a filled bag with my torso, walrus-like.)
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