A few things happen when you are 10000 km from home without your luggage;
First, the understanding of how little you actually really need. I’ve managed three days now with two pairs of socks, briefs, and shirts.
Second, that fact that the temporary feeling of freedom from material goods is easily spoiled by shopping frenzy, proven today at the mall.
Guess which colour of running shoes I got? Hint: not either of THE most boring ones, but pretty close.
Besides airports and McDonaldses malls are one of the most concrete proofs of the globalization – or homogenisation – of concepts and ideas.