But I can't put it all down to pure misfortune. It's most probably brought about by my baseless belief that everything will probably work out okay and not really preparing for the possible (read: inevitable) fallout when plans don't come together as expected.
From the many almost missed planes and the misplaced bikes, to the camping mishaps and the countless moments wondering desperately how I am going to get myself out of the latest strange scenario.
But this stuff happens to everyone, right? Right??
Some of the pieces I write could be considered guides, others are simply stories but these are the mishaps. Over the years I've learned to see the humour in it all and I hope you do too.