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#16
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I will wear flip flips. No shit.I hope not.
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#17
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Stepping into a cow turd wearing flip-flops is something else though. Hey, one gets used to it (and learns to watch one's step).
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#18
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Been there, done that Mach. Steam comes up. It takes me home to the farm... The only problem I have with flip flops and sandals is that over time they wreck your feet. I can't even spell plantar fascitis, fallen metatarsals, etc..
#19
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True, true. But then Doctor Martens are just a b*tch to carry (and don't sit with the weather very well) cool:
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#20
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Want a good pair of leather sandals any recomendations? I saw a blog on kenyan hand made sandals i bet the same can be had in india circa rps 700 plus.
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#21
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I think Birkenstock is the common recommendation with many avid sandal'ers, I've never worn them, supposed to be really good and comfy (as well as good and firm on the feet) though.

Me, in India I'd get me some local leather slippers with plenty of the accompanying haggling, they don't last very long (but a month or so alright) but then there'll be a new pair and another fun afternoon of haggling waiting for you ;) :laugh:

(I was arguably younger then. So getting some decent sandals, yes, sure, good idea.)

(ps This has been covered before, but do yourself a favor and take along some light walking shoes. Those slippers of any kind are of course very pleasant and airy, but tripping over them let alone getting caught on something carrying a heavy pack and trying to hop on a moving bus is just no fun, not to mention potentially very dangerous.

Those shoes will come in handy as well treading through the bush with a view to various critters and stuff btw.)
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