backpack unpacked

If Dora, my four-year old TNF terra 40, could talk; she would’ve cursed me enough to never travel again. After 15 countries and countless cities we spent travelling together, I decided to give my shoulders and back a rest and tried to look like a moneybank, for once, while cruising effortlessly in airports. Yes, I finally traded my backpack for a trolley.

Thanks to Primer Group, yet again, and Mendoza Travel Bags, I did not look like a homeless person who got lost at NAIA with. Of course, I did get a beating from Ron who reminded me I was bound for Europe which is not like any place we’ve travelled before where it is an advantage to look like you don’t have any money. Everyone at the airport looked like they were the cast of the Terminal and Pan Am; always camera-ready with their matted skin, perfectly set hair, freshly pressed clothes, and oh! What do you know… trolley luggage bags.

Apart from its simple and classic look, Mendoza Travel Bags are sleek and ready to be man-handled during on and off loading the plane. If it was Dora I was carrying during my flight, I would not have been able to sleep worrying about the possibly criminal loads of Tanduay rum bottles breaking and soaking my clothes. But I was happy about all the space I had, for the first time. My obsessive compulsive self cannot complain and I’m a little bit afraid I might get used to this kind of comfort.


Now let’s see how Ron will rock his Mendoza Luggage this week in Charles de Gaulle Airport!

*Mendoza Travel Bags is under the Thomas Mendoza International Co. Ltd. (TMI), established in Hongkong in1970, and has been in the luggage industry for almost 40 years with presence in more than 20 countries.

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  • Pandelicious

    July 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Cooooool you’re both rocking Europe with new bags! I had the similar separation anxiety with my Pink-Starry Jansport Backpack but it would’ve been weird carrying it in Air Canada’s Maple leaf lounge. 😛 I love how your suitcase says “upgrade to business class”

  • flipntravels

    July 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

    thanks, Lauren! I miss Dora but I don’t think she would’ve given me the comfort the trolley bag did. pang business class nga! lol!

  • Eileen of The Super Tourists

    July 22, 2013 at 2:49 am

    *Late reaction lang*
    My Mom is going to kill me when she sees my luggage closet 2-medium pink suitcases with a matching carry on trolley, 1-large purple spinner with matching purple carry on trolley, a blue trolley carry on with matching vanity case.

    but the one piece i use is the TNF overhaul 40 :-s

    tapos bumili pa ako ng 70 liter wheeled backpack. pero red, so kelangan ibili ng matching carry on…

    it’s a sickness,. really it is.

    p0ero pakshet, i like the interior ng mendoza mo — printed lining – compression straps on the inner lid. me likey that feature. hmmmmm…..

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