My dad recently went on a ridiculous holiday, he is 65, newly single, not quite ready to mingle, but had a disastrous holiday last year on his first holiday alone, and so this year decided to have a bit of action. (ahem, so to speak)
So he decided to sign up for a ridiculous bike riding holiday. Not a nice gentle easy breezy downhill cycle in a lovely forest. Not my dad. South America. So I'm talking Nicaragua, Panama and Brazil......rainforests, vertical climbs, underneath waterfalls, the lot. Strange man loved it. (I should add here that he runs 11 miles at least once a week, so it wasn't like me deciding I was going to do the mad holiday out of the blue, that would be hilarious). I should also add this was about 2 weeks after a knee operation.
Every holiday I buy a cheap straw trilby/panama style hat, so when dad said he was going to Panama and would be stopping off to watch panama hats be made, I begged him (didn't take much begging, i'm his baby) to get me one. Which he did. It's the right size, it's light, and best of all it's AUTHENTIC. Even better, the authentic ones roll up for easy packing! I googled how to roll it best and found this site (how to roll a panama hat ) and it has worked brilliantly. Looks a bit odd, as have put a sock over it now to keep it rolled, X-ray machines will be interesting tomorrow!