Subject: Re: Folding Umbrella?
Hi Umbrella Tragics,

The answer is simple - DON'T take an umbrella with you as your jetlagged brain will either help you to leave it behind somewhere even more quickly than you do at home or it will blow inside-out in the first urban canyon you encounter on your travels.

So - either buy another cheap one when you lose the one you insisted on taking or invest in a nice Gortex coat. It will cost a lot initially but no more than a couple of years worth of cheap umbrellas and will keep you dry and cool, is very light and packs into a very small space.

Take my advice dear Ziners, free yourself from your Northern Hemisphere umbrella addictions and enjoy a more relaxed holiday.

Michael from Sydney PS It's just getting cloudy here - wonder if I need an umbrella to take to the shops....