all transportation tickets have finally been sorted for big trip 2014! (well, aside from ground transport. we need to wait until we're in whatever cities to purchase tickets/cards for subways, buses, etc) rhys will be here soon and i will be drinking some club mate in the very near future!
funny thing about that...you can now purchase club mate in the us. there are two places in seattle that carry it! but, ha, i would rather suffer a 9 hour transatlantic flight than do anything in seattle.