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Corsica - Prelude
I was planning to graduate soon and was looking forward to a nice vacation to celebrate it. After some searching a narrow my options down to hiking either in Scotland or on the GR20 in Corsica. As it always seems to rain in Scotland I picked Corsica. I had asked Thibaut (one of the French hikers I had met in Iceland) if he wanted to join but he was busy. There would still be quite some snow in Corsica in April so I had ordered snowshoes through Ebay 3 weeks before leaving. Apart from those, my equipment would be pretty similar to what carried during my Iceland hike.

 
In the week before I left I graduated from my Masters, obtained a job as PhD student, and had signed the lease for my first apartment. Nonetheless everything had gone well, except my snowshoes still hadn't arrived. I emailed the seller again and after 3 days he answered that his wife had accidentally send them to the wrong address. Instead of asking those people to then sent them directly to me (and telling me about it) he had asked those people return them to his address. Nonetheless, he guaranteed me he would ship them right away. The shoes still hadn't arrived on the day of my departure so I considered buying new ones, but the only ones I could find nearby weren't made for use with a heavy backpack. That was really annoying, but I decided to still. In the worst case I would have to plan a slightly different route.