So for the past two months I have been googling, pulling research up and generally thinking of every scenario. Looked at Rick Steve’s blog. Googled cost-effectiveness. Joined hostelworld. Emailed the folks at airbnb. Booked everything. Chatted with my lovely friends.
The most nerve-wracking part about this trip has been my wardrobe. What would I do if my stuff was overweight? What would I need for all 7 weeks!?
I kid you not, up until about yesterday (the day before leaving), I was trying to figure out what I needed. My lat purchase was a tide to go stick at wal mart.
I strategically picked colors that went with everything- black, white, and navy. Bought a tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard. Bought a special Ryanair bag.
When I got to the airport my bag weighed exactly 8 kg. Apparently most airlines don’t weigh hand bags (score!)
Here’s what I ended up packing for my 50 day trip:
4 pairs shorts (1 sleep, 1 work out, 2 casual)
1 pair capris
1 pair leggings
1 knee length black skirt
1 sarong (which I’m using as a towel, sheet, skirt , cover up and scarf)
2 long scarfs
1 long dress
1 knee length dress
1 short casual dress
1 rain poncho
7 pairs silk panties (they weighed less than cotton)
3 shirts for wearing out and about
1 tank top
1 exercise shirt
1 sleep shirt
1 TEP device (portable wifi hotspot, it cuts down on roaming charges and there are apps that use only wifi for phone- try talkatone)
1 pair of running sneakers
1 pair of clogs that function as shower shoes and sandals
3 bathing suits one of which doubles as a sports bra
1 extra sports bra
1 regular black bra
I have a pink belt wrapped around my handles so my black bag sticks out
Also, I used wal mart brand storage bags, so my stuff didn’t take up much space and a plastic container to organize my shoes. I double wrapped most of my stuff in plastic bags, which I can use for wet clothes and dirty socks. Also I don’t want my dirty things mixing with my clean things (so I’m a little OCD)
In my -unweighed- 😌 handbag
Tablet, all chargers, toiletries, band-aids, woollite laundry soap, tide to go stick, make up, digital camera, extra iphone charger, aspirin, cheap earrings, plug adapter and compact extension cord.
I wore jeans, a sweater, earrings,a scarf and sperrys to the airport. And, obviously, undergarments.
Can’t wait to board the flight!