Packing planned

We plan to pack light. However, we do like our gadgets and we do want to look nice :) Here is our packing list, we’ll probably update it as we learn more and buy certain items.

Osprey Farpoint 70 backpack with detachable daypack Osprey Waypoint 85 backpack with detachable daypack
Nike Air running shoes Nike Air running shoes
Sandals. I bought the La Paz Sandal from Keen, but I also like these from Merrel
Havaianas Havaianas
One pair of pants One pair of pants
Macpac thin zip-up hoody fleece Norrøna /29 warm2 stretch Zip Hood fleece jacket
Norrøna Bitihorn dri1 ultralight waterproof jacket Norrøna Bitihorn dri1 ultralight waterproof jacket
Bikinis Shorts for swimming
Patagonia Women’s Meridian Board Shorts Light shorts
A summery dress or two Walkabout shorts
Icebreaker merino Sprite Racerback Tank 2 light merino t-shirts
1 T-shirt 1 polo shirt
3 tank tops 1 Adidas running tank
1 sports bra, 1 strapless bra and 1 regular bra
2 Icebreaker merino bikini, 5 regular cotton thongs (lightweight and dry fast!)
6 merino Icebreaker Anatomica boxers (lightweight, comfy and fastdrying)
One pair thin wool socks One pair thin wool socks
3-4 pairs ancle socks (regular cotton) 3-4 pairs ancle socks (regular cotton)
Long-sleeve lightweight cotton shirt for avoiding sunburn and covering up. A linen long-sleeved shirt for going out and to avoid sunburn
Ballerina shoes for going out
Merino cardigan
Sunglasses (will probably bring several cheapo ones – they seem to get lost or broken usually) Sunglasses
Fast-drying towel (similar to this one) Fast-drying towel (similar to this one)
Silk travel sheets (similar to this one) Silk travel sheets (similar to this one)
Swimming goggles
Victorinox Swiss Army Outrider Multi-Tool Headlight
Deck of cards Notebook + pen
Laundry soap (small amount as this can  be bought easily on the road) + clothesline for drying both clothes and towels First-aid kit (includes: anti-bacterial wipes, band-aids, pain killers, imodium, blister treatment, Hydrocortisone cream for insect bites, etc)
Carabiners (for hanging things on backpack etc.) Waterproof bag (for bringing stuff on diving excursions, and to use for washing clothes)
Assorted combination locks for zippers on backpack (2 per backpack) Wirelock (for securing backpack on trains/buses/dorms)
Inflatable neck pillow for those long busrides Inflatable neck pillow
Earplugs for noisy dorms, flights and buses Earplugs
Mosquito repellant (some say eating vitamin B make you less attractive to mosquitos – I might try that!)
Toiletries in plastic ziplock bag (incl. sunscreen (I’ve found P20 recommended several places), deodorant, toothbrush, facial lotion, sewing kit for fixing mosquito nets, etc.) Toiletries (incl. shampoo, body wash, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream
Makeup (just a minimal kit)
Purfying straw and soft bottle
Chicobag Sling crossbody reusable shopping bag for going to the beach etc.
Canon PowerShot S95 compact camera. Possibly also WP-DC38 waterproof case Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 50mm F1.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 (?), Tokina 11-16mm F2.8, Sigma 17-70 F2.8-4
Asus EEE 10,1″ netbook with wireless mouse and power charger iPad 2 with cable+charger
iPhone with cable + small charger iPhone with cable + small charger
Kindle Keyboard 3G with cable (will be using the iphone charger) Kindle
Outlet plug converters (We’ll be bringing 2 A (US plug) + 2 I (most of the other places). All our stuff is C (europlug), so that should cover most places we’re going)

Some packing inspiration:, backpackerguide (girl packing advice)

Other tips and tricks we’ve found:Try to avoid packing anything white (it won’t stay that way long). Greys, khakis, beiges, light blues/greens and creams are better choices. Apparently very dark colours attract mosquitoes. Bring small plastic bags for gathering little things.

Essential documents: passport + color copy of passport (to be kept with you at all times), vaccination card, domestic + international drivers license, credit card, some cash (USD?), passport photographs can also come in handy.


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