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only two more sleeps

  • 30L carryon-sized travel backpack
  • canvas messenger bag
  • one pair convertable cotton pants, khaki
  • one pair shorts, light grey
  • one t-shirt, brown
  • one polo shirt, orange
  • one hooded sweatshirt, brown
  • one pair sandals
  • one pair Chuck Taylors Converse sneakers, black
  • three pairs of boxer shorts underwear (one with monkeys)
  • three pairs of socks
  • one pair of swim trunks, olive
  • travel alarm clock
  • toothbrush
  • toothbrush case
  • toothpaste
  • deodorant (Mountain Rain flavour)
  • mini umbrella
  • small microfibre towel
  • LED flashlight
  • two pairs of earplugs
  • earplug case
  • digital camera, Canon ELPH SD400
  • spare camera battery
  • camera battery charger
  • extra 1GB camera memory card
  • camera case
  • hardcover notebook
  • two pens
  • travel wallet
  • US currency
  • Canadian currency
  • credit card
  • bank card
  • wearable passport/cash mini wallet
  • iPod, 20GB with music, podcasts and language lessons
  • iPod adaptor and cable
  • earphones
  • earphone case
  • passport, with Vietnam visa
  • two 4cm by 6cm photos for Laos on-arrival visa
  • vaccination booklet
  • books: Graphic Guide to South East Asia; The Beach (I hear the book is way better than the movie); A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (to read on the plane); Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability (it’s small, and I’m a nerd)
  • photocopies of relevant sections of Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring
  • printouts of various bookings, addresses, insurers and e-tickets
  • wristwatch
  • eyeglasses
  • eyeglass case
  • sunglasses
  • subglasses case

One Comment

  1. Eric wrote:

    As you can see, I’m travelling light. I did a practise pack and got everything into my carryon-sized backpack, including my day bag. We’ll see how far I get before I need to check my bag.

    I hate waiting around the baggage carousel for my luggage.

    Friday, December 15, 2006 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

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  1. […] I packed very light for a five-week backpacking trip, and I’m really glad I did. You can see what I took here. Oh sure, I needed to buy a few things, but they were all cheap. However, there were a few things I really wished I’d had at times. Number one was a lightweight, windproof, waterproof, hooded windbreaker. For travelling on boats, mostly, where it really can be cold, wet and windy. I even have one — I just forgot to bring it. I tried to buy one, but not until I was in the middle of nowhere, and I couldn’t find one that fit me and didn’t suck. Number two was a pair of jeans. I had a pair of light cotton pants, but just one. And while it’s always possible to get laundry done, it can easily take 24 hours before you get it back, and you don’t want to be in the mountains of Northern Thailand in the middle of winter for a day and a night in a pair of shorts. Now, persons of conventional dimensions might have been able to just pick up a pair in Asia, but my problem is, I’m too damn short for Western sizes, and too damn fat for Asian sizes. So getting a pair of off-the-rack jeans that fit me simply didn’t happen. […]