Official Packing List!
After months of careful consideration, I formulated my packing list. Deciding what to take on a month-long trip through 2 different climates was no easy task. At the moment, it’s the monsoon season in Asia, which means that I’ll be roasting in temperatures of up to 33 degrees celsius. Fast forward a little over 2 weeks into my trip, then it’s fall in Europe, with temperatures dropping to 10 degrees celsius in Venice, and even lower in Switzerland.
I wanted a nice combination of casual clothing, but also a dash of fashion for my nights out. After all, I’m on vacation! There was also the Mediterranean cruise to consider, and of course I wouldn’t want to look too out of place onboard. There are formal nights to consider too! That may sound all fine and dandy.. but then there’s a constant reminder that I’m packing really light, so I need to keep my backpack under 15 pounds. Sigh.
So with no more delay…. (drum roll please 😀 ) Here’s my list:
2 tank tops, 2 dressy tops, 1 long-sleeved top, 2 tees ( only 1 pictured above)
1 pair of Bermuda shorts, 1 pair of leggings, 1 pair of jeans, 1 mini skirt
1 black tube dress, 1 hot pink dress
1 jacket, 1 hat, 1 purse
Not pictured: 6 underwear, 3 bras, 2 pairs of socks
1 pair of flip-flops, 1 pair of heels, 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of Birkenstocks sandals (here)
1 solid deodorant, 1 mini lotion, toothpaste & toothbrush, 1 chapstick, contact lens & case, eye drops, 1 small grease
Not pictured (2 of my favorite eye shadows, 1 tube of lip gloss, bar of soap with soap dish, 1 hair brush)
A few other things are on the list, which aren’t pictured above. They include:
1 sleep cap, 1 shower cap, Charmin toilet seat covers (purse pack), band aids, pain killers, 1 wash cloth, 1 sarong, 1 pen, 1 notepad, cash, credit and debit cards.
1 passport, insurance documents, 1 doctor’s letter with prescriptions, printed flight and hotel reservations, 4 passport photos.
My backpack has wheels, so I can roll it along in airports etc, and the small shoulder purse has my documents, kindle and phone.