I’m at a total loss for words.
4 months with one bag and I have SPACE LEFT
and there is nothing that comes to mind that I’m thinking; okay, so I can now take this too!
I never thought someone like me would say this but; starting on time works!
3 weeks ago I started reading up on what I should be taking with me for such a trip. I had absolutely no clue. Travelling through 3 South-American countries, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia (and a possible fourth if I will stay longer in New York…) without ever having been there and with different climates made it very hard to figure what I should be taking.
Of all the things I thought I should be taking, I kept asking myself; will I really need it?
what convinced me not to take certain things was the thought that I’m going to a continent where most things are twice, three times as cheap as here.
and everything I would buy there instead of buying it here to bring to South-America will be a nice souvenir too. the only things I really am bringing from home are the things I cannot find there, or are of much better quality to buy here.
another very convincing argument to not bring stuff of which I wasn’t sure it would be essential is that I can predict touring around will be 10 times more comfortable without dragging along a whole lot of crap. I consciously decided not to get a big bag for that reason; the more space, the more you want to stuff it.
but without further ado; this is what I’m packing:
1 pair of trousers
soap to wash clothes
toothbrush & toothpaste
medical kit (Painkiller (dafalgan), anti inflammatory pills (ibuprofen) immodium, loperamide, probiotics, motilium, insect repellant, insect bite cream, sunscreen, burn cream, desinfectant, band aids, blister band aids)
camelbag (2liter water bag)
compressible water bottle
sleeping sack (=much smaller thing inside a sleeping bag)
earplugs and mask
electronics (chargers, plugconverter, bankthingy)
we’ll see what I’m gonna feel like I REALLY should have brought, and what I’ll feel I really shouldn’t… (my bet is on the notebook…)
but right now I’m pretty I’m prepared and ready for…
an ADVENTURE 😀
things I lost after 4 months:
another scarf bought in Bolivia
2 pair of underwear
4 different socks
a shocking amount, and almost all things I REALLY used all the time (i’m such a mess…)
Things I gave away (cause they were useless):
books (traded them for others)