Hi there. How are you? I’m okay! (Sometimes I forget people I don’t talk to often, or ever, read this and then think I have dropped off the face of the planet from anger or illness or both – hi mom!). I really am okay though. Wedding planning is still on track, and while I’ve had a sore throat for most of the week, I’m otherwise fine and well (and have been duly swabbed to check for strep, etc. – results in on Monday).
So, with that bit of housekeeping aside, the next major project Neil and I are tackling on the wedding/honeymoon front is getting our honeymoon luggage and supplies all sorted out. Because we won’t actually be in any one place more than 2 nights (except for a few days toward the end of our trip) and would like to fly with carry-on luggage only, we’re going to backpack.
Everything we’ve seen recommends a pack no more than 30L in size, so it doesn’t require an inflexible internal frame and can be shoved under a plane seat or in a train luggage compartment or carried on a bus. I also just like the idea of traveling light.
So, after consulting a few sources (mostly travelindependent.info and the packing list from On the Road with This Fish), here’s the plan so far (and this is just mine – Neil’s will be similar, and obviously we won’t each carry a camera and laptop…):
Clothes (Avg. temps will be in the low-mid 20’s Celsius)
1 long-sleeve shirt
3 short sleeve shirts
1 button-down shirt
1 pair of “convertible” pants (legs zip off into shorts – they dry quickly and are comfortable)
1 pair of Tilley pants
1 pair of linen pants
3 pair of overnight-dry socks
3 pair of overnight-dry underwear
Comfortable walking shoes (I’m thinking Ecco)
Light Fleece pullover
I figure if I want anything fancier, I’ll buy stuff there. We have mostly adventure-ish and relaxation-based activities planned, so i can’t see bringing nicer shoes or a dress/skirt at all.
Sewing Kit with safety pins
Travel sheets of in-sink laundry detergent
Antibacterial hand wipes
Pocket pack tissues
Microfibre travel towel
Fold-flat water bottle
XO Laptop and charger
Cell phone and charger
Camera and charger
Spare SD memory cards
iPod and charger
Assorted Pharmaceuticals (Pepto, Imodium, Advil, cold medicine, sleep aid)
Travel make-up palate
Hair Brush & Elastics
Local & International Driving permits
Travel & Medical insurance coverage info
Credit & Debit cards (we’ve been burned by cards being canceled in foreign countries before – so we plan on taking 2 credit cards and one debit card in each of our names, so if one is canceled we still have a backup)
Copies of passport and financial info
Anything you can see that we’re missing, that you wouldn’t go without? Or anything I’ve listed that you’d just leave home?