Packing: One Week Away *Video*

I was heading to Burma from Thailand for just one week – so left my big bag in Bangkok and stuffed my carry-on camera bag instead. I’m calling this my Week Away Pack or “WAP” Strategy.

Watch how I fit it all in!

Can’t see the video? Click on this link: Week Away Pack

As I mentioned in the video, Burma is fairly conservative so I included several shirts with sleeves and long skirts below the knee. Here’s a complete list of all I carried in the bag + the clothes I was wearing:


  • 3 blouses
  • 2 camisoles
  • 2 long skirts
  • 2 dresses
  • 1 pair of pants (My orange pants – can’t leave ‘em behind!)
  • 1 sarong + bathing suit
  • 1 shawl
  • 1 pj set
  • 1 pair of parasite-proof shoes
  • 1 pair of flip flops
  • 1 longyi (that I bought while there)
  • Underthings

Necessities: In addition, I had one medicine bag (Advil, band aids, Imodium, allergy pills, Alka-Seltzer, Tylenol), a toiletry bag, a small bag with jewelry (earrings and bracelets + 1 lacquer bracelet I bought), a small umbrella and a document pouch.

Tech: And, of course, some tech gear: Laptop, extension cords, converter plugs, and a Kindle. My camera I carried separately.

That’s it — And believe it or not, it totally worked! And I think I could have gotten away with one less dress. *I’m liking the WAP strategy!*

In fact, it’s making re-think what I’m carrying around that I really don’t need…My bag to Bangkok was 19.3 kilos. I’m sure by applying my WAP strategy, I can lose another 2 kilos of gear to get me a step closer to my 15 kilo goal. Hmmmmmm….

Stay tuned as I further reduce and refine my pack for the year ahead!


This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 and is filed under What to Pack.

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