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)
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.