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You've seen those huge backpacks and wonder what on earth do they have in there. Why not just the bring the bare minimum and purchase things there.
4 collared shirts
2 decent party shirts
Copy of Passport
You will already be wearing the following during the flight
Nice comfy shoes.
That's it! You don't need to check in anything.
Anything else missing can be purchased inexpensively in the country.
What about very cold climate countries like Russia? So far, I've bought a pair of snow boots, 2 caps, 1 GoreTex gloves, 2 thermal underwear, 1 scarf, 1 neck warmer, 1 balaclava, and 2 ski pants. I already have a Winter jacket, so I don't need to buy another one. What other clothes should I get for that climate? And for electronics, do I need to get a step-down converter or do I just need an adapter for my laptop?
Mguy's simple packing list is also almost exactly the same as mine.
In China, the locals were always talking about how the Americans would drag tons of useless items with them.
Oh no, it's the consumerist Americans along with their junk-hoarding obsessions!
Last edited by Falcon on December 12th, 2012, 8:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
Yeah good list.
Really the only thing you need to take is medication - it's really hard to find your favourite stuff abroad, and pharmacy staff almost never speak English.
Oh, and take big, man sized tissues if you like them - they're just impossible to find in a country like China!
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