Tuesday, January 29, 2008

three bags full

here's what's in my backpack has so far
given that I have 3 days on my hands, between vacating the apt(March 8th) and leaving( March 11th), I'm sure there will be a few trips to REI and hence, changes to this list.

- Gregory Electra backpack

- daypack
- sleep sheet
- backpack cover

electronics
- Apple G4 12" iBook, 40GB Drive, DVD-CDRW Combo Drive
- Nikon D80 SLR
- Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
- Nikon Coolpix L14 point and shoot camera
- 3 1GB memory cards
- 1 4GB memory card
- USB flash drive
- extra battery/charger for D80

first aid kit
- neosporin
- imodium
- dulcolax
- mefloquine (malaria tablets)
- tylenol/motrin
- claritin
- band aid
- cipro
- bug repellent
- bug bite relief

miscellaneous
- flashlight/headlamp
- sunglasses
- cheap watch with alarm
- pocket knife
- safety pins
- sewing kit with fishing line
- pacsafe lock
- travel adapter
- earphones
- superglue
- permanent marker with duct tape around it
- earplugs
- money belt
- water bottle
- sarong(to be used as a towel)

in the money belt

- cash
- travelers' cheques
- 2 credit cards
- 2 bank cards
- passport photos(10)
- phone card

books

- travel journal/address book
- lp mandarin phrasebook
- lp south east asia phrasebook
- lp loas, vietnam, cambodia

clothes
(everything must be quick drying and light)
- 3 pairs of pants( 2 convertible)
- capilene tights
- 4 short-sleeved tops/shirts (1 button-down)
- 3 long sleeved shirts ( 2 button-down)
- 1 microfleece
- 1 breathable rain jacket
- 3 pairs socks ( 1 warm)
- bikini
- bandana
- 6 pairs of underwear

for my feet!
- Keen sandals
- Brooks Ariel running shoes

toiletries
- toothbrush
- toothpaste (travel size)
- dental floss
- tweezers
- lip balm/chapstick
- face lotion
- razor
- sunscreen
- tampons
- face soap
- hair brush
- pocket mirror
- deodrant
- hair band
- travel size shampoo (to be used as body soap and laudry detergent)
- hair conditioner
- kerastase oleo-relax serum

documents

- passport
- PIO card (for India)
- yellow card (immunization card)
- travel insurance (worldnomads)

NO denims :(
NO sweatshirts
NO travel towel



changes as of August 1, 08
mailed back to SF:
- Nikon 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G Autofocus Nikkor Zoom Lens (backup lens)
- CD wallet
- spoon, bowl, frisbee
- 1 long-sleeved shirt
- 3 short-sleeved shirts (bought cheap cotton shirts in bangkok!)
- collapsible hat
- travel journal

and exchanged the Apple iBook for my superman laptop Thinkpad T61 (thanks, nadia)

things I wouldn't travel without:
- REI silk sleep sheet
- backpack cover
- a super-versatile lens( Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens)
- USB flash drive
- bug repellent
- headlamp
- good sunglasses
- cheap watch with alarm
- pocket knife
- sarong
- Teva sandals
- my favorite deodorant!