Packing started for our holiday to Thailand next week, as an aspiring minimalist; I started a few years back to travel only with a carry on luggage. It is so freeing and less stressful.
I have 2 options; a backpack or a small carry on luggage. I am debating which one is the best option.
The backpack keep your hands free and you can run with it on your back.
The small in flight luggage is just a more conventional way to travel and does not scream tourist too much as the backpack would. In my eyes, theses are the only differences.
Here my 2 options:
Same size and capacity. Which one to take?
The backpack is more compact than the valise. Although a taxi will collect us from the airport to the hotel and back; from this world where everything is unpredictable and anything can happen, I feel like the backpack would be a better choice. I never been in this part of of world, so I want to take every precautions possible.
Decision taken right now as I write; backpack it is.
Now down to what to take, what to wear. Thailand being a hot climate country; we need summer clothes only with one or two long sleeves to protect ourselves from the bugs/mosquitoes etc and the sun.
I took a picture previously, the list has change a little bit since as I altered 2 dresses I am now going to include in my bag and removed 2 t-shirts to balance the list. You can check out the post about the 2 dresses refashioned here.
For 10 days (2 days traveling), here the list:
- 1 knee length short
- 1 3/4 trousers
- 2 dresses
- 5 T-shirts 1 long sleeves 1 vest top
- underwear x7 (2 bras will be wearing one)
- 1 kimono
- 1 lightweight cover up
- 1 legging (will serve as PJ or for exercise)
- 1 big scarf
- I pair of trainers (travelling with them and will be my main shoes)
- 1 pair of Primark light sandal
- 1 pair of flip flop
- medical kit and toiletries
Day back and shopping bag on the go option:
Oh, I am consideration bringing a hat, I always buy hats but never wear them; I found them great on other people but not on me. But here the one I have: Nice but… will see, I have a cap as well and more comfortable wearing them.
For the rest, the usual, sun screen, first aid kit, wipes etc…
Here for the packing list. I will re-check everything the day before our flight is due as always.
I don’t need to keep any space in my pack for souvenirs as I stopped buying them years ago now. Photos from the holiday are enough; I might buy a little convenient thing for everyday use that will remind me my trip; but it is not compulsory.
Until next time; “collect memories not things” 🙂