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Hello Bangkok!

Goodbye shoes

semi-overcast 36 °C
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This morning, at the ungodly hour of 5.06 am we landed in Bangkok. But before I tell you how we struggled with jetlag, sweltering heat and amazing sites, our packing list. Between the two of us we carry around 30 kilos of luggage, of which I'm rather proud to be honest. I carry a 60+10 litre backpack and a small, very small baby backpack. Gege has a 70+10 litre backpack and a day backpack than can take enough stuff for a weekend stay-over. Here's what added up to the 30 kilos:

Dana:
• memory/contact book (gift from colleagues)
• leather notebook, 2 pens
• deodorant
• Lowa Tyro GTX Mid walking shoes
• Kilimandjaro sandals
• 4 pairs of glasses (presciption glasses, spare glasses, sunglasses with prescription, sunglasses without prescription)
• 2 zip-off pants
• washing mitt
• 1 one piece swimsuit
• 1 bikini
• 4 short sleeved shirts
• 2 long sleeved shirt
• 3 bra's
• 1 sport bra
• 6 panties
• 1 hoodie
• 1 headscarf
• 1 inflatable neck pillow
• Razor, spare blades
• Eyedrops
• Tampons
• Contact lenses
• Body lotion
• Lip balm
• Raincoat
• Baseball cap
• Intimate soap
• Swimming goggles
• Day cream
• Night cream
• Hungarian language book
• beach dress
• Moneybelt
• Netbank identifier
• Headset
• Netbook and shock resistant case
• Facial soap and tonic (2 in 1)
• Sony X8 phone
• USB stick
• Hairbands
• 1 pair of flip flops

Gege:
• 1 hoodie
• 1 pair of shorts
• 1 zip off pants
• 1 pair of Teva sandals
• 1 pair of TNF Hedgehog GTX Mid walking shoes
• Dutch language book
• 5 short sleeved shirts
• 5 pair of socks
• 5 boxers
• 1 long sleeved shirt
• 1 swimming trunks
• 2 pairs of prescription glasses
• 1 foldable hat
• 1 Sony X1 phone
• 1 rain coat
• Shampoo
• Razor, foam, blades, aftershave
• Neck pouch
• Contact lenses
• Work laptop
• Samsonite laptop bag
• Headset

Common:
• 1 plush hedgehog
• Plastic bags
• Baby powder
• Headset splitter
• Universal plug set
• Sewing kit
• 2 sporks
• 2 sleeping bag covers
• 2 travel towels
• 1 Swiss army knife
• 1 liter washing fluid
• 30 SPF sun cream
• After-sun cream
• Small binoculars
• Sanyo Xacti camcorder, waterproof
• Olympus E-510 camera, kit optics, polar filter, bag, cleaning stick, etc
• Bit of rope
• Lonely Planet Thailand
• Lonely Planet Malaysia
• 1 headlamp
• 2 small bike locks
• Nailfile
• Nailclipper
• 1 hairbrush
• Anti mosquito plug
• Plane tickets, insurance papers, passport photos, passport copies, inoculation books, international driving license

Medicine
• Earplugs
• 12 boxes of Malarone (anti malaria)
• Dental floss
• Daedalon against travel sickness
• Aspirin
• Augmentin antibiotics
• Vitamins
• Cranberry pills
• Rehydration powder
• Diclophenac (painkiller)
• Cataflam (painkiller)
• Mebucain (throat disinfectant)
• Voltaren gel
• Calcium for allergies
• Nasivin nose drops
• Cotton balls
• Ben’s 30% DET mosquito repellent
• Bandages
• Stretch bandage for twisted ankles
• Gauze
• Ear picks
• Tweezers
• Toothbrush, toothpaste
• Myconafine (anti fungus)
• Imodium (anti diarrhea)
• Hankies
• Toilet paper
• Bolus Astringens (anti diarrhea)
• Betadine wound cleaning solution
• Flemac (painkiller)
• Ibuprofen (painkillers)
• Advil (painkillers)
• Thermometer
• Canesten (anti fungus)
• Nizoral (anti fungus)
• Blister patches
• Spiritus salicylatus
• Lactoprotect for after a diarrhea
• Zyrtec antibiotics
• Maxalt-smelt migraine medication
• Batrafen (anti fungus)
• Septofort throat sanitizer
• Enterobene (laxative)
• Irix spray for burns
• Leflokin antibiotics
• Prevalin for allergies

Phew, that's quite a list! To get an idea of how much it is, take a look at our medicine pile:
Medicine stack

Medicine stack

Tomorrow, I will let you know more about our first day in Bangkok, right now, we are both tired and we want to get up early tomorrow, so: good night!

Traveltime: 1 day

Posted by DanaGege 20:06 Archived in Thailand Tagged thailand bangkok packing luggage preparations list Comments (4)

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