Many eyes were following our backs as we walked past by people; some expressions may vary from “that looks so heavy!” to “tsk, you’re going to hurt your back.” We are pretty short, and our backpacks look really big on us. It looked like we packed a person inside instead, haha.
So, what’s in our backpack?!
This is what we packed for two months trip in Asia during a hot humid summer. Although Lilo and I don’t share the exact packing list, we’re sharing what we both packed instead:
5 thin shirts
1 lightweight jeans
1 thin dress
1 pair of hiking shoes
1 pair of converse shoes
1 pair of flats (for special occasions)
TOILETRIES & MEDICAL:
travel sized (TS) shampoo
TS toothpaste & toothbrush
3 shaving razors
TS sunscreen lotion
TS First Aid Kit
over the counter medication
contact lenses case
TS contact lenses solution
hearing aid batteries
few makeup products
water bottle filter
waterproof cover for backpack
TS bug repellent spray
TS pillow & blanket
cell phone & charger
ipad & keyboard & charger
memory hard & usb converter for ipad (to upload photos & videos)
2 memory cards
TS lightweight tripod
copies of passport, ID, travel insurance, bank, vaccination and other important information
disable/handicap card (in case if you can get discount at tourist attractions)
a small notebook & pen
screenshots of maps, certain words in different languages, etc.
Note that our packing list are not perfect, and we are still learning. We are aware that some things may be unnecessary.
When you’re preparing for your backpacking trip, there will be a lot of sacrifices. You may have to sacrifice bringing your curl iron and other unnecessary things. Additionally, you’ll have to pack small amount of clothes! We will all go through the process of realizing that some things we had packed was unnecessary and learn from it. If you realized that during your trip, you have an option to mail it back home!
Keep in mind that your packing list may change depending on the season. If you’re traveling during winter, you may carry a couple of jackets and scarfs – absolutely not necessary for the hot weather in particular seasons in different countries. Always research! 🙂
- Lock your phone and put “if lost and found, please contact me at (your email)”
- GET TRAVEL INSURANCE! We cannot emphasize how important this is!
We will post soon about what things you will need to bring as Deaf travelers! 🙂
Is there anything you suggest to add to our list, or even comment on what we had packed? If you have any question about our packing list, please feel free!