Now, we are on the road for more than 50 days. It’s the longest time I’ve ever been travelling, and it’s not over yet 😉 (probably we’re not even at the half of this trip :o) So, I thought I will share with you all the things I have since we left Europe.
Before you start packing, you have to think about these issues:
For how long you will travel/how often can you wash your clothes? (we wash almost every 1 ½-2 week)
What kind of weather will be there? This is really important! Especially, if you go from cold to hot or vice-versa. It will kill you if you have three swathes and you cannot use them… you just carry them for weeks hoping someday you’ll need one.
Which bag/suitcase would you like to carry with you? I would suggest backpacks, but it’s up to you and your style. Also, it’s quite useful if you have a fanny pack and a textile bag if you go to visit a city and you don’t want to carry everything just maybe water and some money.
Think about extra space for food. If you pack your backpack fully, then you’ll have to carry the food you bought in an extra bag, which could make your trip quite bad sometimes.
If you want to buy something useful for yourself, don’t bring it from home. I mean, I knew I would need a big scarf (bc it’s fkn useful :)) ). But I also knew I would like to buy something in Mexico for myself. So, I didn’t bring any scarfs, I bought one here! #smartgurl
And now, without any further ado,
Let’s see what I have.
- Mobile phone
- Charger, cable + power bank
- Cash + cards (stolen by now, hehe)
- Laptop + charger
- My Sony A6000 camera + SD card + accessories (not working anymore, but still carrying)
- And my token for online banking
- Yoga pants
- Swimming suits
Toiletries and other stuff
- Bamboo toothbrush + natural toothpaste
- Shampoo (actually, we don’t use shampoo just baking soda + vinegar)
- Body scrub + shower gel
- Small perfume
- Virgin coconut oil (good for everything)
- Metal razors
- biodegradable cotton buds
- veeerry small makeup kit
- menstruation cups (I have 2, just in case)
- antiseptic gel
- nail clipper and file
- sport towel
- First aid kit + some medicines
- Water bottle!!
- Diary and bullet journal + pens
- + my bags (for the toiletries, my fanny pack, some textile bags, and extra backpack)
What we bought/got on the road
- A big scarf for me 😀
- Sun cream
- Soap nuts for washing clothes (totally natural)
- Extra medicine, bc we got sick.
- Yoga mat <3
- Coconut oil and a coconut bowl made by me 😀
Looking now at this list… Most of them are good to have with me, but I could get rid of a looot of useless sh*t :))
But You know…
I’m proud of us! Even if it may look like we have a lot, usually when we meet other travellers who spend this much time on the road, have huuuuge backpacks. Mine is just 40 l and Bálint’s 35 l.
Travelling on a long term can help you to realize how much stuff you really need. We own way more material things that would actually need. I’m not saying that everyone should be minimalist (that would be crazy <3) but it’s obvious that we cannot be satisfied with just simple things in this society.
Ps. Special thanks to Karin for the soap nuts, natural medicine, yoga mat and for all the wonderful things we learned from Her! Best workaway experience!