As you can tell from the title, this is my first blog. Also I’m not especially great at being concise with my words. I’ll work on it over the next couple of years.
This is my premiere blog post! And as most exciting trips start, mine is starting with packing. Very extensive packing that has taken me about a week due to my roundabout packing, going out and buying more things, and repacking habits. I’m already a natural overpacker so needless to say this has been quite the challenge for me. Previous Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) had packing lists that really helped me figure out what I wanted to bring. I hope my list can do the same for someone else in the future!
Here we go.
bras (2 normal bras, 5 bralettes, 7 sports bras)
athletic shorts (2)
shirts (5 t-shirts, 6 vnecks, 6 tank tops, 3 button ups, 1 long sleeved)
laptop and charger
unlocked iPhone and charger
kindle (thx kuya ily)
hard drive with lotsa tv shows (aw becca loves me)
dslr camera + 2 lens + memory card
chargeable batteries + charger
african plug adapter
snacks (don’t judge me.)
water bottles (2)
bar soap (7 – I’m sensitive)
shampoo (bar + dry)
birth control (6 months)
over the counter meds (aleve, laxatives, anti-diarrheal)
moisturizer + tinted moisturizer
daily contacts (360)
intense bug spray
sleeping bad + pad
playing cards (3, some to give as presents)
french pocket dictionary and learning book
lonely planet africa + africa health
coloring book + pencils + art supplies
envelopes + things to write on + things to write with
utility tools (3)
So you can understand why it took me so long. Here’s to hoping I didn’t forget anything too important! Now I’ve just got to decide what I want my last meal to be stateside. Suggestions are welcome.
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