Since our trip is split into two legs – Asia, Africa and Europe followed by our second leg to South America – and we returned home between the two, we had the luxury of packing a second time. This let me toss out the things that didn’t work and add more of the things that did. Here’s what I changed.
- I got rid of my jeans and third pair of pants in exchange for another [amazon_link id="B0043EVG0C" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]ex-Officio[/amazon_link] pant. These guys were my go to pant for probably 75% of the first leg. The jeans and other pants didn’t justify themselves.
- I added another t-shirt (I traded one away in Africa) but amazingly am still using the same shirts as I was eight months ago. That’s durable clothing!
- Added a couple of socks and underwear.
- Lost a lot of our business cards. We printed too many business cards (or we just weren’t social enough). The business cards are great to hand out to people you meet and want to stay in touch with but we simply printed too many.
- Using a new hat and long sleeve shirt. Again, left the old ones in Africa since they didn’t hold up. Which is a shame cause I loved my old Algonquin Park hat.
Otherwise, my packing list didn’t change much at all. Still using the same jacket, shoes, sandals etc. I thought about taking my MBP laptop with me this time but decided against it since it would be heavy, fragile and another tech distraction on the road.
For Susana, the only thing she replaced were her shoes and pants which were both left back in Africa.
Overall, we were impressed that we didn’t have significant changes from one trip to the next. For me, I was really impressed at my [amazon_link id="B0043EVG0C" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]ex-Officio[/amazon_link] pants and also how my golf shirts and t-shirts held up.