This is not the sort of post you’re used to around here, but since I love to see videos and blog posts of the things other people pack when going away I will write a packing post as well.
For me, travelling is a way of testing what I really need and what not. I always end up with too much stuff when I go away, so for my upcoming city trip to Munich with my sister I will try and only take the things I will really use. I will take clothes for 6 days for a 4.5 day trip though, but that is just my little bit of superstition, because I can be quite clumsy at times and it would not be the first time I spill a glass of orange juice over my whole outfit two hours into my holidays… So better save than sorry.
So without further ado; here is what I pack.
jeans * blue dotted dress * blue tunic *red blouse * yellow cardigan * blue cardigan * pj trousers, top and cardigan * headscarf (I wash my hair in the evening when on holiday and wrap the scarf around it to not get a cold) * thick socks (would not take these when going to a hotel) * 2 white tank tops for underneath the dress or tunic * draw string bag with underwear and socks * 2 pairs of black tights * blue scarf * brown ankle boots * grey ballet flats * umbrella * sunglasses
Not in the picture are my coat and a fleece cardigan which I completely forgot to put into the picture.
I rarely take full size things with me, so I always have a few small containers to decant things into it. Saves a lot of space and weight in the suitcase. Minus the sunscreen I could even take this things into hand luggage, but since we’re not flying I don’t have to worry about that anyway.
In the picture are the full size containers.
The Body Shop Rainforest shampoo decanted * brush * hairband and clips * a small comb * Crabtree & Evelyn talcum powder as dry shampoo * wash cloth * Lush Fresh Farmacy Facial cleanser in a tin * Lush Skindrink decanted * Radox Shower Smooties shower gel decanted * Lush T’eo deodorant in a drawstring bag * Sunscreen * nail clipper and tweezers * toothbrush * Lush Limelight toothy tabs decanted * tissues * q tips * Bulgari Omni Jade Perfume decanted * Cath Kidston Honeysuckle hand cream * Labello lipcare * Collection 2000 mascara * travel size powder brush * Boots Natural Collection Powder * Catrice Concealer
This and that
2 books * pen and paper * 2 sets of knitting needles * small box with knitting essentials * 2 balls of yarn (enough for a kids hat and about 1/2 of a scarf for charity) * purse with €uros * Lumix camera (I won’t take my big Nokia for such a short trip as it is insanely heavy to schlepp around) * Ipod * phone * headphones * charger for phone and Ipod