It’s 4 weeks to D(eparture)-day and I am super excited, but am also increasingly being struck by pre-departure jitters. One of the things I’ve started doing is working on putting together a packing list. I haven’t even thought about what clothes to bring, and it already feels too long. Hopefully, I don’t end up with a giant 17kg backpack like I did on my virgin backpacking trip around Europe. That was…quite disastrous, even though I didn’t even realize I was lugging around a third of my body weight on my back until I was stopped at immigration in Warsaw.
Unfortunately, my poor backpack didn’t manage to withstand the physical torture I put it through, and this pack was laid to rest after I returned from Europe.
This time, I’m a little wiser (I hope). Even though my pack (pictures soon to come!) can hold a massive 62 litres, I’m hoping I will not ever use that much space and stick with a much more manageable 40-45 litres instead. I wanted to get the 55 litre version of this, but they didn’t have them in my size. I should have gotten a smaller pack anyway, but I suppose time will tell. In any case, suggestions as to what I should (or should not) bring on my trip are most welcome! Do leave a comment if you have any thoughts!
In the meanwhile, back to the packing list!