So now that my departure date is not so far away now, I thought it was about time that I get my packing list sorted.
I’m planning on bringing a 60-litre rucksack with me as hold luggage. This one pictured is hard wearing and has remained sturdy through many a Duke of Edinburgh expedition. It is however very heavy, so I would recommend anyone who is buying their backpack to research into different brands.
I’ve sewed on a few fabric patches as decoration courtesy of the Etsy website, and these brighten up the dull brown colour of my backpack no end 😀
The trip I’m planning on doing is indefinite, meaning I am packing for all climates and eventualities.
My first stop is in New York in early February, and having been to the city before at this time of year, I know how cold it can get! Hence why I have added warm coat and jumper to the list.
I then fly off to Costa Rica, which will be in the middle of the dry season – probably giving me a massive climate shock from the grey UK skies! I’m volunteering there, so a couple of things on my list are specific to the placement at the butterfly farm in the mountains; a headlamp, abundance of long trousers and hiking boots to name a few.
This list is preliminary and I expect to make some changes as I pack over the next few weeks!
|Socks||x7 white, x2 walking, x1 slipper, x1 sparkly, x1 nice|
|Tops||Vests||White x1, Black x2|
|T-shirts||x2 black, x3 patterned, x1 red|
|Long sleeved||Black tight, white|
|Bottoms||Jeans||Black skinny, Light loose|
|Long trousers||Loose patterned|
|Skirts||Velvet button, daisies, denim button, crocheted black, flowers|
|Shorts||Denim, Loose patterned, strawberry|
|Coat||1x Large warm, 1x Topshop bomber|
|Jumpers||Cardigan||x2 black, loose kimono cardigan|
|Warm jumper||x1 Man uni/another warm, x1 black|
|Exercise Clothes||Top||x1 GMR or tight exercise|
|Sports bra||x1 white|
|Pyjamas||NY giants t-shirt and pj shorts|
|Dresses||Day dresses||x3 day dresses, blue, red, wrap around, maxi, urban outfitters|
|Going out dresses||x1 choice|
|Swimming Costume||Bikini||x1 black bottoms, x2 tops|
|Bank Cards||Debit Card|
|EU Insurance Card|
|Details of NY hostel|
|Black heeled boots|
|Small over the shoulder|
|Valuables bag||Underneath clothing bag|