packing light, how light?

#1 Nov 13th, 2003, 22:06
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im travelling india next year for six months starting in may.
im trying to pack as light as possible but mabey theres somthing i missing?
1. sandles
2. sari
3. two pair light cotton pants
4. two pair light cotton tops
5. one boob covering thingy. (not bra)
6. four pairs cotton undies
7. mossie net
8. silk bag for sleeping
9. first aid kit (very basic)
10. toothbrush and paste
11. mango body butter
12. journal
13. comb
14. money/passport body pouch
15.smiles
#2 Nov 13th, 2003, 23:57
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The only essential item I would add is a small torch--for the power outtages.
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Ermm, the torch you would get one for Rs.90/- or thereabouts with 4 duracell batteries thrown in. Not much else 'cept like Rs.500 approx for my pint :P and a big hug from me to all the inmates of Argus Care, the Grange
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From what I remember last time I was in India (admittedly many moons ago) I was so glad I'd taken a plug with me for the sink hole! Homoeopathic stuff too.

Sandy
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Nail clippers unless your the nail biting kind.
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pick up a candle or 2
available at fine establishments throughout Ma India
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The best thing I took along were those antibacterial "Wet Ones". The alcohol in them will make you feel cooler if it's really hot. They come in travel packs. Safe travels!
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check out what watson had to say.
i found his thread under secret places. he has a thread under packing tips. its long but has some great ideas
coincidences makes sense
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I brought a very small nail brush, and am happy to have it; my nails are clean AND I can scrub my heels with it.

BTW, the clothing I brought from the US is rayon (viscose), not cotton. No wrinkles and it dries very quickly under the fan... as do the microfiber undies.
The map is not the territory. --Alfred Korzybski
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Take a camera and plenty of films.
Nail clippers can be bought in India.
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Smile

i do bite my nails, i should proberly bring a scrubbing thingy. and i forgot to list my digi camera. how often are the blackouts?
i love this little face, look his mouth moves!
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There are blackouts every day.
Buy a torch.
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This is very possibly just an old wives tale, but I've heard that if you smell sweet you're more likely to be bitten by mosquitos.
So while I wouldn't advocate leaving deodorant at home, maybe you'd be better off without the mango body butter?

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