Have stuff, will travel.

Imported from the old lesombre.ca…

Allright, this is one more post about the Africa project. (This used to be a link, but the website is not dead)

One of the funny things about going to Africa is the need to pack for a 16 day trip, in a country where I probably won’t be able to buy clothes or rely on the hotel service to wash them for me (in a timely manner). All of this without going over the 2 pieces of luggage + one backpack limit.

Here’s what I came up with. But I’m willing to listen to people who are more experienced travelers than I am. Dave?

Laptop & Peripherials:
Thinkpad T43
AC charger
Wireless mouse
4G USB key (personnal files, pictures backup, etc.)
2G USB key (workshop backup material)
Electrical adapter

Polycom PVX:
WebCam
Headset
Installation software

Photography:
Canon A570IS Digital Camera
Relevant batteries (2×2)
compact charger
2G Memory card
Multicard reader + cable

Blackberry:
Blackberry 8700
USB Cable (to charge with laptop)

Entertaintment:
2x book (The kite runner, suggestion?)
iPod Touch 32G – Isn’t it pretty?
USB cable (to charge with laptop)

Clothes:
516x underwear
516x socks
2x cargo pants (light, dark)
1x jeans (blue or black?)
4x t-shirts (black, beige, others)
2x dress shirt (blue, black)
1x suit jacket (black)
1x bathing suit

Shoes:
1x Open Shoes (Crocs)
1x Walking Shoes
1x Extra pair of laces

Hat:
1x Tilley Hat

Toiletries:
Normal toiletries (including razor, nail clipper, etc.)
Detergent for clothes
Insect repellent
Purell
Lots of sunscreen
Lip balm

Small “First Aid” Kit:
Prescribed medicine (diarrhea, malaria, etc.)
Antiseptic cream
Plasters
After sun treatment

Other:
Sunglasses
Net for sleeping

Stuff I have to bring for the Workshop:
10x booklet for participants
10x USB keys

Money:
300 USD
300 EUROS

What am I missing?

Edit: Poppy was very convincing about the underwear & socks. 😉

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