Pre-Travel,  Travel Guide

In The Two Green Backpacks – What Did We Pack to Travel SE Asia?

We have two identical macpac tuatara 25l backpacks and filled them with slightly different things.

Emma’s Bag

Emma's bag content

1x Thermal blanket
Photocopies of all ID documents
1x Silk sleeping sheet
1x Pair of runners
1x Pair of thongs
Week’s worth of underwear
Antibiotics
Gastro Stop
Water purifying tablets
Malaria tablets (Doxy-100)
Gastrolyte (for rehydration)
Contact lenses
Bathers
Kindle
iPod
Ear plugs
Money belt
Eye cream
Hand sanitiser
Lush solid shampoo
Toilet paper roll
Sunglasses
Toiletries
Thermal top
Thermal leggings
Fleece jumper
Aerogard (tropical strength)
Sunscreen
6.5KGs

Lionel’s Bag

Lionel's bag content

Passport
3x tshirts
Thermal top & long pants
Copies of ID, additional passport photos
Silk sleeping sheet
Money belt
Toiletries
USB sticks
International Simcard
Omniplug
Olympus OM-D Camera
Asus Tablet
Flashlight
Spare shoelaces
Spare sandwich bags
Bathers
Travel Towel
Fleece Jumper
Cap
Week’s worth of underwear
Runners
Thongs
Malaria Tablets – Doxy 100
High Altitude tablets
GastroStop
Water Purifying Tablets
Solid Toothpaste
Panadol
Hand Sanitizer
80% DEET Bushman Insect Repellent
Areoguard
Sunnies
Ipod Charger, Headphones
Sunscreen
6.5KGs


Things We Have Accumulated Along The Way

A knife – so good for cutting fruits/vegetables/stubborn packaging
Two spoons, two forks – given to us in Fang by a kind woman as she packed our takeaway dinners, they aren’t plastic so we kept them!
Contact lenses for both of us – pretty cheap over here, and needed for diving. We carried our prescription from Australia.
Toilet paper – whenever we were given a new roll, I would keep these and at one point I carried about nine rolls, all in varying states of used-upness. These were especially handy when we were trekking, when we checked into rooms that didn’t provide paper, and when we moved into our new place on Koh Tao (we’ve since had to buy it, and it’s costing us a small fortune!).

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