What I packed for Bali

I have mentioned that I’m a packing wizard, and shown off my small backpack containing two week’s worth of clothes, so it only seems fair to tell you what’s inside it! When I get home, I’ll be sure to report back on whether or not I made the right clothing choices.

This is my amazing hat and sunglasses. They also feature later, but I love the hat so much that it deserves two pictures.

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I am taking three dresses. The blue and black are both knee length and flowy. The paisley patterned one is full length, and also doubles as a skirt. I would quite happily just wear the three dresses over and over the entire time we are there, so I expect them to be in a lot of pictures.

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I am taking two bathing suits, because I anticipate lots of beach time and swimming. We have some waterfall treks, plus snorkelling adventures, and I know in our free time we will want to go to the beach. I wanted to have the options of both a one-piece and a two-piece, depending on what we were doing. I actually bought the bikini for this trip. I’ve worn it a few times already, and I love it! I got the white cover-up for $8 before I went to Florida this year, and I wore it constantly. It is amazing. I would never have thought to put pockets on a cover-up, but it was the best idea!

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The breast cancer hat and the purple sunglasses have been to many countries on several different continents. I’m counting on them to keep me sun-safe in Bali. The flowery fedora is so not my style. I bought it not knowing if I would be able to pull it off, but basically have not wanted to remove it from my head since. I bought my buff in Nepal, and will definitely be using it for all of our treks.

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For bottoms, I’m taking one pair of full-length black leggings (to wear on the plane), a knee length pair of grey gym capris, a pair of black shorts, and a black running skirt. I bought a pair of black lace shorts on sale at the end of the season because they pair I had packed was way too big. It will definitely be good to have the options. I almost didn’t bring the grey capris, but I have room in my bag, so I might as well throw them in. They could be very useful on at trek that involves a lot of climbing in and out of the water.

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Three active tanks for our active days! Pretty self-explanatory. And of course some nice cool pajamas

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Three less casual tanks to wear with my shorts, skirt, and on days when we aren’t super active. I also packed four gym t-shirts. The orange one is for the plane. I often worry about getting a sunburn on my shoulders, so I want to have the option to cover them up if needed.

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Speaking of covering up, I have a long-sleeved shirt to wear in case it is somewhat cool, and a hoodie in case it is quite cool. I will also be wearing the hoodie on the plane, because I can never get warm on planes. I also packed my Sun Veil, which has protected me from extreme sunlight in Africa, South America, and Asia. I’m so fair that I can’t do without it. It fits me perfectly, and fits my colour scheme. Sun Veils are expensive, but I have gotten so much use out of mine that it was definitely worth the investment.

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I’m also taking a raincoat, which I forgot to photograph, and the usual socks, underwear, etc. I hope I’m all set! The weather seems like it is going to be beautiful, but I want to be prepared for everything!

Questions:

What am I missing?

What are your essential travel items?

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