I am back in Sydney after four weeks of travelling in the US. Before I left, I decided that this time, I would travel with just my blue backpack – and mission accomplished.
Excluding the clothes I was wearing (1 t-shirt, 1 long sleeve collared shirt and 1 pants), I packed into the bag the following:
- 1 other tshirts
- 1 sleeping tshirt
- 1 pants
- 1 sleeping pants
- 5 undies
- 5 pairs of socks
- New York guide book
- “Just Kids” by Patti Smith Book
- 1 Kindle
- electronic cables (mobile phone charger, laptop…)
- passport etc
And that was it.
Carrying only the essentials made my travels extremely easy. At all times, I knew exactly where my valuables were. And because I had to consider the limited space inside my bag, it also made me buy very little. All I bought for myself was one black ceramic mug in New York (to be added to my ceramic collection), a small black messenger bag, a poetry book and postcards. No clothes!
I brought back along with me the same backpack I took and a new messenger bag. We really don’t need a lot to travel with.