planning a backpacking trip to europe is not the same as planning a trip around asia. PT and i met to exchange notes a coupla weeks ago.
PT, if you are reading this in vietnam: you’d better watch where you’re walking. you’re not the first friend i know who has tripped on the streets of HCMC. and don’t you dare get on one of those motorcycles, faham?!!!
i leave for europe in a coupla weeks and i realise that packing for this one is going to be particularly tricky. since i will be jumping cities via cheap flights and i’m not checking in any bags, my backpack will need to comply with the 55cm x 40cm x 20cm measurements.
on top of that, the airline websites tell me that hand carry luggage cannot weigh more that 10kg. and of course, there is that issue of LAGs. so folks, these rules will dictate all my packing for this trip.
i wonder if packing light for europe is even possible. i’ve been browsing around and everyone’s doing the one-bag thing. it should be early spring by the time i get there in the first week of may – i wonder how cold it will be.
will i need all that fleece i brought with me to america or will a windbreaker do? sweaters, yes or not? sandals, yes or no? sleeping bag (some people kata perlu because hostel beds), yes or no? extendable camera tripod, can or not?