December 17th, 2004
|07:21 am - India planning|
So I started thinking about what I will need to take to India.
I'm limited to two checked bags and one carry-on. Checked bags need to weigh less than 50 pounds (probably, as part of the trip is a domestic leg).
Given my normal wardrobe (jeans and t-shirts), I quite comfortably spend two weeks or so in Seattle with just a carry-on. For Baggie-con, with packing food and cooking equipment and some camping stuff for a long weekend, I pack a pretty light bag that's a bit bigger (I think) than the maximum allowed carry-on.
The place where I'll be working, however, is business formal. So that means extra shirts and pants. (Since one pair of jeans looks very much like another, I often get away with a single pair for several days.) And ties. So I'm thinking I'll be packing one bag to check and bringing a carry-on mostly to have reading material and my laptop. (BTW, minnehaha B, what's that universal power adapter you like?)
I want to get a better digital camera than I have to take along. (Mostly because I don't want to bring film along, further lowering the packing load as I'm already bringing my laptop.) I'm thinking that the high-end Christmas present from my wish list, a digital camcorder, might just be in order as well.
Even with all that, though, I think I'll have an entire checked bag worth of allowance on the way back for stuff. I figure I'll pick up some saris or fabric for same. I also figure I'll pick up some beads for all my beady friends. (Yep, thinking of you elisem and 90_percent_sure, lemme know what to look for.) I figure I'll look for tropical clothing for myself, probably in linen and/or silk as I'm a natural fabric kinda guy. I also figure that I'll pick up the actual suitcase in India as well. Any other ideas about what I should look for?
Need to call about renewing my passport today so that I can get it back in time to do the visa application.
Current Mood: plan-y
|Date:||December 18th, 2004 04:36 am (UTC)|| |
I was thinking that the heat and humidity of the environs would require me to launder more frequently between wearings. Still, I should be able to get by with, as you say, three pairs of pants. So that would be the grey and the olive pairs I have now and one more (navy?). I have two good blazers (one grey and one navy), one so-so one and figured I'd look to pick up a "tropical weight" one while there. Maybe five shirts so I have a work-week's worth?
Then there's the "after work" wear....
My father picked up a lot of brass figurines (mostly animals) when he was serving in the Navy and on cruises around Asia, so I'm kind of burned out on brass. Knick-knacks galore, I'm sure, yes.