A lot has been asking how heavy my backpack… Hope this helps to answer the question.
I cannot say much that it is important, even vital, for a backpacker to really travel light.
I learned alot from my previous 16-Day Mindanao Backpacking Trip, 10Lesssons so I really made sure that I will only carry stuff that are really important and essential during the entire trip.
Let me share with you what’s on my backpack:
– 3 pcs. drifit shirts
– 2 pcs. sandos
– 1 pc. trekker pants
– 2 pcs. board shorts
– 2 pcs. cycling shorts
– 5 pcs. underwears (i do laundry, okay)
– hammock (my default accommodation if i cant find a Php200 or less room)
– running shoes (i run half-marathons). i also stuff the shoes with undies, etc
– 1 slippers (my main footwear)
– 1 rain jacket (crazy weather always)
– 1 sarong (serves as towel in the morning, blanket at night)
– 1 face towel
– snorkeling gear
– P&S camera and charger
– 3 pcs. handkerchief
– travel notebook and 2 pens
– 1 body bag (used when doing city walks)
– sunglasses (a must!)
– cellphone and charger
– 600ml. water bottle
– medicines and vitamins
– food, instant coffee, tea, sugar, etc
– toiletries, ziploc bags
– tourist maps
You will notice that most are wash and wear.
Top 5 most useful are: Camera, Slippers, Sarong, Board shorts and Rain jacket.
Wanna know how much it weighs? 5.5KGs
I hope this can somehow give you a tip/lesson on packing light.
Don’t bring anything, bring only the essentials; and CHILL!
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Visayas Trails is a 25-day journey around Western and Central Visayas (October 1-25, 2011). My primary purpose is to learn the dialect, meet locals and rediscover the sites worth visiting for my dream escapade next year.
I visited Iloilo, Antique, Boracay, Bacolod, Cebu, Bohol and Dumaguete spending a total of Php11,096 all-in excluding airfare. Thanks to CouchSurfing and friends who I met along the way, this trip would not be memorable and exciting without you.