Pack me again.

As a follow up to my post about my packing list, here’s how my items fared in this trip.

Items in normal font are the things I have used once or twice.
Items in bold are the things I have used often.
Items underlined are the things I never had the opportunity to use.
Items in italics are the things I could have done without.
Items that are bold, underlined and italized are things I’m so glad I brought.


  • 1 pair of pants
  • 1 pair of capri pants
  • 2 pairs of shorts – I hardly ever used my other pair. Must bring a different short next time.
  • 3 shirts
  • 1 big shirt as a cover up – I also used this when going out.
  • 2 tank tops – It’s hot in Thailand.
  • 1 pair of socks
  • Underwear
  • Swimsuit
  • Sarong
  • Jacket – The bus and the train is cold.
  • Bandana – Let’s face it. I’m not a bandana wearing person.
  • Flip Flops – You can use it in the beach, in the city and in the dirty toilet.
  • Towel – Of the four resort/hostel I’ve stayed in, only 1 did not provide a towel.


  • Deodorant – Once again, it was hot in Thailand.
  • Facial Wash
  • Toner
  • Moisturizer
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Loofah
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Nail clippers
  • Razor
  • Mirror
  • Lip Gloss/Balm
  • Face Powder
  • Scissors
  • Detergent – Actually, I forgot to bring a detergent.
  • Napkin/Panty liner – My period decided to wait until I get back to Manila to make an appearance. How considerate.
  • Tissue paper
  • Wet towels
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Contact lens case
  • Extra pair of contacts
  • Contact lens solution
  • Comb/Hair brush
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  • Passport
  • Tickets
  • Confirmation Emails
  • 2 pcs. Passport photos
  • Health insurance – And I’m glad I never have to file a claim.
  • Identification Cards
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Photocopy of all Documents


  • Currency
  • ATM Card/Debit Card
  • Credit Card

Miscellaneous Items

  • Guide books – I only cracked my guidebook once, and it’s only too look at the river boat stops. I’ve been reading so much on Thailand for the past 4 months that I’ve memorized all the important imformation.
  • Paperback novel – I also ended up buying 2 more. And sold the one I brought with me and one of the books I bought.
  • Journal – I got lazy.
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Notepad – I used this to record all my expenses.
  • Inflatable pillow – Never had the opportunity to use because once again, I forgot to buy one.
  • Goggles
  • Ziplock bags
  • Sink stopper
  • Bag lock – Mainly when I’m putting my bag more than 3 feet away from me.
  • Flashlight
  • Watch
  • Laundry bag
  • Eyeshade
  • Ear plugs
  • Shades
  • Eyeglasses – Towards the end of the trip, I started to miss being four-eyed.
  • Headband/Scrunchies

Travel Pack

  • Backpack
  • Daypack/Shoulder bag
  • Shopping bag
  • Extra Bag – I went shopping. Need I say more?


  • Camera – I love cammie.
  • MP3 player
  • Mobile Phone
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Phone Charger
  • Battery Charger
  • Universal adaptor plug
  • Extra memory card
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Medicine/First Aid

  • Betadine
  • Band Aids
  • Cotton gauze
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • Paracetamol
  • Loperamide – Thank God I never had to take one of these.
  • Antihistamine
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Bonamine
  • Vicks Vaporub
  • Salonpas

Not in the list:

  • My trusty folding fan. – I’m so glad I brought this.
  • Sewing kit
Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 5 Comments
  1. Angeli says:

    waah! beri helpful! =D salamat in advance~

  2. Nick O says:

    Nice list! and nice blog in general. Very helpful.

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