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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Catching up with the pictures

Here are the pictures to go with the previous posts:

In my Traveling Light post I said that I pulled everything out and took pictures to show what I was traveling with in my carry on. Here it is:

Some more detailed shots:

The brown/black top has a matching skirt laying above it, along with the broomstick skirt. Most of the stuff in this picture I ordered from . I ordered enough from them to be a wholesaler, and the vast majority of the stuff I have been really happy with. It is light weight, crushable, packable, and fits the climate down here. Your mileage may vary, and while I'm about to send in a second order I am not really interested in jumping the the necessary hoops to actually try to make any money. If you see something you really like, maybe I can give you more information. That's the extent of my 'sales' efforts.

The jeans and polo I wore down on Friday after work. Everything I had with me except the jeans would dry overnight after being washed and hung up in the shower. Jeans are problematical to travel with as they are so comfortable but take up room and don't dry. If I was going on a longer trip I would instead take a second pair of yoga pants to lounge in the room and/or work out in. It's also good to have a slip on in the dark OMG the fire alarm is going off I need to get out of here solution. Yoga pants and a sarong/shawl fit that for me. The sarong is in the baggie and is always with me, so much so I forgot to list it before. It is a towel/beach blanket/swimsuit coverup/extra carrying bag (folded) and just all around thing to have.

My ScotteVest with the 17 or 20 or whatever pockets inside. A bit hot down here, but worth it when I'm out and about in the city. Pretty much the only way I'll carry a camera on me while out down here.

Things I didn't mention that I would also take with me if on a longer trip are my flexible clothesline and my inflatable hangers. I use my inflatable hangers almost every day here as I do my laundry by hand (more or less...) and hang things to dry. Deflated they take no room, weigh nothing, and inflate to useable hangers. I got the idea for them from: and I bought them here:

As for a towel, you can buy the pricy synthetic chamois stuff from Magellans or REI or whatever, but you can also go to the automotive department and get a nice large one for less than $5 (at least the last time I looked) that is not dyed (good for wringing out laundry). Just look for the one to dry off a car.

This post is long enough. I'll do more pictures later on the pila, the in house laundry solution down here.

ps: Forgot the picture of it all packed in the 3 gal ziplocks:


  1. you have no idea how relieved I am to see... not a single pair of zumba pants! ok, you know perfectly well I wasn't expecting Cletus's zumba pants. :-)

    I love 3 gallon zip lock bags. Before those came along I used to use dry cleaning bags. This is MUCH better.

    inflatable hangers. Who knew?!

  2. Thank you for the pictures. Wow you can really pack girl if you are able to fit all that in a backpack.