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Postby Brandon57381 » Thu May 10, 2007 11:00 am

Im Brandon, 19 years old and im travelling to Egypt alone, im leaving for 23 days and I have no idea what to pack, should I take a large travel backpack and a carry sack? or what should I do. Not leaving until september but I want to get this worked out so its not such a hassle when the time approaches, andthing would help right about now!!!

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Postby monty » Thu May 10, 2007 12:09 pm

Hey Brandon,

23 days is a short travel really so you should be taking 1 bag. Some great first time information passed to me before I left on my first big trip was to put everything I thought I needed in the middle of the floor and then take away half. Oh ya and roll your clothes when packing, its fast and leaves them not as wrinkled.

A backpack that has a side zip and a detachable day pack is one of the best to buy, if you already have one, well just use what you have.

Hope this helps,

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Postby little_miss_sunshine » Thu May 10, 2007 12:55 pm

Hey Brandon,
check out this site, it will be helpful!
happy trails!
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Postby Doggirl » Tue May 15, 2007 10:45 pm

I also normally travel by myself. My advice is to take as little as possible - you'll find that you will wear the same things over and over again so don't over pack, and you can always wash something out in your hotel sink if you need to. You should have a small book pack or I like a fanny pack (or as we say in America - a butt bag - the kind you wear around your waist) so that when your bag in strapped on top of a bus or in the luggage compartment that you have a small bag for your camera, snacks and water with you. Buy any souvenirs at the end of your trip so you're not lugging them all over the place and worrying about them getting broken.
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Postby Dawna » Thu May 17, 2007 12:28 am

When I went to China last year, I waited until the last 4-5 days to start purchasing gifts. I then purchased a really cheap extra piece of luggage that I checked on my return flight. I got that tip from someone right before I left and it really was a great way of lightening your load for the entire trip.

Keep those packs light!!
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Postby Alyssa » Thu May 17, 2007 11:46 pm

Eagle Creek makes great travel packs (backpack with detachable day pack). I have one and love mine! I've used mine traveling within the U.S. and will be using it when I go to Peru. Check them out. (usually has specials with free shipping)

Have fun shopping!

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