Where the paved road ends
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Packing Lists continued!
As Mama (Colette) has previously posted modifications to her packing list, I thought I would share a few of mine as well.
Here are the things I am really glad I brought
Rechargeable beard trimmer and hair clipper combination (my first one was destroyed by a power surge, but one was sent to me and I couldn't be more thankful for it. I cut my own hair in village)
Small rectangle travel pillow
(Click here for Example pillow)
the common pillows here are not comfortable, so if you like to sleep bring your own.
Decent dental floss (Oral B, etc).
A flash drive (8GB minimum)
Quality underwear like this: (
Click here to see Exofficio underwea
r) They are expensive but last a really long time and are very comfortable in the Gambian heat. Also, they don't lose their fit with multiple washings.
Comfortable lightweight pants that adjust at the waist
(Click here to see Prana pants)
because most likely you will be losing weight.
Two water bottles
Crossword puzzle book
MasterLock padlock (Bring two, you'll use one at the Peace Corps house and one for your door)
Wish I brought:
More AfterBite bug bite relief
An external hard-drive for picture, movie, music storage
Games like scrabble, bananagrams, etc.
Favorite books! (For some reason I didn't bring any, but the Peace Corps house has tons anyway)
Glad I didn't bring:
A whole bunch of fancy gadgets
Would just as soon have not brought:
Hammock (we don't have any trees around our home to hang it from, nor is their shade to sit under)
A watch and travel alarm clock (cell phone is good enough)
Flashlight (cell phones here have flashlights on them and headlamps are good enough)
Dress shoes (Worst case scenario you buy them here for reasonable prices, the ones I brought now smell like mold from the rainy season and I hardly ever wear them)
Hope this helps my future Gambian PCV's!
Fo natoo-Until later,
Obligatory cute kid picture with Awa, Senabu, Mami, Binta, and Muhammed
Darrin Vander Plas
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