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As some of you already know, on Thursday 6th October 2016 I started my year trip. I am going to visit the five continents during the next twelve months as a backpacker. September 30th  was my last day of work and now I am at home with a huge to do list to plan my trip.

Those who asked me if everything was ready the answer is NO. I wanted to do a lot of things but I did not had time.

First big struggle, what should I take for a year trip around the world? I know that the rule is to pack as little as possible and that’s what I’ve tried to do. But you will see that it is not easy.

I am going to leave most of my things behind, not easy.

Backpack

Here’s my list:

The basics

  • 70L Backpack – and the idea is to have some free space
  • 15L Backpack – for daily use

Accessories – Gear

  • Go Pro Hero 4
  • Polaroid
  • Phone
  • Laptop
  • SD Cards (a lot)
  • Extra Batteries (charge the phone/ Camera/ Laptop)
  • Universal power adapter
  • Go pro accessories (underwater, selfie stick…)

Clothes

  • 2 sweaters
  • 2 shirts
  • 5 t-shirts
  • 2 pair of jeans (I will get
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 1 swimsuit (once I get to South east Asia I will buy more and get rid of warm clothes)
  • 1 Rain Jacket
  • 1 Softshell jacket (I will get rid of this once I get closer to the equator)

Others

  • 1 towel
  • 1 cotton sleeping bag
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of flip-flops
  • 1 pair of boots
  • 1 Ukelele (thank you to my ex coworkers)
  • 1 Bota de vino (Thank you Liceeen Foyoyos)
  • Moleskine (Thank you Maria)
  • Passport / Photos for visas / Copy of documentation

Medical Kit / Toilet Bag 

  • 1 Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • 1 razor
  • Small Shampoo / Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Antibiotics
  • Maralone
  • Repellent
  • Band-Aids

Can’t wait to start, hope I don’t forget anything important.

Sure I will have to be washing every 2/3 days but it is heavy enough right now. I am starting the trip through Belgium, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, China and Japan: the backpack you need is different to the one once I get to the equator.

Stay tuned for more!

@Bolo

 

PS: drop me a line if I am forgetting something!