It’s approximately 43 days before I leave and I am starting to get nervous about the packing. It would seem that since I’ve done this once before that I would surely be able to rock it the second time. Not so.
Lesotho is in the south, meaning it’s cold, meaning packing is another ball game. I have to have boots, a jacket and gloves. And some of the things I bought for Niger are no good, such as my sleeping back which is a warm weather sleeping bag but it doesn’t matter because I had to leave it behind in some random hotel to make luggage weight. While packing for Niger, the other volunteers said don’t worry about clothes. For Lesotho, they said to bring quality warm stuff from America.
These items are more expensive and bulkier, creating a lighter wallet and heavier baggage.
I am done with work this week and then I am going to dedicate my time to preparing for Lesotho and knocking some items of this shopping list. Last time, I didn’t realize that certain brands offer discounts for volunteers so I plan to fully take advantage of those this time.
Do you have any packing suggestions? I really want an iPad, but I keep reminding myself that is a terrible idea. If you were going to Africa for two years, what would you take with you?