As I continue to post pictures here from my trip to West Africa, you might notice that I am frequently in the same clothes.
That’s cuz I didn’t take very many.
Everything I took had to fit into a not very big backpack and a small satchel. I was amazed at how well we did with our packing. We did a final pack out the night before we left to make sure we were being as smart as possible with what we were taking as we’d be dragging it all around Africa. I did well, but I could have been even smarter…I left stuff at various locations along the way…socks I wasn’t going to need, a shirt that got stained and stretched out, underwear I simply didn’t feel like washing… 🙂 Doing so freed up a wee bit of space for a small souvenir or two.
The purple shirt washed easily, dried fairly quickly, didn’t show dirt and didn’t show stains. It was an obvious favorite. I also had a big floral shirt which covered me more, rinsed out and dried super fast, and totally hid anything I might have gotten on it. It was especially good for those long day and night bus trips. So, if it looks like I was only there for a few days, it was just that I only had a few shirts! 🙂
It was the least amount of clothes I’ve ever taken on a long trip. Even so, Abner put me to shame with what he brought, or rather, what he didn’t bring. I’m hoping I get the chance to take even less on another trip one day!