Hi, I’m back. Well, not totally back yet but approaching. 🙂 Sorry about the lack of posts in the last 3 days but I had neither time nor internet to publish anything hence I had worked in advance. But at least I had the chance to ventilate my head a bit. In that new/old environment with new or old but definitely different problems and experiences.
Although we didn’t have too much time to take pictures, I tried my best and I’m gonna post them soon, but first things first here is a post about what and how was I packing for this short period of time, which included a lot of traveling by plane, train and car and more different places and programs. Are you ready?
I collected some questions, tips and tricks which could be useful when it comes to packing and traveling:
1, Where do you travel?
As we lived there we know the climate pretty well, but if you travel to a new place check the climate and weather out in advance. And always consider the weather what you leave and where you’ll arrive in the end. But also prepare for everything so think in layers and have a warmer top/jacket, socks and pants with you.
As I said a few times before this time of the year we have really nice and warm summer in Hungary with a lot of sunshine and dry climate but actually this year it was a bit cooler but still sunny and dry. So I prepared a lot of summery but practical and comfortable thing like simple tees and denim shorts which can go together without thinking.
Budapest, the Great Plain and the lake Balaton in Hungary.
2, How many things?
I believe that balance is key here as I like a bit of variety but I don’t want too much things with me. It’s neither practical nor effective so for 3 days and 2 nights I packed 3 bottoms, 4 tops, 2 pairs of footwear, 1 belt, 1 watch and 1 bag. Around 1 top and bottom per day plus the (1-1) accessories included the shoes.In the end I used everything except for one tee which is quite good I think.
3, What kind of clothes, shoes and accessories?
Of course the method depends on the programs you’ll have. We didn’t have anything formal so I only needed casual clothes and shoes. For the plane and chillier nights something long and warmer, for the countryside simple tee and denim shorts and for the city a nicer blouse and longer denim shorts. Of course if we had had something formal, like a wedding for example I would have packed a dress and fancier shoes with me too and leave something else at home.
When it came to the footwear I opt for my slippers for traveling and flip flops to the countryside and for the evenings. The only one thing that I’m gonna change next time that I’ll bring a pair of socks with me on the plane because it was chillier than I thought or I’ll chose a pair of sneakers. For these few days I didn’t need too much accessories so I had chosen just one bigger bag, one belt and my trusty watch.
4, How to pack into the travel bag/suitcase?
If we can we’ll opt for our middle sized travel bag so we can take it with us to the plane and it’s easier to carry around. Because of the flight and practical reasons (the jeans are heavier than the shorts obviously) I had put on the jeans, one of the tees, the hoodie my slippers and every accessories on in the morning of leaving and I did the same when we came back.
5, Other tips and tricks
- Always try to plan what will you wear on each days/programs so you won’t over pack.
- I quite sure you already heard about this but if you didn’t here you have it: instead of folding, roll up your clothes. It takes less place and it’s quite good when it comes to wrinkling.
- I always put in the bag some extra nylon bag for the shoes and laundry.
- You can save space to use every bit of it, for example putting socks in the shoes.
- You can create a lot of looks with the same clothes if you have more accessories. For example smaller necklaces, earrings, bracelets and an extra belt. You can put these in the socks in the shoes so they don’t really take place and they’ll be also protected.
- For that few days try to use less make up so you don’t have to carry them and believe me it’s quite liberating to wear less or nothing at all. Opt for sunglasses instead. 🙂
- Don’t forget the necessities like chargers, toothbrush, towel, creams, bras, knickers, socks, medicines, passports, ID-s bank cards, phone and a Kindle maybe. Make a check list and try to think trough what you’ll need during the days and nights. But if you still forgot something, just don’t stress about it there is just a few things which you cannot buy in other countries. So concentrate first the extra important things which you cannot replace there!
- Always put in or buy enough water during the traveling. Dehydration is bad for everybody.
And now lets see what and how I did exactly:
As usual I started from the bottom. Because we’re speaking about 3 days I picked 3 bottoms. Actually 2 would have been enough but we have a lot of different program and I wanted a bit more variety. For travelling especially by plane I think the best options are pants. I chose these jeans because they don’t have too long rise and they’re comfy enough. And because there’s summer in Hungary my other choices were shorts. Denim shorts to be exact. The shorter one for the lazier days on the country side and the longer one is for Budapest where we have to take care of some things.
With tops I went even further. I chose mostly light neutral colors but with different shapes. There are two simple tees, a sleeveless black one with skull shaped holes on the back and the white blouse with long flare sleeves which I bought some days ago in Mango. I planned to wear the simple white top for the flight, the black one to the country side and the white blouse to the city. The grey one is an extra, just in case.
Shoes and main accessories
I chose these Vagabond slippers because they are not too opened but not even too closed, pretty comfortable for traveling and walking but nice ans stylish enough. And the Ipanema flip flops because they took not too much place and they’re the perfect summer wear when dressing up and style is out of the question.
This JCOS Studios bag was also a pretty obvious choice because it’s big enough, really practical and has a light but neutral color. I love it and really should be used more but with my current life style it’s too big. 🙁
Simple tee and pajama shorts for sleep and a hoodie again just in case to the plane and for chillier nights. And as turned out, it was a good decision to bring it with me, I used it quite a lot.
A smaller and a bigger beauty bag for the beauty stuff of course. 🙂 I love these. They can easily fit in my bag but makes extra easy to find whatever I put in them. Plus extra that I can put the smaller one in the bigger one and that in my bag like Matroska dolls. 🙂
Luckily I have most of my basic necessities with me all the time so I don’t have to think too much about these but it still requires some attention because the lack of these things could be the most annoying.
These are all of our stuff. I had also the above mentioned flip flops and the obvious necessities. It all fits in the middle sized travel bag from Decathlon which is a good size to take on the plane. So there was no hustle with a suitcase this time. And as you can see it’s still not full and it’s not so heavy either. I could have put Mushu in it too. But probably it wouldn’t have been a good idea. 🙂
So that was my recent packing, it wasn’t so complicated because of the warm weather and the familiar place but as I care what I wear even if I say I don’t, it took me for a while until I figured out everything. 🙂