How to pack light, by Liz
HOW 2 PACK LIGHT, by Liz
Really important stuff
your passport should always be carried in
a bum bag
money belt or
round-your-neck passport pouch
ie attached to your body in something that you don’t take off. Loss of a passport is a major inconvenience, not only for you, but for everyone in the group.
NB Do not carry large amounts of cash or important documents in a wallet, pocket or handbag. These items must be secured on your person.
Money: Just take two of the following: Cirrus/Maestro card for eftpos, credit card, travel money card. Expect to buy your lunch and drinks most days, and when we are staying in a hostel or hotel, also your dinner. Take a lunch box and drink bottle for packed lunches.
your music in a light bag – carefully checked before you leave
your mobile phone. Be sure to unlock it if you purchased it as part of a plan. We recommend that you purchase a local sim card with data for communication with the group.
phone recharge plug
Aussie to European power plug converter
your concert gear
1 black shoes (or sandals for women) that can also be worn for concerts
Medicines: Get any scripts made up before you go. If you tend to suffer from a recurring medical problem eg throat infections, then get your doctor to prescribe a suitable anti-biotic that you can take with you just in case. Any over-the-counter medications that you might need are also best bought in Australia. Some of these require a script overseas.
10 CDs we will give you these to pack
Clothes: Here’s a list of what I pack
NB a suitcase with good wheels and a long handle is better than a backpack in the warm weather.
You need to be able to lift and carry it easily up and down stairs etc., Some days we’re on and off 4 or 5 trains, so keep it small and light! Big suitcases are out. If your suitcase doesn’t lock, then fix it up with a padlock.
1 pair trousers
4 T shirts or tops
|3 long-sleaved tops
1 comfy shoes if you need them in addition to concert ones
A bag or small backpack for day excursions (in addition to your music bag)
Lunch box and drink bottle or thermos. This will save you a lot of $$
Umbrella or very light plastic raincoat
Toiletries: Sting-goes, Mosquito-repellent (foreign mosies bite harder), Sun screen
1 novel (then you can swap with others) or tablet