The last exam of my first year of medical school ended 8 hours ago ago, which means I just started packing 3 hours ago. So what do you bring when you’re on the road in 15 countries for 2+ months?
Here we have 4 shirts, 4 pairs of socks, 4 pairs of underwear, a dress shirt, and 2 pairs of pants
1 bottle of shampoo, 1 bottle of conditioner, 1 bottle of lotion, 2 bars of soap, hair grooming clay (of course), toothpaste, a razor, and a toothbrush
1 advil, 1 bottle of antimalarial (malarone), 1 bottle of antibiotics (azithromycin), 1 bottle of cipro, 1 tube of 1% hydrocortisol, 1 tube of antibacterial cream (bactroban; mupirocin), 1 breath spray, 1 deoderant, facial cleansers (when I don't have an available shower), 1 bottle of 35% DEET, 1 bottle of 70 SPF, 1 bottle of hand salve, 1 Burt's Bees anti-bugbite ointment
...all in one nice packing cube.
...all in one nice little baggy.
...and all my relevant chargers (iPod, camera, video, and netbook)
I’m out of the house early tomorrow morning. Going out to celebrate my last night in NYC for a very long time (but hopefully not too long)! If you’re reading this, please make sure I get on my airplane tomorrow.