Packing for Sri Lanka

I normally travel with at least two big suitcases, sometimes three, and the kitchen sink.

So, when I was told that I could only take a small duffel bag and/or small rucksack for my trip to Sri Lanka, my heart sank.

Now, I wasn’t expecting to travel with my usual amount of luggage – but I had hoped to travel with more than just a couple of small bags. But, there is a reason for this luggage restriction. You see, I am travelling to Sri Lanka with a group of around 16 people – and we are going to be driving tuk-tuks around the country. And, as most of you probably know – tuk-tuks (also known as rickshaws) are small and don’t have the space that most of us are used to in normal cars.

So my two/three large suitcases and the kitchen sink have to stay behind – and I am embracing the challenge of packing light – or at least as light as I am prepared to go!

Pre-packing

In this first clip see the backpack and duffel bag I decided on – and the revolutionary PacSafe.

Click on any images above for details of where I bought all these bags.

Packing

Watch this clip to see me packing my main backpack with all my clothes and a smaller rucksack that I will use as a day bag. Look out for the all important travel cubes!

Click on the images above for details of where I bought the day rucksack…and the amazing travel cubes.

                                          

Click on the images for details of where I bought various travel products that will make my life easier!

cheat packing

In this third video I explain how I pack all the saris and bits and bobs I need to pimp the tuk-tuk. I use a large, foldable duffel bag.

Click on the image above for details of where I got this amazing, roomy, versatile duffel bag.

as an aside…

If you would like information on any other products mentioned in this blogpost – please do message me.

8 comments

  1. Looking forward to your blog. Looking st your products. I would love to be at th he airport for your check in. Will be there in spirit …

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  2. Well done. I had a chuckle at how much you’re taking but somehow you cleverly got it all well organised. I think I will buy the product with all the different sized zipped bags.
    You’ll soon be on your travels. Soooooooo pleased for you. Much love. xx

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    • I know! Everyone keeps saying how much I have taken – but that’s light for me… and actually everything fits in the tuktuk perfectly!
      Thanks so much for your kind words….already in Sri Lanka and loving it!

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  3. Just to say that 9 of us from JJ attended a Contemporary Indian Dance Workshop by Sarra yesterday. Loved it. Looking forward to one in November and December and maybe more (weekly?) next year. So we are getting our dance fix.

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