|We're leaving to return to French Polynesia tomorrow.|
Last time we went to French Polynesia we took enough of items like over the counter medications, sunscreen, and insect repellant, but too many clothes. This time we're wise to that and we'll be taking less clothes (though still enough to survive without any laundry facilities except for a sink to wash underwear for three and a half weeks), as we'll be spending pretty much every day in the ocean swimming, wearing a bathing suit anyways (but this time we'll take two towels each for the beach as pensions don't provide you with a beach towel and one towel each last time resulted in absolutely filthy, salt and sand encrusted towels by the end of our three weeks during which we couldn't wash the towels at all).
|Who needs clothes here?|
On our last trip to French Polynesia, the airplane agents were shocked that we only had one suitcase each. We thought this was pretty average until we looked around at all the Europeans and Americans who had travelled to French Polynesia, surrounded by two to three suitcases each. We're only going to be taking one medium sized suitcase each, as well as a couple of carryon bags between the two of us that we can use to carry our GoPro 5 Hero, laptop, a change of clothes, and all of our prescription medications.
We'll be using the strategy that we've used on the last several trips we've taken of using hotel toiletries like shampoo and conditioner and abandoning them along the way, thereby decreasing the weight and bulk of our luggage as we go, leaving room for souvenirs that we might find on the various islands that we visit.
Now let's just hope that we haven't forgotten anything . . .
|Just a few last minute toiletries left to add.|