Saturday, May 11, 2013

Packing List

now it is time to start thinking about what clothes to pack for a month traveling in China living out of a backpack.

I feel like I may be too old for that.

I think research is killing me, trying to maximize everything I take and guess exactly what I will want or need.

I might even like to look cute.

I read to wear neutrals in China so you don't stand out. I read to wear bright colors because that is what the Chinese like. I read that dress there is casual and anything goes. I read that the Chinese people like to see a bit of fashion and that you are Making An Effort. I google "travel wardrobes" and see outfits that are put together. I do not wear outfits. I wear plain old clothes. I am a homeschool mom, just one step away from denim jumpers.

I don't want to carry anything heavy around. Or hard to wash and air dry. 

I want stuff with very secure pockets. Concealed. And comfortable.

Did I mention I might want to look cute?

I hate buying new clothes. I always think of Thoreau, "I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes." Was he thinking like a woman preparing to go halfway around the world? hmmm?

I have a feeling no matter what I do, the people of China may notice I am not a native. And the bag may get heavy.

*whine over* off to try on things in my closet and obsess some more.