Overall, I think we did well with our packing for this fall. We packed very light in the clothing department, assuming we would shop. We have purchased a few things, although not nearly as many as I thought we would, which means we’re cycling through the same clothing every few days. But we still have time to remedy that. :)
There are a few things we brought with us that we haven’t used at all:
- Headset (in my defense, I had argued against packing this, as our laptop has a microphone anyway)
- Long underwear (would’ve been useful for a longer trek in Nepal)
- Wall adapters for various electronics
- Spare bottles of sunscreen (why am I carrying four bottles of sunscreen?)
The one thing I don’t have that I really really wish I had is a pair of jeans. I brought a pair of convertibles and a pair of cargos and that’s it (great for hiking in Nepal, not so great for going out to restaurants and bars in Bangalore). I asked Archana where she usually buys jeans and her answer was, “not in India.” Sigh.