Off for a Vietnam Adventure!

Heading out for a 3 week trip to Vietnam. I was influenced early by Rick Steeves, of the “Europe Through the Backdoor” fame – he said that he never meet anyone coming home from a trip saying that they wished they had packed MORE.

So over the years (and especially when going to a moderate and informal climate) – I’ve figured out how to pack less and less. I’m weighing in at just about 15 lbs of gear for this trip.

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It’s surprising what you can fit if you don’t have to carry rain gear or spare shoes!

Besides traveling light – we travel mostly unplanned. So I know that we land in Hanoi, and depart from Ho Chi Minh. And we’ll make the rest up when we land.

It’s fun for us; with packs this light we always have all of our stuff. So if we want to go somewhere on a whim, we don’t have to go back to a hotel, or wait until we’ve completed our reservation.

We’re also meeting friends – first met them on a bus ride in Turkey about 8 years ago, and traveled some with them in Thailand 3 years ago. That first time, they had suitcases. In Thailand large backpacks. Can’t wait to see what they have this time!

 

 

 

 

 

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