What I'm packing for South East Asia

Travelling light is something I struggle with. I always end up packing way too much in fear of not having enough outfit choices or enough clothes for different activities.

I over pack to put my mind at ease.

But this time round I’m challenging myself to pack as little as possible. In 2 more sleeps I will embark on a 6 week adventure to Cambodia and Vietnam. I’ve ditched the suitcase and opted for a backpack channeling my ultimate traveller vibes.

So here’s my list of things I’m taking. I’ll let you know what I did and didn’t need to bring along with me on my return home.



2 dress shirts for evening outings (1 white, 1 patterned.)

1 pair of jeans

1 white trousers

5 pair of shorts

7 pairs of swimwear – I like to keep my options open

14 t-shirts and vests

2 long-sleeve t-shirt

1 pair of flip-flops

2 pair of trainers

10 pairs of socks

14 pairs of underwear

1 towel


1 toothbrush

1 tube of toothpaste

1 razor


1 small bottle of shampoo + conditioner

1 small bottle of shower gel



Lip balm

Sun cream and aftersun





Antibacterial cream

Hand sanitiser

Anti dhiarheals

Bite relief and repellant


iPad Pro


Wireless Keyboard

Universal power adapter

Diary and pen

Disposable camera


A key or combination lock (everyone should have one!)

Reusable water pouch

Neck pillow

Earplugs and eyemask

Travel wash


Here’s my rucksack an my day bag.

Karrimor Bobcat 65 Rucksack and Karrimor Urban 30 Day Bag. 

0 thoughts on “What I'm packing for South East Asia

  1. Im like you where before this trip I had always overpacked. Next time I will try to pack light so I have more space to bring more memories with me.

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