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I had to spend the night in Jo'burg, and I took advantage of the big white bed and the floor to ceiling windows to take photos of my travel gear.




My carry-on toiletries, with the liquids in a separate clear container (I've never had a problem with not using a ziploc baggie).



In the pink bag I keep everything I need for in-flight comfort.



Electronic goodies: accessories and power for my camera, my iPod touch, and my external re-chargable batter, plus adapters.



My official stuff - I keep my passports and small items in the green wristlet - easy to locate and easy to take/keep out. The receipts folder has two internal pockets so I can separate work from personal expenses. The blue folder has a copy of my itinerary, contact info, a photocopy of my passport page, and stationary. The little pouch is filled with black safety pins, which I use as luggage locks.



More stuff to keep me happy, including reading material, my journal, first aid stuff, facial tissue (in the gray pouch), blister balm, and a plastic grip to carry bags.



My trusty Eagle Creek tote bag - I stapled tennis racket grip tape inside the straps to keep them from slipping, and this is where I keep a hankie, my wallet, business card cases, and my water bottle - and there's a slot on the back side so I can put over baggage handles.



I bring a neck pillow and eyeshades, a change of clothes (undies in the yellow pouch), and pouches for extra currency, a robe and flip-flops - basically everything I need if I get stuck somewhere, plus my phone, keys, and another hankie.



Stuff I keep permanently packed in my checked luggage: laundry bag, packing cubes, a pouch with various accessories, my larger-size toiletries, extra plastic tote, foldable ballet flats, travel towel, extra ziploc bags and bubble wrap, luggage straps, umbrella, sunglasses, meds and office supplies, Emergen-C, contact lens stuff, and a universal phone. I also sometimes pack a portable mosquito net.



And of course an extra foldable duffel bag for all the goodies I end up buying.
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On December 24th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC), dewgirl commented:
Have you ever actually worn those foldable ballet flats? Are they comfortable?
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On December 24th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I have - they're thin soled but do the job (i.e. walking across a parking lot).
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On December 24th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC), burgotastic commented:

I hope the southern hemisphere is treating you well. Things are better down here.

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On December 24th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
At least it's summer!
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On December 26th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC), themenow commented:
Wow! All that stuff - how long are you traveling for?
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On December 26th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Two weeks!
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