Gear

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BAGS

  • 60-liter backpack.
  • Medium-size purse. Must have zip closures and a few internal pockets.
  • Fanny back. Sling this across your torso – you can secure it under your armpit for safety.
  • Money belt

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SHOES

  • Solomon trail-running shoes. Good for both hiking and running.
  • Chocos
  • Going-out shoes. Flats are the most versatile and smallest.

 

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CLOTHES

  • 1 pair synthetic-fiber cargo/hiking pants. Lots of pockets are good, as well as roll-up closures
  • Jean shorts
  • 2 cotton v-neck t-shirts
  • 1 three-quarter-length shirt
  • 1 basic-colored cardigan
  • 1 basic-colored camisole
  • 1 tank top
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 rain jacket
  • 1 pair ankle socks
  • 1 pair high hiking socks
  • 1 warm cap
  • 1 pair light gloves
  • 1 pair tights
  • 3 pair underwear
  • 2 sports bras
  • 1 bra
  • Bikini

Prayer beads for sale in the Duhok bazaar.

ACCESSORIES

  • 1 big, colorful, versatile scarf. Good for accessorizing and warmth! My ESSENTIAL.
  • However much jewelry you want. It doesn’t take much room and can change an outfit.
  • 1 belt
  • 1 buff

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ELECTRONICS

  • Canon 650D camera
  • iPod touch
  • Earbuds
  • Laptop/iPad/Tablet (optional – I’d recommend one for trips over a month in length).
  • Chargers & outlets converters

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MISCELLANY

  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Book(s) for pleasure reading
  • Dictionary (for non-English-speaking coutries)
  • Cards
  • 1-2 liter water bottle
  • Musical instruments, board games, photos…Whatever will keep you grounded as you travel.
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