En route: Packing for Djibouti

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I already called my banks. I emptied my wallet.

I selected my travel outfit: a white camisole with gauzy white tuxedo style shirt (long sleeved), fake leather cropped black jacket (washable), lightweight black pants, silk scarf and Velcro “Mary Jane” style sneakers.

I will begin in this outfit Thursday a.m. when my family drives to the suburbs of Baltimore to have breakfast with my college roommate. We need to be in DC by noon to head to Dulles for my afternoon flight to Paris.

My traveling companion and I arrive at CDG in Paris at about 6 a.m. Friday, which will be midnight our time. Our plane to Djibouti leaves in the middle of the night Paris time so it’s possible I will wear this outfit for more than 48 hours.

So what’s in the current draft of my suitcase?

Carry on
Change purse
Business cards
Wallet
Notebook
Pen
Feminine supplies
Two pairs underwear
Socks
Boxer shorts
Camisole
Passport
Vaccination record
Paris map
Ibuprofen
Sunblock
Chapstick
Baby powder
Soap
Hand sanitizer
Alcohol wipes
Meal bars
Chargers
Laptop
Disposable toothbrush
Deoderant
Long skirt

Suitcase
Shampoo
Liquid soap
More listerine
Barrettes
Toothbrush
More meal bars
More hand sanitizer
Boxer shorts
Underpants (many of which I will toss when dirty)
Socks
Sandals
Ankle length skirt
Khakis with lots of pockets
Three t-shirts
Bra
5 relatively lightweight long sleeve shirts
Plastic bags
Dryer sheets
Wipes
Cooling wipes
Ethiopian scarf
Messenger bag
Pens

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