Some of you may know that we’ve sold our house and we’re moving to the big smoke. Well, not really the big smoke because Perth is probably one of the cleanest cities in the world and it’s not that big either. On the other hand although it’s remote in a world sense, it’s very much a modern, upbeat city, and no, real kangaroos don’t hop randomly around Perth 😉
Anyhow, after all the organising and packing up, interspersed with trips to the dump and Salvos, I know when D Day comes I’ll be whacked. I’ll also be sad to say goodbye to our lovely home of 6 years and longing for a breakaway somewhere to re-group.
For those of you who know me well you’ll know that my idea of a right Royal escape is to go and ‘slum’ it in a tropical resort in Bali – cocktails, massages, yoga sessions and long lazy days under a palm tree with a good book. Think what you will, but hey that’s my idea of chilling-out and getting my mind back on an even keel. (For the record, Bali is a reasonably inexpensive destination for us remote West’strayans, so don’t go thinking I’m going all out-of-this-world-expensive on you).
Anyway when the lovely folks at Paklite sent me a new bag to try out, I actually knew that was the sign! BALIIIII, Sureleeee!
I decided to give the wheeled duffel a trial run and see if I could pack everything I need in it for a tropical holiday of say five days in Bali (anywhere in Bali please)
Now I just need to make it happen 😉
So here goes: This is what I’d take in my Paklite Duffel and also in my Daypack/Handbag for a trip to Bali.
Bali Holidays – What to Pack
1 sundress dress suitable for lunch around the pool.
1 dress for night-time – possibly floaty, Indian, definitely non-crease.
1 lightweight long sleeve or three quarter sleeve shirt
1 rash vest (sun protection when swimming or snorkelling)
1 Pair of Shorts
1 Pair of Capri Pants
1 Pair of baggy, long, light pants or a light maxi skirt (for visiting temples or covering up from the sun)
1 Pashmina to use as a cardi at night if it’s chilly
Underwear – 3 pairs
2 bras – white and coloured (to go with clothes I’m taking)
1 pair of socks
1 pair of trainers/joggers
1 pair of flip-flops
1 pair of lightweight sandals (comfy for walking and pretty enough to wear with my dresses)
Shampoo and Conditioner (in small containers)
Cleanser and Moisturiser
BB or CC cream with sunscreen in it, lipstick, blusher, bronzer, eyeshadow and mascara
1 small sachet of washing powder (for smalls and socks)
Wallet, passport, tickets
Zip lock plastic bags – for toiletries, make-up, memory cards
A page turning book
Notebook and pen
Mini first aid kit including insect repellent
Camera (and spare memory card)
Tablet or iPad
Chargers for camera, table and phone.
Roll your clothes, don’t fold.
If things don’t fit in easily – then ditch them. Clothes are pretty cheap to buy in Bali.
A small bag of pocket tissues are great if you get caught out somewhere where there is no toilet paper
Don’t forget your prescription medicines
Don’t forget to take out travel insurance. We like Cover-More Insurance.
Hmm … what have I missed?
The Paklite Escape Medium Wheeled Duffle
I’m loving my sturdy duffel bag on wheels. It’s practical, lightweight, adaptable and pretty stylish.
“Hard shell cases are sleek and stylish and are all the rage in the travel world today, however they’re not suitable for all types of getaways. These soft but sturdy duffels are designed with adventure travel and shorter escapes in mind, where a hard case would be impractical,” says Anton Botha, Brand manager at Paklite.
The bag is available in bright Spring Green, warm Rust or a statement Black and with three sizes to choose from the range offers a size and colour to match your travelling style – be it an overnight escape, weekend escape or a longer holiday escape.
Specs: Aluminium lockable trolley handle and easy-glide wheels. Lightweight fabric construction. that doesn’t sacrifice durability, the Escape range is as practical and stylish
Paklite is available in selected major retailers nationally, including David Jones, Strandbags and Carry On and the Escape range retails from $159
Disclaimer : I received a Paklite bag for editorial consideration.
and my lovely blogging friend Amanda Kendle has written Packing List for Bali or Penang which is a fun post you might like to check out.