What I packed for 7 weeks in Southeast Asia

The milky way above a mountain pass in northern Thailand

I knew I was going to be overseas for seven weeks, staying mostly in hostels, and that I wanted to pack as light as possible while dabbling in some fairly serious photography.

This article wanders a bit, but I’ll try to cover the packing philosophy I used, the key decisions I made, and provide a list of everything I carried.

In the end it felt like I had everything needed, and my total packed weight wound up being just under 20 pounds; including the clothes on my back and the shoes on my feet.

This kit worked great for my needs in Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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