Packing Help for Armagh Project

Packing Tips

  1. Weight limit for suitcases is 50 lbs.  You can be charged as much as $200 if your bag is overweight or if you choose to check a second bag.  Use a baggage scale (available at any travel store or at Walmart) to check how much your bag weighs.
  2. Don’t pack a suitcase that you can’t lift by yourself. You might have to navigate stairs, cobblestones, or a long walk with your bag so make sure you can manage it.
  3. You are only allowed ONE carry-on item on international flights. This includes your purse.  I usually bring a small back pack that my purse fits inside.
  4. Pack light so that you have room for souvenirs!
  5. You will be able to get many items in Armagh – like toothpaste, shampoo, towels, etc. So consider purchasing these items locally to save space and weight in your baggage. I usually bring travel size items that will get me through a flight delay but then purchase what I need upon arrival.  I’ve indicated those items that you can consider purchasing in italics.
  6. Weather is likely to be mid to upper 60s during the day and low 50s at night. It will rain.

There is a washer and dryer on site, so you can easily do laundry.

Suggested Clothing

1 or 2 pairs of good walking shoes – waterproof would be best
Tennis shoes/sneakers or other “comfy” shoes
(1 pair of rain or hiking boots – I usually wear these on the plane because they are heavy and bulky to pack)
7 pairs of socks – at least
2 or 3 pairs of pants – at least one should not be jeans
7 pairs of underwear – at least
3 or 4 t-shirts or tank tops
1 or 2 long-sleeved shirts (long-sleeve t-shirt, rugby shirt, button up shirt)
1 or 2 light, roomy sweaters (for layers)
1 windbreaker or other waterproof jacket (the kind that fold up small are great)
1 hoody or sweatshirt
1 dress up outfit (could be dress shirt and jacket, skirt or dress)
1 pair of black pants for performance (can be one of your 3 regular pants)
1 black shirt for performance (can be one of your 4 regular t-shirts)
1 pair black, low-heeled shows for performance (can be one of your walking shoes – but no tennis shoes)
pajamas (rooms are shared)
bathrobe (bathrooms are shared)
slippers or flip flops for trips to the kitchen

Personal Items to put in checked baggage

Tooth paste
Sunscreen
Body lotion
Shampoo
Conditioner
Bath soap
Hair products
Any liquids that are more than 3 ozs in quantity must be in checked baggage

Other Items to put in checked baggage

–Hair dryer, flat iron and/or curling iron – or consider purchasing an inexpensive one there to save space and weight in your suitcase.
–Adapters and convertors – YOUR HAIRDRYER AND CURLING IRON WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT A CONVERTOR!!!!! YOU WILL BLOW A FUSE AND DESTROY THE EQUIPMENT!
–Rechargeable camera batteries and charger (for your camera, if you are bringing one)–
–Memory cards for cameras – if you are bringing one
–Travel alarm clock – DO NOT RELY ON YOUR CELL PHONE
–Extra eye glasses or contact lens and contact supplies
***Copy of the Information Page of your Passport****
–Journal and pens for class
–Books and plays for class

Other things I usually purchase when I am there

Cloth shopping bags (it’s a short walk to the grocery store)
Large bath towel
Bath mat
Laundry bag
Laundry detergent (we often share this)
Umbrella

Items to bring in your ONE Carry-on (Purses count! Only ONE carry-on per person on international flights!)

***Passport***
***Driver’s License**
***Debit and/or Credit Card*** – DO NOT PUT THIS IN A FRONT POCKET OR ANYWHERE THAT IS EASY TO ACCESS
Copy of your passport stored in separate location from your passport
Document pouch with printouts of important info, including tickets and boarding passes
Tooth brush and travel sized toothpaste
Change of clothes (in case your bags are delayed)
Sun glasses
Prescription Medicine – in original bottles, with pharmacy labels
Motion-sickness medicine
Anti-nausea medicine
Pain-reliever (like advil, Tylenol, aspirin)
Tissues
Ipod/tablet and headphones (I bring at least two pairs because I’m good at losing them)
Camera – if you are bringing one
Cell phone – if you have one that will work overseas
Laptop
Thumbdrive
Power cords for all devices
UK adapters for your power cords
Something to read or do on the plane (if you knit, metal knitting needles and scissors are not allowed)

 

 

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