UK Morocco for a month
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Mar 10, 2012 1:54 AM Last Post By: scribblerkeith
Mar 3, 2012 7:14 PM
UK Morocco for a monthWhat size bag, backpack or suitcase or combination of do you recommend for a month travelling between London, Morocco and perhaps a weekend trip to another destination? Last time I took a backpack and a cabin suitcase but am unsure. Can leave some luggage at a friend's in UK.
I was considering my backpack and a daypack? I try to travel as lightly as possible.
Mar 5, 2012 7:23 AM
Nowadays, most people only take hand luggage.
It's free (within the restrictions) on 'All' budget airlines - and with a bit of browsing the web - and reading what others have to say, you'll see how easy it is to travel with just one piece.
All have is a roller - plus small daypack, that easily fits in my roller. All done, everything in - and all free on budget airlines. I recently ditched my rucksack for non-trekking trips. A very faithful friend for many years (still got it - but it's resting), but just not practical anymore.
If you've gotta free hold luggage allowance, then take what you want (again within the limitations), but you'll more than likely find that once you get there, there'll be a mass of stuff you don't use.
Good luck with everything.
Mar 6, 2012 5:24 AM
2I recently ditched my rucksack for non-trekking trips
Hate to give mine up, but will leave it behind next week on my return to India. Will still run around with a 35L "day" pack, but since I have a huge allowance (40Kg to/from Switzerland - 50Kg to/from USA), might as well have a bag that works better.. And I`m kinda tired of carryin` the stupid thing.
Mar 6, 2012 7:45 AM
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Mar 7, 2012 6:58 AM
7oh and another question....
Visiting Newbury on the 5th. Fly out of Gatwick on the 7th.
will be travelling Newbury to Gatwick, can go via Guildford the day before, but need to be at the airport for an early flight and wondered about staying near the airport, any suggestions or alternatives?
I don't really fancy a night at the airport but if that's the only option, I would.
Mar 7, 2012 7:57 AM
8Rule of threes; pack only three compleat changes of clothes. We don't change everything everynight. Stay at least three nights at each stop, That gives you two compleat, whole days to look around, tour, chill etc. Travel days are all day. SThink about it.
You know you'll buy at least one t-shirt along the way. Don't buy the cheapest. Or white tacky ones.
Wash colored ones in the sink a few times b4 including with other laundry.
Many souvemir t's are made by Fruit of the Loom. Will last for years.
Mar 7, 2012 7:59 AM
9Those rool a long suitcases are fine. As long as they are paralel to the ground type.
The standard suit case with both wheels on a corner, tump over all the time. I see it regularly, on the textured sidewaks of Seville and elsewhere.
Mar 10, 2012 1:54 AM
10In reply to the OP's comments about 7kg being not much at all, myself and my partner did a road trip in Norway last year on bags that weighed in at 7.4 and 8.6kg respectively. There were a few cool/wet days forecast before we headed off so extra fleece items were packed along with base layers and an extra pair of approach shoes each. Most of the passengers on the plane from Newcastle to Oslo (and on the return flight) were using small roller bags as their cabin luggage to beat Ryanair luggage charges.
Since then we've invested in lighter weight clothing that washes and dries quickly and in my case, also uses silver treatments to allow items to be worn more than once before they're washed. These shirts/underwear and socks have been in use this week in London and performed well - both when worn and then washed out in the hotel sink and then again when we got home - all washed and dry in half a day. Most of our stuff has come from Rohan either in the sales or when they've had special offers on their website (The Souk section) or via emailed time bombed offers...
We've taken a look at Morocco for later in the year and would probably hand luggage it with ease. Clothing (3 of each item plus 1-2 microfleeces and a soft shell or lightweight waterproof, spare footwear (i.e. sandals) plus compact digital cameras and Kindle would be ample, and the heaviest stuff would be worn onto the plane to keep the bag weight down.
We have discussed getting roller bags this week to use instead of kitbags after the London trip, but did notice the problems people were having with these on the pavements. In addition, quite a few people were nearly taken out by such bags as the owners made rapid changes in direction without thinking about the bag's movements and the resulting potential trip factors. It's probably a good job that the lady with the bag and an iPhone clamped to her ear didn't understand my use of 'WTF" in a Durham/Yorkshire accent...
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