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1. Posted by helntorz (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hi ya, my sister and i are off on our travels in 10 days time and starting to panick about what we can fit into our backpacks... we need help!
we are off to thailand for 3-4 weeks
australia all up east coast
new zealand and singapore
(could be gone up to a year)

we feel the cold so guess need some warm stuff for nz but also need some nice going out clothes and shoes along with our gym stuff(love to exercise alot!!)

just the shoes will fill our bags, we were thinking
trainers (exercise in)
trainers (trips,walking etc)
flip flops x 2
comfy casual shoes for day, when its chilly or raining
nice mule style day shoes
pair of heels for evening if going anywhere nice!
too many pairs????

2. Posted by somme (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hehe. I'm not worrying yet, not going till December, but I think that is too many pairs of shoes. :P

Just take trainers and "evening" shoes. You can buy flip flops out there. :P

3. Posted by jackboy (Inactive 350 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am a man!!!!!!!!!right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1)you dont need heels.
2)you are backpackers and first stop Thailand so "everything" you need you can buy in Thailand for 50p when you are on the road.
3)Pack nothing only one change of clothing(shirt,cargo pants)and when you are ready to go Aussie just buy a few bits!!!.
4)wear a pair of very soft cheap sandals for the plane and have your passport,tickets in your cargo pants pocket.
Have a great enjoyable trip and enjoy your travels.
al de bes

4. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

in Bangkok, go to the Siam Centre. you can buy really nice high heels / dress shoes there for 300 baht / 5 pounds.
michael (i'm a guy too!)

5. Posted by Amri (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm a girl, and I think that is way too many shoes!

-Drop the heels, definately.
-Comfy casual shoes? Aren't they trainers?
-Mule style day shoes? Are you joking? You'll probably just live in the sandles or trainers.

Remember, you'll have to carry these around, and shoes generally aren't light. Worst case, can't you buy shoes out there?

I would love to bring loads of shoes with me too, but its just not worth the hassle. Go on, be strong! :)

6. Posted by Julia2005 (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Congratulations! That will be a great time in Down Under, Thailand and New Zealand!
If you want to exercise, just take one pair of sneakers with you and go running in the countryside! It's cheap and you have more space for other useful things! ;)
Yep, way too many pair of shoes. One pair of sneakers for walking, one pair of flip flops, one pair of nice shoes (for the evening) would be fine as well and if you need to exercise extra (if you walk a lot and discover the area, you exercise as well, don't you!???) take another pair of running shoes with you!
But always consider that shoes are very heavy, take a lot of space in your luggage AND you can always buy shoes in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore....

Anyway, enjoy your trip! It's going to be awesome!

7. Posted by helntorz (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanks everyone!
funny replies i am gonna try to take a few less pairs (not sure what to leave behind!)
i will be strong.....................

8. Posted by kslov (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm a shoe lover too and am off for a year in Jan-around se asia and oz.

Being ruthless and taking a pair of trainers, birkenstock style flops and a flimsy black pair of flops

Good luck!