This year, my (male) flatmate traveled through India for a few weeks. And to prepare for the trip, even this most chaotic human being on the planet spontanious contemporary made a packing list. I happened to find it in our kitchen yersterday and couldn’t help but compare it with the list I had made before travelling to Australia.

Ladies, forget about gender studies! This is where you’ll find truth about the differences between men and women!

boy girl

(I’ll leave it up to you to find out which one is mine…)

Packing list N1:

  • – shorts
  • – long trousers
  • – t-shirts
  • – shoes (flip flops & sneakers)
  • – toilet bag
  • – aspirine
  • – insect repellent
  • – condoms (2 for each day!))
  • – MP3-player + batteries
  • – phone
  • – books
  • – wallet
  • – flashlight

Packing list N2:

  • Travel Documents:
  • – Passport
  • – plane ticket
  • – health insurance card ???
  • – visa
  • – money
  • – credit card
  • – international driver’s license
  • – emergency phone numbers (check with German Embassy)
  • photocopies
  • Clothes:
  • – Sarong
  • – fleece jacket
  • – 3 pair quick-drying underwear
  • – 2 bras (1 sports, 1 hot)
  • – wrinkle-free washable pants with a zipper
  • – skirt
  • – bathing suit
  • – 4 pairs of socks
  • – hat / cap / headband
  • Shoes:
  • – flip flops
  • – walking shoes
  • – sneakers
  • – the stylish black ones
  • Books
  • Lonely Planet
  • – a novel
  • – a diary
  • toilet bag
  • – tooth brush + paste
  • – hairbrush
  • – shaver
  • – travel towels (1 big, 1 small)
  • – deodorant
  • – tampons
  • – small mirror
  • – small tube of: shampoo, lotion, mosturizer
  • – ear plugs
  • – sunscreen
  • – sunglasses
  • – basics in make-up
  • technical / other:
  • – MP3-player + charger
  • – phone + charger
  • – camera + charger + memory cards
  • – plug adapter
  • – pens
  • – USB key
  • – ziploc bags
  • – sewing kit
  • – rubber bands
  • – sleeping sheet
  • – flashlight
  • – lighter

Can you spot the difference?