packing

My Mongolia Packing List: What to bring for 2 Weeks in Mongolia in Summer

Full disclosure: I had no idea what to bring on this Mongolia trip. We had only 11 days, plus two days of transit time and two days in Hong Kong on a layover. I had heard that Central Mongolia (where we had to stick to because of time constraints) was cold at night, but we were also planning to go to the hot Gobi Desert and camp in Gorhi-Terelj National Park.

As far as I could see, I needed to pack light but also bring hot weather gear, cold weather gear, clothes for roughing it in the Gobi Desert but also walking around cosmopolitan yet humid Hong Kong, camping gear, etc etc etc.

I made some mistakes, but this list is the mistake-free, comprehensive, ultimate, full list of what to pack for two weeks in Mongolia. The list of extra stuff I brought for Hong Kong is at the bottom, in case you are also doing a city stopover. Ulaanbaatar is home to one of the most stylish populations I’ve seen in any city, though, so you might want to skip the travel fashion and bring some regular fashion if you want to fit in with the locals there.

Everything you need to spend (at least) two weeks in Mongolia and still pack light:

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Sunday Travel Links!

Every Sunday, we post a quick little extra for those of you who, like me, love to peruse the blogosphere on a Sunday afternoon.

You might be interested in…

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Always Pack A First Aid Kit

We both pack really light. Like, avoid wearing those clothes for months afterwards because you’re so sick of them kind of light packers.

Even so, I never leave for a trip, especially to less developed countries, without a few key things in my pack. M. thinks I’m nuts every time I do this, but I have proven him wrong several times!

Case in point, the first aid kit.

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What We Wish We’d Known About Myanmar

If you’re planning a trip to Myanmar, we have so much advice. It’s been two years since we went and things change at a lightning-fast pace there, but most of our tips should still be relevant.

Read on to learn about the mistakes we made in Myanmar so that you can avoid them!

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The Travel Shelf: Stay Organized At Home

As you may know if you’ve checked out our About Us section, M. and I are both expats living far away from our own countries in Australia. With the lives we’ve chosen comes a lot of long-haul international travel, whether it’s on vacation or on a trip home to see our families.

Like most people, we’re usually trying to do a million and one things just before we travel. It only took me a few trips to realize that having a place to store all the things I need for travel would save me a lot of time and stress.

And that’s when my travel shelf began.

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Audiobooks: A Travel Must-Have

I’m a big reader. This is great for travelling; I rarely get bored. But the weight of books, and the space they take up in my luggage– sometimes it’s just not practical.

And while I don’t get carsick easily and can happily read in a moving vehicle on a highway or stable street, there are many roads in this world that even I couldn’t handle reading through without the risk of severe nausea.

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