My first year in Ghana, that list was quite long. Edibles like kaviar, nyponsoppa, knäckebröd, and then loads of books formed a substantial part of my luggage. With time, the list has grown leaner both because I have learned to live without certain items (kaviar, nyponsoppa), but also because many items can now be bought in Ghana (knäckebröd, for instance – I buy the Ryvita bread at any supermarket).
This time, I am traveling with a Kindle in my bag, so most of the books I’d like to read carry no physical weight. (I’m still in awe, isn’t this amazing?)
This year, I think the list is down to:
- Cheese and Coffee – the amounts and qualities I need cannot be found within my budget in Ghana
- Swedish candy (Although, now I can apparently order it from Candy from Sweden)
- Swedish Home Decor magazines (with that special blend of Scandinavian design and IKEA).
But of course, what I most want to take with me, I can’t. In my case – my Swedish family and then the bandwidth…
What do you have to bring from home when you travel?
Pic from Candy from Sweden