I can’t believe it. Two months to go! By June 17th, everything that can not fit in my four oversized suitcases will be moved to storage. 

The thought of packing….AGAIN! 

Ugggggh! It was only 10 months ago that I sold my home and most everything that needlessly filled five bedrooms. I kept enough to furnish a two bedroom apartment. The mere thought of living amongst boxes and doing it all over is daunting. I really could care less about the “stuff” that fills each room. I need none of it. 

So, what do I bring in the suitcases?

While most people would be worried about moving to the Middle East, I’m worried about whether my huggable hangers will fit in my suitcase or not. It’s ridiculous, I know! But over the last few weeks, I have been staring at the walls and my “stuff” — trying to decide what is important. Keeping in mind things I can and cannot buy in Bahrain. 

Think about it for a moment. What is really important? What would you bring?

Endless questions filled my mind. Questions that you wouldn’t think are important, but are. There is no Walmart or Target, only souks and overpriced malls.

Plus the exchange rate of $1 is only worth .38 BD (Bahraini Diner) That won’t go far. While groceries and various other items are comparable, many other items are costly. That goes for shipping too. 

I have made many decisions already. I WILL find room for my huggable hangers, my bedding (very expensive there), my pillow (I seriously love my pillow), and of course my dresses. I love my dresses. 

7 thoughts on “PACKING BEGINS 😳

  1. I soon have to pack my daughter and I up for Cairo and I haven’t even begun thinking about it. Too overwhelming. I have no idea of what must be a “must bring” . Good luck on your adventure, Happy travels, Cheryl

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  2. Miss Honey Blogs April 24, 2015 — 5:00 pm

    I’ll be doing this soon and I totally get the attachment to your pillow!! Sleeping on a pillow that isn’t your own sucks, haha. You’re going to have such an amazing time!

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    1. Aww! Thanks! I am so excited. This waiting is killing me! I’m sooooo ready to go!


  3. I’m an international teacher in Venezuela and I love reading about what other people pack when they move abroad to teach! How much luggage will you bring? Will you try shipping anything?

    -Amanda at

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    1. I have 3 huge suitcases and one carry on. Only shipping 2-3 boxes of personal items. I go back and forth everyday. I really won’t know until I do it. I’m sure it there will be a blog…lol!!!


      1. Nice! When traveling to Venezuela in the summer there is usually an “embargo” (this is what the airlines called it) with the airlines so we can only have two suitcases (even if we are willing to pay more) so I usually ship a couple of boxes each year.

        I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures in this seldom heard about place!

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      2. I can’t wait to write them!!! I never thought of the embargo. I’m going to check into that. But I am 95% sure it’s ok. Thanks for the info!!!


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