Posted in Flagyl on September 4, 2015

what to pack

The kids and I were in the Philippines, in the southern part, specifically for a month ultimate mid-July to mid-August. I cogitation I’d regularly write “What to set?” posts since I myself am a cool of those kind of travel-cognate information. I started with What to Pack in the Maldives hindmost year so with our recent holidays to the Philippines, I know I had a schedule to compile!

Packing for a lose footing to the islands requires travellers to desire an understanding of the weather provisions. A tropical location, the weather does not make some change in drastically from month to month. Throughout the year, the medium year-round temperature measured from all the weather stations in the Philippines, leaving out Baguio City, is 26.6 °C (79.9 °F). Rain be possible to be problematic for travellers from June to October. July, August and September offering the rainiest months.


* As much in the manner that we would like to be in that place when it’s real summer for the period of the months of March, April and May, we be possible to only go during school holiday months of July and August.

If you’re like me and travelling with children to the Philippines, sooner or later this post is for you. Take note that just because you are journeying with children doesn’t mean you ~iness to bring 10 luggages. Good news: the temperate weather will allow you to compact lightly.



Cotton shirts/sleeveless tops (every ample amount of it!) – the meteorological character is still hot even during the showery season (it’s hot during daytime and it could arrive humid at night when it’s not raining) in the way that you will definitely sweat. And since it was the rainy season while we went, it took a distribute longer for our clothes to free from moisture that I had to shop as being Benjamin and Pristine had to borrow shirts from grandma!

Shorts, sun dresses, don’t set too many jeans/trousers – I brought 3 pairs of jeans what one. I could have swapped for greater quantity shirts and shorts. I only used a couple on few occasions.

light jackets

Light jacket, cotton-wool long sleeves – for when interior the plane or in colder places.

hava in ferry

Flip flops – don’t annoy about bringing normal shoes, unless one event calls for you to have an appearance of heels and sneakers with socks.

Sunglasses – it be able to be really glare-y there and I remark that the polarized sunglasses are ~ numerous comfortable for me.

Hand towels, handkerchief – as, if I must say it afresh, you will sweat!



There are 7,100 islands in the Philippines in like manner there’s a big chance you’ll exist going to a beach or to the pond because there are so many in the course of nature, free flowing cold springs too that we went for a swim (other thing on that in another post). I brought:


Insect repelling stuff in the form of mosquito sprays or adhesive patches. – I cannot stress this plenty. Although there weren’t much mosquitoes in what place we stayed, you can never subsist too careful since dengue fever is totally common in a tropical country like the Philippines. I am paranoid through this and became very worried unruffled before our plane took off from the UAE! I unceasingly make sure to put a mosquito repelling patch on the kids’ clothes smooth if they are just staying indoors and equitable if our house had screened windows and doors. And I force two patches, one in the shirt and single in kind on their pants..because, I told you, I was paranoid.

Insect chouse liniment/creams – I brought the undivided we use in Japan called “kinkan” by reason of insect bites before it could acquire inflamed or irritated.

Anti-allergy medicines and direction meds, if any – unlike in the UAE whither we can buy antibiotics without doctor’s prescript, it’s not possible in the Philippines. Benjamin had some stomach ache and loose bowel change so I went to buy Flagyl or Kaptin otherwise than that wasn’t allowed without any custom.


Coconut oil – I’ve happy started using coconut oil to change place make up, moisturize my face and for the re~on that a hydrating body lotion. I had fix finding this in my home metropolis so I’ll bring definitely induce my own stock next time! (My friend Katrina was kind enough to bring me a bottle when she visited!)

Bioderma Atoderm and Lipobase – my kids be obliged very sensitive skin that easily itches whereas the weather is dry and whereas the weather is too humid. (Yes, they are true good children but they can take care of you awake at night with their longing sessions!!)


Appliance converter – grant that your devices are not designed during the local voltage (220V)

Plug adaptor

Phone chargers

Umbrellas you have power to use rain or shine, preferably mean, foldable ones

A portable hand cool

Wet wipes, hand sanitizer, pocket tissues (greatest in quantity public toilets do not have dress paper!)

If you are a woman and use tampons during that time of the month, I would advise to bring your supply. It have power to get expensive (and sometimes hard to supply with food) there.

That said, it is not in addition expensive to shop in the Philippines in this way there’s no need to imaginary when you’ve forgotten to assemblage some things. You can pick it up in that place. I hope I covered all the bases here. I might update this list at the time I remember some other essentials I packed in my bag that I forgot to include in this mercury!

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