though i do consider myself something of an expert at packing for travel, this trip is already a tad knotty.
for a while i've been traveling to sunny/dusty/dirty spots where flip flops and shorts served me well. toss in a maxi dress, a swim suit and sarong and i'm good to go.
this trip. oh, i'm so annoyed already. i'll need sneakers, a sine qua non, for all the walking/climbing/hiking. gross. how bulky and annoying are sneakers? AND i'll need to be prepared for rain, so i'm bringing a poncho and maybe an umbrella (but probably not).
and then i'll have a few days in cosmopolitain lima and santiago where everyone will be on their teeny spiked heels and so i might as well try, slightly, to not look like a dumpy american. so i'll need to pack one dress non-cotton and pair of heels.
i'll be checking the weather in the days before i leave but still, thinking i'll be cutting it close.
(and as always, bring detergent to wash a few items as needed over the course of two weeks.)