Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)


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Tampons, Peanut Butter, and Ziploc bags

Yep. All things I am planning on taking with me to Bulgaria.

Vince thinks I am crazy (he’s probably right), but I’d rather lug an extra few pounds in my bags than find myself in BG with only scented, applicator-less tampons–ick!

(Thanks, Karolinka, for the tip on tampons!)

More than once he has told me, “We don’t live in the jungle! You can buy it all here!”

He’s so cute! I know there are no jungles in Bulgaria! 😉

The Ziplocs and peanut butter just come as a result of a few blogs I have read. Peanut butter is available, although I hear it’s a bit hard to find and is rather “expensive.” Ziploc bags (or anything similar), from what I have read, are not available in Bulgaria. So, if I have the space, why not take them?

However, with the way I tend to pack, extra space is a rare thing. I suppose it comes down to priorities.

The tampons are a must, but the funny thing is, I don’t like peanut butter all that much, and I cannot imagine needing plastic bags very often. Still, the little bit of OCD-Whitney in me just won’t be comfortable flying 30,000 feet in the air knowing a jar of peanut butter and boxes of Ziploc baggies (in various sizes) aren’t tucked safely away in my suitcases.

I’m a weirdo.

Other than a few random kitchen/cooking items, I consider the rest of my packing list to be pretty normal: warm clothes to get me through the winter, my electronic gadgets, wedding photos for the in-laws, and essential sundries/toiletries–including a jumbo, Costco box of Tampax, to be sure!

Another post on my adventures in packing is sure to come.

I am breaking out in hives just thinking about that 50 lb. limit.

Until then,

W.