Packing list for Armenia

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Although you can buy clothing in [[Armenia]], much of it is synthetic and it may not meet your tastes. Variety in clothing is not as important as how it looks. Bring sturdy clothes that will last a long time. You can have some clothes made locally, so it is a good idea to bring patterns or pictures of clothes you like. Be sure to pack a good supply of underwear; polypropylene, wool, and cotton socks and glove liners; and long underwear of different weights (e.g., wool and silk).  
Although you can buy clothing in [[Armenia]], much of it is synthetic and it may not meet your tastes. Variety in clothing is not as important as how it looks. Bring sturdy clothes that will last a long time. You can have some clothes made locally, so it is a good idea to bring patterns or pictures of clothes you like. Be sure to pack a good supply of underwear; polypropylene, wool, and cotton socks and glove liners; and long underwear of different weights (e.g., wool and silk).  
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* Dressy and casual clothing for winter and summer: skirts, dresses, blouses, knit tops, slacks, and jeans, including one formal outfit (skirts and dresses should fall below the knee)
* Dressy and casual clothing for winter and summer: skirts, dresses, blouses, knit tops, slacks, and jeans, including one formal outfit (skirts and dresses should fall below the knee)
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* Warm coat, hats, and scarves  
* Warm coat, hats, and scarves  
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* An assortment of winter and summer clothing, including collared shirts for work and at least one dressy outfit (sport coat, tie, dress shirt, and slacks); Volunteers suggest dark colors because they look clean longer than light colors  
* An assortment of winter and summer clothing, including collared shirts for work and at least one dressy outfit (sport coat, tie, dress shirt, and slacks); Volunteers suggest dark colors because they look clean longer than light colors  
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* Measuring cups and spoons
* Measuring cups and spoons
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===  
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* Favorite over-the-counter medical supplies (items provided by the Peace Corps tend to be generic brands)
* Favorite over-the-counter medical supplies (items provided by the Peace Corps tend to be generic brands)
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* Hair-coloring products, if you prefer a certain brand  
* Hair-coloring products, if you prefer a certain brand  
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* Watch (durable, water-resistant, and inexpensive); batteries can be purchased in Armenia
* Watch (durable, water-resistant, and inexpensive); batteries can be purchased in Armenia
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* Sleeping bag rated for minus 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit and a pad (Volunteers also suggest a compactable bag and fleece liner)
* Sleeping bag rated for minus 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit and a pad (Volunteers also suggest a compactable bag and fleece liner)
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* English language tapes  
* English language tapes  
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[[Category:Armenia]]
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[[Category:Packing lists]]

Revision as of 06:15, 11 March 2009

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This list has been compiled by Volunteers and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have a 100-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Armenia.

When choosing luggage, remember that you will be hauling it in and out of taxis and vans and sometimes lugging it around on foot. The most important qualities are that it be durable, lightweight, and easy to carry.

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General Clothing

Although you can buy clothing in Armenia, much of it is synthetic and it may not meet your tastes. Variety in clothing is not as important as how it looks. Bring sturdy clothes that will last a long time. You can have some clothes made locally, so it is a good idea to bring patterns or pictures of clothes you like. Be sure to pack a good supply of underwear; polypropylene, wool, and cotton socks and glove liners; and long underwear of different weights (e.g., wool and silk).

For Women

For Men

Kitchen

Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

Miscellaneous

Work-Related Materials

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