Packing list for Azerbaijan

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* At least one sport coat.  
* At least one sport coat.  
* 2-3 dress shirts and ties.  
* 2-3 dress shirts and ties.  
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* Shorts (because shorts are considered even more inappropriate for men than for women, to be worn only at home or while jogging early in the morning) Shoes  
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* Shorts (because shorts are considered even more inappropriate for men than for women, to be worn only at home or while jogging early in the morning)  
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* Professional shoes that are comfortable for walking (flats and dressy sandals are recommended for women). Bring good-quality shoes and note that casual shoes for women are especially hard to find
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Shoes  
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* Professional shoes that are comfortable for walking
* Tennis shoes or running shoes (very difficult to find here)
* Tennis shoes or running shoes (very difficult to find here)
* Warm, waterproof boots for winter  
* Warm, waterproof boots for winter  
* Hiking shoes (if you like to hike)  
* Hiking shoes (if you like to hike)  
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* Well-made fleece/winter slippers.  
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* Well-made fleece/winter slippers.
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==Other==
==Other==

Latest revision as of 15:46, 30 March 2009


Packing List for Azerbaijan
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Azerbaijan 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!
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

This list has been compiled by Peace Corps/Azerbaijan and 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 weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Azerbaijan.

Luggage should be durable, lightweight, and flexible; a duffel bag or a hiking backpack is a good option. When choosing luggage, remember that you will be hauling it in and out of taxis and trains, and often lugging it around on foot.

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[edit] General Clothing

You can buy clothing in Azerbaijan, but much of it is made of synthetic materials and may not meet your taste. You can also have clothes made locally, but bring what you will need until you know where the best tailors are. Variety in clothing is not as important as how it looks and how sturdy it is. Following are some suggestions for what to pack.

Note: Keep in mind the only dry cleaning is in Baku. So you’ll be washing everything by hand, but you still need to look professional.

You will still be an American when you live here, so if you have a style of dressing, plan on keeping it, just making the modifications necessary in this culture. This means NO exposed midriffs or backs; any sleeveless tops should be VERY modest, NO short skirts, and clothes should not be too tight.

[edit] For Women

[edit] For Men

Shoes

[edit] Other

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