Packing list for Cape Verde

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*      T-shirts
*      T-shirts
*      Shoes: sneakers, comfortable and durable sandals/shoes (cobblestones, dirt, and rocky roads are tough on shoes), shoes for dressing-up, hiking boots (if you are so inclined) and sturdy flip-flops. Flip-flops are considered too casual to wear to work.
*      Shoes: sneakers, comfortable and durable sandals/shoes (cobblestones, dirt, and rocky roads are tough on shoes), shoes for dressing-up, hiking boots (if you are so inclined) and sturdy flip-flops. Flip-flops are considered too casual to wear to work.
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      Socks, underwear, and (sports) bras: a two-year supply. Cotton underwear is preferable (it can get pretty hot here) but difficult to obtain in country
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*      Socks, underwear, and (sports) bras: a two-year supply. Cotton underwear is preferable (it can get pretty hot here) but difficult to obtain in country
===Men===
===Men===
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*      Socks and underwear: a two-year supply (bring extra as traditional washing techniques tend to wear out clothing at a fast rate). Cotton underwear is preferable and difficult to obtain in-country.
*      Socks and underwear: a two-year supply (bring extra as traditional washing techniques tend to wear out clothing at a fast rate). Cotton underwear is preferable and difficult to obtain in-country.
*      Small easy to carry umbrella
*      Small easy to carry umbrella
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Cel Phone - we recommend bringing some $75 for buying a cell phone here. You can bring one but has to be unblocked the specifications are GSM triband
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*      Cel Phone - we recommend bringing some $75 for buying a cell phone here. You can bring one but has to be unblocked the specifications are GSM triband
===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
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*      Razors and shaving cream
*      Razors and shaving cream
*      Contact lens solutions (wearing contacts is highly discouraged by Peace Corps due to sand storms)
*      Contact lens solutions (wearing contacts is highly discouraged by Peace Corps due to sand storms)
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*      Makeup
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*      Makeup
*      Scissors or other hair cutting device
*      Scissors or other hair cutting device
*      Lotions and Chapstick: though this comes in your medical kit, you might want to bring your favorite brand or flavor. Those provided by Peace Corps Medical Office but they are generic bulk buy items so you are cannot be given preferences
*      Lotions and Chapstick: though this comes in your medical kit, you might want to bring your favorite brand or flavor. Those provided by Peace Corps Medical Office but they are generic bulk buy items so you are cannot be given preferences
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*      Tampons
*      Tampons
*      Prescription drugs: a three-month supply until the Peace Corps in Praia can order refills
*      Prescription drugs: a three-month supply until the Peace Corps in Praia can order refills
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Travel sewing kit
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*      Travel sewing kit
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Hair dryer, curling iron, or straightener
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*      Hair dryer, curling iron, or straightener
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Some personal items may not be possible to find or have sent to you (HAZMAT items may not travel in planes): insect repellent, alcohol-based hand cleaner, many things that are come in an aerosol can).  Bring a 2 year supply or consider doing without these items.
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*      Some personal items may not be possible to find or have sent to you (HAZMAT items may not travel in planes): insect repellent, alcohol-based hand cleaner, many things that are come in an aerosol can).  Bring a 2 year supply or consider doing without these items.
===Electronics===  
===Electronics===  

Latest revision as of 02:10, 4 September 2009


Packing List for Cape Verde
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Cape Verde 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 Volunteers serving in Cape Verde and is based on their collective 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 can always have things sent to you later. You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, although it may be more expensive than back home, you can find and buy most things you may need in Cape Verde!

For those who do need to purchase items there is a list of companies that offer Volunteer discounts.

Contents

[edit] General Clothing

[edit] Women

[edit] Men

[edit] Men and Women

[edit] Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

Most of the items listed below can be found in Cape Verde, however they are more expensive and of lesser quality, so they may not be up to your standards.

*      Favorite personal hygiene items: you can get shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and brush, deodorant, and lotion, but you may not find your favorite brands, and the prices are high

[edit] Electronics

It is important to note that most electronics items are at higher risk to break because of Cape Verdean's landscape (rust/corrosion,dust, sand, and/or proximity to sea) and climate (heat and/or humidity).

[edit] Kitchen

You can easily buy most kitchen supplies (e.g., dishes, pots, glasses, and utensils)here. There are, however, a few items we highly recommend bringing:

[edit] Miscellaneous Items

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