Packing list for Albania

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* A three-month supply of any prescription drugs you use, to last until the Peace Corps can order more  
* A three-month supply of any prescription drugs you use, to last until the Peace Corps can order more  
* Two pairs of eyeglasses (if you wear them), along with your current prescription
* Two pairs of eyeglasses (if you wear them), along with your current prescription
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* Contact lens solutions (not supplied by the Peace Corps and not readily available in Albania)
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* Contact lens solution (not supplied by the Peace Corps and not readily available in Albania)
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* Small supply of cosmetics (the quality in Albania varies)
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* Supply of cosmetics (the quality in Albania is low)
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* Tampons* Wetwipes
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Revision as of 06:19, 31 May 2011


Packing List for Albania
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Albania 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 is based on the experience of Peace Corps Volunteers generally. You will need an assortment of clothing for work, play, and socializing. Keep in mind that Albanians dress stylishly, even if their clothes are worn. Don’t expect to replace clothing at the same rate that you might in the United States. You also will need your own money for your purchases. Many Peace Corps Volunteers throughout the world end their service with the same clothing (albeit well-worn) that they started with.

Use the list 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. Do not bring anything that is so valuable or precious that you would be traumatized if you lost it. Although dry cleaners exist, it is best to avoid bringing clothes that need dry cleaning. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have a 100-pound weight limit on checked baggage. Though clothing and shoes can be expensive, you can get most things you need in Albania if you look hard enough. If you choose to buy clothing, you will probably need to use your own money as your living allowance provides only a very modest amount for clothing.

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General Clothing

For Women

Any type of clothing is generally available in-country, but you won't have much to spend on it. If you want to buy clothing in-country on a Peace Corps budget, keep in mind that it will be used. For special purposes, almost anything can be found in the capital, but maybe at European prices.

Everyday basics

Shoes

Seasons

For Men

Shoes

Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

Kitchen

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