I’ve traveled the last 30 with one carry on suitcase and still over packed.
Packing light is the best thing in the world. No checked baggage. No fuss. Even I can carry my suitcase up those hills and stairs to our various airbnbs.
What I packed: 2 pairs of jeans, 5 shirts (2 too many), a dress, and a wedding dress/veil/wreath, pajamas, socks, too much underwear, slippers, two pairs of walking shoes and 1 pair of kitten heel wedding shoes, a trench coat/tiny umbrella/galoshes for the rain, a computer + charger, a phone (stolen) + charger, vitamins and a little make up and a few pieces of jewelry from Bali.
Best buys: A solid shampoo bar from Lush provides more shampoo for less weight and no spills. Also I’m a big fan of Egyptian Magic moisturizer. Good for the skin. No chemicals. Also, no spills.
The big dud: my travel neck pillow takes up too much space and does nothing. I don’t know why I bring it. It doesn’t make any difference. I don’t sleep vertically. I really should leave it at home.
One more thing: when you pack sunscreen (and you should ALWAYS pack sunscreen, obviously) make sure your sunscreen is barrier reef-safe. Let’s not damage the planet on our vacations, agreed?
By the way… can you believe this gorgeous city?