2 Years in 2 Bags

Gathering everything we need for 2 years has been a long process. We have consulted many blogs and lists to help us decide what is essential and what is unnecessary. There are many different opinions on those fronts, but the overall consensus seems to be that we should pack light. If we forget something we desperately need, then some beloved person back home can mail it to us.

Here is the before and after of stuffing everything into our bags:

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And here is our complete packing list, for those who are curious.