Making the Move: 6 More Items to Pack in Your Suitcase

Today’s post is a follow up to a recent article we published titled “Making the Move: 6 Items to Pack in Your Suitcase”.

Here’s a list of 6 more items we recommend packing in your suitcase complete with the reasons why.

#1
SUNSCREEN

Making the Move: 6 More Items to Pack In Your Suitcase
Although sunscreen is available everywhere here, it’s expensive. Very expensive, in fact! At $13.27 USD for a 236 ml bottle it makes sense save some space in your suitcase for not just one, but a few tubes of sunscreen.


#2
INSULATED REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLESix Items to Pack in Your Suitcase: Hydroflask

Do yourself a favor and bring an insulated water bottle with you. I recently purchased this one made by HydroflaskThey are a little pricey, but worth every penny. I love that I no longer have to drink lukewarm water or deal with condensation dripping from a bottle of water I froze in the freezer. Another added bonus of using a refillable water bottle? You’re helping the environment.  This is one item in Nicaragua I never want to have to live without!


#3
PORTABLE BLUE TOOTH SPEAKER

Air Raid by Skull Candy


Rock out at home, on the beach or poolside with a bluetooth portable speaker. We purchased the Air Raid by 
Skullcandy and absolutely love it! In addition to being water resistant and shock proof it also sounds great.


#4

HEAT DIFFUSERHeat Diffuser

Propane gas stoves are common place in Nicaragua. Sometimes when cooking on gas it’s just not possible to get the flame low enough for a proper simmer. Whether you do a little or a lot of cooking an inexpensive heat diffuser is certainly handy item to have here.


#5

REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS

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Plastic bags are used everywhere in Nicaragua and sadly litter the streets, ditches and beaches in many areas. I much prefer packing my groceries in larger canvas or cloth shopping bags. One — because I can put way more in them — and two — because they also easier to carry, especially if I’m walking to and from the market or grocery store. This is a light weight item that doesn’t take up any room in a suitcase and therefore, in my opinion, a good thing to bring with you. 


#6

OVEN THERMOMETERSix More Items to Pack in Your Suitcase: Oven Thermometer

Most oven knobs here have the numbers 1 through 5 marked on them, rather than temperature. This makes using the oven a bit more challenging, especially when it comes to baking. Although I don’t use the oven here nearly as often as I did in Canada, I’m glad I packed an oven thermometer.

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