Why Travel Light?

All I had for nine days was this little stroller, a backpack and a sling bag — travel light, they said. And why should we do that?

To be honest it isn’t a lot of fun lugging big things around, especially if you’re going on an international trip. You already have a lot on your mind; you don’t need the extra baggage of extra baggage to burn you out. And yes, you pay extra if you go beyond the 30-kg limit.


But if you’re visiting the  Holy Land, there is an entire checklist of things you may want to take home with you, and those items involve rocks. Or stones. Or sand. Or anything of the kind. (Yes, they allow that).

That means you’ll have to bring back at most 30 kilos worth of stuff with you. And you can’t bring anything back if you’ve already used up your baggage allowance.

So a word of advice: pack less and bring only what you need. And of course, you may want to consider taking an extra bag with you to consume that 30-kg limit on the way back.


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