When I was packing for my trip abroad I wanted to be as thorough (and light) as possible, so I consulted various travel blogs about how to pack for long-term (e.g. 1+ month) trips. While there were similarities in each list, I found that they differed in significant ways and did not quite meet my criteria as an academic travelling abroad. Many blogs suggested taking things such as bug repellent, travel cutlery, and netting. I doubted these would be useful in rainy London (or, Europe in general).
I wanted to write a post on packing after a few weeks abroad to see what items have come in handy and what items are still sitting in my luggage bag. So, here is a breakdown of what I packed.