Hey, I'm going to Australia for 1 - 1.5 years in about 3 weeks (February), and have been busy with things hence my lack of posting, although I'm sure none of you even noticed. I'm trying to figure out what to pack. Some of what I plan to pack is because of advice I received from and both an Australian and a co-worker who travelled around Australia for a year. Supposed, it gets "cool" in the winter nights (5-10 Celsius/40-50Fahrenheit). Hell, I'm from Canada!! I haven't packed yet. I'm bringing a large suitcase, my 60 litre backpack, and my school/laptop backpack. I'm thinking of packing: - 1-2 hoodies - 3 sweaters/jumpers - 3 long-sleeve t-shirts. - 4 pairs of trousers: 1 "formal" pair, 2 for regular wear, and a pair of jeans. - 2 "dressy" shirts. - 5 t-shirts (I'll buy more while I'm there) - 3 pairs of shorts. - 4 pairs of shoes: runners, slip-on Merrell mocs, formal black shoes, Birkenstocks, and a pair of flip flops for the beach. -My Arc'teryx hardshell jacket, for those rainy, windy, and cool days. - My dressy wool coat, since apparently, once I get used to their weather, I'll be cold. Heck, I didn't even know that people needed jackets/coats. Anyway, I don't want to ruin a Gore-Tex XCR jacket at smokey bars, now do I. - My Powerbook plus some of my Mac related CD's. - Photocopied textbook pages from some of my old courses. -Sunscreen!!! -a bedsheet. -a pillowcase: I can stuff my pillowcase with clothes and use it as a pillow. That's a camping tip for you all. Am I packing too much? The reason I think it's justified is because, much like Canada, supposedly they have weather, and so I have to be prepared. Also, I'll be doing my masters, and may need to dress for work during 3 to 4 days each week, so I need to bring something more formal just in case. Here's a question: If I want to buy a set of 4 Rayovac NiMH batteries and charger, and it states on the website that it can be used in 110-220 Volt outlets, should I use it in Australia, which is said to use "230-250V, 50 cycle AC"?? It won't work since it only works to 220V, will it? So how am I doing? Any tips for me?