and looking forward to meet the group - and just to start the thread :) with a packing-related question... I understand that we say goodbye to the 'large' baggage and we get reunited with it at the end of the trip.
I'm therefore intending to use a ~32 litre rucksack that, without completely filling it, could go through as hand luggage (hopefully) - as my main paranoia is related to airline(s) "misplacing" checked-in bag, so I would keep all essentials in this rucksack. But then again, is it large enough for what we need during the trip...
So I'd be very grateful for any advice in case the picture on how to pack is much clearer to others :), considering the risk of main bag going missing but at the same time needing to have a large enough backpack to use during main part of trip.