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What should I pack when moving to Mumbai?

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We asked people living in Mumbai to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to Mumbai, it is important to pack items that will help you adjust to the climate and culture. Pack lightweight, breathable clothing that is appropriate for the hot and humid climate. Bring a few items of clothing that can be layered for cooler evenings. Pack comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking on uneven surfaces. Bring a few items of clothing that are appropriate for religious sites and other places of worship. Include a few items of clothing that are suitable for formal occasions. Pack a few items of clothing that are suitable for the beach. Bring a few items of sunscreen, insect repellent, and other items to protect yourself from the sun and insects. Pack a few items of toiletries, including soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. Bring a few items of basic medical supplies, such as bandages, antiseptic cream, and painkillers. Include a few items of entertainment, such as books, music, and movies. Pack a few items of basic kitchen supplies, such as pots, pans, and utensils. Finally, bring a few items of currency, such as rupees, to help you get around," wrote a member who made the move to Mumbai, India.

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"I wish I brought my vacuum cleaner as Mumbai is terribly dusty. Otherwise, I've been able to buy anything else I need. I wish I left all my oven cookware behind as ovens don't come with flats. It is an appliance I'm not willing to buy," explained one expat living in Mumbai, India.

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