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It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if you’re an expat, there’s something from home you’re craving. Whether it’s chips and salsa or a good, strong beer, not having easy access to your favorite foods can put a damper on even the most enthusiastic of world travelers. That’s why knowing what to bring back after a visit home is so important, and Sharla, a university student living in Tokyo who makes videos about life in Japan, is here to help. Take a look at her video titled “What to Pack for JAPAN 日本に持っていくべき物!” and be prepared to take some notes. As an added bonus, Sharla speaks in English but includes subtitles in Japanese so anyone studying either language can get some extra practice.

In case you don’t want to go through the entire video, here’s Sharla’s list:

  • Pants
  • Shoes
  • “Super unhealthy breakfast cereals”
  • Bulk dried fruit
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • (Maple) Syrup
  • Deodorant
  • Matte eyeshadow

In her video, Sharla also mentions, “I don’t even eat this at home, but the fact that I can’t get it here makes me crave it.” What do you think about this statement? Do you have any additions to her list? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Yahoo! Japan Video Topics
Image: YouTube (Sharla in Japan)