When you are planning your trip abroad one of the most fun things to do is packing your bag. Weeks before my trip i start thinking about what to take on my travels and what things stay at home. Here you find my what to pack list.
The usual stuff
I try not to take to much clothes so i only take 1 jeans, 2-3 other pants (usually shorts and thin pants), 7-8 shirts, 7 days of clean underwear. For a jacket i always bring at least one outdoor vest. For shoewear: i have good walking shoes that are very comfortable plus i always take flipflops and sometimes sandals (depending on where i’m going).
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As you can read i don’t pack a lot of clothes and shoes because i don’t want to carry to much weight with me. Another reason why i try not to take to much luggage with me: if you travel by plane frequently it is cheaper with just handluggage.
Personal hygiene + your own pharmacie
Don’t take large bottles of shampoo, showergel, laundry detergent (and whatever you want to bring) but buy either small packages or a travel bag with empty bottles you can fill. Make sure the bottles are not more than 100ml in case you’re traveling with just handluggage. Other things i always pack: dry wash cloths, wipes, handgel. All these things i can fit in two 1 liter bags. One more of those (1L bag) i fill with bandaids, paracetamol, immodium, antibioticum creme (or some other creme you can use in case of inflamation).
Small but useful items i always take with me traveling are locks, s-shaped hooks, collapsable backpack (10-15 liter), knitting bag (with needles/yarn and scissors), earplugs, small mirror, pens, pocket notebook and usb sticks. All very helpful items during your travels and they don’t take up to much space!