What To Bring
The Packing list
Much of the advice is comments on the packing list. With two continents visited in the back pocket, we have a pretty good idea of what is needed and not needed.
Simplicity is making the journey through life with minimal packaging.
Pack These Stuffs
Many need to purchase a lot from the list. Keep in mind that the more expenses you acquire before leaving the less your travel budget be. It’s not to be stingy – but frugal.
Wait a minute, every country has really clothing stores ?! Many bring too much clothing that weighs a lot. However, it can be fun with the small change of clothes if you are away for a long time. One tip is to then bring the clothes that you are so afraid of and can alternatively switch off and then acquire up again.
“Yes, the back pack?” – There are many ways to spend time in a foreign country. And several ways to get around. Should you stay at many hostels or camp much? Make your way by car or bus? By actually get to reflect on what is in the country that you want to visit, what you would like to do / experience, all this can get you to a clearer picture of your equipment needs. Many people just go and see what happens. There are both advantages and disadvantages to both approaches.
Goes well with common sense but here are a few lines. Make sure not to have too much hanging and dangling off the backpack. The heaviest things have to be the closest to your body; thus do not put the heaviest at the bottom or at the top. Fragile things should not be far out.
15 kg is a good weight to focus on for your packaging. Max 20 kg!
The flight usually weight range between 20-30 kg. Sign up on the to-do list to find out what applies to your airline. You do not want to go on an extra charge when you check in. Hand luggage usually around 5 kg.
Experience taught us to be safe than sorry!
You can have your cash in a money belt under your shirt. There are waterproof containers money to have when you bathe. You can acquire an additional debit to have hidden in your backpack, so in case you get mugged or it breaks, you have a spare. Do not put all your money in a bank account, cause someone could get hold of your card.
With great conviction, we recommend backpack. Most people are carrying a backpack. It can withstand a lot. It provides an inspiring backpacking experience.
Would you travel more than 1 month and fly from city to city, more like a package holiday suitcase is recommended.
Size and price? Backpack is relatively expensive so ask around first if you can borrow one from someone. (I used my father’s old 80s that still holds equally good). 70-80 liters is the perfect size. The most important friend you have and need to be comfortable to wear. Sample pack sometime and feel how it feels.
Your precious jewel that should have good quality. In this, you have to hand baggage, you have the key in your pack. For example: laptop, camera, important travel documents, tickets, passport.
Is also very useful if you do a one / two day trip and would only bring small packing. Small backpacks are often included when you buy a “stick to” the big backpack. Very handy!
It is something you are not going to be of use for. In all hostels, there were sheets and in most hostels is not permitted to sleep in your own. This is because of something called bedbugs, that are spread by backpackers linen / sleeping bags and stuck in clothes and mattresses.
All hostels have washer and dryer. Going up and wash some were ideal. There are (usually) detergents sold for a small fee at the reception but I recommend to take a small bag of laundry detergent. Lasts longer and saves money.
Alternatively, wash by hand and save you money in the long run. With olive soap standing on the list, wash your clothes and yourself, and thus save both space in your pack and money. Option number two is the frugal.
Clothes line and clothespins you will almoste never use. It works in some arts, if you stay longer, but in other parts, where is a humid climate, it takes three days for your clothes to dry if you do not use the dryer. Dryers are as stated in most hostels.
Many backpacking stores are selling super lightweight travel towels. From myself and from others’ statements those are not recommended (I threw my one week after I got it). A common towel is thus recommended. Or to the extreme: a small towel to wash and a sarong for the beach. Alternatively, skip the towel completely and wait until it dries!
Many countrie have different outlets. But you will find adapters available in almost every country and is probably slightly cheaper than buying them from your country.
One important thing to mention is that in many hostels are only 2 power outlets throughout the room. We say that you are sharing a room with five others and it is usually always someone who wants to recharge his mobile. I saw the people who bought a branch manifold for not too much money. One thing I wish I had invested in during my time down there.
For you can not use your own sheets, some hostels have a pillowcase second super opportunities. If you go by bus, camping or going to sleep in an airport, you can stop the clothes in the pillowcase and have that cushion. Particularly tenting is smoother.
Having a great guide book can feel soothing and beneficial to have while traveling. We recommend to search online for every country you visit the best guide book there is on that country. It will help you a lot.