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Last updated February 07, 2016. 


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Clothes & Other Stuff

Here's what I brought:

  • 1 pair blue jeans
  • 1 pair black Dockers flat front trousers
  • 1 pair dark gray leggings and 1 over-sized blue t-shirt (my sleep clothes)
  • 1 black jersey button up front long sleeved shirt
  • 1 black faux suede button up front long sleeved shirt (its fitted, jacket-like style made it perfect for dressier occasions when paired with my black trousers)
  • 1 royal blue short sleeved mock turtle neck
  • 1 purple short sleeved mock turtle neck
  • 1 dark green t-shirt
  • 1 navy blue sweat-shirt
  • 1 royal blue PolarTec 200 zip-up fleece jacket
  • 1 black water resistant/windproof jacket (folded up into small drawstring bag when not in use)
  • 1 pair black silk long underwear (top & bottoms)
  • 4 pairs black  quick drying underwear
  • 4 pairs black socks (2 pairs were made from quick drying material)
  • 2 bras
  • 1 pair black Timberland boots
  • Pack-It Folder 15"
  • micro-fiber towel and small quick drying hair towel (both kept inside the clear vinyl case)
  • silk sleep sheet (more compact and lighter than cotton sleep-sheets)
  • Swiss Army knife--"Climber"
  • small sewing kit (wind some thread around a small piece of cardboard and insert a needle and a couple of safety pins)
  • small first aid kit (Band-Aids, tweezers, mole skin patches for blisters, Neosporin or other antibacterial ointment, Pepto Bismal tablets, anti-diarrhea pills, Tylenol/Aspirin, cold/sinus pills, and bottle of multi-vitamins)
  • money belt (to secure your passport and other valuables)
  • 3 luggage locks for the zippers on my backpack
  • no-clothes-pin clothesline (Flexo-line)
  • liquid laundry detergent and spot cleaner
  • identification (passport, driver's license, International Student Identity Card) and photo copies of passport 
  • travel toiletry organizer
  • shower shoes
  • eating utensils
  • fold-a-cup for drinking, brushing your teeth, etc. (also can be used as a small bowl)
  • plastic self-sealing bags for odd & ends and separating wet clothing
  • thermometer/compass zipper-pull/key chain (very handy for converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and map reading)
  • camera and film (I brought 16 rolls of 40 exposure Advantex film)
  • journal and pen
  • calculator
  • addresses of family and friends
  • print out of my estimated itinerary
  • calling card
  • ATM/Visa, MasterCard, Visa, $100 in American Express travelers checks, US$15 cash
  • Lonely Planet Western Europe
  • Lonely Planet Great Britain
  • Rick Steves' French, Italian, and German Phrase Book
  • 3 ring black organizer/notebook--If you have bought more than one guide book and want to save some space, get the book bindings cut off (any copy shop--like Kinko's--should be able to do this for you for a nominal price) and take out only the pages you think you will need.  Hole-punch these pages and place them in a small three ring notebook or organizer.  I ended up hole-punching the outside edges of my pages because they had more white space available for the holes.  This meant the pages of my books were in reverse order (with last page of book first and first page of book last).

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