Essentials

Packing list essentials
  • Address list and list of important contacts or numbers
  • Backpack, suitcase, sports bag (something to pack everything in)  
  • Passport (check validity!) 
  • Tickets and itinerary (airline, train, bus etc.)  
  • Visa

Finance

Finance
  • ATM card (Maestro or Cirrus logos on the back are most widely accepted)  
  • Cash in the local currency of your arrival destination  
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard are most widely accepted)  
  • Sufficient Travelers’ cheques (and receipts for travelers’ cheques)

Clothes

Clothes
  • Boots  
  • Bra (sports and regular)  
  • Dress shirts  
  • Dresses  
  • Jacket  
  • Jeans
  • Jumper, Sweater or Fleece
  • Light jacket  
  • Long or thermal
  • underwear  
  • Long sleeve shirts  
  • Pants or trousers
  • Pajamas/Sleepwear
  • Sandals, shower shoes,
  • Thongs or jandals
  • Shoes  
  • Shorts  
  • Skirts  
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
  • Suits
  • Swimming gear
  • T-shirts, singlets
  • Underwear 

Clothes Accessories

clothes accessories
  • Handkerchief or tissues  
  • Eye-mask  
  • Gloves or mittens  
  • Raincoat or poncho  
  • Safety Pins  
  • Scarf  
  • Suit bag  
  • Sunglasses 
  • Ties

Toiletries

Toiletries
  • Anti-bacterial cream  
  • Comb or Brush  
  • Condoms or
  • Contraceptive Pills  
  • Contact lens equipment or Glasses  
  • Cotton buds  
  • Dental floss (also great for fixing things!)  
  • Deodorant
  • Earplugs  
  • Fingernail clippers  
  • Hair products (gel, spray etc.)  
  • Lip balm  
  • Make-up  
  • Mirror  
  • Moisturizer (face and body) 
  • Razors  
  • Shampoo and Conditioner  
  • Shaving Cream  
  • Sleeping pills  
  • Soap  
  • Sunscreen and After sun cream  
  • Talcum/Baby Powder  
  • Tampons and Pads  
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste

First Aid Kit

First aid kit
  • Band-aids  
  • Compression bandages  
  • Diarrhea tablets  
  • Gazes  
  • Insect and/or mosquito repellent  
  • Iodine/Hydrogen peroxide  
  • Medicines/Prescription Drugs  
  • Motion Sickness Tablets  
    Paracetamol, Tylenol etc.  
  • Replacement/Rehydration
  • salts sachets  
  • Small scissors  
  • Tweezers  
  • Vitamin pills  
  • Water purifying tabletsng things!)

Other Items

Extras
  • Backpack rain cover  
  • Power bank  
  • Books  
  • Bottled water  
  • Camera, film, and
  • Batteries  
  • Carbohydrate snacks  
  • Chewing gum or mints  
  • Combo or key locks  
  • Compass  
  • Cup  
  • Diary or Organised  
  • Laptop/Tablet  
  • Eating utensils
  • Electrical adapter and plug converter  
  • Umbrella  
  • Flashlight or torch  
  • Forum suggestions!  
  • Frisbee, hackey sack, ball, a pack of cards or other recreational items  
  • Guidebooks  
  • Inflatable travel pillow  
  • International driving license 
  • International Student
  • Identification Card  
  • iPod, MP3 player, Discman etc.  
  • Laptop  
  • Laundry detergent 
  • Maps (incl. small map of the world to show where you are from)  
  • Mini camera tripod  
  • Mobile phone or SIM card  
  • Mosquito net  
  • Passport Photos  
  • House keys  
  • Photocopies of important documents in case they are stolen  
  • Plastic bags  
  • Charger for electrical items  
  • Resume and Work references  
  • Skis, ski shoes, ski poles or a snowboard  
  • Sleep sheet  
  • Sleeping bag  
  • Sleeping mat  
  • Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool  
  • Toilet paper  
  • Towels  
  • Universal Sink Plug  
  • Headphones  
  • Watch  
  • Wet wipes/Baby wipes  
  • Ziplock bags

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