Example packing list

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It’s hard to create a packing list for everyone, especially when it comes to clothing, since you (hopefully) have unique plans. This should be more like a guideline to you. I can only tell you what worked for me. You are very welcome to copy paste the list but think about it yourself and adjust it to your needs. Anyway, …

Travel guidebooks

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During your planning you might hear about one or two travel guidebooks. While they were almost mandatory for travellers back in the day, they are becoming less popular since the internet is able to provide pretty much the same informations for free and faster. It still is a reliable source of information and might give one peace of mind. It …

Camera

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Pretty much everyone wants some nice pictures to look back on once the blues hits. It’s rather hard to chose the right camera though, with all the options you have nowadays. If you have an SLR camera already you might want to skip that post, since you’ll most like made your choice already anyway. I try to give a short …

Protection against crime

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Usually crimes can be prevented easily, if you are not too carefree. An expensive phone can be more than a monthly wage for locals in third world countries, so they will develop creative ways to steal it from you, if you let them. The majority of humans are hard working and honest though. Your fellow travellers tend to get underestimated …

Mosquito protection

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Not just the rain and sun are more intense in tropical regions, also mosquitos will be way more intense. While they are usually just annoying in moderate climate zones, they can transmit dangerous diseases in tropical regions. There is no 100% reliable protection against mosquitos, but you can mininize mosquito bites. The most common ways, with their advantages and disadvantages: …

Weather protection

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While it is pretty obvious that we need protection against the sun and rain, some travellers forget that the weather can be way more intense in other countries. Especially when you are travelling equator regions for the first time you should spend some extra time to think about proper protection. Rain protection: You usually don’t always want to hide from …

Sleeping bag

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Many travellers ask themselves whether they should take a sleeping bag with them or not. While it sometimes makes sense to have one with you, it’s not mandatory at all. There are still some unrealistic prejudices, so I try to give a summary when it does make sense to have a sleeping bag with you and when not. Take the …

Clothing

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On a trip around the world you can’t take enough clothes for the whole journey with you. I aimed for washing my clothes about once a week. Less will make you stuck for too many days, more clothes will get heavy and take too much space. Of course, that’s not the only solution that works and you may have different …

Tips for packing

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Just as choosing the right backpack is important, packing it correctly is very important aswell. You can do many things wrong, without noticing that you can even do them wrong. While you just make it fit when packing a suitcase, you’ll want to create a better tactic when packing your backpack. A 15 kg backpack can be more comfortable to …