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Where to start packing!!!!. . . .HELP

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1. Posted by chickafilaroo (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y

Just weeks away from leaving for RTW trip and I have NO IDEA where to start packing.
I'm ok on the clothes front, shorts flip flops, bikinis etc but as a girl I have no idea where to start with toiletries and must have accessories.

Any advice. . . .

Fi x

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1827 posts) 5y

It depends where you are going. Even most third world countries have toiletries (unless you are fussy on brands). Talcum powder is handy in hot countries (far better than prickly heat powder).

Don't take too many clothes, remembering that if you want more, you can probably buy them and often cheaper than the UK.

If you are certain they are "must haves" on holiday, then pack them.

3. Posted by Niels1303 (Full Member 131 posts) 5y

The first few times I traveled my suitcase was overpacked. And sometimes I wouldn´t even use some of the stuff I brought with me. Now I have become and expert at packing. I just prepared my luggage for a 4 week trip to Asia and it only weights 10 kg. :) Like Cyberia said, there are plenty opportunities to buy cheap clothes and toiletries abroad. Also keep in mind that you can also wash your clothes while travelling. I pepared clean cloths for around 10 days and will clean them once a week. Another thing I like to do instead of carrying big shampoo, sunscreen bottles or toothpaste is to buy small ones. We have a shop in Germany called "DM" which sells those kind of small sized products. And if you ever run out of anything during your vacation you can still buy it over there.

4. Posted by chickafilaroo (Budding Member 17 posts) 5y

Thank you :D.
We leave in 5 weeks and start off in East Asia for 2months then travel on. Seems everywhere we are going will have different weather due to the time of year so will either have to pack minimal clothes for each place or buy when i'm there.

Its things like shampoo etc that I was thinking of. Before you said that my plan was to get the big ones so will try not to do this so I'm not carrying a shop on my back. Happy times :)