PACKING LIST FOR MEN FOR CLASSICAL STUDY TOUR
The following clothing lists are those which I have developed over a period of years. One principle which I use is: "You are either wearing it, or carrying it." Now I travel with only a carry-on and a flight bag. I never check anything. That way my luggage and I always arrive together. If you check your luggage, be sure it is securely locked. Carry all valuables with you on the plane, e.g., camera and film, jewelry, medications, traveller's checks, etc.
What to take: (Note: Everything must fit in ONE medium suitcase.)
( ) pants - 2 or 3 pairs - perhaps a pair of shorts
( ) shirts 3 or 4 short-sleeved - preferably cotton--synthetics are uncomfortable in hot weather.
( ) comfortable, sturdy walking shoes -- well-broken-in -- 2 pairs, or sandals or joggers, etc.
( ) socks, handkerchiefs
( ) sleepwear
( ) 4 or 5 days supply of underwear. Plan to launder when necessary.
( ) sweater and windbreaker
( ) swim wear and towel
( ) SUN HAT
( ) toothbrush and toothpaste
( ) deodorant
( ) shampoo
( ) wash cloth and hand soap (Non-antiperspirant brands are best in the hot climate.)
( ) sun tan cream or oil. Caution: take a product which you have used before. In particular, many people are allergic to sun screens, and nothing is more miserable than a sunburn combined with a rash.
( ) head and/or pain remedy
( ) any medications you use regularly. You may wish to bring anti-diarrhea medication.
( ) Kleenex
( ) razor (Non-electric unless you have an electrical adaptor)
( ) shaving cream
( ) comb and brush
( ) liquid detergent (small bottle 2 to 4 ozs.)
( ) a short clothesline and a few snap clothes pins
( ) universal drain plug
( ) plastic bags for shoes, dirty clothes, damp laundry, etc.
( ) camera and enough film to last
( ) address booklet or list
( ) travel clock
( ) cigarettes and matches/lighter to last (optional, of course)
( ) SUNGLASSES, A MUST. Glasses, if needed, and a copy of prescription
( ) PASSPORT
( ) AIRLINE TICKETS
( ) International Student ID
( ) Enough money to last. Many shops do not accept credit cards. Visa and Master Charge are the best to have. Travellers checks are the most convenient and safest form of money.
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
Anything not wash and wear. UNCOMFORTABLE SHOES. Hot clothing. Jewelry or anything too valuable to risk losing. DRUGS - penalty for possession can be life.
RULE OF THUMB: Enough for a long weekend is enough for the trip.
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