Those of you who love travelling the world and experiencing various destinations in one trip, which doesn’t last the traditional 2 weeks, know that one of the most challenging pre-travel tasks is packing your things. While boys will find this easier than most girls, you should pay close attention as to what you need to pack and your bare essentials that should fill your suitcase. While it’s true that some men can get away with carrying medium-sized backpacks of clothes and lasting a month, to ensure a comfortable, smell-free travelling experience, we have compiled a list of what you need to pack. This is suitable for a 6-month travel in various climates and will fill up a large 23kg suitcase.

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  • 3 pairs of jeans (1 thick for colder weather, 1 lighter pair and 1 white or beige in colour)
  • 2 pairs of cotton pants (black and white)
  • 4 long-sleeve button-up shirts (these can also be worn in warm weather during a night out)
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 5-7 T-shirts (make sure to include light and dark colours, and 1 thermal shirt for cold weather)
  • 2 long-sleeve shirts or pull overs
  • 1 thick sweater
  • 1 winter coat
  • 1 leather jacket
  • Lounge wear
  • 5-7 pairs of underwear
  • 2 board shorts
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • a belt, in case you need one
  • sunglasses
  • 1 pair of boots
  • 1 pair of moccasins or shoes suitable for a dinner at a fancy restaurant or for a night-out
  • 1 pair of flip-flops or your other favourite light summer shoes

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Essential bathroom amenities:

  • Shaving equipment and products
  • Hair brush and hair gel
  • Tooth paste and brush
  • Nail clippers
  • Basic medicine and pills
  • Cologne or after shave lotion
  • Moisturiser
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Sponge

Most importantly, remember that you can always buy relatively inexpensive things when you arrive, make sure you do take your laptop, camera and phone with  all the required charges, so you can keep in touch with your relatives and remain online even during your trip.