Here are a few things that are in my backpack that I’ve found invaluable. You probably won’t see some of these items on most packing lists, and some might be a bit squeamish about it all. But I feel girls should be as prepared as possible for what the traveller trail throws at them.
Your first thought might be, “Are you crazy? How could being forced to eat out every day be negative?” Believe me, after 11 months travelling it starts to grate on you.
What trip to Beijing would be complete without a day trip out to the Great Wall? Don’t get ripped off by a tour operator in Beijing – Get there yourself!
Preparing to leaving your home empty is probably more suited to those travelling for a shorter period of time, or who may want a bit more flexibility when to return.