A wise man once said that when you are planning a trip you should decide how much stuff you need to take with you and decide how much money you need. You should then take half the stuff and twice the money! Remember that if it goes in your backpack you are going to be carrying it, so if you are taking something with you, be sure that you are going to need it.
You will find that it is advisable to pack certain specific items in different countries and regions (i.e. insect repellent in tropical areas) so refer to relevant sections of the guide for local advice. If you are considering an adventure tour you will receive a packing list that will have information about items necessary for specific activities you will be participating in.
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