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segovia, españa // packing list

This is the first in what I hope to have become a series–anyone who knows me personally knows that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to packing lists, and have been known to make more packing lists than days on a trip.  Because I consider myself to be a bit of an expert on packing lists at this point, I thought I’d share with you my packing list for Segovia.  Keep in mind that I was there for two weeks at the beginning of the summer–depending on the duration and time of year during your visit, you’ll have to modify accordingly.



Basics:
Gum
Pain reliever
Water bottle

Documents:
Journal + pens (I find that though I don’t keep a journal at home–my life isn’t nearly interesting enough–I like to document each day’s adventures when I’m traveling, so as to not forget later!)
Cash (~200 euros–I went shopping quite a bit, and by that I mean probably too much, and found I had the perfect amount of cash)
Debit/credit card (make sure to notify your bank ahead of time; if you don’t, you may run into the situation of your card being cancelled while overseas)
Driver’s license (even if you don’t plan on driving, bring this as a form of identification, for general purposes but also because most stores in Europe won’t let you pay for something via debit/credit card without some type of identification)
Passport
Medical Insurance card
Frequent flyer card (if applicable)

Laundry:
Laundry bag
Stain remover
Sewing kit

Technology:
Cell phone + charger (before leaving, be sure to either set up some type of international plan or otherwise make a plan of how you’ll communicate back home before leaving–this can almost always be done online)
Tablet + charger (optional, but recommended if you’re not bringing a computer.  I used mine for reading and typing up blog posts!)
Camera + charger + accessories (If you’re bringing a camera–which I highly recommend–make sure you have an extra battery or batteries, memory cards, and any additional accessories like polarizing filters, lens cloths, etc.)
Headphones
Adaptors

Clothing:
Underwear
Socks
Camisoles – black + white
Bras
Bralettes
Sports bras
Sleepwear
Spandex (or something similar, for under dresses and skirts)
Sweaters – black + color
Skirts
Dresses (including at least one maxi dress or skirt–Spaniards, especially in that part of the country and especially in Segovia–tend to dress more conservatively; also, if you plan to visit churches and cathedrals–which I highly recommend you do–it is considered more respectful to cover your knees and shoulders)
Raincoat
Hat
Scarf
T-shirts
Tank tops
Exercise shorts (I only used mine once, when we walked part of El Camino)

Footwear:
Athletic shoes (Again, the only time I used these was the day we walked part of El Camino)
Leisure shoes – Converse, Keds, Vans, etc.
Sandals (make sure they are comfortable enough for walking–you’ll be doing a lot of it!)
Flip-flops 

Accessories:
Jewelry
Glasses, if applicable
Sunglasses

Hygiene:
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Soap/body wash
Deodorant
Shampoo
Conditioner
Hairbrush
Comb
Styling products, if applicable
Hair accessories – hair binders, bobby pins, headbands, etc.
Sunscreen
Moisturizer
Lip balm
Razor
Perfume
Makeup
Makeup remover
Feminine hygiene
Q-Tips
Tweezers
Lint roller
First-aid kits
Band-aids

Bags:
Backpack
Large bag (something large enough to hold a wallet, a camera, maps, etc.–I find a crossbody bag works best and won’t make your back as sore)
Small purse

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