As a backpacker, you know that you have to dress appropriately for wherever you’re going i.e. not taking a Summer wardrobe if you’re planning on doing Iceland in Winter (though it would make for interesting stories when you got back).
This also means taking clothes for activites/places that you think you might get up to once you’re finally on the road and powering full steam ahead around the continents.
For men this is a pretty easy thing to accomplish:
Dress shirt (just in case you go somewhere fancy and are on a ‘lady look out’ mission)
Swim stuff (and when I say stuff I really mean swim shorts ONLY! Banana hammocks/budgie smugglers are NOT ACCEPTABLE…if you don’t believe me, check out the video)
For women it’s a little different:
Lots of vest tops (for all the layering you’ll be doing)
A neutral colour cardigan (so that you can ‘layer’ your outfit for those cold nights)
Sexy underwear (because you just can’t feel sexy in your Bridget Jones though the longer you travel, the less you will care about it….you can still get some ‘private party’ action going on; trust me!)
Nice dresses (because you can never have enough and technically they are a top and bottom in one right?!)
Flip Flops (one pair for the day and another for the night)
And accessories to go with all of the above
It turns out that Africa wants to turn me into a man with a fashionable twist because it’s got me wearing trousers full of pockets (which are going to add lumps and bumps to places I really don’t want them)…
But fear not my sexy friends…I’m taking my playsuit with me on the off chance I get to show everyone just how ‘amazing’ *cough cough* I look. And of course, I will have my bikinis that can’t help themselves but show off my incredible (*ahem*) body 🙂
Africa will not beat me. I have some amazing jewellery (from Primark…that way I don’t care if it gets stolen/lost etc) to take and I’m sure I’ll manage to spy a few lovely pieces of hand-made items whilst I’m there…I’m particularly looking forward to trying to get a bracelet made by the Masai people!
Watch out Africa – I’m about to spice up your safari like never before!
What about you?! What makes YOU feel unsexy on the road and what do you do to fix it?
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