I didn't take anything special with me. I added a few nice shirts/tank tops for going out. Last time I backpacked was int he winter in Europe. I kind of had a fuck-it attitude and took clothes that I wear at home which are pretty nice. It got a little heavy, especially with how many shoes I bought/brought. But I look very nice in the pictures.
And I didnt' wash stuff that often. I used the hostel's laundry service when they had one, so I think I washed stuff twice in a month and did underwear by han din the sink with those tide sink wash packets. Those worked nicely.
I've been to 25 countries! Ask me where!
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac
"I set out alone, finding no companion to cheer the way with friendly intercourse, and no party of travellers with whom to associate myself. Swayed by an overmastering impulse within me, and a long-cherished desire to visit those glorious sanctuaries, I resolved to quit all my friends and tear myself away from my home."
---Ibn Battuta, CE 1325