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Old 05-29-2005, 02:02 PM   #21
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I don't think anyone is being rude here....just replies from people who have been there.
throwing away shoes when they're dirty? what? why would you do that?
taking an hour a week to do laundry (wherever I did laundry there was an internet cafe so i used that time to check/send emails, book hostels/hotels, check on the next city I was going to) isn't very much....think of slugging 40-50 pounds on your back for 3-4 or sometimes 5 hours a day. believe me its not fun.

canadian bacon...I wore the same pair of new balance all terrains everywhere and had no problem. I sent back my "nicer" shoes.
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well i would throw them away because they get dirty easy and fast and they were $2... i dont think i really wanna worry about doing laundry lugging my 20lbs is okay for me and like i said in my first post ill be with family at begin and end of trip so im sure they use laundry machines if i absolutely need it. i understand the situations, but it seems like everyone else is speaking from longer trips, im just doing a month, so i want tomake sure i dont have to worry about not having anything or doing laundry. thanks for your comments!
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Do you have any footwear for rain? Just looking at your list, you could hit wet weather in Holland and Czech, I'm thinking. Flip-flops might be a bit uncomfortable/slippery...

Hope we were able to help. Enjoy your trip.
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You guys are a lot of help, believe me!

I tested my bag out yesterday, and I fit way more stuff that i previously thought (including my dress shoes). But it was rather crammed.

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do u really want to wear the same outfir for amonth?*
To be perfectly honest, megz, I pretty much jeans with a different printed Tee in my daily life...hahaha. So i guess it won't be that much of a change...i woudlnt' say I'm a "trendy" kind of guy.


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canadian bacon...I wore the same pair of new balance all terrains everywhere and had no problem. I sent back my "nicer" shoes.
d_fresh, so did you didn't have any problems getting into bars/clubs or anything like that??

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maybe it's just me but throwing away shoes because they're dirty seems kind of wasteful.....
I only went for a month. I'd have hated to have a bag full of stinky clothes on my back. dirty clothes weighs more and the smell will permeate your clean clothes as well after awhile...but to each their own.


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I didn't really go clubbing often (hanging out outside with a bottle of wine is more interesting to me) but no I didn't have any problems getting in any where.

imo, you want your bag about 3/4 full...leave a bit of room for stuff you'll pick up on the way.
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I have no idea how, but somehow I missed this thread before. Generally I'm a light packer, but the thought of going to an unfamiliar place always makes me want to pack stuff "just in case". I must say - there is some good advice here and you guys answered a lot of my questions.
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