Clothes In My Backpack
Jeans : One pair of jeans will be needed in case there is a chilly night. I made the mistake of bringing two and it was a complete waste of space.
Shorts : I brought three pairs of shorts with me.
Running Shorts : A pair of running shorts can come in handy throughout your trip. They can be used to sleep in, hike, or just to lounge around the hostel.
Bathing Suits : Three pairs of bathers should be brought, don't want to be in a beach town for a week and have to worry about washing the one pair too often. They can also be worn during the day when it's raining.
Rain Jacket: This was one of the most used items I brought with me. I purchased a very lightweight rain jacket from Marmot and it proved to be priceless. It's going to rain daily and often, bring a small rain jacket.
Sweatshirt : Bring one that can be tossed around and stained without looking too ratty. May not be a bad idea to purchase one when you're actually abroad, makes for a great souvenir.
Button Down Shirts / Dresses : At times during your trip you will either need to get a bit more dressed up, or may just want to. It's nice to feel like you look presentable for a change!
T-Shirts : I brought six shirts, but wish that I brought a few extra. With all the rain and sweating during the day, I'd bring upwards of 8.
Underwear : Probably the most important article of clothing. I opted for 8 pairs, probably would have brought 10 - 12 if I could have fit them.
Socks : Eight pairs should be fine. Don't forget that you will be wearing your sandals/thongs often.
Bath Towel : A Microfiber towel should be purchased since they are thinner and also dry faster.
Beach Towel : Completely optional, but should be brought if you are doing more of a sun seeker trip where a lot of beaches and lakes will be visited.