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CLOTHES TO TAKE - Photos attached

9 Sep 2007 *nikki_adelaide* said

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hi all, i did 25 day European Escapade ...had plenty of chances to pay to have our washing done.

If anyone wants advise on anything regarding contiki im happy to help!

noticed there are always alot of posts about what to wear on the more dressy nights out in Europe and just about what clothes to take in general, i was also curious before i did my tour. so ive attached photos to make it a little easier.

DRESSIER OCCASIONS
As it was summer, alot of the girls wore dresses, but also black pants were good. I took a pair of black pants and 4 dressy tops for my 25 day tour...also a great idea was a 3/4 black cardi to take out at night.

definately opt for a comfy pair of strappy shoes for summer - heels are a bad idea.

guys - take 1 tie that will match all the shirts you take. it will take up next to no space.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/nikki7/holiday9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/nikki7/holiday8.jpg

CASUAL NIGHTS OUT
Most girls wore jeans, shorts or casual dresses. The guys went with jeans or other pants/shorts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/nikki7/holiday30.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/nikki7/holiday20.jpg

BUS DAYS
You are literally on the bus all day, most of the time you just want to sleep. Its really all about what you're comfortable in, some wore jeans, shorts etc...but most of us wore track pants

FREE DAYS
Days spent exploring the city...Most girls wore casual drsses, shorts, jeans etc and t shirts/ tank tops.
guys wore shorts, jeans etc and t shirts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v39/nikki7/holiday103.jpg

SHOES
*just take 3* fight the temptation to take more than this, i assure you you will pick more shoes up along with way.

take a pair of thongs/flip flops i wore these most of the time as it was hot, get havianas as they dont hurt your feet

1 pair walking shoes...i took my cons, something that you are comfortable walking/bike riding etc in.

1 pair 'going out shoes', i took some black strappy wedges, these were awesome as they are super light, dont have a heel to get stuck in the nasty cobble stones

SHOPPING
Rely on bringing your bottoms (jeans, short etc) from home but dont go overboard on your tops...London & all over Europe there are some awesome cheap shops...eg H&M, top shop etc that you'll go crazy in for tops, you can buy them and wear them on tour.

If your doing a concept tour like i did, where most of the time you are staying in cabins at campsties, take some sort of casual dress to wear to and from the showers...they are a pain in the butt and you always get all your new clothes wet...so wear the dress or shorts or whatever to and from the showers and get dressed in your room.
  • 17 Mar 2009 AussieSarah said

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    hey havianas are an aussie brand of flip flops they are so comfy i woudln’t wear anything else !! im going on during autuam and don’t know what to expect weather wise does any one know what things i could bring ???

  • 26 Mar 2009 olga75 said

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    Nikki – thanks for including pictures. That makes it easier to see what to bring!

  • 5 May 2009 CRChiasson said

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    Just bumping this great thread back up!

  • 5 May 2009 Curtis71 said

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    Nice, lots of good looking ladies in your group…

  • 7 Jun 2009 JanszGirl said

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    Thanks for the pictures! Cool<!--graemlin::cool:-->

  • 20 Jun 2009 Ali said

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    thanks 4 the pictures niki Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 20 Jun 2009 cassie said

    cassie
    quote:
    Originally posted by Curtis71:
    Nice, lots of good looking ladies in your group…



    haha i was thinking the same thing about the guys… i hope my tour is that well mixed as ive heard its usually majority girls…

  • 22 Jun 2009 Tazzy said

    Tazzy

    Thanks so much for this, I’ve been worried I’m not packing the right stuff but it’s nice to know I’m on the right track

    Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 23 Jun 2009 Anne said

    Anne

    I share the same concerns with others about clothes and this post is brilliant! pictures tell a thousands words ! thanks heaps (_)

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