If you’re planning to study abroad or travel to Spain or Europe, here’s some of the things I’m really glad I brought with me. These are the things that have made a huge difference in whether I enjoyed my days here or felt a little bit uncomfortable.
1. A reusable water bottle
Back at home, I strongly disliked reusable water bottles. I thought they were weird and gross if they weren’t washed regularly. I still find them kinda weird. But I’m so glad I got over that and brought a water bottle with me to Sevilla! It really saves me from buying expensive water bottles everyday here, and I feel more comfortable just filling it up from the sink since it has a built-in filter inside the water bottle. Another good reason to bring a reusable water bottle is that they do not exist here in Spain, so it’s basically impossible to buy one!
2. An extra pair of boots
Boots are really common here in Spain throughout the winter and early spring. I’m so glad I packed another pair of brown boots, especially after my tall black pair died while I was walking around for hours in the rain one night. So having a back-up pair was a good idea!
3. A watch for the time
Having the time readily available when going out or walking to class is very convenient. It’s better than pulling out your phone, and a lot of people here like to wear watches as well. I bought a cute one from Target right before I left, but I can’t find it online for you guys. I highly suggest buying some of these things before you travel so you are ready when you get here.
4. Folders and school supplies
I never thought to bring school supplies, but I’m so glad I brought a folder or two so I didn’t have to buy them the first week. You get definitely get school supplies and notebooks here in Sevilla, but it saved me another trip out to the store. One thing I wish I brought, though, was a planner to keep track of my classes and travels! I will have to buy one of those soon!
5. Scarves on scarves
I’m so glad I stuffed a few extra scarves in my suitcase last minute. I wanted to pack all of them, but alas, I can’t pack ALL the scarves. I settled on bringing four, which has been a great amount. Scarves are the perfect way to keep your outfits different. I have been repeating outfits a lot, but it’s really common here to do so. I’m also looking forward to buying scarves while I’m here in Sevilla and maybe in other cities too!
Do you guys having any packing tips for traveling abroad for a couple months? Let me know in the comments! More Spain posts coming soon! For sneak peeks and updates, check out my instagram!