We are three weeks from starting our Study Abroad Adventure in Alcalá de Henares, Spain!We got our passports in order, classes have been selected.Time to pack!
I always advise students to travel light, but… ¿Qué pongo en el equipaje de mano? ¿Qué tengo que facturar?¿Qué no debo olvidad?
Aqui van algunos consejos:
make sure you check the specific rules about carry-on baggage and checked baggage set by the company.
Carry on Baggage: Lo que si y lo que no!
Adapters: Since we “all” travel with laptops and what not. Plugs in Spain are round (two), while in the USA they have two “rectangular ones” and one round. USB ports are the same everywhere, no need for adapters for that. 😀
Also, on the topic of electricity. If you are bringing an iron or a hairdryer you need to check the voltage. Yes, voltage. Electicity in the USA runs 110V while in Spain it is between 220V and 240V. So, check before plugging or you will end up without electricity and without hairdryer. If you still really, really want to bring the hairdryer you need one of this (see picture).(http://www.enchufesdelmundo.com/espana/).
Champoo, gel, ironboard (hahah). Unless you really need to use the specific brand/type you use at home you are likely to be better off by just buying it in
Spain. Think of all the space you can save for clothes, etc.
There are many, many youtube videos and blogs that will give you the “best” advise to pack for Spain. I do not particularly like any of them. They all have some true and some very subjective parts. I will leave you with the following link (http://www.totallyspaintravel.com/2014/09/19/what-to-pack-and-wear-in-spain/) which I believe to be accurate, for the most part.