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This Is What Today's Youth Are Taking On Contiki Tours

"What's the rope for?" "For anything you want it to do *wink wink*."

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1. This shampoo guru.

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"The most essential thing in my suitcase is a bottle of shampoo. I like being clean, I like the feeling of being clean, so as long as that's there, I'll be OK."

-Charles, 22, from Bath, UK

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2. This resourceful gal.

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"I packed plasters and I was supposed to use them for blisters, but I ended up putting them on my nipples because it was so hot that I just didn't wanna wear a bra!"

-Abbie, 18, from Reading, UK

5. This girl who found the best way to meet people.

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"My fanny pack is my favourite travel essential because you can store snacks in it. I found it's also really good at attracting the opposite sex, having that around me."

-Jessica, 19, from North Hampton, England

6. Mr Prepared-For-Anything.

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"I actually learned on this trip what the most important thing to pack is - a flashy pair of underwear! Because you'll never know what your group will dare you to do. In my case, it was to dance on a bar and take off my clothes."

-Andrew, 26, from Toronto, Canada

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8. Mr Forget-Me-Not.

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"I like carrying my travel journal with me. You do so much when traveling, it's impossible to remember absolutely everything. Years from now that's what I'm gonna be looking at."

-Colin, 23, from Alberta, Canada

9. This mademoiselle-old-soul.

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"I like to dress up as an old lady. My alter ego is called "Judith", so I like to bring along some grey hairspray, old lady glasses, and hair rollers."

-Jessica, 20, from Reading, UK

10. ... And another impersonating wiz.

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"Hmmm... The most important thing in my suitcase would be the emergency moustaches. In the case that you can't pick up man, you can become one!"

-Karishma, 23, from London, UK

11. Can't decide which thongs are more important, she brought both.

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"My thongs!!! I packed thongs, and both types of them, because they're really comfortable to travel in."

-Lauren, 21, from Newcastle, UK

12. And, the one who already knows what will go down on this trip.

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"The one thing I can't travel without are earplugs. You'll never know what's gonna go down in a hostel dorm room."

-Jess, 23, from London, UK

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