Essentials

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Ebay Hat | Tiffany & Co. Passport Holder | Apple Headphones | EOS Lip Balm | Amazon Kindle  | Honey by Marc Jacobs

Take a second and imagine, if you will, that there are sunglasses in the picture above. Because there should be, but I forgot them and by the time I realised it was too late (/I was too lazy to redo the photo). So it's very lucky we all have such great imaginations.  

But aside from that mishap, this picture shows you everything I've been carrying around in my handbag during my Europe trip, on a daily basis.

EOS lip balm has been my latest (and greatest) discovery and I now swear by it. You may have seen it make an appearance in Miley Cyrus' 'We Cant Stop' video, but don't hold that against it. They're the perfect lip balm (and they look pretty cool too, but that's not the entire  reason I love them). 

My boyfriend was also lovely enough to give me Honey by Marc Jacobs right before I left as a going away present (so he wasn't lying we he said he actually does read my blog - colour me impressed haha) and I've been wearing it everyday. It's not over powering enough to make people in hostels stare at you like you're some kind of Barbie doll, but fresh and light enough to mask the smell of sharing a dorm with 6-9 other smelly travellers. 

I carry my passport with me everywhere so I have come to love the Tiffany's passport holder my family gave me for my birthday earlier this year. Pretty sure it would be in shreds by now if I had been lax enough to forget a cover for it. I definitely recommend anyone travelling picks one up. I want to pick up a travel case so I can put my Passport holder and tickets etc all in the one place. 

My phone comes with me everywhere, not because I have 3G (because I don't) but because Apple maps work even without internet connection. SAVIOUR OF MY LIFE. Thank you Apple, I probably wouldn't have made it this far without this little snippet of information. 

Headphones are pretty self explanatory. I didn't spend 5+ hours creating a 'Travel Tunes' playlist for nothing.  

My Kindle has also gotten a crazy workout. We are travelling Eurupe via Eurail, so the long train trips have given me more than enough time to catch up on all the reading I've been missing out on. Although I wish someone had warned me that reading The Fault in Our Stars was going to make me cry in front of a number of onlookers who didn't speak English and thus didn't understand my blubbering explanation for the tears.  

And last but not least, the biggest bottle of water I can find on my way out each morning. I cannot stress enough how necessary this is. The first few days found me searching aimlessly through streets swearing I was never going to breath properly again due to lack of hydration. WATER. WATER. WATER. 

I'm currently in Barcelona and the hostel I'm in blessedly has WiFi which is why you've been treated to two posts over the last few days. Hopefully the next place is just as accommodating!