Packing according to weather
If you find out what the weather will be like in the place you are planning to stay, you can plan ahead and save yourself the hassle and expense of possibly having to buy a whole new wardrobe in the Czech Republic.
- Carry-on luggage. Most commercial airlines now have new regulations regarding what you can and cannot pack in your carry–on luggage. Sharp items like razors, knives, and nail files are banned in carry–on luggage on most flights. In your carry-on luggage you should pack passport, visa, tickets, prescription medicine, glasses, money and other official documentation. Consider including items like a water bottle, a book, a toothbrush/toothpaste and a change of clothes and underwear in case of flight delay or cancellation.
- Checked baggage. Packing light is very important. Packing can be especially challenging if you plan to stay abroad for a relatively long time but it is important to remember that you should bring only necessary stuff. Not only does your airline have a baggage limit, but also you will have a space limit at your residence in the Czech Republic. When you travel, you probably won’t want to lug around, or pay to store, all the stuff you’ve brought with you.
- Clothes. The Czech Republic has four distinct seasons, with summer being very hot and winter being very cold. You should bring warm clothes for the fall and winter. In general there is no strict code for bars and restaurants, and smart-casual wear will usually be fine. Layers and a lightweight raincoat will ensure you are always dry and comfortable, and a small travel umbrella will also be useful.
- Other things to pack. A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials. If you are visiting the big cities leave your swimsuit at home it’s very unlikely that you will find facilities to use it. To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).