It is a long way away, but i am planning a grand 8 month trip to three continents, and i am curious as to what everyone would recommend taking on such a trip. Luggage space is small as i will be backpacking most of the time but i also know i will be going to parties and meeting people etc. South America and Europe mostly, in all weather conditions. Sure, i could just bring moisturiser and sunscreen, but i still want to look lovely for when i meet people.
So, the question is: What would you take (and make this the absolute basics) on such a trip?