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PACKING OUR BAGS

I packed my bag and in it I put…

If you’ve ever spent more than a few hours in a car and played this game then welcome back to your childhood memories.

With that in mind, we’ve got the ‘can’t-do-withouts’ that we always take on our summer beach holidays; and we’re channeling a bit of that retro vibe whilst we do it.

Apparently the human mind can only remember five to nine items in short term memory at once. We, (ahem) might pack a few more items than this when we go to Europe on our beach holidays so grab a pen a paper and jot this little lot down. 

Oh…and our score at this game? 56. Let us know if you can beat it @hammamas.aus

Bathers!

One-piece, bikini, boardies – whatever your preference, bathers are must-haves for any European beach holiday.

Apparently all th e cool kids are wearing 90s Retro-style high-waisted bikini bottoms, tops with tie shoulders and polka dot patterns whilst looking to the future, wearing sustainable and ethically produced swimwear. We salute you!

A book (of some kind), and bathers

Fiction, non-fiction or that celeb autobiography you’ve been dying to get your head into for ages – pack a good book for when you’re relaxing on the beach. Travel guides to plan your next adventure or just some guilt-free trashy magazines work well too!

Forget Google translate and instead learn a bit of the lingo with a phrase book for the country you’re visiting. “Una copa de vino por favor!!”

A camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

Ditch the mobile phone,selfies and detox from your Insta account for a while, and instead take a digital camera. Or even better, go completely analogue with a single-use disposable camera so that you’ll be surprised by the pictures when you get them developed back home and can relive your adventures again.

Speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

Whether it’s DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince with Summertime or Bryan Adams’ Summer of ’69; you’ll want to share your favourite tunes with your nearest and dearest by the pool or on your hotels room balcony.

A beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

Did someone say straw Trilby hat? A Fedora will work well too. We’re also quite partial to a Visor (yes really!) Whatever keeps your face and skin protected. Plus…no one will know if you’re really just taking a siesta underneath that wide brim.

Snorkel Set, A Beach Hat, Speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

If you’re headed somewhere with unmissable underwater creatures then don’t forget a good quality snorkel kit or goggles. Your own kit will fit better than anything you could hire.

An inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, A beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

If the sun is still out by the time you’ve managed to blow it up then an inflatable is definitely worth the effort for relaxing in the pool or sea.

Beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, A beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

We love a beach shelter or tent to make our home at the beach for the day. Buy it at your destination and then pay it forward by leaving it behind.

Sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

Sunglasses. Need we say more?

Thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

Given you will be spending most of your time at the beach or by the pool, a pair of your best Havaianas are one of THE beach holiday essentials. We like to take a pair for the day and a dressier pair for those nighttime strolls to dinner. You can even match a pair with a Hammamas.

Water bottle, thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

Get yourself an insulated and reusable water bottle for the plane.. and planet.

Plastic bottles are bad for the environment and you can get one with a built-in filter in case you’re not sure of the water quality #💚environment

Backpack, water bottle, thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

A backpack will serve all purposes. It can be your flight bag, beach bag, and carry-all.

Beach towels, backpack, water bottle, thongs, sunnies, beach umbrella, an inflatable floating unicorn, snorkel set, a beach hat, speakers, a camera, a book (of some kind) and bathers

And last but not least, throw in your Hammamas 100% Turkish cotton beach towels. These can also be your blanket, beach mat and sarong which means that you get to buy yourself four – one for each purpose!

Wherever you’re jetting off on your beach holiday, we wish you love and summer vibes from the Hammamas team 🛪

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