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11. Posted by yayformilk (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

You could always read the book, then mail it back home to a family member or friend so it would be there upon your return. Actually that works for just about anything...if you find yourself buying to much on the trip...mail it home. :)

Oh wow, how did I not think of that? Yesss, now I can keep reading! Thanks very much for the idea.

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

I brought a knife, fork, eating plate and a coffee-cup to India. I ate in restaurants and never camped..........

13. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Guide books. Believe it or not!! I've dragged one around all of Europe, Asia, and North America. Only once have I used it. And that was because I got bored with nothing to read. I find it more useful to have a small walking map, and asking people for recommendations on where to go. I don't even use them at home anymore since I do most of my trip planning on google. Yeah, I know the travel gods are coming to take out my spleen for this....

14. Posted by PnkNBlu345 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

I took my whole CD collection to Italy! It ended up getting stolen !!
Now I have an iPod mini- much easier

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I always take my bathing suit with me, but rarely ever use it (except in obvious places like Cuba and Florida). I'm always afraid that the one time I don't bring it will be the one time someone will be hosting a pool part in their great, big, heated pool - or else someone will offer to drive 5 hours to some incredible beach. So - it's pretty much a useless item, but it comes along for the ride anyway.

16. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Yep Tina, I always bring the bathing suit(s) with me too... but that a light item anyway!

17. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

Being on the road at the moment, really the only thing I wish I hadnt taken with me is my Polaroid camera.. I'm really just using the disposable ones and the other camera is taking up waaaaay too much room.

18. Posted by Hay (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

I am not sure as to whether or not i ought to take a mosquito net - as i can get pretty decent ones when i need them right?

I am going to be in S.America (all over) and i figure i am bound to need on at some point- but should i buy before i go or only when i need it out there?

19. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 11y

Quoting Hay

I am not sure as to whether or not i ought to take a mosquito net - as i can get pretty decent ones when i need them right?

I am going to be in S.America (all over) and i figure i am bound to need on at some point- but should i buy before i go or only when i need it out there?

I'm also going to S.A., pretty much all over the place, and I sort of have the same question! The thing is that my boyfriend has bought a net, and it's a large one, so most of the time it will be enough for both of us. But what about when it isn't enough?!?! Do I have to buy a spare one, just in case?? Seems like a big effort with a little to win...

//Susanna

20. Posted by Hay (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

We are going to (if we do get one that is) get a single box mosiquito net each - rather than a double, because when staying in hostels and things i doubt we will require them.

But we are intending on going a a cargo boat up and down the Amazon - from Iquitos, Peru - Manuas, Brazil - Now on these boats you either pay for hammock space or a cabin. And we were considering getting hammock space to sleep on - what could anyone recomend we do in this case: would we require a mosquito net? do you drap it around the hammock space area? or should we for $20 more or so just get a cabin?

Has anyone else done this type of thing?