Will be travelling for the majority of 8 months, and staying in mostly hostel dorms. If i've a digital camera which has a lithium battery - i.e. it can only be charged while in the camera - how can i charge it safely?
I'm going to bring a spare battery, but can't really afford to buy a loads as they're around £30 each!
Any ideas? Never done the whole hostel thing before. will there be sockets beside each bunkbed, or is that a really stupid question?
it depends where you are - in oz and nz, sometimes there will be sockets next to each bunkbed but often just a few for the room. if you don't feel happy about who you are sharing a room with, it might just be a case of staying in the room while it is charging. mostly i found it was fine though, if i was in a small dorm, to leave an ipod or camera charging and leave the room. you will probably get to know people in the dorm and could ask them to watch if for you. In South East Asia you are likely to have a room to yourself and these will generally have a plug socket.
does anyone else have any experience with bringing their cameras? i.e. charging
There's usually a couple of sockets in hostel lounges too (for those countries in which hostels have lounges; e.g. Australia/New Zealand/...?), so you can charge things while sitting there at the end of a long day sipping a cup of tea and browsing through your lonely planet for the next destination.
hey, i had no problem charging mine in the dorms, but a couple times, in larger/sketchier hostels, i gave my camera to the desk crew to watch over
and let them charg it behind the desk, if that wasn't obvious
Don´t forget to check the voltage abilities of your camera, you don´t wanna kill it by using an incompatable power supply!
Most nowadays can be charged anywhere in the world, but best to be safe