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What would be on YOUR rtw contact list?

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1. Posted by Darren7 (Budding Member 63 posts) 8y

Hi guys

2 and a half weeks til we leave, so I'm compiling a contact list for taking with us.

What contacts would you include? I can think of the usual - hostel telephone numbers, flight telephone numbers..but what else?

any help would be fantastic. thanks

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

I had a list with the numbers of my banks and credit card companies at the top! and needless to say I ended up needing them urgently one day . If your cards get stolen you need to have those numbers quick!

A customer service number for your airline is a good idea. You never know when you might need that.

The number of your insurance company in case bags go missing, or you have any other mishaps (which you probably wont )

If you are going to need booster shots while you're travelling, then ask your travel doctor at home for a list of ENglish speaking travel clinics in the countries you are visiting. They should be able to just print off a list for you.

I'd also have the number or at least the address of your embassy in the countries you're going to in case you felt you needed it. But these things can always just be looked up on line anyway at the time I suppose.

After that, all the everyday stuff: - hostels you are staying at, tour companies (if you are using any)....etc.

2 weeks eh? Lucky things. I'm jealous!

3. Posted by leedslad82 (Budding Member 48 posts) 8y

Yeah, I'm thinking the similar sort of thing but my plan is to create a list with my email then I'm not carrying pieces of paper all over with numbers etc.....

I also plan on sending a copy of my CV to my inbox in the hope that somewhere along the line of seeing these new & exciting places someone is mad enought to consider hiring me......

4. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 8y

This may sound morbid but, I always take a list with me of my name, passport number, blood group, allergies,innoculations I have had, drugs taking, next of kin, flight details, who, if anyone, I am travelling with, stuff like that. Just in case I get blowed up or something, if the list survives, I can be identified,my parents notified, not given wrong drugs etc etc.
Important financial and insurance stuff I email to myself in code form, so if I lose everything, I can access it all on the internet.
I also make sure that anyone I meet and may end up travelling with for any length of time, I tell them where to find my malaria cure/antibiotics, morbid list etc.
It may sound crazy, but I have done it every time and returned home unscathed, so I suppose its my 'lucky' list!!!
I also have my CV emailed to me as well, even had to use it once, didnt get the job, but glad I didnt have to sit in a hot internet cafe compiling a long CV!
Have a fabulous time!

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 14, 2007, at 2:58 PM by baluba ]

5. Posted by vxmike (Budding Member 64 posts) 8y

I have almost all my information/contacts duplicated on both my laptop and my USB thumb drive, so I have all the same stuff I'd have access to at home.