1. galaxy chocolate -they dont sell it over there.
2. lonely planet -to read on the plane on the way there and for maps/hostels/general reference etc
3. a cheap unblocked mobile phone -buy a sim when you get there
Was hoping for a few more replies.....wasn't sure of the style of this forum and how people tend to respond. I guess all forums are different!
Have you travelled much yourself Latarina?
Sorry! Didn't mean to come off rude :S It was the first thing that came to my mind. i'm going there next january and it's one of the top things on my list, since i know i'll burn like a tomato otherwise.
i haven't travelled a lot, mostly family trips or roadtrips, went to parts of europe, some of south america, and around bc and alberta (for camping! i live in vancouver).