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1. Posted by Gilly09 (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y

soooo out of all the times you've travelled...all the polaces you've been to what is the most pointless/useless thing you've taken with you - what would you always advise people to leave at home after you bad experiences?!

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

I took a bunch of trail shoes to Egypt. They were new (I had bought them for the trip about 2 weeks before I left) and they hurt my feet like hell. That and the heat meant that I ended up carrying them in my backpack almost all the time. I would have been better off with hiking sandals.

On the same trip I also brought a foam sleeping pad because I planned to camp in the desert. I should have left it at home, simply because ended up not going to the oases (which would have been clear to me if I had cared to spend more time reading the LP book before I left). The foam pad was very bulky, it took up a lot of space in my backpack and in the end I gave it away to one of the homeless in Cairo.

3. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 7y

You're not going to like this Gilly, concidering the other thread you started, but...jeans. I think on my last trip of 9 months, I wore them twice- they were just too hot and uncomfortable, not to mention bulky, although I do wear them at home all the time.
I also insist on taking a head scarf everytime- I don't wear one at home, but I seem to think that I will when I'm travelling. I never do.

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

I also insist on taking a head scarf everytime- I don't wear one at home, but I seem to think that I will when I'm travelling. I never do.

I have the same habit with moisturising cream. I very very rarely use the stuff at home, but I always take some with me. (It is always in my travelling cosmetics kit, so I just leave it there for the next trip.) Luckily it is only a little tube. I only wish I was as diligent with my little bottle of sunscreen cream, I always forget the stuff!

5. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Heavy walking boots. No need, no room, no comfort, no fun ! !

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Pointless = sleeveless shirts in Ireland. I bring them every time. Misplaced hope!

7. Posted by Gilly09 (Budding Member 37 posts) 7y

Sleevless shirts in ireland - lol - yes id say thats pone of the most pointless things you could bring to ireland...

8. Posted by colinmc (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

i took a camping cup with me to thailand, i didnt even take the sticker off it,and a sleeping bag liner.

9. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

I took my girlfriend to Eastern Europe back in the early nineties.... I mean, how stupid was that?

10. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

P.S.
I was joking. Promise!