Parachute chord, electrical tape
- and you say Sweetjenny is weird
5 things for me? I mean I carry a lot more than that, but 5 essentials? Mmmm.
A good book (non-fiction, always)
A packet of plasters (sometimes called 'Band aids')
A loo roll (don't attempt to do an Eastern European train without one close to hand ! !)
T.P. ("loo roll" to you Brits)
pen and paper
guidebook or city map of the next destination
phrasebook or English-Other dictionary
a big bag of snacks (for train or bus)
Five things (outside the basics) that I would never leave home without:
- Digital camera
- Notepad and pen
- Playstation portable loaded with games and movies
- A decent non-fiction book to read (soon to be replaced with an ereader I hope )
- chargers and travel adaptors so I can keep the above running!
Wow those things are really handly
-Internet/GPS tool (like an iPod touch or a smartphone)
-Jacket with lots of inside pockets
-Walletstuffs (Credit Card/ID/Passport/$)
I guess shoes/socks/undies would be "given"
That would have to be:
Just simple things that I need to have most of the time.
1 ATM card
1 Credit card
300 US dollars (very important for last minute backup)
2 Universal Plug converter (I always have 1 broken along the way because of voltage)
1 lighter (I don't smoke, but very useful for trekker)
1 small torch light or head lamp (bring along 1 set of new battery)
1 multi purpose knife
n plastic or ziplock bags (good for the rainy season)
that is all I can think of.
in places like Thailand, you can find dental floss/shampoo/conditioner/lotion/etc in small traveling size packaging in 7-Eleven and cheaper than home, so no point to bring a lot.
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