Thing you take on a day out to the city

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31. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1088 posts) 35w 2 Star this if you like it!

BTW, it is possible to give a sensible answer and still join in the fun. That seems like an easy way around this argument.

32. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 867 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

BTW, it is possible to give a sensible answer

The question is too wide to allow a comprehensive answer so I doubt it, unless you take the same stuff into Tokyo, Oslo, Singapore, Chennai, Moscow and Panama City...

33. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1575 posts) 35w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting Andrew Mack

The question is too wide to allow a comprehensive answer so I doubt it, unless you take the same stuff into Tokyo, Oslo, Singapore, Chennai, Moscow and Panama City...

I do travel with the same gear generally, adding items like thermals or snorkelling gear when needed.

But none of it is special - it's largely what I walk around in daily, plus a compact toiletries bag.

34. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1308 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

OK - if we really have to be serious - I always travel into towns with my DLSR camera and lenses in a bag that's big enough to hold at least one camel. But, attached to that, I have a small, packaway backpack, about 15L (actually called a 'pocket pack' and bought from that travel chain that's the capital of Nepal). It's made of some lightweight nylon-type material and it packs in on itself to about 30cm^3 and has a clip so it can attach to almost anything. It'll hold a six-pack quite easily and great for the odd things you might buy in town on the way back to the room. I haven't tried to squash a camel into it yet though!

35. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2252 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

I never go anywhere without a book to read.

Overseas when waiting for buses and on buses; in vans going to tourist sites, on airplanes and trains - I will read if I can fit the time in. Been that way my whole life and too darn old to change now! If alone, in restaurants waiting for my meal to come out, I will read from a novel or a newspaper if available.

36. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1016 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

I have always taken a camera, even when I just go out to eat locally. I have sometimes defaulted to my phone instead of a DSLR, but not for traveling. So if I'm moving about, I am taking photos. I take photos from the car, I take photos from the bus, I take photos from the taxi, I take photos from the airplane. I take photos in airports if allowed. I always have extra camera batteries with me. I do read during the boring bits where there's nothing to take a photo of. Mostly I read on a Kindle - it's lighter than books but I have to remember to keep it charged.

If I'm going to be outside (other than walking from the car in or out of a place), I wear a hat.

Those are the things I always do. There are other things I will take depending on the situation, but always, a camera, batteries for it and a hat.

37. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1088 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Andrew Mack

Quoting Beausoleil

BTW, it is possible to give a sensible answer

The question is too wide to allow a comprehensive answer so I doubt it, unless you take the same stuff into Tokyo, Oslo, Singapore, Chennai, Moscow and Panama City...

Actually, I pretty much do take the same things for day trips. About the only thing that would change is the currency and I usually use a credit card so that might not matter for a day. My husband jokes that you could drop me in the middle of the Sahara with my purse and I'd be fine. Money, camera, extra batteries, tissues, umbrella, phone (with books on it), makeup, passport and that's about it. We're talking about a day trip, not a week someplace.

38. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2252 posts) 35w 1 Star this if you like it!

Overseas in some countries, you may not have any toilet paper in toilets! Maybe no running water to clean hands off. So, when traveling around a city in some countries or on short day trips out of that overseas city, I have TP in my walk-about bag. Along with some Wet-Wipe type tissues for cleaning hands before eating any food that I touch with bare hands.

39. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1214 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

Andrew Mack the question is not undefined....just broadly defined. And not TOO broadly, just plain old broadly

I honestly think a new traveller might wonder what she should have on her while trouping around a city. The TP thing, mentioned by both myself and karazyal is not really intuitive, for instance.

I say this too: Often times, someone new to something won't even know which questions to ask, and so might ask a very broad question. After which they can spiral in to a more nuanced query.

The question is legitimate. And I do, basically, take the same stuff with me when venturing out, just adding other appropriate items as the conditions warrant.

Now, after being admonished to research the OP, I've discovered this is all in service of Digby's idea of developing what is essentially a load bearing vest for travellers. (Already, it must be said, invented). Does this disqualify the question? I don't think it does for me. Anyway. I'm not shaking my fist at the sky about it, I just wondered why everybody chose to sort of goof around on this question. I hadn't noted this kind of thread before.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Oct-2018, at 17:26 by Piecar ]

40. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 867 posts) 35w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting Piecar

Andrew Mack the question is not undefined....just broadly defined.

OK, it's too broadly defined.:)