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11. Posted by EmillyGuo (Inactive 27 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Quoting Traveller002

a mini vacuum sucker

Did someone mention unnecessary gadgets? :)

2) A sleeping bag

In some countries taking your own sleeping bag is illegal, for public hygiene reasons. They can spread bedbugs and other nasties.

Hi,AndyF.
It's my first to hear that taking your own sleeping bag is illegal.
I would rather put an easy tent outside with my sleeping bag :):)

12. Posted by EmillyGuo (Inactive 27 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

What I take depends on where I am going. And also has changed over time. In the past I have wanted to take plenty of film. Now I just have an extra memory card and extra camera batteries. In the past I had paper maps, and then I had a GPS with the maps of the country, and now I just take my phone and the charger for my phone. In some places in the past I carried my own soap and sometimes toilet paper. I haven't carried my own toilet paper in years. One a trip to Costa Rica over 20 years ago, I carried flowers of sulfur to ward off chiggers. Back then, I also carried Woolite and an expandable braided clothes line (so I didn't need clothes pins)

I take my shot record with me, my passport, one or more thumb drives, a flashlight, measuring tape, return address labels, a hat, nail clippers, tweezers and a little screw driver. None of those things are particularly new.

Wow, it seems that you travelled a lot and made full preparations for your travel.
By the way, if you travel abroad, especially when switching between continents.
Would you think about taking an international travel power adapter???
My friend just reminded me of this adapter before.
So I'm wondering do you have some recommendations for it?

13. Posted by Traveller002 (Budding Member 38 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Quoting EmillyGuo

Quoting Traveller002

A good pair of walking shoes and a mini vacuum sucker to air tight my clothes. I'm all set to go.

I do have other stuffs that I tote along to pamper myself.

1) My traveler instant hot water flask (Only for winter and in China where the quality of coffee is bleh unless I give up my arm)
2) A sleeping bag since my partner itch easily on dirty pillows and blankets.

My most valuable gadget, common sense. It has kept me and my partner (both female) safe.

Hi,Traveller002.
Thanks for your recommendation. It's helpful.
A good pair of walking shoes are necessary. Last year, I wore a pair of uncomfortable shoes to climb mountains and got a huge blister on my foot. It's a terrible experience.
I will also take a sleeping bag when I go hiking with my friends. Putting an easy tent outside is a great choice for us under the starred sky. Do you like taking lots of pictures and making amazing videos?? I personally use the GoPro Hero5, it is a little pricy but is a very good investment.

I make a living through travelling, so I take plenty of pictures and videos. I don't use GoPro since its frickin expensive. I rely on my xiaomi which has worked very well and occasionally steal my partner's canon mx6 i think? to do some photo taking.

Speaking about travel adapters, since you're in China, why don't you just buy one from Taobao? I bought mine from there and it works very well. And very cheap too. I have sworn off international brands on such gears. I don't see the value.

14. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1276 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

I have never carried and used an international travel power adapter. However, I have used various plug adapters for my laptop, mobile phone and other electronic devices when traveling across the globe.

15. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1449 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

When I started traveling internationally, we didn't have electronic equipment to plug in. 1950 and 1964, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 No cell phones, no computers, no digital cameras.

When we traveled on our boat we had to switch from 12V to 110 and we used inverters.

Then in 2002 when we went to England I just got an adaptor for England which also worked for Ireland in 2007. Traveling to Europe I got one of those with the two round prongs. And that's all I had until this year when I got one of those universal plugs for a trip to France. It was kind of clunky and big, but it worked OK

16. Posted by EmillyGuo (Inactive 27 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Traveller002

Quoting EmillyGuo

Quoting Traveller002

A good pair of walking shoes and a mini vacuum sucker to air tight my clothes. I'm all set to go.

I do have other stuffs that I tote along to pamper myself.

1) My traveler instant hot water flask (Only for winter and in China where the quality of coffee is bleh unless I give up my arm)
2) A sleeping bag since my partner itch easily on dirty pillows and blankets.

My most valuable gadget, common sense. It has kept me and my partner (both female) safe.

Hi,Traveller002.
Thanks for your recommendation. It's helpful.
A good pair of walking shoes are necessary. Last year, I wore a pair of uncomfortable shoes to climb mountains and got a huge blister on my foot. It's a terrible experience.
I will also take a sleeping bag when I go hiking with my friends. Putting an easy tent outside is a great choice for us under the starred sky. Do you like taking lots of pictures and making amazing videos?? I personally use the GoPro Hero5, it is a little pricy but is a very good investment.

I make a living through travelling, so I take plenty of pictures and videos. I don't use GoPro since its frickin expensive. I rely on my xiaomi which has worked very well and occasionally steal my partner's canon mx6 i think? to do some photo taking.

Speaking about travel adapters, since you're in China, why don't you just buy one from Taobao? I bought mine from there and it works very well. And very cheap too. I have sworn off international brands on such gears. I don't see the value.

I've heard xiaomi, which is popular in China. My friend ever recommended me to buy a cellphone from this brand. But I still love iPhone.;)
By the way, it's my dad who sent GoPro as a gift on my birthday. I checked out it's great for me.
I don't like Taobao, because there're some fake goods. My friend always suggests me to buy on Amazon.

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18. Posted by hsingh (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

It is mostly depend upon the location where yo going for a trip. According to weather and place you can choose the best accessories for your journey.
always try to keep only important things that can help you most in the journey. For example you going to any hill station then check the upcoming weather before going and always keep one warmer jacket that can help you most there.
thanks.

19. Posted by BeateR (Full Member 183 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Quoting EmillyGuo

Quoting BeateR

For me it is enough to read a good guide book and look at a good road map. With that and Google Maps I can plan all our trips exactly.

Hi,BeateR.
Thanks for your recommendation.
But I'm doubted that it is enough to read a good guide book and look at a good road map for you.
I concluded others opinions;
a torch and a Swiss army knife
a good pair of walking shoes and a mini vacuum sucker to airtight clothes.
a traveller instant hot water flask
a sleeping bag
and so on.
Hope it's helpful.
You can also share with me some of the things you fond very useful to take while you were travelling. Thanks.

Maybe you are right.
A torch and good walking shoes is so "normal", that I'd not mentioned it.
But what for should I need a vacuum sucker if I pack lightly.
And what for a hot water flask? And a sleeping bag? It needs a lot of space.

20. Posted by EmillyGuo (Inactive 27 posts) 9w Star this if you like it!

Quoting hsingh

It is mostly depend upon the location where yo going for a trip. According to weather and place you can choose the best accessories for your journey.
always try to keep only important things that can help you most in the journey. For example you going to any hill station then check the upcoming weather before going and always keep one warmer jacket that can help you most there.
thanks.

THANKS