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So I leave in 2 days...

  • rmccauley

    Joined Travelfish
    20th October, 2010
    Posts: 3

    First up- apologies if this is in the wrong forum. Mods, feel free to move it!

    I leave for 10 weeks in SE Asia very early on Wednesday morning- 4 weeks in Thailand, 3 weeks in Laos and 2+1/2 weeks in Cambodia.

    Has anyone got any last minute tips for me, or suggestions as to must haves (that I might've forgotten)?

    I think I have the main items covered- have a decent backpack, a few changes of clothes, my camera, my travel insurance, my guidebook and enough local currency for the first week!

    A lot of people seem to say the less you bring the better, but I hope I haven't made any glaring omissions as its my first time....

    #1 Posted: 3/1/2011 - 06:58

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  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
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    last minute tip - take it as it comes

    #2 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 14:42

  • caseyprich

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location China
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    i always bring a headlamp and a towel (travel towel preferred) . . . Imodium AD, Tums, and whatever painkiller you like for sore muscles and hangovers.

    #3 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 16:51

  • rmccauley

    Joined Travelfish
    20th October, 2010
    Posts: 3

    Thanks you guys. Just about packed all the necessaries, although I did manage to leave my camera at home :(
    Have been here about 10 days and its safe to say anything I didn't bring has been very easy to come by. Staying beside a huge shopping centre in Patong, Phuket definitely helped!!!

    #4 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 17:03

  • caseyprich

    Joined Travelfish
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    Location China
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    you know - i forget my camera the last two trips i went on - didn't hit me until i was on the plane. makes me wonder why i bought the thing.

    #5 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 17:26

  • AbigailatPe-
    nhandInk

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    Joined Travelfish
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    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 179

    Buy a cheapo camera while you're away - some of the best pics I have are from giving my camera to local children and letting them snap. You get a totally different perspective. And because it's a cheap one, you won't be worried about them damaging it (although mine never has been).

    #6 Posted: 25/1/2011 - 11:52

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