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Advice on what to take!!

  • catherine25

    Joined Travelfish
    25th May, 2010
    Posts: 34

    Hi

    Myself and my boyfriend are going to SE Asia for 2months before heading out to Australia for a year on a working visa.

    We want to bring a notebook laptop, think it would be really useful in Oz for keeping in touch with home!! Though a bit worried about having it in Asia?!

    Also thinking about getting a new camera to bring, would love an SLR, but wouldnt like to pay the money incase it gets stolen.
    Anyone any advice on a good compact digital camera to buy??

    Thanks!!

    #1 Posted: 27/5/2010 - 01:16

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  • jasinorbit

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 37
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    Hi - I didnt take a laptop on my trip - as we were only away for a short time, but I saw many many people travelling with laptops. Free Wifi in most hotels also. Just take care of it as normal and yuou will be fine. You probably have the same chance of it getting damaged or stolen here in Aus.

    #2 Posted: 27/5/2010 - 07:14

  • UpwardSpiral

    Joined Travelfish
    21st May, 2009
    Posts: 8

    skip the vaccinations, totally unnecessary. if anything, hep and typhoid. anti-malarials are completely illogical to consume, so stay away from that too. spray yourself and youll be fine.

    #3 Posted: 27/5/2010 - 10:33

  • catherine25

    Joined Travelfish
    25th May, 2010
    Posts: 34

    Thanks for your reply.

    I would just worry that since were backpacking in Asia then theres more change of it getting stolen from our packpacks or in hostels than in an apartment in Aus!!


    Thanks Ive got the usuals (hep, etc) so hopefully that will be fine!!

    #4 Posted: 28/5/2010 - 03:14

  • rachelle23

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    8th June, 2010
    Posts: 20

    While in travel, I used my handy camera instead of bringing SLR because it's so bulky.

    #5 Posted: 25/6/2010 - 11:41

  • Archmichael

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd July, 2008
    Location Global Village
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    The Canon G-11 is a great little camera...very versatile.

    I carry a netbook when traveling there, but mainly for reasons of viewing and storing photographs.

    #6 Posted: 26/6/2010 - 09:04

  • Archmichael

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd July, 2008
    Location Global Village
    Posts: 396
    Total reviews: 2

    The Canon G-11 is a great little camera...very versatile.

    I carry a netbook when traveling there, but mainly for reasons of viewing and storing photographs.

    #7 Posted: 26/6/2010 - 09:04

  • Archmichael

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd July, 2008
    Location Global Village
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    @ nancyxu:

    I agree something like that would be handy. The link you posted takes you to an English-Chinese translator. What would be really nice, though, would be a gizmo that would translate for Lao, Khmer & Vietnamese. That, I would buy.

    Having said that, there's no substitute for actually learning at least some of the language.

    #8 Posted: 11/8/2010 - 10:03

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