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"Fifteen tips for a great holiday" needs repeating

  • daawgon

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    This is such good advice, I think it needs repeating. I've already told everyone at Tripadvisor to read this advice:


    #1 Posted: 23/9/2010 - 00:28

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  • exacto

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    sweet advice for sure. i have to ask though: ball of string? have i been tempting fate and luck by travelling without one?

    #2 Posted: 23/9/2010 - 01:40

  • busylizzy

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    Not sure about the ball of string, but I do carry a small bobbin size spool of extra-heavy duty thread (in my micro-sized sewing kit of threads/needles/buttons/safety pins - the kind given out in some hotels). The heavy-duty thread was useful to stitch up the zip on the bottom of a section of my sister's backpack when the zip broke. We just hand-stitched it up and it held the pack together until she got home.

    #3 Posted: 23/9/2010 - 03:55

  • violets

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    Good advice. The one about not assuming everyone is out to cheat you would be very helpful to a lot of travellers; it's so easy to get caught up when someone's been dishonest and lose perspective.

    I find gaffer tape invaluable, to mend stuff and to make things in my hotel room work better.

    #4 Posted: 24/9/2010 - 08:24

  • daawgon

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    On my last trip I ran out of socks. Almost impossible to find large size socks in Vietnam, and the XX Large t-shirts would fit a Medium sized person at home.

    #5 Posted: 25/9/2010 - 06:19

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