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So I leave in 2 days...

Posted by rmccauley on 3/1/2011 at 06:58

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....

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Posted by tezza on 16/1/2011 at 14:42

last minute tip - take it as it comes

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Posted by caseyprich on 16/1/2011 at 16:51

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

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Posted by rmccauley on 16/1/2011 at 17:03

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!!!

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Posted by caseyprich on 16/1/2011 at 17:26

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.

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Posted by AbigailatPenhandInk on 25/1/2011 at 11:52 TF writer

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).

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