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Travelling Advice Needed!

Posted by LukeB on 15/8/2012 at 16:26

Hey Guys,

Im travelling around far east asia for 2.5 months (sept-november) and then flying to australia to begin a years work visa. I will be travelling in australia but obviously it will be at a much slower rate than my asia travels as i will be looking to find jobs on the way to gain money.

I was wondering what back pack would people recommend and what are the definite essential items I should pack?

Ive never travelled before and im literally clueless on what to take. As usual ive left everything to the last minute and havent bought anything yet.

Many Thanks,

Luke :)

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Posted by goonistik on 15/8/2012 at 22:12

You will find some advise here:
http://www.onebag.com

http://www.travelindependent.info/whattopack.htm

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Posted by LukeB on 17/8/2012 at 16:30

Cheers mate, appreciate it!

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Posted by daawgon on 18/8/2012 at 10:33

My advise is to pack light - they now sell the 'kitchen sink' all over the world!

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Posted by caseyprich on 19/8/2012 at 05:45

40-45 Liters top, with a day bag. I especially like those single shoulder day bags because the fit on the front of your chest nicely and less cumbersome when you have your big pack on.

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Posted by caseyprich on 19/8/2012 at 05:49

Oh - and bring a pair of jeans, but just one - because they are the best on an unexpected cold night and they never really look dirty, but they pack up heavy and bulky.

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Posted by travelinasia on 26/8/2012 at 11:46

Be sure to bring the important ones with you like:

-Cash
-Credit Card/ATM card
-Travel documents (Passport/ticket/visa/ID card with photo)
-Map/Guidebook/Travel Itinerary
-Vitamins (meds/paracetamols), First aid kit
-Bunch of undergarments
-Sewing kit (like those airline giveaways)
-Camera/Phone/Laptop

Good luck!

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