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"Fifteen tips for a great holiday" needs repeating

Posted by daawgon on 23/9/2010 at 00:28

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

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Posted by exacto on 23/9/2010 at 01:40

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

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Posted by busylizzy on 23/9/2010 at 03:55

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.

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Posted by violets on 24/9/2010 at 08:24

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.

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Posted by daawgon on 25/9/2010 at 06:19

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.

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