The most important thing that you bring during traveling....

@r_yuen (333)
Indonesia
September 9, 2007 4:01am CST
I travel a lot lately. I have visited so many cities in Indonesia like Medan, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Batam, Bandung, Bogor, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Pontianak. Hehehe... I've lived in Samarinda, Surabaya (20 years), and Jakarta (currently, 4 years). During my traveling, this is the most important thing that I always bring besides my clothes and daily needs: 1. My Laptop (can't do anything without it!) 2. Medicines & vitamins 3. Extra bag. In case I bought some presents and gifts from overseas. Hehehe... How about you? What did you bring?
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
12 Sep 07
I usually go abroad for pleasure trip, to see places and hence first thing I do is to keep the laptop at home. Secondly, the basic requirements (sometimes it is expensive to buy abroad) are 1. Toiletaries like toothpaste, tooth brush soap, spray 2. Clothing both internal and external 3. notebook, pen and camera and of course money. Iusually buy a souvenir in a city for rememberance of that place and a small booklet explaining various tourist information about that place. I do not buy the articles as it is going to be difficult to carry from place to place while travelling.
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@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 07
You travel a lot also? Hey... we are the same. Wonder when can we meet somewhere around this world? Hahahaha... That would be exciting. Yes. Don't forget to bring your daily needs. Both internal and external, eh? Hahaha... And oh... I forgot. Camera. It's one of the important thing we have to bring when we travel to country we never visited before. Thank you for your response! :)
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
12 Sep 07
For the last 2 years, I had not gone out, though I have invitation from Singapore to visit Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. I am keen on visiting Bali Islands. There is a lot of common things between Indonesia and India. I am not sure when I will be able to make it abroad for couple of weeks.
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@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
16 Sep 07
I think sometime I'd like to visit India, ssh. I wonder how it looks like? People said the traffic there is the same like in Jakarta here. It's jam. I wonder if it's true. If you want to visit Bali, I can give you some tips and suggestions where to go and what to eat. Hehehehe.... :)
@alansmile (284)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 07
I never travel oversea before but i even go over to Kuala Lumpur only. For me, the most important thing is Passport and your I.C. These are two thing that you must bring with you.XD I don't really know what to bring. 1)my clothes 2)extra bags(just like you said) 3)extra money for extra spending 4)my cellphone(can't live without my cellphone..XD) these are thing i bring last time when go to K.L.
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@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 07
Take a vacation someday. Open your eyes to see how other country like. I was amazed when I arrive in Singapore, the first time I went overseas. I was more amazed when I saw the long cable car in Genting, KL, Malaysia. And my eyes popped open when I visited Krabi, the most beautiful beach (currently) that I know - better than Bali in my country. :) Hahahaha.... There are so many experiences you can get when you travel. Not only the places, but also the people. You'll get to know how their habits, attitude, and customs. It's a good experience of live. :) Thanks for your response alansmile... :) :)
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
9 Sep 07
When I travel on business, I usually bring with me a notebook to make some notes. A pen is needed for taking notes. If I have to live in a hotel, I will bring with me my toothbrush, my towel, my underwear, my socks etc and pack them all in my shoulder bag. Of course, enough money is taken with me as well...
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
11 Sep 07
I also take my back pack during travelling. I put so many things inside, including my laptop. Can't live without it... Hehehe... Notebooks? Hmm... I'll add that one to my bag. :) Thank you, william. :)
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• China
11 Sep 07
Since you like to bring with you the laptop, do you mean that you can surf online by using a wireless card without a landline?
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
11 Sep 07
Yes. My laptop can connect with wifi and bluetooth. Thus, it makes me easier to connect online anytime anywhere. I use my cell phone as the modem. 3G technology has made everything easier. Hehehehe....
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@subathra (3519)
• India
18 Sep 07
I dont travel much except visiting our native place very rarely or attend some marriage functions.I always take my purse , my inhaler(since i have a mild wheezing problem ), my mobile charger and some ready cash apart from my ATM Card.
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@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
19 Sep 07
Subathra my friend.. Thanks for your response to my discussion. Inhaler? Hmmm... I used to have wheezing problem, but I never bring that during my traveling. I used VICKS inhaler usually. Don't know why. But the smells really freshen me up. Your response has been rated ++
• Malaysia
16 Sep 07
Mine is definitely money. Money is the most important thing to bring during travelling. before travelling i will plan the budget of my travelling and i will bring some extra to use if urgent. 1.money 2.extra bag(just like you because usually i will buy presents to my family and my best friends)
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@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
18 Sep 07
Hi Blackie... Thanks for your response to my discussions. Glad to see you around here and seems like you like traveling as well. :)
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@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
9 Sep 07
I think the items you listed are important to me also. The most important items for me are money, a credit card, and ID, as many places want to see ID. If I have those 3 items, then I can purchase any item that I forgot or the airline has lost.
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
11 Sep 07
Good call! I almost forgot about credit cards. :) Thanks for your response fihmomma.
• Canada
16 Sep 07
The most important thing for me to bring a long whenever I'm travelling is my digital camera and a lot of memory cards. I love taking photos when I'm travelling, and usually come home with hundreds and hundreds of photos. They remind me of all the experiences that I had in other countries. I usually take a couple of photos from each big trip, and have them blown up. Then I get them framed and display them in my home.
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
18 Sep 07
Yes. Camera is important. I like to take pictures of the place I visited. But sometimes I forgot to bring my camera. :) Hehehee.... Thanks for our response AeroChickie...
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
9 Sep 07
Since I have two small kids, a baby bag full of their stuff is always in my first list.
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
11 Sep 07
Baby bag? Hahaha... You really care about you baby, nyumix. :) Thank you for your response..
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
13 Dec 07
In my case, I always bring my pillow, blanket, towels, vitamins, and related stuffs. I just can't sleep well without those things beside me during my bedtime.