what things do you bring when travelling?

@chechuva (1276)
Philippines
September 15, 2008 11:18pm CST
im starting to packed my things. i'll be going to Saudi by friday! i already prepared my clothes and books. i also have my toiletries: conditioner, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, lotion... i have the feeling that im missing something that i really need to buy and bring it with me.. i would like to know what do you usually packed with you when you travel.. what am i missing to bring? please do share your experiences.. it will surely help me! have a nice day!
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@salonga (27964)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
So finally friend you are going to Saudi! Do take care. I supposed you already attended the pre-departure orientation seminar and I advice you to always remember all the things you learned there. Don't forget to bring some over the counter medicines for fever, LBM, headache and the likes. You wrap it inside your socks because sometimes they throw it away when they see them at the Immigration. Also your jacket. I wish you all the best my friend. Again, take care!
@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
yes, medicines... i almost forgot.. why do they throw it away? is is prohibited? i already attended the PDOS but they actually suggested not to bring food....
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
16 Sep 08
In addition to what has already been listed, I bring, well, those things you have on hand when "Aunt Flo" comes to visit - you need them about once a month. Just in case you know.
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@chechuva (1276)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
oh thanks for reminding me that!
@divinchris (2449)
• India
17 Sep 08
Hi Chechuva! Dont forget to get all the documents before flying to Saudi.Take all the necessary money and dont forget your wallet.Thank You.All the best for your new Venture.Good luck to you.
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@maccer50 (39)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Actually, the airlines have stopped permitting items such as toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and other liquids on the airplane. My husband travels frequently and he relies on his hotel to provide all of these items. Also, don't pack too much stuff. Many airlines are requiring people to pay for all checked baggage, even just the first one, which used to be included in the ticket price. I think this is scandalous. If you have a lot of things to take with you, you may want to ship them. Have you ever been to Saudi Arabia before? I read a book about it and there are a lot of laws restricting women. Also, if you have not been there before, read up about it before you go. I hope you will be safe.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
17 Sep 08
1. underwear...important things that i should bring when i am go for traveling. 2. tie...i can't stand if my tie color not same with my t-shirt 3. toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and my perfume. 4. my shoes.
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@illfavors (592)
• United States
17 Sep 08
If possible I take multiple pairs of shoes. My i-pod, my cell phone, toiletries as well. Also, plastic bags to place my dirty clothes in. Extra sets of clothes in case of a delay of getting back home, you never know. Also, a small throw blanket too because that can really come in handy!
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• Sweden
16 Sep 08
When i go to travel,i bring my clothes,sandals,camera and many things!
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@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
16 Sep 08
Well when i travel I mostly keep manyyyyy cloths with me so i dont have to wash my cloths again and again. I keep perfumes, deodrants, shaving machine, and other shaving stuff, hair brush, toothbursh, shampoo etc.. ANd yeahhhhh I forgot mention my life my everything, my Laptop along with the extra external hard disk i have to fill in the data. I love collecting downloaded movies. and i cant be waya from using internet. thats it
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• Singapore
16 Sep 08
#MONEY, with money, u can buy almost everything.. #Passport!, if you still wanna come home, #Daily neccesities(clothes, tolietries...) #Camera.. #Journal.. #FirstAid kit?.. #Photos of your loved ones...( if you are those that will miss them so much.. ) #Street directory!.. maybe #If you are going on a trip/holiday short term, its best to plan your trip beforehand, where you would be going, things you are keen on buying.. #If on a long term trip, its best to bring as little stuff as possible, unless u already have a place to settle down, the stuffs will be a burden.. \Lastly ! Enjoy !
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• United States
16 Sep 08
I try to pack just the basics and fit them into the smallest bag possible. I go to the store to buy the trial sized shampoo, toothpaste, hairspray, mousse, then of course my makeup, brush, hairdryer, a couple sets of clothes rolled tight. I guess I just like to travel light.
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16 Sep 08
my partner and me travel all over england at weekends you cant beat a flask of tea and a pillow and bed cover lol
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• Malaysia
16 Sep 08
you've pretty much everything.. From my experiences, I usually try to travel light, depending on purpose, clothes shouldn't be an issue as you are bound to buy 1 or 2, besides, laundry services are everywhere.
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16 Sep 08
wen i pack up for travel i tc tht i hv kept charger of my cell ph, ipod, camera, perfumes, etc other thngs r never forgotten like clothes toiletries etc
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
16 Sep 08
H[i]i chechuva, wow...Good luck to your new journey in life! ANyway, try also to include medicines like for headache, stomach ache etc, you might need that in your trip! In my case, I will also consider bringing pads, camera, extra jacket! Have a safe trip and take care![/i]
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16 Sep 08
some eatables........ ipod ........
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
16 Sep 08
Dont forget to take simple medicine like aspirin with you. Once I faced problem with my mother as I forgot to take her BP tablets.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
16 Sep 08
packing really needs time and i shall pack all my day to day basic things like clothes, shoes, cosmetics, brush, toothpaste, soap, perfumes and some eatables. and i always carry a few of my personal items and i dont prefer the items provided by hotel like the towels, a glass, if i am carrying some food even a plate is required. the most important your passport and your tickets and some of the legal documents like the confirmation of the hotel reservation and so on. if its a trip i am going to i also carry a few details of the attractions of the place so that i can have some idea about the place. and i have a son and i had to carry his food too and his required things and some toys. thats the details i can give you good luck and happy journey.
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@zatak07 (699)
• India
16 Sep 08
From my experience, other than you mention above it would be the follwing 1. iPod or any other music player with your favorite list of songs 2. Books or magazines of your interest .......... happy journey......
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
16 Sep 08
Of course all the neccesary stuff like toiletries, extra clothes I will bring. Apart from the normal travelling stuff, I will bring a torchlight along as well, a foldable umbrella, my swiss army knofe, storybook depending on how many days - if it is a long trip I will bring like 2 to 3 books),my vitamin supplemetns all packed into a smaller bottles to last just enough for the trip, if there is space allowance (for example if I am travelling in my own car) then I will bring my comfy soft soft pillow as well!!
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
Hi there. I'll definitely bring clothes and money. Those two are a must aside from my passport of course. My cellphone is not that important as long as I travel with my parents or friends. I can easily borrow theirs anyway. And I don't think I'll need to take any calls that are important unless I'm on a business trip. A camera would be a great addition. I love taking pictures of places, people, and food! But I think clothes and money are my number one priorities.
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