ALWAYS CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITO REPELLANT
Luggage and bags: When I am travelling what I carry is small and light.
I find when I'm out and about I carry these necessary items.
A small back pack that carries my camera gear (out of sight) and my neccesaries..
I am never without sufficient fresh drinking water.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As I walk so much it is important to wear.
A comfortable pair of hiking/walking boots/shoes.
A compact poncho for sudden storms..(covers me and my pack)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A small tube of strong sunscreen 15+
A small packet of wet ones ..good for the heat also to clean minor injuries.
A small tube of moisturiser
A small packet of tissues (in case the roll is empty)
A small tube of lip balm.
A couple of band aid strips.
Photo Equipment: A digital camera battery charger
A spare memory card
An international powerpoint adaptor.
A couple of plastic "ziploc bags for camera and lenses
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: ALWAYS CARRY AND USE :
A reliable mosquito and insect repellant to ward off the nasties.
A pen knife..
- Hiking and Walking
Luggage and bags: Flexible foldable bags are easier as hotels have little storage space in rooms.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a jacket for winter months as it gets chilly
Sun block essential for summer if you dont wan to burn
Light, loose clothes are good.
Sandals are best in town, but bring boots if you want to go into the Sahara.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Shampoo - Hard to find at sensible prices
Conditioner - Harder still
Shower Gel - Most tunisians use bar soap so if you like gel, bring it with you
Sink Plug / Bath Plug - Your room almost certinally wont have one.
Take a roll of toilet paper from the hotel with you, or a packet of tissues. Most Tunisian washrooms have a pail of water, or hose, not paper.
Photo Equipment: Black and WHite film - Most shops in Tunisia only sell colour film.
Miscellaneous: Imported good are expensive here, youll find life easier if you go with local brands and tastes.
antidiarrea it?s needed
Luggage and bags: I don?t wanted to by nothing, but at the end a did a lot of shoppings, so it was a little dificult to put everything in my bag. at the airport a lot of people had the same problem and everybothiy bought more bags.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I went in winter , february, so if you too, take a good coat, a lot of calcetines
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: antidiarrea,serum, sun cream, towell wc and paper. body milk (the water there make your skin very dry)
Photo Equipment: you?ll use your camera a lot, so take a good memory stick
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: towell for the beach, hat for the desert, sunglasses
Fighting the Heat - My Ideas. Part I
Miscellaneous: Travels to places like Tunisia involves a lot of fighting the heat, especially if you, like me (I am still surprised as to why I did that), go there right in the middle of the summer. Hereýs a list of useful items to take:
- Hats and other covering: Large brimmed hats that provide head covering and some shade. For women, they are also a proof of modesty, welcomed when visiting old churches and mosques. Scarves and the like covering shoulders and arms can keep the sun off during treks. A cloth hat or scarf can be soaked to help keep the head cool.
- "Squeeze Breeze": this is a water bottle with a sprayer and a battery-operated fan attached. The beach toy to take with you!
- Sun block: While sun blocks may be purchased in Tunisia, people tend to prefer sticking with their own favourite brand (the skin, too, ýgets usedý to it), and thereýs not guarantee youýll find it on the spot. So take your own, if you have preferences!
Luggage and bags: If you are leaving Tunis's area I recommend a backpack. They store easier on the bus and you don't have to fight with akward weight when you are walking.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take a pair of running shoes and sandles. The running shoes can be ones that can pass for decent shoes if you want to go out. Light coloured shirts. Some long sleeves are good if you will be in the sun for a while. Shorts are ok but not really recommended for cultural reasons. Ladies: bring long baggy skirts as well as pants. The skirts are a dream in really hot weather. Sunglasses, something for your head (you can also purchase fabric there and ask them how to wear it), Lots of underwear unless you enjoy washing by hand, and a thermal water bottle (to be filled with bottled water).
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletpaper, sunscreen, bring your own sterile needles (the hospitals often just boil their needles in remote areas), bring your own medication in their original containers, diarrhea medication like Imodium - don't take those preventative ones, constapation usually occurs. And your regular toiletries. Own towels required.
Photo Equipment: Bring your own camera, film , and , batteries. They will most likely be cheaper from home, believe it or not.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are staying outside near the desert bring a toque (a winter hat) and a good sleeping bag. It gets pretty cold in the desert by night. Down to just below O degrees celcius!
Luggage and bags: Left bags in Spain.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: On a sunny day, dress to protect yourself from the sun and wear good walking shoes, not sandals. Avoid loose jewelry. You'll be in crowds in the Casbah.
Photo Equipment: Cameras are great to capture scenes in the tiny streets of the marketplace. A postcard waiting to happen.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't.
Miscellaneous: ATMs and Plastic money: they are the most convenient way to take your money abroad. You get lots of benefits and (almost!!) no problems. You'll get lower exchange rate than if you were to exchane your cash, and you will pay lower commissions than if you came up with a travel cheque. But, above all, you'll get safety: you will not be crying over money lost forever even if your ATM card gets stolen. And, even more than that, you can pay in many shops by a plastic card. So, I am always travelling with my ATM cards in my pocket. And in the capital city - Tunis - there are plenty of ATM machines. But, however, here are some important rules to keep in mind: 1) Do use Electron/Cirrus/any other debit card for withdrawals, as any other thing will be considered a cash advance, 2)Try to take out money few times but in bigger sums so as not to accumulate fees, 3) If you loose you card call the issuing company immediatley and better call you bank, too, to block the card.
Luggage and bags: Bring what you can carry
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Tunisia is Hot most of the year so, shorts and t-shirts are fine,
Women be aware this is a Islamic country and a Long skirt and a top with long sleeves, is sometimes needed if you go into Mosques
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I suggest you bring what you need with you.
Photo Equipment: most film and battereis can be bought here
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