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    Adaptors and a few handy hints

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Aug 6, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: As most of us can only bring back 20 kilos of luggage (not counting hand luggage) make sure you have lightweight suitcases, our cases are huge but only weigh just under 5kilos.

    Dont bring home anything you can do without. Throw (give) away all your toiletries eg, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants etc, all these little things add up in weight.

    Load up your hand luggage with any heavy items you have bought, its amazing how much shopping you can cram into a backpack.

    Happy Shopping!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes or runners are a must for your day at the temples, especially if you intend to climb the stairs at Angkor Wat!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Dont forget a good strong Tropical Strength mossie repellent. We did not have a problem with mossies in Siem Reap but still carried some good repellent with us.

    Miscellaneous: Adaptors.
    The adaptor for Cambodia is the same one used in Bali and Thailand. We always take a small Aussie powerboard with us as well, then we can charge everything at once if we like, eg mobile, camera, laptop etc

    Adaptors for Everywhere

    Adaptors Samsonite Lightweight luggage Comfy Shoes Mossie Repellant
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    Luggage & Bags

    by Cathy&Gary Written Mar 21, 2009

    Luggage and bags: Luggage And Bags: As most of us can only bring back 20 kilos of luggage (not counting hand luggage) make sure you have lightweight suitcases, our cases are huge but only weigh just under 5kilos.

    Dont bring home anything you can do without. Throw (give) away all your toiletries eg, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants etc, all these little things add up in weight.

    Load up your hand luggage with any heavy items you have bought, its amazing how much shopping you can cram into a backpack.

    Happy Shopping!!

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    What to Pack

    by Cathy&Gary Written Mar 21, 2009

    Miscellaneous: If you travel economy class then your check in luggage weight limit is 20 kilograms per person.

    So make sure you have lightweight suitcases, our cases are huge but they only weight just under 5 kilo's.

    Don't bring home anything you can do without - throw or give away all your toiletries, shampoo, conditioner etc, all the little things that add up in weight.

    Load up your hand luggage with any heavy items you have bought, its surprising how much shopping you can cram in a backpack. You are allowed 7 kilos in hand luggage.

    Most airlines will let you be a few kilo's over, we went for years coming back home overweight, until last year when we were done by Malaysia Airlines for nearly $300 in excess fee's!

    If you have filled your cases before you leave home, then unpack and start again - half the amount you had in there.

    You do not need 10 changes of clothes, 5 pairs of shoes, 20 ton of toiletries.

    Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore etc are hot, you only need lightweight clothing, the laundries are cheap there and if you run out - buy more there.

    We go shopping when we arrive to buy our toiletries, extra tea/coffee, fly spray etc.

    This is the adaptor we always use in Thailand, its the same adaptor used in Cambodia and Bali.

    We also take a small Australian power board with us, then we can charge mobiles, camera's, and laptop at the same time if need be.

    I hate using an umbrella but we do pack a couple of tiny fold up ones for our backpacks.

    It's surprising the amount of times we have needed them, especially during those sudden tropical down pours.

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    WHAT TO BRING

    by ancient_traveler Written Mar 28, 2012

    Luggage and bags: The sun can be intense so bring a hat, sunglasses and perhaps sunscreen.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light, airy, covering clothing to protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes. Wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A raincoat during the wet season, though you will probably only need it in the afternoon.

    Miscellaneous: A flashlight will help you in the early morning when walking to see the sunrise. For serious temple explorers, notebook and compass can come in handy.

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    pack the important things!

    by theguardianangel Written Dec 17, 2012

    Luggage and bags: Get ready for road trips! backpack is the most convenient to use.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: wear light and comfy clothes. shirt, pants, rubber shoes are okay. I don't recommend wearing shorts since a lot of the attractions are temples, it's best to give them respect.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: alcohol, sanitizers, Kleenex, sunblock- 100% recommended!

    Photo Equipment: bring extra battery if you have! make sure to charge all your gadgets, you don't like to regret missing the beautiful shots along the way!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: wear hat/cap for additional protection.

    Miscellaneous: Always bring extra bottled water.

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    Very hot weather...even in February

    by gina550 Written Mar 11, 2013

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear light clothing, hat, sunblock and don't forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. An extra shirt or 2 in your daypack won't hurt. You'll be sweating most of the time during the day (unless you're in an airconditioned room) but the weather improves after sundown. It is not necessary to wear rubber shoes during the dry season; sandals or slippers will do. However, you have to wear rubber soled shoes during rainy days as the temple grounds become muddy and slippery.

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    Must-Haves

    by anilpradhanshillong Updated Feb 12, 2015

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    1. Comfortable walking shoes else your soles will hurt
    2. Loose fitting cotton clothes – its really hot even in December
    3. Some sort of a hat to cover your scalp from the searing sun
    4. Dark glasses. Take an extra pair along
    5. Temples being religious places, ladies are advised to dress appropriately.
    6. Drinking water – in smaller bottles rather than in one large one. The latter tends to get too heavy
    7. Hand towel – you will perspire a lot
    8. A small torch – at some of the temples, a few enclosures are rather dark
    9. Go early in the morning, take rest after lunch and then go out again in the late afternoon.
    Like 0500-1200; 1530 to 1730 hrs for the temple visits, giving you a clear 9 hours per day.
    10. The itinerary suggested by Maurice Glaize holds good even today. The link is here:

    Ideal Itinerary


    First Written: Feb. 13, 2015

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