Checklist of Traveler

Bring these thing, or leave at home



CHECK LIST FOR TRAVELERS!


TAKE WITH YOU: Necessary
Passport
Automatic teller cards. 2 types i.e. Plus, Cirrus
Separate ATM cards in 2 locations. One on you, other in large backpack.
Credit Card
100 cash in USA dollars
Camera
Clothes. Note: I wish I would have not brought as many clothes, than I could
buy clothes for souvenirs
One set of nice clothes, for expensive restaurants
Fingernail clippers
Rain Poncho, or umbrella
Guidebook
Language dictionary, and grammar book
Copy of Birth Certificate
Copy of Passport
International Student Card
Scuba ing card. PADI

DO NOT TAKE WITH YOU:
Extra shampoo, soap, toothpaste. They sell this stuff.
White clothes, they get dirty.
Bottles that pop open. They do that. They pop open. Screw on.
Big lids. Small lids do not break the seal as easy
Valuables that you treasure


LEAVING HOME:
E-mail all of your traveler check numbers to yourself.
passport numbers of vital information to yourself.
Arrange to have someone pay bills.

HOTEL CHECKLIST
Hot water?
Does it have cats? That could mean fleas?
Hasp on doors to put your own lock
Enter and leave 24 hours

LEAVING THE HOTEL:
Check all lids on to make sure they are tight, before packing
Count your money
Blow nose
Clothes line of clothes
Get back stuff loaned to other people
Know next hotel
Toilet
Check under bed
Check behind doors
Is the umbrella outside drying.
Check all zippers are shut.
Throw all the covers off the bed, so nothing will be lost inside them.
Put money in your pocket for bus, food, and first room. So you do not
have to open and show all your money.
Throw everything in the trash in your room, that is trash. I accidentally
left a plastic bag, because I thought it was trash.
Have you exchanged money
Ask hotel price of taxi, and have call.
Extra passport pictures if you want, they can be purchased in every country.
Circle the Hotel you are going to in guidebook, Look for large landmark close to hotel. i.e. a park or plaza. Try to find
where bus station is on map.

FINDING THE NEXT HOTEL:
Check guidebook
Know a large landmark near the hotel you are going to: i.e. Park, Plaza.
Ask the taxi driver, or people for the place, they will know better.
Take a taxi. one of the most dangerous times, is between the bus, and hotel.

Hotel Checklist to enter:
Check the room you will sleep in not the one they want to show you.
Hasp on door. I can change my lock with theirs
Electrical plug in your room
Free water,
Fans in room, and the work
Hot Water check
Kitchen
Lockers for backpacks, if have dormitory rooms.
Pay after you get settled, if possible
Valuable safe box, with your own lock
Window has screens for bugs
Window has bars, or you cannot break window and enter.
Window is far enough away from door lock, that you cannot reach in and open lock

DAY TRIPS:
Camera
Film
Map
Water
Guidebook
Ask a friend to go with you.
Backpack. Ugly to carry camera
Notepad so you can draw a picture of you problem, or double check they understand.
Pen

CROSSING BORDERS:
Passport
Have Visa already.
Yellow fever certificate
USA dollars
Exchange money, and know rate before you get there.
Know the amount of money for your country
Return ticket, or onward ticket
Do not have fake card in your stuff
Long pants, and look rich, but not rich enough to pay bribes.
Know the cost to enter.


VISA or Visa extension:
100 dollars USA
Passport
Tourist Card
Proof of money. Copy of Credit Card,
Passport Picture
Dress in long pants, and shirt with collars. Be conservative.
Go in morning.
If possible wait for them to do papers, this will insure that they keep working
on your papers, and it does not take 2 days, if
this is possible


BUYING AIRPLANE TICKETS:
Passport
Credit Cards
Traveler Checks
Guidebook
Map


BUYING A BACKPACK, FOR BACK:
Lots of pockets
Looks ugly, so no one would steal
Water carrier on outside of pack
Pocket for guidebook on outside of pack.
Compartments
Secret compartment
Ability to place small padlocks, on zippers to lock.
Lots of extra loops, to hook things on to.
Should have a double strap system, 2 straps per spot. Redundant
Have a handle to pick up with.



BUYING A BACKPACK FOR THE FRONT:
Looks ugly, and cheap, so the thieves think you are poor.
Water bottle holder on outside.
Pocket of camera on outside
Pocket for guidebook on outside
Ability to place small padlocks, on zippers to lock.
Pocket for umbrella. Small less than 12 inches. Cost 1.50 US in most countries.

WHAT I WOULD BE TEMPTED TO BRING LOTS OF EXTRAS
Plastic ziplock gallon bags
Twist ties, for plastic bag
Sandals, ( I have had trouble buying good ones)
Hot water heaters. ( The type you put in a glass)

 

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Inventory of what I carry and why:**********

Backpack - Large to carry on back:*********

Bags 3 12 inches by 12 inches by 18 inches. More less. Will slide down into backpack
Batteries. rechargeable. Penlight. With charger.
Blanket - Mexican wool
Books: dictionary English - Spanish
Books to read. 4
Book of Spanish Grammar
Bungee cords 4. Cloth covered type
Candles
Clothes line cord. 2. Nylon type. Very thin.
12 Ft cord, with light bulb socket on end. Has a switch just above light bulb socket.
Deodorant. Stick type
Electrical tape
Electrical Pliers
Extension cord
Eyelet type screws
Flashlights 1. with rechargeable batteries. Small
Fingernail clippers
Forks 2
Glass 2
Jacket
Light bulb
Lighter 2, Cigarette
Knife, table, 2
Knife. Utility type. Disposable with break off blades.
Oils. Cooking
Pencil bags 2
Pants 1 pair dress, or nice. i.e. Dockers
Pants 1 pair jeans.
Pants 1 pair of workout sweats, that I can pull over my shorts in bus.
Pockets to sew into new clothes. Extra
Plastic bags from grocery stores, for trash
Plastic tall coffee bottle. Inside 2 roll on perfumes, and Razor, Small bottle peroxide.
Plastic bottle with coffee inside
Plastic bottle with water
Post to cook coffee
Rice
Rubber gloves like you would wash dishes with.
Sandals
Screwdriver Phillips #2
Screwdriver slotted #2
Shorts 4
Socks 5
Spices. Salt. Pepper. Comino, Oregano
Spoons 2
Sweatshirts, 2
Swim suits 3
Tennis shoes
Underwear 6
Ziplock bags. 20. Gallon size. LARGE


Front Pack:*********************
automatic teller machine cards. 2 one Plus. and one Cirrus
Battery charger for camera
Batter charger for Video Camera.
Brush to clean computers
Calculator
Camera Digital. Sony Mavica
Camera Camcorder. Video Samsung
Camera tripod. Flexible, 6 inches long
Cloth to clean glasses
Computer
Computer cord
Computer bag, that goes inside other to pad
Credit card. 1 doubles as plus ATM card.
Extension cord
Fanny packs 2
3.5 floppy disk, for my Sony Mavica cameras.
3.5 floppy disk, with my emails, on Foxmail Program, Pages to publish disk.
3.5 floppy disk holder, or pouch. Holds 14 disk.
Glasses
Guidebook
Index cards
Laundry brush
Laundry soap. Powder. Double bagged. with twist tied.
Medicine for face
Money bag for neck
Money
Pants for bus to stay warm
Passport
Peroxide to use as aftershave
Pens
Pillow case to wrap books in.
Poncho
Razor
Scuba ing card. PADI
Shaving cream. I tape closed the cap with electrical tape
Sweatshirt for bus to stay warm.
Toothpicks
Towel. Dark Maroon
Twist ties. lots. Like ones in garbage bags.
Umbrella
Video Camera
Watch

Things that leak: ********
Mouse for hair
Pop open toothpaste
Shampoo bottle with big caps
Shaving cream

How to pack: ******
Double bag things that leak, Plastic bags
Have small bags for everything.
Roll up clothes
If you do not have enough room. Roll up clothes in blanket, and place on outside of bag.

 

 


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