TBT: Travel Essentials

Now that I’m home for Christmas it’s been quite quiet on this blog, but mistake me right: its not because I’ve put my boots in the air and braids in the beer. I wish. No, I’ve been busy preparing for South America in three weeks (ish) time by studying TEFL, Portuguese and Spanish.

However, let’s have a little #tbt and look at what I considered to be my personaltravel essentials whilst travelling in Thailand!

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1. Mosquito allergy cream and 50 deet mosquito repellent spray. Without the spray I’d literally be stung swollen and blue and only the cream would help. My body was in a seriously nasty shape the first week!

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2. My little happy Buddha and keeper of my worries, purchased in Pattaya. I think it’s a must to get a little round-belly-man that “speaks” to you once in Thailand!

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3. Kiwi, my nr. 1 cure for homesickness and travel buddy throughout NZ. He kept me safe while travelling to Phuket, unfortunately he also went missing :/ if you see him, you know where he belongs! #getkiwihome

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4. My travel bracelets and NZ greenstone (nephrite jade) necklace – each with their own specific meaning – and my independence ring. It’s all about symbolic talismans when travelling I find! Keepsakes holds memories and energy, that’s all I can say.

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5. Okay so I swore I wasn’t going to get one of these. Yet, now I got 3. For 400-550 bath each. Needless to say, I think these have become the travel essentials for any (solo) backpacker.

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6. This one represents a backpacker’s scouts rule: safety first. Not really a fashion statement, but it keeps the valuables close to your chest – literally.

Other travel essentials are (needless to say) back-up of important papers and the originals, travel journal and my writer’s notebooks, passport and money (and in my case three phones…you know, just in case✌️).

All I wish for Christmas is…

Today’s interesting note is my very empty wish list. To be honest I just wish for world peace, a great and safe 2015 and for anyone who really really want to get me a gift to get me one of these donated presents for someone who need it more! Merry December everyone! ⛄️🎅🎄🎁

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