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This is about my upcoming trip to Malaysia and Cambodia. The first part is pre-trip - information about flights, itineraries, accommodation and all the things that you need to do to plan an overseas holiday. This is my first trip to Asia and I hope it may help others. Comments are very welcome and anyone who has travelled to Malaysia and/or Cambodia, please feel free to comment and offer any advice or tips that you think would be helpful. As of today ( 28th February) , in exactly 11 days (minus 30 minutes) I will be in Kuala Lumpur.

I had the most amazing time and hope you enjoy reading about my trip. Each post is numbered and I'm doing them in order from start to finish - a little like a diary.



21. Eight Days To Go

Yes, there are only eight more days left and I'll be in Malaysia, well..I won't actually be in Malaysia, we'll still be flying over an expanse of ocean or maybe land or something.

Realising I hadn't packed, sorted, shopped or even started, I set myself two goals yesterday - have all my travel documents (including copies) in the wallet and in my flight bag (it isn't really a flight bag, it's a "beauty case" - the flight bag was larger and only had one zip, the "beauty" bag has two zipped sections with pockets including one mesh inside plus another rounded section at the front also zipped. Nice comfortable handle plus a shoulder strap, And best of all, Myer had a sale on - 40% off so that worked out rather well.

Anyway back to my goals - have all my travel documents in the flight bag, and have the toiletries bag packed.

With the first, it was a case of printing out some copies I still hadn't done, then sorting them into three lots. The toiletries bag involved shopping and getting prescriptions filled. I nearly fell over when the chemist lady said, "That'll be $108 please. A hundred and eight dollars? I needed shampoo and conditioner anyway, so there's $32, plus a travel toothbrush - so much smaller than a regular one, toothpaste, 2 lots of lip balm with 30+ sunscreen, tropical strength insect repellent with DEET, sunscreen, little tissue packs, (six for $2.49 - nine in each pack), a brush with mirror (my old one broke yeasr ago), powder, cream for hot weather and that was about it. Oh, and also denture cleaning tablets.

Often when I prepare for a trip, I get mixed up with the three plastic bottles - shampoo, conditioner and hand cream. When I went to Darwin in 2006, I realised I was washing my hair with hand cream and massaging shampoo into my hands. Determined not to make the same mistake again, I washed the remains out, let them drain, then refilled them. And this time there's no getting mixed up - the orange one holds conditioner (there's an 'o' in orange and an 'o' in conditioner, the pink one- there's a 'p' in pink and in shampoo. The white one is for hand cream, because hand cream is usully white. Below is the toiletries bag I have plus the travel brush.

Hanging Toiletries Bag
Although a little on the bulky side, this bag is good for the fact you can hang it up whilst in the shower and the inner section also comes out.

Tavel Hairbrush
These brushes are good - they can be used on wet hair and the whole thing folds down to a more compact size. The mirror comes in handy as well.

I am just adding this to say - thank goodness we can "edit" - on reading what I had typed there were several "typos". I can spell you know, just not all that good at typing!


Denise said...

If I don't get back to your blog before you leave, I just wanted to wish you a very happy holiday. A trip to Malaysia sounds very exciting. Happy traveling!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thanks Denise, the closer the time to leaving, the more I think I've forgotten something. I'll be sure to bring back lots of photos.

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