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Hello,

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.
Cheers.

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.

ANGKOR WAT SUNRISE




Tuesday

20. Travel Accessories

There are travel accessories which are essential, depending on your destination and after asking, and receiving advice from others who have travelled to Asia, I knew one of the most important things was a money belt. There are two types - one you wear around your neck, the other around your waist. I preferred the waist one as it's out of sight and more comfortable especially in a hot, humid climate.

Be carfeul of the one you buy - some only have one zip, others have two. One shop had three moneybelts - all in varying prices. The cheapest one was cheap and nasty - one zip, no compartments and no clip to tie the belt. Ditto the second one. The third wasn't much better. Kathmandu carry good quality ones and currently have a 3 for 2 offer - buy three items get one free.

Travel Accessories
These are the items I needed, the money belt comes in two colours - I bought the light tan. Depending on which country you are travelling to, chances are you will need an adaptor as not all countries use the same electrical plugs. The one above is Europe - fortunately both Cambodia and Malaysia use the same. Keyless padlocks are preferable, keys can get lost or stolen.


Other Travel Accessories
Considering the flight to KL is 8 hours, I'm a little concerned about swollen ankles. The longest flight I've taken till now has been 4 hours and I find when I'm sitting for long periods my ankles do swell and become quite puffy. Although I do rotate my feet and do exercises on planes, still 8 hours is a long time. Doc suggested flight socks, which I had been debating about when I was at Kathmandu. The Magic Cool Wrap also interested me - you dip the wrap in water and place it around your head - sort of like a Karate Kid headband. Salesman said they stay cool for a couple of hours. They come in a pack of two and the second one could go around the neck - this might be a good way of combating the humidity. If I buy these (and I'm pretty sure I will) I might just as well choose a third item - buy three pay for two, so the cushion is free.

Travel Expenses
Money Belt - $17.93
Combilock 4 Dial - $14.99
Adaptor Plug Europe -$9.74
Total =


Snooze cushion - $17.24
Magic Cool Wrap - $22.49
Flight Socks - Anti DVT - $17.99

2 comments:

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Selamat Datang! (Welcome) to Malaysia. I wish you a safe journey and all the very best of luck and fun in your coming trip. The information you have set up here will definitely be very useful for other travellers. Cheers!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thank you Autumn Belle. I am so looking forward to seeing your beautiful country, and only wish I had more time than I do. Malaysia looks amazing and has such a wonderful and different style in each location.
Cheers!

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