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Some Very Important General Trip Planning Advice (Disaster Prevention)

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If you are planning a trip to India make a list of medicines that you may need. These include medication for Delhi Belly, Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) packs, for small injuries like sprain, cuts, shoe bites, etc. First Aid and so on. Good thing is, you can pick them at the Chemists in major towns easily and cheaper than what you might pay in Home country. Pick up sufficient quantity of toilet rolls on arrival as you might not find them in remote birding lodges or National Parks. India has different climate zones and depending upon your itinerary, pack appropriate clothes.

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  • how do you tell the issue date of USD notes , this is something I have no idea about ?

when you are going to a tented camp or lodge take everything you are likely to need , their shops have overpriced trinkets and t shirts with their name on it. there is no handy corner store, think practical it is a good idea to spare shoe laces

tie shoes laces tight to avoid tripping over

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  • how do you tell the issue date of USD notes , this is something I have no idea about ? Fortunately there is a date printed. Not very big, but it is there.
  • when you are going to a tented camp or lodge take everything you are likely to need , their shops have overpriced trinkets and t shirts with their name on it. there is no handy corner store, think practical it is a good idea to spare shoe laces
  • tie shoes laces tight to avoid tripping over Ouch! Good idea. While this might not be "disaster prevention" take a second pair of laces. They weigh almost nothing and take up almost no room.

 

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If you are planning a trip to India make a list of medicines that you may need. These include medication for Delhi Belly, Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) packs, for small injuries like sprain, cuts, shoe bites, etc. First Aid and so on. Good thing is, you can pick them at the Chemists in major towns easily and cheaper than what you might pay in Home country. Save enough to pay for your next trip! Pick up sufficient quantity of toilet rolls on arrival as you might not find them in remote birding lodges or National Parks. If not a roll, I do make sure I have a sufficient supply of sheets. Good idea! India has different climate zones and depending upon your itinerary, pack appropriate clothes.

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the wide variety of human relationship are a wonderful part of life

 

people are freely available to choose , but take take in what you say

 

unfortunately Africa is severly lacking  when it comes to civic rights

 

It is only legal to be gay, lesbian ,GLTIQ in South Africa and the Seychelles

 

If you are going to any other country do not out yourself  as being a member of these communities and take care with  what you do does not identifty yourself as such

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  • a good quality luggage  tag with your name, cell phone and or email should be attached with a cable el tie to your bag
  • don't mark it with your address tags can be read , you are giving information on what house will be unoccupied and easier to break into
  • for the same reason avoid to much advance discussion and no live updates on your trip on facebook etc
  • bag tips can become difficult , it is easiest to fix them by rubbing with a thick carpenters pencil , they don't fit into sharpeners , the  easiest way to maintain them  is with a box cutting knife, don't even thing of the box cutting knife as hand luggage
  • transfers are often done using light planes with a low luggage limit 15 or 20 kg for checked and hand  luggage combined  in a  soft sports bag, you don't a bag with wheels on it , they add weight and staff at the camp will carry your bag for you any way
  • some people can find the movement of light planes unsettling , before the flight begins put on a pair of Sea Bands on your wrists (available at pharmacies ) and take quell or other motion sickness tablets

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