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The one minor item you miss if you forget to bring

Denali

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In the last 3 years, I've always made sure I also carry a tube of Hydralyte or other rehydration products. Someone always ends up with gastro in the group, and you can get extremely dehydrated in just 24 hours.
These are a good alternative, easy to pour into water bottles

 

Black Duck

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These are a good alternative, easy to pour into water bottles

I use the Quik Stiks and they are so easy, taste okay and do the job.
 

ambrosia

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My favorite eye mask and ear plugs.
(for me it’s the Lewis N Clark Comfort mask and Mighty Plugs, which are wax based)
Took years of trials of different products, but they solve all plane/hotel light/noise problems instantly. Meaning no anxiety when you see your bulkhead seat is next to the 6 month old twins or you walk into your East facing hotel room and find only a wispy little linen curtain...
 

ambrosia

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I looked them up on-line and they look great. Question - how do you get them out of the ears if they are 'soft and malleable' ?
I put them in after straightening ear canal (pull up and back on top of your ear) To remove, again pull back and up on ear, grasp plug end between thumb and forefinger and wiggle wiggle gently until it pulls out.
They say use one plug per ear but I find one plug makes at least three plugs for my little ear canals. (Even the smallest/slim versions of the foam ones used to hurt after about 30 mins)
Studies say the wax/lanolin ones block more noise than the similar silicone ones.
I carry them in either a tiny pot from Muji (or Daiso) or an old contact lens case.
Btw, I don’t own shares in the company and not me in the photo...

Ear plug insertion.jpg
 

RooFlyer

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Ah, so they are actually in a ‘piece’. I thought being wax based they would be soft and would tear or come apart when you went to pull them out.

Anyway, they obviously work so I think I’ll get some. Thanks! 😊
 

Quickstatus

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I mostly go down to reception and ask for a kettle - most hotels have them for their (Pommy) guests who prefer a cuppa. We do pack Twinings English Breakfast teabags the number calculated at one each per day of our trip.
Last time I bought a sandwich maker cost me about $25usd and Keurig pod coffee maker $99USD. We just took it around with us and left it at the last accomodation before flyng out.
 

Stealthflyer

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1. The relevant public transport card(s). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve arrived in a city and remembered I left my oyster/octopus/opal/myki/EZ-link at home. It’s so painful having to fork out for a duplicate.

2. Antihistamines. I’ve had desensitisation treatment for Australian allergens but it definitely doesn’t cover me OS. Some antihistamines work better than others so I don’t want to have to experiment from scratch in another country. Because I don’t use them at home though, it can easily slip my mind.
 
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We take a jug, coffee plunger and four tins o
If travelling to North America, we take our own 110 V electric kettle and a box of tea bags. We’ve just given up on these being provided in any accomodation establishments there.
We take a jug, coffee plunger and coffee!
 

Drakecula

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Travelling with a fan must be a thing, this afternoon at MEL, PAX was a male.
Could be he was travelling to Canberra or somewhere similar where the air quality has been poor of late, due to all the smoke. I'm not sure if air purifiers have come back in stock yet, but there was a distinct lack of them for a good while.
 

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