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What sort of things should I take with me on the tour?
Posted by , Last modified by on 20 July 2012 03:25 PM

In terms of your belongings, you should aim to pack as lightly as possible, packing suitably for the countries you will visit and activities you expect to undertake. We have created a list (that is by no means exhaustive) of some things for you to consider:

  • Passport, visas, travel insurance policy and your trip confirmation with contact numbers. Also be sure to keep a copy of these documents separate from the originals “just in case”.
  • Money and credit/debit cards
  • Personal medications and simple medicines such as aspirin, plasters, and diarrhoea tablets (yes it happens).
  • Torch.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hat — it can get quite hot in Siberia!
  • Toilet paper (just one roll, no need for a six pack).
  • Personal hygiene products, razor, wet-wipes, deodorant.
  • Refillable water bottle, cutlery, mug and bowl — these can be useful on the train and if you are stopping overnight away from the hotel.
  • Flip flops or light footwear for the train as well as light clothes such as light joggers and t-shirts; it can get warm on the train and you might not want to wear your day clothes.
  • Even if you are not normally a light sleeper, you may want to consider ear plugs and an eye mask.
  • Swimwear.
  • Phrase book.
  • Light raincoat and travel umbrella.
  • Travel towel.
  • Bottled water, snacks such as noodles, bread, sausage, cheese and pickles which often  go down well (especially with beer). Often you can share these with your travelling companions who will often seem to have brought half their kitchen with them!
  • International SIM card for your mobile.
  • Travel adaptor.
  • And … don't forget your toothbrush!
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