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  • travvfit

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    Sep 03, 2012 12:01 PM GMT
    Hi all, Im travelling to bangkok,London, Paris, Newyork and then dallas for the first time overseas and I'm just wondering what kind o f advice you can give to an aussie bloke icon_biggrin.gificon_cool.gificon_lol.gif

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    Sep 03, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    Best advice I can give: Get laid! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 03, 2012 1:26 PM GMT
    Take extra photocopies of all of your documents (passport, visa, hotel bookings, plane tickets) and put them in your carry-on as well as your suitcase.

    Be cautious around Paris and London - don't keep your wallet in your back pocket there or in Bangkok.

    If you have a smartphone, turn off data roaming and use the Wifi at Macca's

  • Marko89

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    Sep 03, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    Probably get the number for the Aussie embassies, consulates etc for those countries, just in case the shit hits the fan. Not saying it will of course, just better to be safe then sorry.
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    Sep 03, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    Get an adaptor for electrical devices so you can charge your phone and other stuff. Have Fun!
  • traveler

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    Sep 03, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    Dont forget ur papers and stuff and your Camera for sure and just enjoy it!
    Try to do all the attractions and taste the traditional foods for sure.
    (And be careful if u use the train/metro btw)
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    Sep 03, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    pack as little as possible, only what can fit into a carry on bag.
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    Sep 03, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    Not sure how much of a veteran flier you are, but I always put enough in my carryon bag so I can survive a few days should my check baggage go missing for a while. So your toiletries, undies, some shirts, pants & socks, and chargers for your phone & other gadgets, as well as your travel documentation go into your carryon. If this trip is soon then you won't need more than a light windbreaker in the US, more against the rain than any real cold.

    As for mobile device chargers, most are multi-current (220/110v, 60/50 Hertz), but you'll need plug adapters for countries like the US. Check yours to confirm they're multi-current, or else get a converter unit (110v, 60 Hertz for the US).

    I think most Americans will be happy to meet someone from Australia, even xenophobic Texans, who hardly like anyone in the US who're from another State. I toured NYC with an Australian couple, and everyone treated them like royalty. My only regret is that I won't get to meet you in South Florida.
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    Sep 03, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Do not put your camera in the seat pocket in front of you. Especially on a plane. I learned that the hard way, it took three times for me to learn that. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 03, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    travvfit saidHi all, Im travelling to bangkok,London, Paris, Newyork and then dallas for the first time overseas and I'm just wondering what kind o f advice you can give to an aussie bloke icon_biggrin.gificon_cool.gificon_lol.gif

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    Don't expect people in France to be too welcoming, they might come off as rude... but if you stick around they'll eventually let loose... or not , depends on the person obviously but it's the general trend ( so much for generalization ^^)
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    Sep 03, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    Plan well (the previous posts have good advice) & then stop worrying. The best part of traveling is the anticipation.
  • ac416

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    Sep 04, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    Forget photocopying your passport. If ur luggage gets stolen or something and that's in it it won't help. Scan everything and email it to yourself. That way there's aways a retrievable copy if needed.
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    Sep 04, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Everything that you absolutely need goes in your carry-on, including a change of clothes. Sometimes luggage gets lost or misdirected.
    Bring earplugs, duct tape, Ziploc baggies.
    A smart phone or tablet and useful travel app- language translator, currency converter, maps, recommendations for food, sites, and nightlife, flight info, public transportation info and maps, plus your email and social media, camera and photo sharing, and entertainment for your downtime (music, movies, books).
    If there's anything you have to see, research it before you get there. Some places are closed on certain days.
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    Sep 04, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Dallas eh? thats like 2 hours from me....icon_surprised.gif
  • travvfit

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    Sep 04, 2012 11:57 AM GMT
    ac416 saidForget photocopying your passport. If ur luggage gets stolen or something and that's in it it won't help. Scan everything and email it to yourself. That way there's aways a retrievable copy if needed.


    thanks i think thats really good advice and its my first trip overseas icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • travvfit

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    Sep 04, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBest advice I can give: Get laid! icon_biggrin.gif

    haha

    im an aussie I'm sure i won't have trouble with that icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    travvfit said
    ac416 saidForget photocopying your passport. If ur luggage gets stolen or something and that's in it it won't help. Scan everything and email it to yourself. That way there's aways a retrievable copy if needed.


    thanks i think thats really good advice and its my first trip overseas icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif


    It wont help if you need it and customs wont give you computer access though... Do both. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 04, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    Saad22 said
    travvfit saidHi all, Im travelling to bangkok,London, Paris, Newyork and then dallas for the first time overseas and I'm just wondering what kind o f advice you can give to an aussie bloke icon_biggrin.gificon_cool.gificon_lol.gif

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    Don't expect people in France to be too welcoming, they might come off as rude... but if you stick around they'll eventually let loose... or not , depends on the person obviously but it's the general trend ( so much for generalization ^^)


    Wear a T-Shirt that identifies you as Australian, they will be a lot more welcoming than for example they think you're American...