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Curious....what have people forgotten

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Curious....what have people forgotten

I leave for Cairo in 5 days finally. I am excited and wondering what are the things that people have forgotten to pack?


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1. Re: Curious....what have people forgotten

Hopefully I've never managed to forget to pack them but I'll jot them here to encourage others to remember......

Good sense of humour - this will get you out of any number of awkward situations and help you get the most out of your whole holiday experience.

Large bag of salt - so that you can keep dipping into it. You are, especially as a women, likely to get lots of flattering/amourous etc comments which you do need to 'take with a pinch of salt'!

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very sensible advise and for weight restrictions I will take only a picnic sachet of salt...........lol

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3. Re: Curious....what have people forgotten

Hi Lee,

There are very few major things I always check before leaving: tickets & passport, money & credit cards, cell phone (with destination contacts I might need already there) & its charger. Perhaps medicine should be added to the list.

With all these you can easily get around and get the rest, less crucial in my opinion, if forgotten. And imagine this light travel! :)

Have a great trip!

Edited: 3:27 am, September 11, 2010
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4. Re: Curious....what have people forgotten

I usually take everything but the kitchen sink- still havent learned how to pack light! For an Egypt trip people recommend things like bandaids, flashlight, UV blocker umbrella, eye drops, packs of tissues, extra bag to take home all that shopping. happy travels

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5. Re: Curious....what have people forgotten

A good hat, binoculars, insulated carrier for water bottle, toilet paper, & a small flashlight (I use a mini-maglight).

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6. Re: Curious....what have people forgotten

Leesy make sure you take a couple of pens, useful as baksheesh when you have NO change and at the airport where there are none. Some ziplock bags - I never go to Egypt without them, wet wipes & also handy is a few clothes pegs for pegging your washing on the balcony, it is embarassing retrieving knickers from pool area;)

Lastly, a huge helping of patience won't go astray, things can sometimes take a while to do in Egypt. My favourite answer to a "when" question is "maybe after one hour" which can mean several hours or never but they dont like to disappoint you.

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