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What are some good things to take along to a foreign country?

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janeq123

Asked by janeq123 at 1:47 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Travel

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  • Just for a visit? Hmmm...well I would make sure you have all your necessary documents, your favorite toiletries because a lot of the time they may not have your favorite brands in other countries, take a international calling card in case you need to make a call from a landline. Other than that, it kinda depends on how long you are going for and where you are going lol.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:51 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • language book, foreign money
    Apr1l

    Answer by Apr1l at 1:54 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Your ID, passport. Might want to keep in mind, depending on what country you are going to their bottled water will not be spring water, but mineral water. It tastes nasty. It might sound trivila, but going without water you are use to, makes you thirsty and crazy.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 1:58 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • When you get to the country you are going to, you should be able to exchange your money there, BUT check rates as they can change!

    Where are you going to? Just curious... I lived in the UK a year. Love it AND miss it! ( but not the EX hubby! )
    LilyPondOasis

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 2:01 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Medicine or required shots... i.e. OTC immodium and prescription cipro for a worse case scenario... you can check with your doctor as they have the CDC recommended list by country. Voltage converters and plug adaptors for your electronics. International driver's license if you plan to drive in others countries...can get from AAA office.
    mhnj

    Answer by mhnj at 5:26 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • bottled water, wet wipes, passport and identification, travelers checks
    BigfordBrat

    Answer by BigfordBrat at 2:12 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Your childrens' birth certificates, in case you run into any troubles at the airports, or in case you have to take your children to a hospital or prove their age for discounts. Sounds silly, but you may need them!
    WomanWitty

    Answer by WomanWitty at 3:09 AM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Take copies of your passports and your kids' birth certificates.
    Check to see if any electronics you are taking can be used (you may need an adapter).
    Find out what the bank hours are, if there are any bank holidays, and whether or not you will be able to use ATMs if the banks are closed.
    Take copies of prescriptions for any prescription drugs you take with you.
    Take any OTC meds youare likely to need.
    If you are going somewhere with bad water, see your doctor before you go and ask about going ahead and getting a prescription for stomach problems so you can fill it as soon as you get back if necessary, or maybe even filling it before you go and having the meds on hand. In extreme cases you can even take something preventative.
    Phrase book for foreign languages.
    Find out if you need any vaccinations (yellow fever etc) or pills (malaria etc).
    GOOD WALKING SHOES, especially if you are going to Europe.
    FelipesMom

    Answer by FelipesMom at 3:10 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • It depends where you are going. If you are going to Europe, generally you can get anything there you can get at home so there is no need to take much except for essential documents and health/travel insurance. If you are going to darkest Africa, then you will need much more planning and may need to arrange private security in advance.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 3:24 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

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