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Tips For Solo Backpacking In Indonesia

16 July 2010 1,280 views No Comment

You have your own tips? Put them in comment. These what I have so far:

  1. Confirm whether you really want to do the trip alone.
  2. Also make sure that your destination is a relatively safe and not in any conflict .
  3. Search for information as much as possible about your destination, at least to make it easier for you to enjoy your tour.
  4. Do the travel at night to save on accommodation,and in the morning you can travel as much as you like all day.
  5. Bring supplies of food that can delay hunger such as bread or chocolate, this is to avoid hunger when in the trip bus / train where no food vendors available or when you are in an emergency.
  6. Bring enough money (don’t exaggerate!) in the form of cash as a precaution if you don’t find ATM on your journey.
  7. Put your money in a safe place and (if possible) on the separate places to avoid the unexpected such as theft.
  8. Do not forget to bring your camera.
  9. Take medication as a precaution. your must-have include: anti-cold medicine, flu medicine, headache medicine, eucalyptus oil, drug allergies (if any) and hangover.
  10. Bring enough clothes and do not forget to bring a jacket and a small towel and special clothing if you go to a place with extreme weather.
  11. Bring a large plastic bag for your dirty clothes in order not to mix with the clean clothes.
  12. Don’t forget to bring communications tools as well as the charger so that you can still contact your family or colleagues.
  13. Make sure that the bag you’ll use is in good condition.
  14. Bring yarn and needles in case you have your clothes or bag torn during your journey.
  15. Bring the map of the location.
  16. Don’t forget to bring toiletries, in small size.
  17. Avoid buying the goods or snacks during the journey, it would be better to prepare those thing from home before leaving to save on expenditure.
  18. Important! Ask the price first BEFORE eating. The seller can charge you an impossible price if you don’t ask first.
  19. Ask about ticketing information only on officials at the terminal or station personnel.
  20. Use comfortable footwear for use in a long time.
  21. Drink vitamin C to maintain the condition of your body to stay fit during the trip.
  22. Enjoy your solo backpacking trip.

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