So what should you carry in your bag while on a day tour? Here are my essentials when I joined a day tour in Kuala Lumpur!
Depending on what and where you’re going, you’ll need travel essentials to help you get through the day. Today I’m going to share about the essentials I brought with me during a city tour in Kuala lumpur:
Carrying a water bottle with you is very important especially if you’re doing a tour during the summer months. The Hop-On-Hop-Off bus that we got on had free water, earphones and maps which was really nice. When we get off the bus, we usually walk around under the heat of the sun to explore each site. It’s great to be able to reach for your water and be refreshed after a walking for a while.
A sling bag is lighter to bring than a backpack (unless you bring extra stuff like a camera or laptop) and more convenient than a handbag especially if you walk around the city. But if you want to bring a backpack, there are smaller ones in the market that are
Passport/Photocopy of Passport
Before I fly to another country, I make sure to have a copy of my passport in my luggage and when I arrive, I always bring my passport whenever I go out. Some establishments give discounts when you buy something and you usually need it when buying a sim card and when exchanging money too. Make sure you have photocopies of your other ID’s and please keep in mind: don’t ever lose your passport.
Before heading out to explore any city, make sure you have money in local currency. Some stores and tourist spots might not accept foreign money so it’s better to be ready.
Most (if not all) airports give out free maps and you should take advantage of this as not all hotels give maps for free. This comes very handy when you explore any country on your own.
Protect your eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays. Just like you would protect your skin, do the same for your eyes too. Here are 5 Reasons Never to Leave Home Without Your Sunglasses!
When I went on a 4-month long travel, I survived without a power bank but I had to bring my charger with me wherever I go. This made me realize the importance of a power bank. I remember when me and my brother were in Australia and I used data on my phone all the time; so for the first time in a long time, my phone was off for hours. I didn’t really mind as I was able to enjoy sightseeing but if I needed to call or text for emergency, it would’ve been a pain.
You never know when hunger strikes. Especially when you’re out exploring new cities. Before I head out, I make sure I have crackers, nuts, pre-packed fruits (if allowed) and water in my bag. If you’re going to join a tour, find out first if they give out free water and snacks as they usually do this in bus tours. It’s hard to enjoy when your stomach is rumbling.
Wet wipes are very useful. When traveling, it is handy to use it for cleaning on-the-go. I like baby wipes because I can use it to clean my face, my hands and even wiping my bag or shoes. Here are unexpected uses for baby wipes that you might find useful.
Always keep a pen with you in your bag. You never know when you will need to fill up forms or need to write down something. You can also use a pen to open a bag of chips or to tie your hair up. Wondering if there are any uses for a pen? Try these 100 uses and let us know how it goes in the comments section below!