Damn where did my toothbrush go? Well that’s not me in the photo thankfully….
I thought it was about time I told you guys what I pack for a long-term Travel Tour. Now, I consider myself “Location Independent” which means I don’t consider myself a short-term Tourist. I can live anywhere for any length of time. So with that in mind I have had to really think about what to bring with me…..
MANLY FLIP FLOPS
(But not for outside walking around like a dumb typical Tourist.) These are for indoor use only in hot climates. Bogota is kind of too cold lol
BEST TRAVEL CAMERA
(Why? because its better to film using a $50 cheap GoPro Knock-off Aokon than your $1000 Smart Phone!)
I liked the crazy yellow colour. But where I got mine at Amazon has a wide selection. I was surprised how good the Chinese copy was. Still works for me 3 years on. Not bad right?
GET A MONEY BELT!
(Wear this UNDERNEATH your clothing. I also recommend bringing a cheap fake wallet for dangerous high crime locations)
CHEAP “FAKE” WALLET
Yes you read that right guys. Buy yourself a cheap wallet which in the event of a mugging you can afford to lose.
Keep the real money in your money belt. Its a good idea to have some expired credit cards in there too. $5 Can change your life!
Some countries REQUIRE you to take precautions. In south America if I am going to an ATM its essential. Direct from my hotel to ATM then back again. Thats my experience. But checkout the Lonely planet survival article for more information.
Don’t walk around with a lot of money on your body even if its hidden. Its just not a good idea. If you give a thief (“Ladrones” in South America) a fake wallet which is what I recommend but he pats you down with a gun in your face and finds money… then all bets are off.