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If you are traveling to South East Asia there are some essential items which I recommend adding to your packing list. These are all items which we have purchased and used ourselves on our travels.
This article contains 16 travel accessoriesfor South East Asia that I would highly recommend all travelers consider purchasing before their trip. If you are also traveling with limited weight and space do read my posts which feature essential mini travel products and mini travel beauty products.
I absolutely love pacsafe products – whilst they are not the cheapest backpacks around the anti-theft features make them an essential for us. I purchased a red one for myself and a black one for my husband. The 25L meant we had to be economical with our packing but the size meant that these are good for day use too. It was a definite essential and a highly recommended travel accessories for South East Asia.
Another PacSafe product that proved to be an excellent buy. This bag (I bought it in red) never left my side during the entire trip – big enough for my phone, credit cards and cash I did not feel vulnerable at all even in the most crowded of places. After a particularly nasty experience in Paris from a gang of pickpockets I can only say that these bags are now an essential part of my kit. Sad really but necessary.
I bought this for my daughter who was travelling around SE Asia at the same time as us but staying in hostels. I thought this would be useful for keeping her essentials a little closer to her chest lol!
Another essential for me was this credit card holder – I am still using it and find it invaluable for storing all my cards. It has RFID blocking which protects your cards from anyone trying to steal information.
I could not have survived without my cooling towel – though not as reliable at the 42 degrees plus temperatures of Dubai we found these invaluable in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Wet the towel, ring out the excess water then snap the towel for instant cooling. In most of my photographs I can be found with one of these round my neck. They are so good I bought 2 each for myself and my husband and one for my daughter to take on her travels.
Another essential buy – carrying my camera around my neck was made a zillion times more comfortable with this fantastic scarf camera strap. Stylish, comfortable and one of my favourite new camera accessories. A great buy and one item I can’t do without!
I love my Kindle and would not travel without it. My husband has resisted having one until recently but has realised the ease of being able to download books in seconds and store an entire library on this little reader has him converted.
We have recently purchased a Macbook Air and they are not cheap so to make sure it was as protected as possible we purchased the Aqua Quest Storm Laptop Case to keep it in! Waterproof and padded I wasn’t taking any chances! A good buy!
I could not travel without my power bank – being able to charge my phone and iPad when they run out of battery is vital. I use my iPhone to take a lot of videos and photographs so can relax knowing I can recharge it easily.
I bought this book for my daughter who wasn’t very enthusiastic to start with when she read the title BUT….she ended up taking it with her on her travels and found it really useful!! Highly recommended!
Compact towels – quick dry and easy to use! An absolute essential!
Another item my daughter took which she found really useful when she went on hikes while on her trip.
So those are my top 16 travel accessories for South-East Asia! What have I missed out from my list that you consider must-take travel kit? Let me know in the comments! I am always on the look-out for new ideas.
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