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The Indonesia survival kit for summer

August 17, 2014

I know, I know… it’s been a few weeks since my last post, a real faux pas in the blogging world. Fear not! As I’ve busied myself out and about, I’ve been scribbling down notes of the next few places I’d like to recommend, all of which are based on where we were this time last year – Indonesia.

It was the furthest I have ever travelled and we loved every part of our holiday. My sister was living in Indonesia at the time so she really made our experience over there extra special. It was nice to fly across the world and have a familiar face at the airport when you arrive.

The Survival Kit

Before I start rambling (we all know I’m not one for short stories) the whole point of this post was to pass on crucial information from a local that we never came across in any guide book. When we first got back to our hotel my sister had prepared a ‘survival kit’ for us. At the time we laughed and thought it was a cute gesture. Turns out, it was a lifesaver. So I knew I had to share the wisdom. Bear in mind, this kit is based on a visit during the summer months. So

Here it is in all its glory:

Indonesia survival kit

  • Small hand towel – aka the ‘sweat towel.’ Speaks for itself really and as gross as it sounds, believe me it’s necessary if you plan on venturing out to explore during the day.
  • Mosquito repellent – the one in the picture is one you can buy from the shops while you’re there and its amazing. Get the small size, carry it with you and just spray any uncovered body parts every so often. Works a treat.
  • Fan – Again, you can buy a really cheap one from any of the shops there and I don’t need to tell you what to do with it. All I need to tell you is you’ll NEED it!
  • Umbrella – weird I know after talking about all the heat, but sometimes you may find a sudden shower upon you. To be honest it didn’t happen to us when we were there but the week before we travelled they did have the occasional torrential downpour.

That’s it. Not much, but like I said we really benefitted from carrying these things with us.

Now that’s out the way, I can start to blog about all the great things we did there.

One last thing… Happy Independence Day Indonesia! We miss you!

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