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Carl Johan
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Post by Carl Johan »

Here are some recommendations for what to bring to China (cut from another website, with some items emphasized. Of course, you don't have to bring a laptop or camera.

In addition to the below, you may like to take vaccinations if you haven't already done so, but it is not strictly necessary for such a short trip to a big city like Beijing.

I recommend bringing games/juggling items, frisbees (i'll bring some) things that may be fun to have but hard to come by in China.

Electric outlets are compatible with those in most western countries.

Before you Leave
Guide books and maps
Passport and visa(s)
Foreign currency of your destination country
Credit cards
Travelers checks or ATM card
Insurance: Trip Cancellation/Medical
Personal Identification
Photocopies of documentation

Basic Essentials
Appropriate Luggage
Luggage Locks & ID Tags (Do NOT Lock checked baggage)
Appropriate Clothing
Comfortable Footwear
Rain Protection
Camera and Film (Place film in carry-on baggage)
Telephone Plugs for Modem
Small Flashlight
Travel Alarm Clock
Small Binoculars
Brimmed Hat or Visor
Reading Materials
Playing Cards/Games :)
Address Book

Maintenance Items
Batteries for camera and flashlight
Mini Sewing Kit (place in checked baggage)
Travel Iron or Steamer
Sink Stopper
Folding Scissors (place in checked baggage)
Laundry Soap Packets
Laundry Bag
Ziplock Plastic Bags

First Aid Kit
Aspirin/Pain Reliever
Cold/Sinus Medication
Diarrhea Medicine
Insect Repellent
Contact Lens Preparations
Antibiotic Ointment
Alcohol Wipes
Motion Sickness Medicine
Personal Hygiene Items
Personal Prescriptions

Dental Floss
Blow Dryer
Shaving Cream
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Post by mohsart »

A couple of questions about the checklist:

Should we really bring laundry soap?
What are ziplock plasic bags good for?
Also, I suspect that stuff like shampoo, earplugs, deodorant etc etc are easily available in Beijing so what are the reasons for bringing stuff like that?
I guess a Visa card (and som cach) will be quite sufficient as far as money is concerned?
Will a flashlight really be of any use?

I could go on, but I guess it all adds up to a question about the list. Is it taken from a place about a trip that has very little in common with ours?

So, two things I do wonder about:

Appropriate clothing - Will there ever be any need of warmer clothing, ie fleece, or will T-shirt and something wind- and waterproof do?
Should we bring sheets and a pillowcase?


Post by myaomyao »

all living stuff can be easily bought in beijing, visa/master card ok, no need sheet stuff,, will be hot there, so summer clothing, or no clothing :> but in june it can be cool and raining so a jacket is enough.

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