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Q: Your packing list for China?

back to China soon so going through my check list
1 warm clothes...check
2 booze ....check
3 chocolate......check
4 usb sticks of tv shows.....check
5 milk powder ...check
6 assorted vitamins.....check
7 back brace for lifting bags....check
8 more alcohol ...check

I think that should do ....although maybe I should get some more Alcohol
What was/is on your list

5 years 21 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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1. Antidepressants

2. Deodorant

3. Cheap shaving foam from Superdrug

4. Large jar of coffee bought at UK prices

5. Tacos and chilli

6. More antidepressants

7. Cheap Gillette razor blades from Superdrug

8. Cheese and butter smuggled in suitcase

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1. Antidepressants

2. Deodorant

3. Cheap shaving foam from Superdrug

4. Large jar of coffee bought at UK prices

5. Tacos and chilli

6. More antidepressants

7. Cheap Gillette razor blades from Superdrug

8. Cheese and butter smuggled in suitcase

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Bare essentials, I like to travel light. So including what I was wearing.....

1. One pair of socks.

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1. Deodorant

2. Packs of boxer briefs, undershirts, socks.

3. Butterfingers

4. Condoms

5. Tampons (At least one girl asks me to bring back tampons)

6. Get a haircut before I leave

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I bring footwear that I will need. Including, but not limited to:  flip-flops, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, and water shoes (similar to the scuba booties, but shorter).

 

Finding a correct size in length and width in Asia is a daunting task, so why bother.

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Depending on where you live I feel like my packing list gets shorter every year. Time was you couldn't get tons of stuff here. Now every watsons you can buy antiperspirant. 
 

I went home last month and the only things I brought back were socks, undershirts and a large box of sensor razor refills, and a new suit I got for xmas.

 

I'm not a prolific shopper but if I was the type of person who bought lots of new clothes i'd probably stock up at home at marshalls or tj maxx cause it's cheaper. Ditto name brand electronics. 

 

But for just consumables and foods the selection here has really gotten pretty good. I get lavazza ground coffee, decently priced deodorant, and sexy haircuts right here in good ol' china.

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Hmm... I would say... 

 

1) USB with favorite TV series/movies

2) Deodorant (good ones! Chinese don't know cause many don't use them)

3) Strong Razor (razors in China are like butter knives)

4) Some snacks to lessen the blow (the brand may be the same but the quality is not)

5) Socks (I hate the socks in China, they are too short and thin.. wear out fast)

6) Laptop (don't buy one in China with Chinese Windows... it sucks)

 

Everything else, I am pretty good about... China is China... got to just jump right into it... there is no chance to dip your toe into the pool without some clumsy fool knocking you in. May as well be on my terms. 

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1. Batteries - AA and AAA, just why are Chinese batteries so bad?

2. Tea - China may be the tea center of the world, but that is irrelevant if they don't have my brand of English breakfast.

3. Medication - Just simple stuff, Paracetemol etc...  I know you can get it here, but I just trust the western brands more.

4. Laptop, USB, etc...

5. Smart clothing - T-shirts, jeans etc.. can be bought here, but I bring my suit, tie, shirts with me.

6 Sweets and chocolate - I always tell myself I will ration and make them last months, but are mysteriously gone after 1 week.

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*English books/magazines and DVDs  - the internet connection sometimes doesn't exist and as a teacher it's great for a lazy day at the end of term. Books are hard to come by if you are out of the big cities

*Shoes and socks

*A good coat depending on the time year and where in China you are based.

*Medication for headaches

*Supplies for your job - blue tac, stamps and stickers for me

*Ear plugs

 

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-variety of frozen food ( Chicken, beef, sausages etc ..)

-tons of DVDs

-booze

-deodorant

-painkillers

-razors

-soap that actually smells nice cuz i just cant find that in china

-haircut before i go

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Socks and underpants and deodorant.  Packets of stuff such as Dutch Curry and Rice Soup.  Weetbix.  Razors and shaving cream.  Reading material.

I make do drinking Chinese beer but have a small plan to ask the wife to have a look at what's available on taobao.  B/c Chinese beer is real piss.

 

Phil, you mentioned the weather.  We're on the same line of latitude as Harbin and the temps are similar.  Minus 30 odd over Xmas/NY and -20/25 thru Jan and -18/22 thru Feb.

Well today, all of a sudden, it's up to zero and the ice is melting all over the place. 

Could be winter is over.  But maybe not.  Winter might be gone where you're going to.

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Bisto Gravy Granules,Cheese,Colemans Mustard,Pies and more Pies

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arrived Harbin Friday night
nice warm 3 degrees and snowing
actually pleasant compared to 33 pluss in Brisbane

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1) Clothes

2) A lot of food and snacks

3) A ton of money just in case I need anything else

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Return ticket. 

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Thick skin. Thick jacket. 

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I shouldn't say, 'cause my mom says it's strange......However, she rarely travels.

 

I can't travel without goose down pillow. surprise

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Painkillers... seriously good painkillers (well, ok, not morphine, but better than what I can easily get here. Did you know they think codeine is used for sore throat? Even though it's a doctor only  prescription...).

 

Maybe sox & jox when needed.

 

When I first came here, #1 was my 160gb iPod. While I've since found I didn't really need to buy it, it has been very useful in keeping what remains of my sanity.

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it feels so empty without me lol

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