Another week is swiftly reaching its end and there’s just 2 days before May arrives, and about 8 days before our little island heads to the polls for our 5 yearly election. I’m so glad that today I’ve got the company of a fellow islander Kirsten to share her travel essentials.
- Book – It’s been my habit since as long as I can remember to bring a book whenever I go out. Sometimes I even bring a book when I’m just going to the shop to get some groceries!
- iPod – I need to have my music everywhere I go, especially if I’m alone on the bus or train. And I especially love walking along the street listening to my music and pretending it’s the soundtrack to my life as a movie. ;P
- Phone – Even if I am overseas and don’t need my phone to make calls, I still use it as an alarm clock, a timekeeper, etc. And I also just like to keep in on me when I’m overseas so I’m contactable if there is any emergency back home.
- Camera – When travelling, I just HAVE to have a camera. Sure I like the experience of being in that environment and soaking up the experience, but part of the joy for me is to capture moments in photos. Last year I bought a Canon EOS 50D camera, which I brought with me on trips to Bangladesh, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, etc. This year I got a Canon Powershot S95, which is a compact camera that I can bring on trips where I don’t want to lug such a big camera as much.
- Journal – When I go overseas I always bring my journal so I can write about my experiences (even though sometimes I get caught up and I don’t end up writing regularly). For the past 2 years I have used black Moleskine journals. Now I’m only my 3rd one!
Thank you very much Kirsten for taking time to share. I love the way you capture what you see in your photos!
Thanks for the company this week! Will be back next Tuesday after the Labour Day holiday, with news of a giveaway.
Thanks Kirsten for sharing your essentials!
From Chuzai Living
How nice she has both Canon EOS 50D and Powershot S95! I like that she brings her book. I need to read more… I should carry a book in my car since we sit around in the car so often but it’s not so good for your eyes, is it? I did read a lot of newspaper article yesterday as I had the time to read. I don’t have an ipod. I should take my husband’s with me. :) I got many ideas from reading this post! Thanks! Kaho