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#1 rodent

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    Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:23 PM

    I am making a things to pack section for my website. What am I missing?

    water shoes- the beach can be rocky
    underwater camera if you plan to snorkel or scuba dive
    passport!!!!!
    travel agent's phone number incase there is a problem
    medication for head aches or stomach pain
    sunscreen

    #2 MikkiStreak

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      Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:21 PM

      Leave photocopies of your passport with a friend back home....

      Take the numbers to call in case you lose your passport...

      Calling card, if needed, for emergency calls back to the states (typically cheaper than having international calling added to a cell phone)...

      Write down a list of the credit card numbers and CS numbers for any cards they plan to take with them in case their wallet is lost/stolen...

      Number for the US Embassy in Mexico in case of emergency (natural disasters, etc...)...

      #3 starchild

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        Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:00 AM

        Good ones, Maria. I included all the emg. numbers in a welcome portfolio in the OOT bags...if you have the time it's helpful to guests.

        In addition to what you both have, I suggested guests bring:

        hat
        addresses in case they want to send postcards
        comfortable shoes
        single dollars for tipping
        insect repellant
        dramamine
        extra batteries for cameras/ipods/etc. (they get costly oot)

        That's all I can think of for now.

        #4 rodent

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          Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:22 AM

          Great ideas! I thought of another thing. Its not really something to pack, but something to do. Call you CC companies & bank & let them know you will be in Mexico so they don't put a stop on your credit cards.

          #5 rodent

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            Posted 04 July 2007 - 08:43 AM

            Aare electrical outlets the same in mexico as in the US? I can't remember ever using an outlet when I've been there. My camera battery is recharged by being plugged in. Are there usually outlets in the hotel?

            What types of insects are your trying to repell? Mosquitos? I could see them being a problem in the jungle. They shouldn't be an issue on the beach right?

            #6 1elephant

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              Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:04 AM

              from what i remember, the plugs are the same as long as it has two prongs. any plugs with three prongs need an adapter.

              #7 PaulaV

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                Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:13 AM

                Sunglasses!!!
                My FI leaves them in his car usually, so he has to remember to bring them with him.

                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:26 AM

                  This is what I have on my website now:

                  Packing List
                  Things to bring
                  water shoes- the beach can be rocky
                  camera
                  underwater camera if you plan to snorkel or scuba dive
                  passport!!!!!
                  travel agent's phone number incase there is a problem
                  medication for head aches or stomach pain
                  sunscreen
                  hat

                  snorkel equipment: If you plan on doing a lot of snorkeling, having your own is very nice. The hotel has some you can use, but only for an hour at a time. There is a dive shop 2 miles away where you can rent equipment. You can get a set for $25 on amazon.com.

                  bottle opener
                  sunglasses
                  swimsuits
                  hat
                  dramamine if you get motion sickness
                  single ones for tipping or buying bottled water/beer when away from the hotel
                  calling card if you plan on making phone calls
                  extra batteries for cameras, etc.
                  camera charger & extra memory cards (for digital cameras)

                  outlet adaptor, if your plugs are 3 prong. The outlets in Mexico are like the 2-prong outlets in the US.

                  insect repellant
                  comfortable shoes
                  addresses if you plan on sending postcards

                  Things to do
                  Make a copy of your passport to leave with someone back home incase your passport is lost or stolen.
                  Leave the phone numbers & last 4 digits for your credit cards with someone so they can cancel them if they are lost or stolen.

                  Call your credit card companies and inform them you will be in Mexico so they do not freeze your account due to suspicious activity.

                  Inform your bank you will be in Mexico, if you plan on using your ATM card. You can ask them to temporarily raise the max on how much you can withdraw per day.


                  I didn't include the emergency numbers b/c I'll put them in the OOT bags. I might look them up & post them on the website too.

                  #9 CourtneyV

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                    Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:45 AM

                    Not sure if its in your oot bags or anything, but we ALWAYS bring Aloe Vera gel. If you get a sunburn, it's a lifesaver... although not many people seem to bring it with them. Better to be safe than sorry!
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                    #10 rodent

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                      Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:51 AM

                      I always get burnt too. I wrote it on my list for OOT bags. If I don't end up buying any, I'll add it to the list.




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