Continued from Top Travelers Backpack with Brains – Part 2
Ill? Me? Not Likely!
Check out the information for the countries that you may be visiting and ensure that you’ve had the right inoculations before you go. Some countries will expect you to show evidence of inoculations; particularly against Yellow Fever. It is a good idea to pack some basic supplies with you so that you only need to use pharmacies for the out of the ordinary illnesses. Painkillers, diarrhea tablets and rehydration salts are great basics. Make sure you have up to date and relevant cover should you become unwell and need emergency care. Don’t forget to ensure that you are always covered; this needs to be top of list should you decide to stay somewhere longer than originally planned. Bear in mind the activities that you may be tempted to do. If you might go bungy-jumping in the jungle, riding down the world’s most dangerous road or surfing supreme, inform yourself beforehand of any risks and ensure you’re going to be okay in any eventuality.
Top Travelers Backpack with Brains
In all the excitement of receiving those round the world tickets, (or planning your route around Europe, Asia, or wherever), whilst attending the numerous fair well soirees often we forget the fact that this trip is real. You are actually going. With this in mind, we would like to share some easy fundamentals that will help you make the ultimate of ultimate experiences. We don’t want to be too militant. In fact going with the flow is to be advocated, but laying some foundations that will help along the way is a good idea. Being a bit brainy will help your backpacking experience be so much easier and easier is good. Huffing and puffing your way around the world wishing you were at home is not the way to go. Backpacking is the experience of a lifetime (especially when done well). For the most enjoyable of trips, here’s some of the best advice from those in the know:
Be a Smooth Operator: Packing Less is Best
Seriously, you may know already if you’ve ever hiked your way into a music festival with your saucepans swinging from the arms of your rucksack, packing too much just makes you feel tired, frustrated and a bit silly. As a backpacker, you’re going to be on the move. There will be times when you’re up at 4am in the morning when everyone in the dorm is sleeping and you want to be able to make an exit that is quiet and nicely done. Don’t become an infamous carrier bag rustler – the world already has too many. Make an art form of what you pack and pack light. You will feel so much more confident with a lighter bag – and yes, on occasion, maybe a even a little smug.
By packing as little as possible you will infinitely benefit yourself. You won’t want to burst into tears every time you have to dash for a bus, or train, or somehow do a 12 hour bus journey with your backpack on your lap. You won’t have to pay additional charges to get it on the plane. You won’t find it so laborious every time you have to pack and unpack your bag to find something (that is always, without fail, right at the bottom). You won’t have to do so much washing and you will have space if you need it for lovely new things you pick up along the way.
The Hostel Video
The “Lake Lodge” Hostel is a newly renovated Hostel situated on the banks of the beautiful Lake Brienz. We offer a variety of cheap accomodation ranging from simple dorms (4 – 6 bed) to private doubles and our spacious Lake and Mountain Suite.
Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery in our chilled out lounge and terasse, where our bar and kitchen staff will spoil you with local as well as international treats that make summer so delightful and lovely! Our restaurant will suprise you with fair priced dishes and XXL and family portions! Last but not least our Cuban Bar is the perfect spot for aperetifs and sundowners!
We offer bookings of all activities connected to the area such as canyoning, rafting, paragliding and lots more! All activities will be carried out by experienced guides!
The Lake Lodge Team looks forward to your visit! Cu soon in Iseltwald!
LakeLodge Wintersport Formula
5 x 20 = 25,– (CHF)
5 skiareas reachable in 20 minutes for 25.– sfr./per person & night
The formula for ski & snowboard freaks that want to ski all day and are looking for a cheap stay!
We offer 5 skiareas and for just a little extra charge we take you to the skiarea and provide a local guide!
snow shoe walking
7 minute walk from JR Kyoto station (700 meters). J-Hoppers are the cross-cultural hostel for “Japan-Hopping “travelers. The Hostel of/by/for the Backpackers!!
PRICES PER PERSON PER NIGHT- Drom 2,500 yen / Private Twin, Double 3,000 yen.
We also have hostels in Osaka, Hiroshima and Hida Takayama.