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My suggestion is to take a multi-prise of your current country, open it up and change the plug to a European (that you should be able to find in stores in Toronto, or in the worst case buy one in Paris). The new plug should look like this: Ungrouned, and a three-pin for grounded. Both use the same voltage, so there should be no problem in that region.


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Buy new underwear for as little as 1 or 2 dollars. I'm not suggesting "waste money", but you must be spending some amount of money X on this adventure. (As others have pointed out, net access is hardly free.) It's extremely unlikely the low cost of underwear would be a significant portion of the overall cost. Also, as others have pointed out (eg, Do ...


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I think the consumables in the rooms are well covered in the other answers. The thing I miss in most of them is the food at breakfast (and maybe other buffets.) In Norway there are extensive breakfast buffets in hostels, when I was there most of those had a notice that you could eat as much as you liked but were not allowed to take food out of the room. ...


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(disclaimer, I've never been there) Have a look at (and related pages): http://burningman.org/event/preparation/getting-there-and-back/ and http://survival.burningman.org/your-survival-in-brc/survival-checklist/ Black Rock is in the middle of the desert and you need to be self-sufficient or you will not enjoy your stay Depending on your involvement in ...


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If you have a couple of shorts with different length with you, you can use the shortest pair as underwear. Or even better, use swimwear - at least that dries quicker after washing them. There's also: - Ask a friend - Ask a teacher - Ask a random stranger Personally I'd just wash them, you might need to improvise with soap or shampoo. It's what I do on ...


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You can take away daily consumables, which you have used and which cannot be used again or given to others like soap, shampoos, shaving kit, sponges etc. and you can also take pens, magazines and note pads. I do suggest to take away towels if it's necessary during your travel, because some of the hotels consider it as scrap. They won't mind taking that with ...


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I found the above answers to be unclear. So: 1) You can and should take as many pairs of the cheap slippers as you can grab (the single-use ones with a logo, wrapped in plastic). These are really handy and cool! 2) You can and should (if for some reason you want to) take all the toiletries: that is to say the small bottles of shampoo, etc., and similarly ...


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You're at football camp? Someone else brought extra underwear. Barter for them.


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Inspired by the same-day delivery answer, I remembered there's a service called "Magic" where you basically text them what you want and they quote a price: We have trained operators standing by 24/7 to answer every one of your requests. Send us a text message, and we'll get you what you want. We'll order what you need from the appropriate service (e.g. ...


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I'm assuming you're at the 2015 BC Football High School Camp (Session II) - (quick Google search). Funny they did not list underwear in the Things to Bring section. On this page it mentions a Camp Store. Talk to someone at the store to see if they can pick some up for you. If money is an issue, have them contact someone (parent) who can figure that part out. ...


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I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the infamous "flip them around" technique. Arguably you can use one pair of boxers for four days if you flip them inside out and front to back. Indeed boxers, and tighty-whities, have two degrees of freedom which produce four possible rotations. This doesn't really work with thongs due to the difference in surface area ...


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Wash them in the sink before you sleep, let them dry as much as possible until the morning, if they are not dry by then, iron them a bit and they will be dry. If you can't get a hold of an iron, then put them in front of the A/C or the heater, do not block the airway totally, just let the air pass through the boxers and it will make them dry in no time.


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Just want to share a few general tips: Get any idea about how much it will cost to put everything on single ticket: Most travel websites supports multi city search. Just put down your itinerary and then search. Write down or print out how much it costs, and which airlines operates between cities. Next, breaking up the itinerary into two roundtrips. A -> B ...


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I would suggest the Walkabout Universal Adapter with USB .It is a high probability that all your electronics are dual voltage.Walkabout Universal Adapter features a clever design which contains all the major adapters on the planet as well as two high powered USB charging ports. Input power: 100~250V. USB Max. Output power: 5V DC ~ 1000mA. AC Max. Power: AC ...


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Most electronics these days adjusts automatically for voltage. The charger for my iPhone does, as do all my computers. In that case all you need is a physical plug adapter like this small and light one. I have half a dozen


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(iPhone user here) (personal experience) I use my usb adapter directly plugged in to the wall to charge my iPhone in Europe (France, Italy and Spain) The Samsung S3 charger should directly support 110v/220v, you only need a plug adapter which is really small and really cheap.


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I would suggest The Walkabout Solution adapter. automatically adjusts incoming voltage, whether if you are in a 110-120V country (Like North America) or 220-240V country. (Everywhere else.) Output voltage is always correct for North American products. Even better, the built-in USB port also charges cell phones and iPads, so two items can be charged at once. ...


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Get a European USB Charger I would buy a USB charger with a European plug (image courtesy of aliexpress): Travel Convenient EU Plug Wall USB Charger Adapter For Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 Note 3 by Ali Express, fair use It beats the weight of your US charger plus a plug adapter, it's cheap a as dirt (2-something bucks on eBay), it can be used for all your ...


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Try to head to Montparnasse rail station; the Relay stores often have them, due to the large foot passage of foreign travelers (though Montparnasse serves less destinations with different plugs as compared to Gare du Nord or Gare de Lyon). Another TA poster recently had luck at one of the Relay stores in Gare du Nord. and i thought this adaptor is gonna be ...


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Regarding the attractions - it is not possible. But regarding the Boat cruise, you actually can enter it multiple times. You will receive 1-day ticket (see http://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/thames-river-boat-cruise.html) and within those 24 hours, you can use it multiple times. I was there last year, activated the 24-hour ticket in the afternoon ...


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From How does the London Pass work?: Note: Passes can only be used at each attraction once. However, as noted by JakubJ, for the Thames boat trip, what you actually get is Make the most of your London Pass: Free 24 hour hop-on, hop-off cruise ticket worth over £18 So for this attraction (alone), you get as many trips as you like, ...


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You should not feel self conscious about having to wake up early. We've all had to do this at some point during our (backpacking) travels, hence you can expect people to be tolerant about your early bird alarm. Having said this there are a few unwritten rules you should respect when having to get up early in the morning in a shared hostel room: Place your ...


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Have you tried a sleep cycle alarm clock (e.g. Sleep Cycle by Northcube)? I too am a heavy sleeper but if it vibrates at a shallow stage of sleep, it could wake you up without any sound. A much cheaper alternative than the shock wristband. Perhaps try using the sleep cycle as a primary alarm and the noisy alarm as a back-up if you really want to minimize ...


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If you fall asleep easily, perhaps you could fall asleep with the earphones (of earbud type) in your ears and have an alarm set up on your phone with the earphones connected to the phone (set up so that the phone's speakers are muted and all sound goes to the earphones). This can be enhanced by using the tip from the comments on having phone's vibration on. ...


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Many phones have a silent, vibration only mode as part of the regular alarms. A cheap Fitbit Flex band will do that too. If a vibrating alarm isn't enough, you can get a wristband that delivers electric shocks to wake up, such as the Pavlok wristband (store): At first, it will act like any other alarm clock, with a gentle vibration to get you up. But if ...


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You can also get a vibrating alarm, which you can find in stores selling goods for hearing-impaired people.


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Immediately turn off your alarm after you're awake. So, keep the alarm very close to your ears, under or next to your cushion, or perhaps above your head, if your hostel bed allows for that. And find the lowest sound level that wakes you.


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You should always be cautious, never trust any place, country or city, even those with fame of secure. In the particular scenario of beaches, I never bring with me valuables that are unnecessary. As I will be taking a proper shower back in the hotel, I seldom require any expensive watch, credit cards, rings or phones in the beach. The same applies to ...


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I haven't tried any of these, but here are a few ideas. They are not mutually exclusive: Put lots of heavy rocks in your bag. Rocks are much more dense than bricks or concrete, and are easy to find almost anywhere. A heavy bag is harder to steal conspicuously. If there are no rocks around, then fill plastic shopping bags with sand and put those in your ...


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To protect your stuff from being stolen on the beach, don't bring them to the beach. Your job, when combating theft, is to make everything you have uninteresting. If they see you put stuff in your car, that's interesting. If they see you leave stuff on the beach, that's interesting. If you drive up, park, and get out of your car ready to get in the water ...


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Buy some disposable diapers and some peanut butter... Craftily hide your belongings (you have limited space) in a 'soiled' diaper next to your towel.


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You can maybe find some private bus company unless there are rules that ban this, it might be cheaper but will surely take longer and you risk getting stuck in traffic. yes, by using the mountain railways on the alps, but it costs a lot and they are pretty far off from Zürich so it would take a long time, not a good idea without any stops in the middle. ...


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There's quite a few bars, restaurants, and hotels adjacent to or close to the beach. You could ask the staff if you could leave your stuff there. I found the beach between the W-hotel and Port Olimpic near Barceloneta (https://goo.gl/maps/V0vqc) the most pleasant. But it's quite busy there, especially in the summer. As for lockers, never seen them there.


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I would recommend you to take a train and go a beach further from the city, where you can be a bit less cautious; but in the beaches of Barcelona, never, ever, leave your stuff alone when your are going to swim. Barcelona is a top destination for tourists, but also for pickpockets. They are really good and there are probably some of them in the beach waiting ...


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is it safe to leave your belongings on the beach when you go for a dip? Of course not. No. If not, are there any lockers on the beaches in Barcelona? You're off to Sitges or? In broad general terms there's a shortage of beach lockers in Barcelona area. Further, it would be completely normal that lockers are removed, closed, added, broken, being ...


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You could invest in a travel safe. The one pictured below is water-resistant, though not waterproof. So you can't carry it into water. It can be fixed to a pole or a piece of furniture via the cable that comes with it, though it would best if you leave it in the beach lockers when available so you wouldn't have to keep an eye on it.


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I did that a lot for a period. I used several strategies: As a general rule take as little as possible and preferably things without value. Than just do one of the following: Check if the beach has lockers. There are some beaches with lockers and keys that you strap around the wrist. You find these systems many times in swimming pools but some beaches ...


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I've been to the beach solo around the world a number of times. it's perfectly reasonable (in most civilized places) to leave a beach towel, a bag of things, and perhaps a chair if you're so inclined alone on the beach. If you're worried about someone stealing from you then covertly dig a hole in the sand and bury some stuff within this hole, fill it in, ...


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Invest in a Dry Egg/Box My suggestion it to take as little valuables as possible, and carry them in the water with you when you go for a dip. What I usually do is I take some form of plastic ID, a bit of cash, a payment card and my phone. I leave everything else at home since most likely I won't need it on the beach. Everything I take easily fits in what ...


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I´ve never been to Barcelona, but generally beaches have kiosks where you can buy drinks and food. I usually leave my belongings in a kiosk I intend to eat/drink something (or already have). Kiosk owners are usually more than happy to hold your belongings while you're in the water. If you don't intend to eat/drink something, it's a small price you pay for a ...



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