"Wet Wipes Save the Day!" Beijing Packing List Tip by vic&michael

Beijing What to Pack: 74 reviews and 53 photos

Luggage and bags: Lots of space in your luggage for all the things you will buy in the Beijing markets!

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy walking shoes! I can't stress that enough! You may be walking all day non-stop in them!
Comfy Clothes! Beijing is hot in summer, leave long sleaves behind.
Not your best white summer dress-sorry dears, but it will be in sore need of dry-cleaning to get the sweat and dust/dirt/pollution out!

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: WET WIPES! I bought mine in a convienence store in Beijing, and got addicted to using them. Restaurants & eateries don't usually provide them, and it's real good to wipe off the day's grime before you eat some good food! Also refreshing after walking several hours. Also buy/bring tissues/toilet paper as they aren't provided in most toilets.

Miscellaneous: Medicines-for food poisioning, diarrea, vomiting, headaches, stomachaches, fevers. It is very realistic that you may get one of these symptoms when you're there. Trust me. Personal experience.

Also, my guidebook said to bring mosquito repellent, but I didn't need it at all, I didn't get a single bite. And it was summertime. The mosquitos in Japan are much more aggressive!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 31, 2005
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