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Miscellaneous: If you travel economy class then your check in luggage weight limit is 20 kilograms per person.

So make sure you have lightweight suitcases, our cases are huge but they only weight just under 5 kilo's.

Don't bring home anything you can do without - throw or give away all your toiletries, shampoo, conditioner etc, all the little things that add up in weight.

Load up your hand luggage with any heavy items you have bought, its surprising how much shopping you can cram in a backpack. You are allowed 7 kilos in hand luggage.

Most airlines will let you be a few kilo's over, we went for years coming back home overweight, until last year when we were done by Malaysia Airlines for nearly $300 in excess fee's!

If you have filled your cases before you leave home, then unpack and start again - half the amount you had in there.

You do not need 10 changes of clothes, 5 pairs of shoes, 20 ton of toiletries.

Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore etc are hot, you only need lightweight clothing, the laundries are cheap there and if you run out - buy more there.

We go shopping when we arrive to buy our toiletries, extra tea/coffee, fly spray etc.

This is the adaptor we always use in Thailand, its the same adaptor used in Cambodia and Bali.

We also take a small Australian power board with us, then we can charge mobiles, camera's, and laptop at the same time if need be.

I hate using an umbrella but we do pack a couple of tiny fold up ones for our backpacks.

It's surprising the amount of times we have needed them, especially during those sudden tropical down pours.

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