Trip preparations and packing list

Clothing:

It is essential to respect the local customs/traditions with the clothing that you pack.  Please respect this and pack modest clothes.  You will be asked to change your clothes if these guidelines are not followed. This is extremely important!

Please note there are no laundry facilities on this trip, however you can hand wash your clothes if necessary. Most people make the mistake of bringing too much clothing.  A suggestion: Avoid nylon and other synthetics which can be very uncomfortable in hot weather.

Travel light – you are away for one week. Pack only one bag/suitcase to check in and one carry-on bag/backpack. Best to have identification tags on your luggage.

  • 7 short sleeved shirts or T-shirt (breathable fabric with no offensive slogans)
  • 4-5 pair pants/trousers
  • 1 pair sports shorts (for the bike ride)
  • light sweater (optional)
  • Undergarments/Daily essentials
  • Trainers and socks
  • Sandals/flip flops
  • Hat/cap
  • Personal toiletries (bathroom amenities will be provided)
  • Medication
  • Hand towel
  • Small day bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (DEET)
  • Water bottle
  • Ear plugs (you may share a room with someone who snores)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Cards or other small game to play in the evening (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • If you wear glasses (or contact lenses) it is advisable to bring a spare pair

The following equipment will be required:

  • Gloves for using tools
  • Crochet Hooks for Rehash Trash visit
  • A football (possibly other sports equipment, e.g. skipping ropes)

DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT CONTAINING 2 PRINTED COPIES OF YOUR VISA.

If you have more than one passport, make sure you bring the passport that you gave a copy of to school to use in buying your airline ticket.

Technology:  You do not need technology on this trip.

Spending money:   We will be visiting the local markets where anything and everything is available.  There will be an opportunity for you to buy snacks if you wish. We recommend you allow a figure of around US$10 to US$20 per day.  It is advisable to bring all of your money in small denominations.  The trip leaders will not be responsible for looking after your money.

Valuables: Like most places in the world, you need to be security conscious whilst travelling in Cambodia. Please do not bring unnecessary valuables along with you such as jewellery or expensive watches. Although all care and attention will be exercised, teachers will not look after your valuables.