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Travelling essentials for backpackers
Passport and visas
Unless you’re travelling entirely within your own country, you won’t get very far without your passport and any relevant visas. Don’t forget them.
Money and Cards
Save money before you travel then make sure that you have different ways to access cash in an emergency.
Check out which bank accounts and credit cards give the best rates and charge the lowest fees for overseas use too. Don’t forget to compare terms for ATM withdrawals and card purchases. Having local currencyin small denominations can be a blessing when you’re paying for transportation, small snacks and leaving tips too.
Carrying a crisp, clean 100 dollar bill in a safe place can be an excellent ultimate emergency backup plan.
There are few places in the world where you won’t be able to exchange it for local currency. It should be enough to pay for a couple of night’s accommodation and feed you whilst you work out any problems.