@Jessica_Sarah_Mangelsdorf I’m not on your trip. My sister has done quite a number of os trips. I’ve been told don’t overpack lol.
I’m a frequent flyer east to west coast and up north and prefer window seat(something to sleep on too lol) so i don’t get bothered by drunks or up and down people. I’ve just bought compression tights - my sister said they’re good but not when its really hot (she didn’t clarify that part lol) but I should have been using them along time ago lol. I went to a medical shop to be fitted for “flight socks” to ensure they were right type for me.
A neck pillow is handy too! (Try before u buy if u can see what is comfortable for you). I attach mine to my back pack with a caribeener style hook
Hand sanitzer too always have it just incase no soap. Where ever u are.
Oh yes! Flight socks is a good idea! Thankyou! I’ll have to look into getting them, I’ve heard they are amazing for long flights, I already have a few problems with my ankles and knees, so anything to help will be good ahaha
I have bought a soft car one, only because my sister bought a hard case and it got cracked while she was flying so I’ve just gone with a simple black one with a tsa lock
I arrive london on 14th may tour is 16th may start for 12days (essential europe)…
I have one hard case its an juno antler never had any issues with it and now i own a samsonite firelite i think its called rrp $850 ish paid $450ish. My juno is 81cm bit way over limit lol after speaking with TD admin they said 70cm , mine is a med it is 75cm but closer and I’ll pack a tote bag just in case!
I do love my soft cases have a heap- usually get new luagge every yr or two lol… bit of an addiction lol because of work.
I dunno if you got your insurance yet, i used cover more in October and they were awesome to deal with and so decided to buy 12mths of worldwide insurance (cost me all of $400ish) cheap when I fligh domestically regularly so covers me for that too…
I got my vaccinations from chemist warehouse (cheapest place) and was able to claim from my private health cover a portion too. Altho nothing is really needed, i did tell my dr i was travelling and he said to me as a precaution so got a hep a / thyphoid- its a combi vax (as all my other australian vaccines are upto date so none of them needed).
I own a luggage scale too, this one from bag world
I haven’t booked my flights yet but I’ll probably get to London on the 27th and fly home on the 15th of November. All up that’ll be 6 nights in London. I’ve been before but I’m 100% going back for the Harry Potter studio tour in my London time too haha.
OMG YAS! im going over there to do so many harry potter things! ahaha
i dont leave untill the 26th of november,
for the first night before the actual tour im staying at the best western burns hotel, which im about 90% sure that its where everyone meets!
and then i have a hotel booked for a week at the europa hotel, (im not really that keen on hostels, i think ill need some me time after 14 days with so many people haha)
and then im planning on going to brighton for 2 nights for the markets and lanes, and then im heading to Bath to go look around and see the place they filmed the potions classes for harry potter
omg yeah i have to see it all! ive never been but ive seen so many things about it on the internet!
ohhh nice! the europa hotel im staying in is about a 5 minute walk to hyde park, i dont know how i found such a nice hotel in hyde park for such a good price haha its also close to paddington station,
you should! its so pretty there! im planning on going over the weekend so that i can see the sunday markets
theres some nice little airbnbs there that are super cheap!
i havent booked any accom for bright or bath or the 5 other nights in london yet,
i dont know where or what i wanna stay in so im leaving it for awhile haha
yeah we do! but yeah i wanted a little extra time, and i also heard that the primark in bath is amazing, so its a little shopping trip aahah
omg yes! 100% going to get a 9 3/4 photo aswell! ahaha we can go together after the tour if youd like
Sounds like a plan, we can take each others photos haha. We could maybe even do Harry Potter studio together, bounce our nerdiness off each other and again, take each others photos hahaha. See how it goes
Dude Primark is THE BEST! Its my favourite shop ever. Its so stupid because its such a simple shop haha
I haven’t booked my accom yet so I’ll keep on searching. Sounds like its in a good spot so maybe I should check that one out too, don’t mind me just stealing your ideas haha.
ahah yes! we wont have to ask random people to do it for us ahha but im o down for that!
ive watched so many primark haul videos on youtube (im youtube crazy! ahah) but mannn! im going to have to get an extra suit case to take home with me hahah
yeah do that! ahah no go ahead! look at it on bookings.com or trip advisor its not like hell fancy, but its super close to everything, and i like the older European hotels, it will feel like im in europe not adelaide still haah
im also sooooo keen for every type of market they have aswell!
PS. FYI I looked up the HP studio tour and it is completely sold out from November 13 - 17.
Not sure what your travel dates are but thought I’d let you know as a fellow HP fan to maybe book it in as it really is a must do!
I’ll probably end up booking it the day before the tour starts or the day after the tour ends (Oct 28th or Nov 12th).