Travel Check List
For most us, it is quite common to forget things before packing. As a result, most of the time it ruins our holidays. MYHOLIDAYBD.COM team has come up with a check list that we can use before we leave from our house for holidays.
❏ Passport: If we are going to travel another country and we forget our passport then we are not going to go any where even if we have everything else like ticket and luggage etc. Even if we have photocopy or digital copy of our passport, we will not be able to make the journey. So for international travelers, passport is the most important thing that you just cannot forget.
It is also a good idea to take a photocopy of the first page of your passport with you, take a digital copy of the passport in your mobile and an email sent to your email address with the digital copy attached. In case if you loose your passport and you need to apply for a new one, having a copy will be a big help.
❏ Visa & Ticket: Most of the times visas are attached inside the passport so if you have passport you have visas as well.Some countries are giving electronic-visas these days. It is a good idea to have at least two photocopies of that e-visa. One photocopy you can carry with you and the other one you can put in your luggage. These days you can take a snap of the visa in your mobile and also you can send a mail to your email address with the visa image attached.
Most of the tickets are coming as electronic format these days. So having a photocopy of the ticket with you and a digital copy in your mobile and an email copy will save you from lot of troubles.
❏ Cash, ATM cards and Credit cards: We all know cash is the king. Travelers usually carry cash in their wallet. Some travelers also keep some cash in alternative place in the case of emergency.
Travelers from Bangladesh need to inform their banks and get authorization to be able to access their fund while they are traveling to international destinations. Some credit card companies offer various points programs when you use them.
If your cards are stolen or lost, you need to inform the banks to cancel your cards. You can keep the contact numbers of the banks with you written somewhere and in your mobile as well.
Using a passport organizer can help you to organize all your important stuffs. One with the waterproofing option can be handy.
❏ Mobile phone, Charger, Power Converters and Power Bank: A less expensive smart phone can be good option while you are traveling. Many times mobile phones are the prime items that get stolen or lost. A mobile phone charger should also be taken into consideration.
In some countries power points are different than Bangladesh. So even if you have charger but still you will be needing a power point converter to be able to use it.Power Banks are getting popular these days because of it’s convenience.
❏ Clothing: Depending on the number of days you are travelling, you can take two pairs of shirts, 2 pairs of T-shirts, 2 pairs of pants (jeans is preferable as you don’t have to worry about ironing), at least one warm jacket (if it is winter), two pairs of socks and two under wears. A quick dry towel is highly recommended because regular towels take too long to dry
At least one pair of comfortable runners and one pair of sandals will make life lot easier
❏ Cap, sunglasses, umbrella or raincoat and mosquito repellent : While traveling we need to do lot of outdoor activities. Sun burn and mosquito can become health hazards. Getting wet in the rain can also make some one sick.
❏ Essential medicines: People who require regular medicine has to have medicine packed. Some basic medicines for common cold, flu fever, headache etc can save from troubles. People with sleeping disorders can take advice from general practitioners about natural medicines. In western countries melatonin 3mg is becoming popular among travelers.
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Bangladesh has a sub tropical monsoon climate. There are six seasons in a year. They are Winter (Dec-Jan), Spring (Feb-Mar), Summer (Apr-May), Monsoon (June-July), Autumn (Aug-Sep), and Late Autumn (Oct-Nov).
The average temperature across the country usually ranges between 9C – 29C in winter months and between 21C – 34C during summer months. Some times in the winter, the temperature might get below 5C in the northern part of the country, whereas in the summer months, specially in the month of May the temperature might get up to 37C.
Annual rainfall varies from 160cm to 200cm in the West, 200cm to 400cm in the Southeast and 250cm to 400cm in the Northeast. During the monsoon months, most part of the country gets flooded.
Cyclones(above category three/four) are quite common during the month of February, March and April. These thunder storms can bring widespread disruption as expected to infrastructure and power outages, especially in the coastal areas. The weather pattern is very much similar to the Gulf Coast in the United States.
From the above discussion, we can come into conclusion that from Autumn to Spring (August to March) in total eight months is the best time to travel Bangladesh. From the month of April to July there is a high risk of thunder-storms, heat wave and continuous rain can interrupt the journey.
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