Planning a gap year?


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But feeling a little daunted?

Not sure which way to turn?

Wondering where you'll end up

And what might happen along the way?

Fear not!!

We have loads of tips and advice to share with you

From our own amazing Family Gap Year!

Bum Bags - Gap Year Travel

I learnt not to carry passports, tickets, travellers cheques in a day pack, particularly not in a section that has easy access, these are really easy to pick pocket.

I used a good bum bag (slightly bigger than the one in the image) with three compartments. A smallish separate compartment for the things I didn't often need to get out like our passports, emergency cash, spare credit cards and my drivers license etc. (And don’t forget to keep these in a waterproof Ziploc bag. A veritable monsoon in Malawi soaked my passport which was in my bum bag. All the ink in the stamps ran - including the immigration stamp back into South Africa. It did make things tricky.)

I kept my camera and mobile phone in a large middle compartment that I could easily access (I had a large bulky camera which wasn't wholly ideal in terms of size and it was a tight fit in the bag) and in a final pocket I kept my spending cash.

Finally, my main credit card and a few notes I kept tucked neatly into my bra!

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