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On The Road Again
Submitted by Terry Clayton on October 16, 2002 - 12:00am.
Most people who work in development travel a lot. It might only be locally where you are on-and-off para-transit or out in the fields half the day. Perhaps you commute between a home base and one or more regular destinations. You may be in Sussex / Sydney / Seattle / Singapore this week and a/b/c/d the next. Whatever the journey, it takes its toll. On mind body and soul. So fight back! Tune in to On the Road Again regularly at AWN.
Our first topic: Ten Best Things to Take on a Trip
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We'll publish the lists as they come in. For your own amusement, you might try to guess 'where' and 'for what purpose' a trip is taking place. Here at On the Road, we will do a coefficient of participation analysis and come up with a 'universal trip list' for your review.
Deadline for list submission is November 15 2002.
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Terry Clayton a development consultant based in Thailand. In the last three years he has spent an average of 180 days a year 'on the road'. He has found it wearing on body and soul but he has been learning how to cope with what appears to be a feature of the itinerant consultant's life.
Boots'n'All (http://www.bootsnall.com) is a web-based travel publisher and an online community for independent travellers. Their "International Travel Tips for Globetrotters" ( http://www.bootsnall.com/tk/advice/jul00ittips1.shtml) includes suggestions about how to pack. Backpack Traveller (http://bptravel.tripod.com) is another mine of hints and tips for the independent traveller.
The Travellers Lounge provide some great tips on how to pack your bag: http://www.thetravellerslounge.co.uk/packing.htm
(Those who want to cheat will also find a handy packing checklist).
Other helpful links:
Top Ten travel tips from Wanderlust Magazine: http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/survey/award04.html
Health advice and resources for travellers: http://www.travelhealth.co.uk
Suggested contents for a travel first-aid kit: http://www.britishairways.com/travelqa/fyi/health/docs/medkit.shtml
Preventing HIV/AIDS: Health and Safety Guidelines for Aid Workers http://www.interhealth.org.uk and http://www.peopleinaid.org/
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