Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shopping List of Essential Items for China.

Here, according to the DK China Guide, is what I shall need:

1. Business cards.
2. Wet wipes, soap and hand disinfectant.
3. Non-breakable mug and tea.
4. Flip flops for shower.
5. Suncream, hat and sunglasses.
6. First Aid kit.
7. Pain killers.
8. Travel sickness pills.
9. Prescription medicines.
10. Anti-fungal ointment.
11. Antiseptic.
12. Plasters and bandages.
13. Scissors.
14. Tweezers.
15. Insect repellent.
16. Antihistamines.
17. Imodium.
18. Water purification drops and plastic bottle
19. Disposable syringes.
20. Blood transfusion kit.
21. Oral rehydration solution.
22. Thermometer.
23. Supply of antibiotics.
24. Circulation socks for plane.
25. Universal adapter.


Blogger Kay said...

Wow! What a list ~ actually be a good one to copy and keep for any trips into interiors of large Asian countries! Not long to go now for you! I bet the excitement is building!

Tue Sep 29, 11:10:00 pm  
Blogger Kirsty said...

A blood transfusion kit? Really? Wow! What's going on in China that roadside blood transfusions are a possibility?

Wed Sep 30, 12:27:00 am  
Anonymous Mary said...

Like Kirsty said ... a blood transfusion kit? That's hardcore. Everything else seems pretty reasonable.

Wed Sep 30, 02:06:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Kay - I put it up here for my own reference, but great if anyone else found it useful!

Kirsty and Mary: The blood transfusion kit isn't strictly part of the DK list, but it does come in the sterile pack I'm buying. And bearing in mind that HIV and hepatitis B are rife in China, I think it is a good precaution.

Wed Sep 30, 05:31:00 am  
Blogger Alex said...

We used Lonely Planet when we went and found it very useful indeed.

Wed Sep 30, 11:07:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, Alex, Lonely Planet Guides are great, aren't they? I like the glossy pictures in this DK one but they do weigh it down a bit. I wonder if the Lonely Planet one is lighter.

Wed Sep 30, 11:27:00 am  
Blogger Brian Clegg said...

Remember, when handing business cards over, to present them with both hands, card facing towards the other person (and right way up).

Wed Sep 30, 12:25:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Brian - have you been to China too?

Wed Sep 30, 12:42:00 pm  

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