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Talk:Tips for travel in developing countries

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So just to avoid Wikitravel:Slippery slopes with the Tips lists I made a "Basic travel tools" item in the list. Those don't all need their own explination or introduction and aren't really specific to developing country travel, but they're good to mention here.

I gotta ask-- do people really bring a kettle on a trip? I've always had a hard time finding an power outlet in Asian hotel rooms/hostels, and it sounds like it would take up some space. Is the a common travel accessory?

I would never travel without one. You can get a really neat little job which holds two cups of water. It takes up less space than a bottle of water and you can carry the tea/coffee/sugar in the container as well as the adaptor. I have always been able to find a power outlet, but I don't use hostels. Tiles 17:08, 7 Aug 2003 (PDT)

I was in AMERICA and I wished I'd packed a kettle because hotel rooms only ever have a coffeemaker and I only drink tea! Yes you can use the coffeemaker to boil water, but it inevitably comes out brown unless you rinse it a thousand times first. Ugh... KJ
I think we need a How to survive in the USA article ;-) Majnoona
You can buy electric kettles in the US. :) no soap, radio! 15:22, 30 September 2009 (EDT)

Safe water[edit]

I edited out the "Safe Water" link once. It seems to me to violate the external links policy. So someone put it on a separate page and that got a vote for deletion. Now it has reappeared here, along with a second link to another, and for our purposes, useless site. I took that out but have left the "Safe Water" site in, at least until others express an opinion. Comment anyone? Pashley 11:37, 18 June 2006 (EDT)

Checking, I find it wasn't me that took it out last time, but Cjensen, and he linked to the policy. Reading the policy, methinks it should go, so I'll delete it again. Pashley 05:14, 19 June 2006 (EDT)