Help Me Pack My Bags With the Colonel's Special Blend of Herbs and Spices
April 3, 2008 8:01 PM Subscribe
Help me pack my bags. I'm anything but a seasoned traveler, and now (insert excitement emoticon) am headed to Berlin for three months. Please tell me about what I do about the different voltage thing they have over there and what it means for my cell phone charger. Tell me if I can put my American health insurance on hold because of the glories of the European welfare state. Tell me how and if Germans tip. Recommend the best carry-on suitcase/bag ever.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Seriously. Aside from about 72 hours in London last fall, I haven't traveled in almost a decade (I know, I know. Shameful. Provincial American. Etc.) I'm now thrilled to have a chance to live in a long-lost favorite city for a while, but don't know enough about Europe to be able to come up with a good to-do or to-buy list. Thus far I know to make multiple photocopies of my passport and store them in secure disclosed locations, and to go to the consulate to get a visa. I am completely clueless about everything else, so I don't even know the right questions to ask. So I'd love to hear what you found handy or necessary on the Continent. Those voltage converter things et al.