While walking around the streets of Manaus, Brazil, I suddenly hear them approaching. Zzz! Mosquitoes, coming down from the heavens, biting my skin and possibly transmitting yellow fever into my bloodstream.
When you travel to a new country with expensive items, you undoubtedly will worry about the safety of them, but I will take my camera abroad, and even if I lose it or it is stolen from me, there is one reason why I cannot leave it behind.
The most important thing for anyone traveling to a new country to know is that every culture is different, and so, you must use your common sense in order to respect their way of life and ensure your personal safety.
Whether you are planning to go somewhere for less than a week or a few months, you are going to have struggles planning and packing your belongings.