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One of the most important thing while preparing your journey is flight ticket and here I recommend you to browse your flight ticket at least 6 to 8 months before your travel date
Hotels and accommodation
I use it for majority hotel platform when I travel in Asia you my try it on.
I use booking.com too and use it to compare the price, in some case booking has a fast booking method than the others.
If you would love to stay with the locals no matter where you go than you should considering Airbnb
If you just simply ordinary person (not a photographer) than I’m not recommend you to bring a big camera so mirrorless and simple camera will be the best for you. I used several gears on my photography business so here what I can suggest to you:
I use the EOS M family for whole trip, it’s quite simple and light even I have to keep it in my bag. Both photo and video through this M series are wonderful.
This lens is awesome, we called fix lens cause it set only in single range finder which is 22 mm but the f able to set in 2.0 so you can shoot details with amazing bokeh or blur for the background.
If you have a DSLR Canon lens than you can bring it and plug it on your EOS M but here you should buy this converter or adapter. No matter you buy a cheap 50 mm f1.8 lens or your L series lens than you still able to use it on EOS M with this thing.
This 3 pods is awesome, gorilla pod able to let you take a photo where you put your camera almost in every single things that you can see next to you. Just like trash box, fence, metal pole and many things. So try it on!
I think you could bet on this SD card, you can take a photo and record some video with a single SD card. I use sandisk for over than 5 years and this brand is really awesome.
Always remind to back up your data even you bring your laptop, and this Toshiba drives, I use it for over than 2 years and everything are fine.
Even I use an iMac but Macbook Air is suitable for your trip, it is simple and light to bring anywhere, even more you still can do some work or checking your personal data.
I regularly upload my food and travel photos in high resolution and sell it online on Shutterstock and till today it still works to give me passive income through photography even while I sleep. Read my article about selling your travel photos online
Here I give you some recommendation for travel stuff, seems to be not so important but if you have them in your journey than you will feel safe
This stuff is so helpful to keep money, card, or even some essential things inside your t-shirt, since my city is safe but consider this thing for your whole day.
Indonesia use 2 round slot in a whole country and I even see my guest forget to bring an adapter to charge their phone, so personally I recommend you to bring your own universal plug adapter wherever you go.
You can bring this bag to keep your tiny mirrorless and also your money, just be light traveler for wherever you go!
I found my guest bring this stuff while they stay in my Boma House, sometimes there is a mosquito too. I’m fine with that but some of you should consider for this cool stuff.
If you consider to do trekking than having your own head flashlight will help you to go up.
When you thinking about reduce your accommodation cost or you gonna stay in such natural place than try for having a simple tent on your own
Yogyakarta and whole Indonesia city is very humid so make sure you got a mineral water on your bad
Since 2011 I read lonely planet, their books are so details and full of information that help me so much before I begin my journey