2. Money in a messenger bag (has strap that goes over your head) or money belt. At every port at least one person has been pick-pocketed so be clever in concealing your valuables.
3. A camera
4. Comfortable clothes – you WILL fall asleep on the bus rides.
5. An iPod for the long bus trips and days on the beach.
6. Presents for the people you run into along the way – the children love stickers and lollipops. If you are doing a township home stay, bring a gift for the family so they can have something to remember you by. I suggest something from your hometown.
7. Your laptop on overnight trips – internet access becomes a special treat and most hotels have WI-FI so take advantage because who knows when the next time you can check Facebook will be.
8. A soccer ball – everyone loves soccer and it is a great way to make new friends in a short amount of time.
9. Pen and paper – to write down not only interesting facts, but also names and numbers of the people you meet along the way, cool places you hear about and want to discover, and information you need to gather for your classes.
10. Be ready for anything – NOTHING goes as you planned so be “flexible” is the SAS motto.