As my trip gets closer I am a bit confused and need some sound advice.
My face cleanser comes packaged in a 100ml plastic bottle but it is not a clear plastic. Should I pour it into one of those clear plastic travel bottles? Same with my hair conditioner which comes in a black 100ml plastic squeeze tube. Do I repackage these items?
I have rented a studio in Switzerland and the owner, who is now away on his vacation, did not ask for deposit but wants the CHF600 paid upon my arrival. The bank in Canada does not transfer money so I am faced with: taking the CHF600 in cash, or an international postal money order. Do I have any other choices? I had to order the money from the bank today but I am still uneasy about having that much money on me for all of July. I need it when I go to Switzerland in August.
Since I am living with friends when I go to UK, and in my own little flat in Switzerland, is it necessary to have a money belt/neck pouch? I will be travelling with only a backpack, so I won't have any checked luggage to worry about. If I hide the money in my backpack, would it be safe that way? I am spending the month of July in UK and August in Switzerland and I am not keen on the idea of carrying around a money belt for two solid months. I won't be staying in hotels or hostels at all, and only will be on public transit for getting to the two countries.
Any advice is greately appreciated. I leave the 27th June, and if I need to order a money pouch will have to do so asap. Thanks.