I'm going for a 3 month backpacking trip to Europe trip next year and have a couple of electronics related questions. I'll be going by train and staying in hostels. I'm from Canada.
Do I take my cell phone with me? I wouldn't be making calls back to Canada with it but I'm thinking for emergencies. I think the costs would be huge because of the roaming right? So it wouldnt matter if it was a local call because it's still a Canadian phone. So I'm not sure about this.
I'm buying a point and shoot camera. Should I buy one that takes those square lithium batteries that are rechargable or one that takes AA batteries and take the NIMH batteries and the recharger for it. What will work best for my situation.
I have a Zune Mp3 player. How do I recharge it? It only comes with a cable that I plug into my USB port on my computer and I'm not planning on taking my laptop with me lol
I'm buying a hair straightener. (Yes I know this isn't a necessity but girls you'll understand this, my hair is frizzy and I don't want to look like a slob). Ok, so should I buy a corded one (not sure about the availability of plugs in hostels and on the go etc.) or a battery one (which then I'd have to drag batteries with me - unless I buy a camera that takes AA batteries, buy the battery recharger and then use those batteries as well).
I need to buy those wall convertors for all these electronics. What do I need to know about the voltages of these electronics so that they don't blow up when I plug them in. Some parameters or something I need to look at. Not sure.
Jeez, that's a lot of electronics to drag with me. Anything I left out that you guys take along as well? Any tips you guys can give me based on what I wrote I would appreciate. Thank you :)