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Travelling can be a very busy time but there will also be plenty of time for relaxing on beaches, or when travelling long distances. A good book and music can help pass the time here. Books are quite weightly to carry so you may not want to take too many. There are engligh-language bookshops scattered all over the globe who will quite often trade in used books for other ones, but these can be hard to find. A good option might be some kind of e-reader. Weighing only a little more than a paperback they can store many books on them. They may be a little fragile and need looking after and you do have the problem of keeping them charged!

Music is another essential - travelling for a long time can leave you lost and longing for home. Good music can really lift the spirits and is a great distraction for long journeys - again make sure you have suitable batteries or charger.

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