I think I have taken care of all the pre-boarding items now, in preparation for the April trip. I did order four things that I will pass on. I ordered the RFID passport and credit card carrier, as I had mentioned in a previous post.
I also decided to order two items for my camera. I know a lot of people prefer to take pocket cameras on trips because of the convenience and the less risk of theft. However, I bought my camera to take photos and I intend to take it. The camera bag I bought, with my camera, has not been satisfactory. Some of the straps are needing to be better connected to the body of the bag.
This caused me to do a little researching into camera bags and I found some products put out by a company called pacsafe.
If you look at the pacsafe products, you will see that they are specifically designed to protect against pickpocket type thieves. Obviously nothing is 100% safe, but after reading the descriptions on these products, I decided they were worth a try.
I downloaded a app for the iPad called Travel Tracker Pro. Expensive as far as iPad apps go, but after reading many comments on how well they have provided service to the program, I bought it. It allows you to build an itinerary and track all expenses on the trip. It will also convert Euro expenses into other currencies. This is just another thing you can do with an iPad that you can’t do with a Kindle.
I noticed that one of my credit cards expires in May, so I called the company to have them send me a new card sooner. It would have gone crazy finding myself in Spain with expired credit cards. I know, because this happened to me once in the past.
I made a entry on my calendar to call the credit card companies, a week before we leave, and tell them to expect charges outside of Panama. Now I am about ready to do the other things I hate to do this time of year and that is get ready to file the tax return. If I get everything under control, I may even may a Panama related post soon. Coming to think of it, I guess some of these items would be good for people coming to visit Panama to consider.