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What should I pack when moving to Bohol Island?

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We asked people living in Bohol Island to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to Bohol Island, you should pack lightweight and breathable clothing, such as shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses, due to the tropical climate. Bring a swimsuit and beach accessories for enjoying the beautiful beaches and water activities. Pack a light rain jacket or umbrella for the rainy season, which typically occurs from June to November. Don't forget comfortable walking shoes or sandals, as well as a pair of water shoes for exploring the island's natural attractions. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. It's also a good idea to pack insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other insects. Bring any necessary prescription medications, as well as a basic first aid kit with over-the-counter medicines for common ailments like headaches, stomach issues, and allergies. Pack a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, and consider bringing a portable water filter or purification tablets if you plan on exploring more remote areas of the island. Pack your passport, visa (if required), and other important documents, such as a copy of your travel insurance policy and any necessary vaccination records. Bring enough cash for your initial expenses, as well as a credit or debit card that works internationally. It's also a good idea to have a small amount of local currency (Philippine pesos) on hand for immediate needs upon arrival. Bring your electronic devices, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, along with their chargers and any necessary adapters for the Philippines' electrical outlets (Type A and Type B). A portable power bank can also be useful for charging your devices on the go. Pack a travel guidebook or download travel apps for Bohol Island to help you navigate and explore the area. A phrasebook or language app can also be helpful for communicating with locals, as English may not be widely spoken in some areas. Finally, pack any personal items and toiletries you may need, such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and deodorant. It's also a good idea to bring a quick-drying travel towel, as not all accommodations may provide them," wrote a member who made the move to Bohol Island, Philippines.

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