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What should I pack when moving to San Juan?

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

"When moving to San Juan, you should pack lightweight and breathable clothing due to the tropical climate. Include a mix of short-sleeved shirts, shorts, and light trousers. Don't forget to pack a good quality raincoat or umbrella, as the country experiences heavy rainfall, especially during the rainy season. Swimwear is essential if you plan on visiting the beautiful beaches. Also, pack a hat, sunglasses, and a high SPF sunscreen to protect yourself from the strong sun. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, as well as flip-flops or sandals for the beach. If you plan on hiking or exploring the countryside, consider packing a pair of sturdy hiking boots. Bring along any prescription medications you may need, along with a basic first aid kit. It's also a good idea to pack insect repellent and any necessary vaccinations for tropical diseases. Pack your personal toiletries, although keep in mind that most items can be purchased locally. Don't forget your important documents such as your passport, driver's license, and any necessary visas or work permits. It's also a good idea to have copies of these documents. Pack your electronics, such as your phone, laptop, and chargers. An international adapter might be necessary as the Philippines uses Type A, B, and C outlets. If you're planning on cooking, you might want to pack some of your favorite spices or food items that may not be available locally. Lastly, pack some items that remind you of home. This could be photos, a favorite book, or a comfort item. This will help make your new place feel a little more like home," said another expat in San Juan, Philippines.

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