I never thought I’d be sitting in a top sushi restaurant bar in Tokyo a few years back eatng raw fish and enjoying it  A treasured moment – not to be forgotten. But getting there required a lot of planning, time and effort. And it wasn’t easy.


Travelling can be a stressful business. On one occasion I had done an eight-hour shift at work, then got home to pack my suitcase. With the help of the family, we ended up packing three large suitcases for our trip to Japan, sometime in the early hours of the morning. I went to bed and had to wake up three hours later to catch our taxi to the airport. Why did I leave it so late? A bit of planning would have done the trick. How can I help? Let’s go back to the basics.

Let’s find you a good, sturdy suitcase and then start deciding what we need to put in it. It could be anything from a tootbrush to souvenirs for those relatives you may be visiting. Everybody likes a British souvenir – whether it’s a tin of tea we British like to drink – or a key ring featuring such icons as a London taxi or Big Ben .Once we’ve packed our bags, there’s no need to stress and there’s plenty of time to chill.


My goal is to help you pack your suitcase and make sure you’ve got the right things for your holiday We’ll give you a to do list of what you need with a few suggestions of what to buy. It’s then up to you. And if you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,


(pen name TONCHIK)

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