A thin notebook that easily tucks into your pocket or bag quickly becomes a helpful little friend.
You can use it for jotting down hostel wifi passwords, drawing pictures for waiters when you don’t know the right words, or writing down the name of the viscous, pale green homebrewed potion that you don’t want to forget.
You can draw little reference maps so you don’t have to cart around a guide book or unfold a city map that’s dedicated more to advertisements than to actual cartography.
Sketch a striking art piece so you can look it up and read more about it later.
Keep track of your friends’ flight details…
…and a fill up a cheat sheet of key words and phrases to study when you’re waiting for a bus.
You can use it to scribble down the words and numbers that Nino and Nunu are trying to teach you while you bounce down a rough Georgian highway.
And you can practice your alphabet and keep track of a friend’s restaurant recommendations.
You’ll use it so much, it will become tattered and start falling apart. Time for some duct tape.