Asia is one of the most popular gap year destinations, boasting countries such as China, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (to name a few!). In countries such as Thailand mosquitoes and other biting insects can be a pain, so make sure your kit list contains repellents and relief. You may also find yourself visiting areas with a high malaria risk, so high strength mosquito repellents would be a wise option for these places. You should always speak with your GP or a travel clinic before travelling to countries with a high malaria risk! In countries with a high risk of malaria and other tropical diseases, you should sleep under a mosquito net for additional protection. Make sure you take the necessary security precautions during your trip, money belts and neck wallets are a great way to store cash discreetly. As with travel to any destination, ensure that you have the correct plug adapter so that you can charge your camera, ipod, mobile phone etc. Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the essentials you may want to pack for your trip to Asia, including adapters, mosquito repellents and travel health products. We’ve also included some comfort accessories for those long sleeper train and overland bus journeys in South East Asia!