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Do I really need my Ipod?
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Realistically do I need my Ipod? Do you guys really use them that frequently when traveling??

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Not so much exploring cities and such. But for traveling long or short distances and maybe trying to drone out a loud snorer they are great.

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I agree that an iPod is good for train travel. It can take the edge off if it’s a really long trip or if you have a neighbor who is loud or what not…

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Ipod is so 2002…I use my MP3 player (with built in radio). Lots of free sites where you can download walking tours for use in larger cities, etc.

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Finnegan the “modern” manWink

The only draw back on ipod’s, mp3’s etc are that they can make you seam less approachable and may ruin the chance of meeting someone on a train, ferry etc.

Personally i did not use one last time but it’s up to the individual to assess how often they would make use of one.

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If I was going to take an Ipod and I’d take a nano

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Just one more item to get lost or stolen. The less you bring – the happier you will be!
If sitting by a loud person, get up and move your ass and try to meet new people. Expand your horizons and push yourself to meet and learn something new.