This way a few pages of lightweight handwritten notes allow me to distill key bits of information without adding to the weight of my luggage. I know that as I arrive in each town I can pick up a brochure that will include a town map and the opening hours for each site of interest. This single brochure can stay right in my pocket where it can easily be consulted as needed while I'm sightseeing, yet stay discretely out of sight the rest of the time.
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