- print your backups of your passport. I scan everything so I have copies -- but realized I'd be spending a bunch of time printing it, since it took us over an hour to get everything and then print it for Sharon.
- and make one of your cards an American Express card. Sharon got into a touch of cash trouble at the consulate, and discovered that AmEx holders can get money sent via Western Union for this kind of emergency.
- Seal it all in an envelope that you then sign, so you know if it's been tampered with. This stays in the hotel safe during your stay.