Travel Tips for the Travel Weary &
Here are some helpful tips for travelers
around the world!
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- In developing and third world countries it is
often wise to avoid raw vegetables, salads, unpeeled fruit, raw
shellfish such as clams, cream, ice-cream and ice cubes and even
undercooked or cold fold, which can be contaminated. Fresh Cooked
foods are often safer.
- Avoid swimming, bathing and wading in freshwater
streams and marshes etc... as they often contain microbes and other
microbes that can make you sick. It pays to check with authorities
that there is nothing dangerous in the water as well.
- See your doctor and check with a Travel Health
advisory such as the Centers for Disease Control or World Health
Organization to see what shots you need for the country you visit and
when. Remember to do the same for children who are traveling with you.
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- Wash your hands as often as possible
- Bring insect repellant & sunscreen.
Bring some sanitary wipes &/or alcohol based hand
cleaner and use them often.
- Make sure that the medication you bring is
clearly labeled in its original bottle.
- It's always a good precaution to have a full
check-up prior to departure, including a dental check. A visit to the
optician for an eye test or a change of glasses is also advisable
- Check if it is ok to drink the water - try soft
drinks or bottles water (make sure that it is not a fake). Avoid ice
and ice cream in suspect areas.
- Avoid buying
water at street side stores and check to make sure the water you buy is
legit as it may contain tap water.
- Don't leave home without a recent dental checkup,
as you won't want to be going to see a dentist while you are away,
especially in the third world
- Try to acclimatize yourself slowly to changes in
heat, environment and altitude
- Avoid sharing water and glasses as you never know
what he/she has
- always wear something on your feat as you might
catch diseases such as ringworm and athletes foot.
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