Death & Travel: Preparing for the ultimate journey … just in case

Monday, September 12th, 2011
Monks skull from the chapel of bones in Portugal

What happens if you die when traveling overseas? Death. A rather morbid subject, but one that’s been following us everywhere since the day we were born. In the “West” people prepare for it, fret about, think about it, and try to avoid it as best they can. In the “East” people accept it but don’t… Continue reading more »

What happens when you get food poisoning in Asia?

Monday, July 18th, 2011
Squat toilet in Thailand

What’s it like to have food poisoning in Asia? There’s a difference between “food poisoning” and “travelers diarrhea”. Quite a large one in my book. Yet the two ailments are often merged for sympathy’s sake when traveling. I myself have succumb to both. Travelers diarrhea is nothing new, and rarely gets me motivated to tell a soul. Food… Continue reading more »

How much is a dentist in The Philippines, and what you should know!

Monday, October 25th, 2010
Extracted teeth at a dentist

How much does a dentist cost in The Philippines? A dentist in the Philippines can be very cheap, but it really depends on what you want done! And, where you are from. We’ve all heard of medical tourism. A term used to describe the practice of going overseas for medical treatment while on holiday. This… Continue reading more »

How I deal with getting sick when traveling

Friday, July 17th, 2009
Filippina Lady thinking in Puerto Princessa, The Philippines (click to enlarge)

Getting sick when traveling I was in Sabang in the Philippines getting ready for a trek along a monkey trail when I woke up during the night with a fever. It got worse. But that’s all next week … In Pakistan I was projectile vomiting purple ooze … In France and Spain I tore muscles… Continue reading more »