Important Medical and Safety Issues to Travel Overland
What vaccinations to take when traveling overland to different continents? What do you pack in your first-aid kit? What if you get malaria or dengue? Can you trust overseas hospitals?
How do you deal with safety issues, corrupt police officers? The most frequently asked questions about medical and safety issues are answered here.
“Are you going to São Paulo? But that’s a dangerous city! Don’t go there!” many foreigners and Brazilians exclaim. Is it?
During our 16 years on the road we suffered from malaria as well as dengue. Here are our experiences + tips on what we did do and didn’t.
You can’t always control what happens; you can choose how to respond. Here are tips on dealing with police officers and on check points.
We’ve suffered our share of diarrhea in a number of countries. Here’s how we deal with it.
An overview of our experiences in hospitals in foreign countries (Asia and South America), + tips on how to prepare for hospitalization in a foreign country.
Did we take any vaccinations before and during our journey? If so, which ones?
What is in our First-aid kit? Is it the same as when we started traveling?
Who isn’t thinking about safety issues before their trip? Here are some tips on how we deal with trusting people.
How do you determine the safety of a region? Do you rely on newspapers, local people, other travelers? And when is a border crossing safe, doable, or risky?
Who has right of way, when to respect traffic lights (and not), the logic of speed limits and more about Argentina’s intriguing traffic rules.
Are they just stopping you for a chat, or a serious (or fake) offense?
After years of peaceful travel we encountered the other side of coin: we were robbed.