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  • Staying safe in Southeast Asia

    Staying safe in Southeast Asia

    For many it is a trip of a lifetime -- a month or more backpacking through the tropics of Southeast Asia. For an unlucky few however, the trip goes sideways and they end up having a trip of a lifetime for all the wrong reasons. While Southeast Asia remains overall a safe destination to travel in, here are some simple ways to minimise your chances of having problems and that should (hopefully) help you get the most out of your trip.

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  • Dengue fever in Southeast Asia

    Dengue fever in Southeast Asia

    For many first time visitors to Southeast Asia, a visit to a "travel doctor" is a part of the pre-departure planning. Invariably discussion revolves around nasties like rabies, hepatitis and malaria as there are preventative shots, pills and potions you can buy for all these. What gets discussed far less frequently, yet in all likelihood you're just as likely to pick up, is dengue fever.

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  • Travelfish tips on travel health & safety

    Travelfish tips on travel health & safety

    We know, reading tips on keeping healthy while you travel isn't the most exciting thing to do. But these tips will go a long way towards creating a safer and healthier holiday and are definitely worth a look for anyone preparing to travel in southeast Asia. Read on for advice on pre-departure preparation along with advice on what to do and how to behave in order to minimise the chance of problems during your holiday in Asia.

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  • Malaria:Cambodia,Laos,Thailand,Vietnam


    One of the most commonly asked questions by first-time travellers to Southeast Asia is "Should I take malarials?". It's a simple question, with a complicated answer, best summed up as "it depends". Here's ten pointers that we hope will help you make a more informed decision regarding malarials and travel to Southeast Asia.

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  • Medical treatment in Thailand

    Medical treatment in Thailand

    Need a new pair of glasses? Got a mole you want removed? Have you been putting off seeing the dentist? If you'll be in Thailand anyway, why not consider scheduling a doctor's appointment or two during your vacation?

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  • 10 points on buying travel insurance

    10 points on buying travel insurance

    Being robbed or injured during a trip overseas is an awful experience only made worse if you didn't buy insurance or have an insurer who refuses to pay out your claim. Consider these 10 points before you head overseas and put your mind at rest.

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