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Looking for gluten-free travel advice/tips for Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia

Posted by ibon on 17/11/2009 at 07:09

I'm heading to SEA towards the end of December for a month. I'm gluten intolerant and would love to hear any tips or advice from other GF travellers. We're visiting Hanoi/Luang Prabang/Siem Riep/PP and Kampot. To make things more complicated I don't eat meat (fish and seafood are okay). But when travelling I am not fussed about things like meat-based broth, eating around pieces of meat etc. I've done some research on the web and from what I can tell Cambodia looks like it will be the most challe ...

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Posted by jimmyg on 20/5/2012 at 12:53

Hi all i am 45 yrs old and planning to travel Sth east Asia for 6 months pretty soon for the first time, i am on a number of medications for a heart condition, i am hoping someone can give me any advice of being able to buy these meds in Bangkok either over the counter in a pharmacy or at a hospital Ramipril 5mg Simvastatin 40mg Bisoprolol Fumerate 1.25mg Aspirin 75mg thanks for any advice given ...

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Japanese Encephalitis

Posted by daniel4 on 5/6/2011 at 04:50

Japanese Encephalitis is it worth it? We are traveling to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand this coming July and wondering whether to bother with Japanese Encephalitis, given the costs involved. Just wondering what the general consensus is ? ...

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odds on getting malaria without taking tablets

Posted by sdl68 on 15/8/2009 at 06:05

This from a Canadian travel health website Retrospective studies of large numbers of travellers have provided an approximation of malaria risk during a 1-month stay without chemoprophylaxis: Oceania (PNG, Papua [Irian Jaya], Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) 1:30 or higher, subSaharan Africa 1:50, Indian subcontinent 1:250, Southeast Asia 1:1,000, South America 1:2,500 and Central America 1:10,000. It is noteworthy that the highest risk areas for malaria are Oceania, Africa and, to a lesser extent ...

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Recommended clinics to get vaccines in Kuala Lumpur?

Posted by ulilah on 10/5/2012 at 07:44

Hi Guys, I usually only read posts on this forum and I scanned the whole of it in search to get the answer to what I'm looking for. I found a lot of helpful stuff but not exactly what I need Me and my husband are going on a long trip which we plan to begin in SEA. We already started with vaccine injections but when we heard the price for JE (Ixario) I asked a friend who lives in Taiwan and she said it's worth for voluntary work in rural area (our plan too) but there is another vaccine for JE n ...

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Safety in Thailand

Posted by dangernoodle on 17/4/2012 at 14:16

I've recently been planning a trip to Thailand this summer with a good friend of mine. We have our itinerary, budget, and flights all set up. The only problem is her parents seem to think that Thailand is the most dangerous place on Earth for some reason. How can I show them that this is far from the truth. I know that the people of Thailand are some of the friendliest people. It is the land of smiles. I would love any help via articles, blogs, personal experiences etc. Thank You!! ...

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travel medical insurance

Posted by valerie1213 on 11/4/2012 at 10:57

Hi there, Has anyone from the US bought travel medical insurance. Is it worth it? Any suggestions for companies? Thanks, Valerie ...

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forgot to have my injections!

Posted by jonny85 on 7/4/2012 at 02:47

Hi all,through all the exitment and planning iv totally forgotten to get my injections i leave for se asia today! What can i do i need some helpfull advise,please nobody call me an arse lol ...

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fake malarial medicine

Posted by sayadian on 16/1/2012 at 22:05 This story relates to Africa, so apologies but the stuff originates in China so I wonder how much of it gets into this region? Has anybody had any experience of fake medicines? ...

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Ha Noi: Street food has something extra ... CHOLERA

Posted by CatBa on 12/3/2008 at 21:53

Street food stands often offer good food for a bargain price. Unfortunately, CHOLERA is being increasingly served up with street food in Ha Noi and the Health Department warns incidents are on the increase! In HCMC the city government has food inspectors who actually sample food stuffs (they don't actually eat the samples but chemically analyse them). You can tell when a food inspector has visited recently as cooks (in restaurants) wear hats and hair nets and street vendors use gloves. ...

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japanese encephalitis vaccine in hong kong

Posted by laughingbuddha on 1/12/2011 at 13:58

I am going on a 13 week adventure through SE asia (HK, Hainan island - thailand - cambodia - vietnam - singapore - bali/indo) and wanted to know if anyone has any experience/comments/suggestions for getting the japanese encephalitis vaccine while in hong kong instead of paying $400 USD for it here in the States. I don't intend to spend months in the jungle, but i might want to get a jungle trek or two while I am out. i would rather be protected and pay for peace of mind, but then again, i'd rath ...

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Physio Therapy Clinics in Thailand and Vietnam?

Posted by phishsticks on 16/12/2011 at 08:31

I have been planning a long 6 month trip with my girlfriend, we're leaving in a week, but she pulled her back out about a month ago. She's getting better but we will need to periodically get her some physio therapy on the road, does anyone know of any clinics in Hanoi, Bangkok, Chaing Mai, Krabi or Phuket? Do you know the name, website, address, phone numbers, or prices, or any info of any Physio treatment clinics in these cities would be a great help. Thank you so much in advance. ...

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Posted by potta_boro on 2/6/2011 at 02:51

Hey i'm going to be visiting, thailand, malaysia and indonesia for around 4 months this august and im pretty sketchy about malaria tablets, i will be getting the jab but certain forums say forget about the tablets you wont need them, a friend has just gone to thailand and forked out £200 for tablets!! Bangkok > Chiang Mai > Kanchanaburi > Ko Samui > Phuket > Ko Phi Phi Not sure where im visiting in Malaysia or Thailand just yet. A little help on other vacinations would h ...

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Waxing availability in SE Asia??? Question for Ladies.

Posted by phishsticks on 11/11/2011 at 04:00

My Girlfriend and I will be in SE Asia, for 3 months. She asked me to inquire about waxing possibilities on our trip. In Southern Thailand we will probably be going to (but not limited to) : Bangkok, Krabi town, Tonsai (railay), Phi Phi, Ko Yoa Noi, and in Laos we will probably be going from South to North through: 4000 isl. Pakse, Konglor, Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. She'll only need to get waxed two or three times. Is there waxing available in Southern Thailand? or in Loas? ...

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Natural insect repellent.

Posted by nerja on 6/11/2011 at 18:21

I would like to know if there is any natural insect repellent that is effective. ...

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Anyone bought Doxy in the UK (or Bangkok) recently?

Posted by christay2009 on 16/7/2011 at 19:55

I'm looking online and I'm just not getting any worthwhile results for purchasing in the UK. I am just getting lots of online sites offering me budget drugs. Any one bought any recently on the high street? My GP surgery can sell them to me but I want to compare prices. I was also looking into buying in Bangkok but not sure. Might prefer to have some before I go. ...

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Brushing your teeth with tap water in Vietnam

Posted by daniel4 on 24/6/2011 at 08:03

Any advice on whether to use bottled or tap water to brush your teeth in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos? ...

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That vaccine question!!: for SE ASIA 1 please.

Posted by travel_time on 4/6/2011 at 17:51

I really need some unbiased vaccine advice please.. Im from the UK and am about to go travelling from this July for a year (or more) on my own to SE ASIA. I dislike the idea of putting chemicals into my body that are not really needed. Surely I can build up my immune system naturally with things like echinacea and spirulina. My very loose plan is: Thailand 3 months, Laos 1 mth, Camboidia 1 mth, Vietnam 1 mth, and possibly some other surrounding countries, and then India 6 months. but really I ...

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Malarone übrig

Posted by slavka on 24/3/2011 at 04:58

Ich habe noch 4 Pakete Malorone (in Deutschland) nach meiner Asienreise übrig. Haltbar bis zum 02.2015. Braucht das jemand? liebe Grüsse ...

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Oh dear..too late to vaccinate?

Posted by sidewinder on 4/1/2011 at 22:30

Myself and my girlfriend are going to Vietnam in less than 3 weeks, and pretty stupidly, we left thinking about immunisations until the new year, totally forgetting that you're supposed to get them quite a way in advance. Myself, I'm not so worried about, all I think I need is a Hep A booster, the other essentials (Typhoid, Tetunus, Diphtheria) are still valid for me from when I went away in 2009. But I don't think my girlfriend has any of that We've both booked an appointment at the travel c ...

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