Travel 101: Packing Your Medical Kit

Our Medical Kit

As a self-proclaimed hypochondriac, I was the one to assemble the medical kit we have been carrying with us for the last five years. Being German and all, I planned for every eventuality and ended up with a medical bag the size of my head. Although Tony often questions the size (and weight) of our medical kit, we’ve made use of almost every article in that bag. Here are some of the items that have proven most Continue…

Travel 101: Getting a Hotel Room

In our new Travel 101 series, Tony and I want to introduce some basic rules of traveling in the developing world. Over the years, we’ve been asked many times by novice travelers how we deal with third-world baloney. Clearly, we’ve had plenty of practice and it would be a waste not to share our many tips and tricks with our fellow travelers. Our first installment describes the seemingly simple task of getting a hotel room and it also answers the question why a room without bathroom, or even window, is sometimes preferable. Continue…