Another nice infographic we found on the web for you. Look at it carefully so you can avoid making inter-cultural mistakes whilst traveling abroad:
Should you ever be in need of health care in these locations consult Medihoo
Source: the Luggage Factory
- Wherever you go, your med records should follow
One of the biggest challenges expats face is finding and maintaining high quality medical care. While Medihoo can help you find the right care it’s always a good idea to maintain an up-to-date copy of your medical records so new care providers have easy access to your medical history. Your medical records should contain basic info like name, date of birth, insurance numbers and the names and locations of your general practitioners. Ask your doctor for your full medical history. It is possible he will charge you to produce these records and it will take time. So ask well in advance, preferably in writing.
- Check Medihoo.com before the emergency
The problem with finding good health care is that it always needs to happen when there’s a problem or emergency. To avoid stressful situations, it is best to know beforehand where the best medical professionals in the city you are relocating to can be found. The local embassy can help, but in a pinch medihoo.com can help you find good healthcare.
- Research local illnesses, diseases and health warnings.
Leishmaniasis? What? There are many obscure diseases in the world and while you shouldn’t visit webmd too much for fear of becoming a total hypochondriac, it is a good idea to do some research on the most prevalent health issues in the country you are relocating to. The US Center for Disease Control and Australia’s Smarttraveler site are good jumping off points for destination-specific information for people working and living overseas.
- Where are the band-aids?
Every home should have a well stocked First Aid kit. You can buy these anywhere, but we consider the family deluxe kit from Red Cross America to be the gold standard. Find the contents here. Make sure your first aid kit is up-to-date and that everyone in your household knows where it is and preferably how to use it.
- Take care of yourself
It’s cliché. But eating healthy and getting lots of exercise goes a long way. Combine that with an annual check-up and you should be good to go. When living abroad you should keep track of your health: make note of changes, schedule annual check-ups for you and your family well in advance and make sure you know where to go when problems arise. Medihoo.com is a totally free service to connect you with good health-care providers. Visit us and help us share good care!
All travelers have certainly been confronted with this topic at one time or another. We all want to be polite and act courteously. We all wonder from time to time, what tip should I give in a Restaurant / Bar ….
Well wonder no more, this infographic can guide you in at least some countries:
Found on: Visualistan
Here some some funny & some cold hard facts about traveling coming from the traveling community:
Source: Frontier (we love this site and blog)
Check this out…
Visiting China? Try out this new trail path in China’s Tianmen mountain park which is partially constructed with glass plates and offers a unique feeling of walking on air.
Here some numbers:
Glass: 2.5 Inch
Length: 200 feet (61 meters)
Hight: 4700 feet (1430 meters)
views looking down the 200-foot path
visitors look out over the edge of the cliff known as ‘heavenly gate mountain’
a small lookout section
Traveling around the world regularly or just going on vacation somewhere. It is best to be aware of what to avoid doing and how to be respectful. It can keep you out of trouble. This nice infographic can help as guide for some countries. Enjoy reading…stay save: