Preparing to go to Egypt this week ~ clothing, insurance, travel cheques, my talks …etc ~ which inevitably meant a trip to the travel doctor for some last minute immunizations.
Being on the road already meant a random travel doctor and I have to say I lucked out, especially for someone who is rather particular about their doctor. If you happen to ever need this is the Hamilton area, Dr. Dada is lovely and very thorough.
Aside from the immunizations and pills in case of any dreaded traveler’s diarrihea, the doctor cautioned me about only swimming in filtered pools, not wandering about bare foot and only drinking boiled or bottled water. His next suggestion was practical enough, but brilliant, as for whatever reason it had not occurred to me. “You will, of course take a traveler’s first aid kit.”
I don’t know why this hadn’t occurred to me, but it reminded me that things we take for granted at home, are not always easy to find abroad, and really who wants to waste their time looking for tylenol when there are pyramids to see.
So I wandered over to the pharmacy and asked the pharmacist what she would take with her.
- Tylenol Gel Caps (faster acting)
- Gravol (I grabbed the non-drowsy ginger tablets)