Don’t forget the small toiletries & medicaments we all routinely use at home for space or weight concerns. Yes, we travel light, but how much can these things weigh??
I recall paying around $15.00 for extra-strength aspirin in Italy and something equally outrageous for some decongestants.
Though I rarely get sick at home, the last 3 times we’ve traveled I’ve been hit with various maladies. In Thailand a year ago I caught a cold that peaked on the exact day of my all-day cooking class and could not even enjoy the wonderful dishes we were preparing.
On our X-country road trip (Seattle to Detroit) last fall I ended up in Urgent Care with acute bronchitis & a doozy of a sinus infection. And as luck would have it in Valparaiso? I caught another bug.
Apparently I’m clumsy too (Near Face-Plant in Santiago), tripping and falling and constantly bumping into things. Of course the distractions are everywhere, and you rarely find a level sidewalk or street. Mickey is constantly rescuing me, but not always successfully.
A banged up shin from an iron foot-rest on a barstool (yep drinking can be dangerous!) left me bloody. Two days later I ran into a round metal stantion (one of several) at La Plaza de Armas and opened another bleeding gash! The Band-aids & salve for those mishaps totaled almost $37.00! Hard to believe I know, so be forewarned there aren’t any Target or Wal-Mart stores around for these seemingly ordinary items, pack a few with you!
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
~Psst, tired of politics? Check out Travel in the Categories drop down menu (right side panel) for my blogs posted from interesting locations during my travel adventures. For now and the next several days we’ll explore the long & skinny country of Chile!