Counterfeit medicines are quite simply medicines which are not ‘what they say on the label'. They can do more harm than good so here's what to look out for.
Traveller's diarrhoea can be a nightmare for any backpacker, but there are some simple hints and tips to avoid getting a case of traveller's diarrhoea.
Drugs abroad can be serious business, but before you get caught up in the moment just remember that doing drugs abroad can have serious consequences.
Vang Vieng, the quiet mountain town of Laos, is one of the most picturesque places in all of South East Asia, but there are dangers involved in tubing.
There's a few things I wish I'd known before I went to Thailand. Like don't be afraid to try any method of transport, but make sure you cling on tight! Thai driving is crazy! Driving the wrong way down a street, on the pavement and reversing down an expressway were just some of the experiences we 'enjoyed'!
There is no combination more ideal for meeting a new partner; sun, beach, cheap alcohol and nothing else to worry about. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise, not just amongst young people back home, but even more so amongst young travellers. Research has shown that over 50% of travellers have sex with more than two partners whilst out on the road.
It’s 3am. You’re sleeping off a few beers and a great party in a hostel. Suddenly you’re woken by terrifying screams, panic, flames, no lights (electricity has gone), thick smoke and everyone shouting in foreign languages (backpackers panic in their own language, not English!). Would you know what to do?
You've planned your route, bought your tickets and started applying for visas. Planning to go travelling can be time-consuming and sometimes stressful, and if you take regular medication for a pre-existing condition, you might have additional concerns about hitting the road. However, there's no need for sleepless nights as long as you prepare well in advance.
Of the 250,000 18 to 24-year-old backpackers leaving the UK over the next six months, one in three will travel without insurance. Perhaps they think that it will never happen to them. Like many people, I thought it would never happen to me. Well, I travelled without insurance and it did happen to me.