It can happen. Sure you aren’t going to get the extreme of Bali Belly, backpacking in Cape Town, but you may become ill. Here are the top tips we at Ashanti have learnt in our 20 years of operations.
I. Before you leave home get all your prescriptions you are likely to need, and even if you no longer need a script at home you may need it while backpacking in Cape Town, South Africa. This can be very annoying if you for you rock into a chemist to be told that cream or potion you need is script only. Rmember that if you bring medicines in to south Africa it is always an dea to have the script with you in case you are questioned.
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III. If you wear glasses have your glasses prescription too!
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V. Don’t put off going to the Doctor. Just do it. The double pneumonia I ended up with in Munich could have been a lot nicer if I had got myself to a doctor sooner;
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VII. Pack a first aid kit;
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IX. Eat well. Vegetables and that other healthy stuff keeps you from getting sick.
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XI. Be safe, think about what it is that you are doing, if you would not do something at home don’t do it while ;backpacking in Cape Town,
Oh and did I mention to make sure that you have travel insurance?