Travel and Hospitals – Burkina Faso, Part Two

After my experiences in Banfora, I hoped I wouldn’t end up in another hospital in Burkina Faso. BAH! I ended up in another TWO! Suffice to say it’s not the ideal country to end up in hospital in, should you have a choice. In Bobo-Diolosso I was taken the main hospital there. Far far bigger …

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Travel and Hospitals – Delhi and Quetta

Last week I told the not quite romantic story of my brief journey to a hospital in Bangladesh. Today I move a little westward as my 2004 journey from Dhaka to Europe took me to hospitals in both India and Pakistan. Delhi belly. If you don’t get in whilst in India you’ve been very lucky, …

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Travel and Hospitals Part One – Introduction and Dhaka

Time for something a little bit different.  You know they say that if you can’t afford travel insurance, then you can’t afford to travel. And the biggest reason for that is medical emergencies. Since my first solo trip in 1999 I have had my fair share of hospital visits whilst travelling. I’ve had malaria, severe …

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A Date With Malaria Part Three

Before I begin the final part of my experience with malaria in a West African nation on my own and thousands of miles away from my friends and family – oops, sorry too much there, I think it’s really important to remember that malaria is still a killer, despite the work that has gone into …

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