Nuts & Bolts - Health Precautions
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. As a healthy individual, health insurance seems like a bit of a scam, but Julie is far too sensible to let us undertake this trip without plenty of health insurance and loads of vaccinations. I was surprised at how expensive all this was, particularly the malaria tablets.
For those of you planning
a trip like this, here is what we considered a comfortable amount
of coverage with the fewest necessary jabs. The Center
for Disease Control is an helpful resource for anyone traveling
to 'exotic' destinations. Check with your county health facility
for vaccinations -- they usually provide shots at a reasonable price,
much cheaper than a private clinic.
We purchased a travel health insurance plan with emergency evacuation coverage through Worldtravelcenter.com. We've heard that short doctor visits in most countries are cheap, so we'll probably pay out of pocket in thoses cases since the insurance deductible is a bit high.