How to make water drinkable

In several occasions will need water when we’re just far away from the “civilization” and from bottled water. In developing countries like the ones in SE Asia the water can have a lot of microbes. Some of them will cause only traveler’s diarrhea, but other ones could cause Cholera, Hepatitis and other more serious diseases. Even when immunized, we must be careful (and I guess nobody want to be all day shitting shit ).

If we need to take water from a river, a lake or even a suspect pat we can kill water microorganisms in one of the following ways (short by reliability): Continue reading

Vaccinations for Southeast Asia

Vaccines were one of the first things I thought about when I began to plan my trip. People try to save days going to get the vaccines as late as they can. FAIL! Most of the vaccines need more than 1 dose and time between doses. Additionally, if you’re going to a region where you need several vaccines it can be an EPIC FAIL. I needed 7 vaccines, although I didn’t need to get 5 more since in Europe we’re already immunized for them since we’re kids. I came to the doctor 3 months in advance. Anyway, even if you’re not going to vaccinate in that moment, you should go to the doctor with enough time. He/she will do a vaccination calendar for you.

In this post you’ll find all the vaccination information needed for a backpacking trip to Asia and Oceania (vaccinations for Southeast Asia are mainly enough for the rest of Asia and for Oceania).

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