My Travel Food Diary

I am extremely conscious of what I eat:

While I take every bit of caution to eat right and consume in the best proportion as much as needed by my body’s metabolism, I have come to realize that the whole concept of healthy eating goes for a toss when I am traveling.

The reason I attribute to this is while we are traveling we are dependent on the eateries and stalls that are available in a limited circumference. There is no choice really; once you decide to skip an eatery in search for a better one on the route, there is a chance that there might not be any and that you may consequently have to skip the meal itself.

Now, this can be dangerous:

Skipping meals can be dangerous especially when you are outside the home. You need to have energy levels to be able to take care of yourself. While traveling you cannot expect every one on the way to help you in case you have a weakness. You cannot afford to faint and fall – you get the drift?

I came across this application on the web while browsing one day:

It is called ‘My fafo’ and it is an incredible little app. I am still amused why no one thought about this before. This quaint little app; because it takes very little space on my smart phone helps me navigate through a lot of places where I can eat. This means that if I am traveling and I want to eat at a particular time then I need to just check if there is any other food outlet on my way to the destination. If it says yes there is I go ahead and if it negates, then I pick up a parcel from the one that I am passing immediately. See, how simple it makes life when you are traveling.

But wait, it helps me even when I am at the station! Three cheers for this wonderful app!!

Travel Issues you need to be Aware of

Although travelling might sound all fun and chirpy when heard, there are some troubles and a lot of stress. Travel is only fun when you have got it all together by planning well ahead or when you are pretty laid back and do not have a lot on your plate planned for your vacation. When you are travelling you need to know the issues that might turn up so you could be prepared if the need be.

Keep all your documents intact – It is important that you keep all your documents including your passport and insurance and visa and all other vital documents organized or in place at all times. Your trip could go unplanned if any of it goes missing.

Travel and health insurance – it is important to read up on the place you are planning to visit and be acquainted with all the medical procedures there. In some countries, a doctor visit could be expensive and your travel insurance needs to cover that so you do not end up spending a huge amount of medical expenses.

Diseases and impromptu outbreaks- When you are planning a vacation to a destination it is vital to do a research to know I there are any recent outbreaks of contagious diseases and how important it is to be vaccinated against it. How easily are the vaccines available are a point you need to be aware of. You need to talk to your GP and know about these situations.

International bank cards – it is important that you carry the international cards wherever you go as not all cards work internationally. It could certainly kill all your shopping plans if your card is not working when you need to swipe. Your destination is the best place to shop for all the things and I got a dry sack bag for my birthday while I was travelling.