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Entries from July 2011

Paris or India?

July 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Paris or India? · Uncategorized

For the travel medicine specialist like myself, the choice between these two destinations would be obvious … India of course! What other destination has to offer such a high risk of traveller’s diarrhea, along with such other niceties such as malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya virus and packs of rabid dogs. At the same time, you […]

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July 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on MachuPicchuMania · Uncategorized

I apologize in advance that some of the intricacies of WordPress escape me … but read on anyways! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu (in Peru in case you didn’t know) by Hiram Bingham in 1911. One of my patients mistakenly thought this was Hiram Walker, the maker of […]

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Relaxin …eh!

July 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Relaxin …eh! · Uncategorized

There are many reasons why we travel. Some are compelled to travel for business reasons. Others crave adventure – climbing new peaks, paddling new rapids or hiking new trails. Many are off to visit family, often in distant countries from whence they emigrated. Religion draws pilgrims to Hajj. Voluntourism is a quickly growing reason for […]

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