International travel is fabulous: new worlds, new food, new language, new experiences, adventures and delights.
Of course, international travel can also be a little daunting. Once you step outside your door, your supports: your language, your local knowledge, your contacts, your comfort zone, disappear. You are in the hands of others for the simplest of activities, from getting around, to eating, drinking, sleeping, going to the bathroom, and especially dialysis, because we all need our regular BigD fix, no matter what.
So preparation, planning and once you arrive, vigilance are the orders of the day(s). (more…)