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Malaria Pills: Do or Don’t

Prior to my trip to Brazil last winter, I made a quick stop to the Travel Clinic to get important shots for Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Hepatitis A. The doctor also recommended I take Malaria pills since I was spending 6 days in the Brazilian Amazon. There are several types of Malaria pills: Mefloquine, Malarone, Doxycycline and Fansidar. My doctor recommended the Malarone pills, which I believe are the most ...

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Backpackers Evacuated from Machu Picchu

Traveling is fun. Backpacking is adventurous. But what happens when Mother Nature plays a trick on you? About 2,500 tourists were evacuated via helicopter following the mudslides that stranded backpackers on the Machu Picchu site on Thursday night. Most of them were transported to a nearby village and then hopped on buses to reach the nearest town called Cusco. An air operation was necessary because the mud ...

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