If there’s almost nothing worse than getting sick, something worse is getting sick in a foreign country. As Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home, and all of us really feel that longing for a familiar place, a loving face, and the comforts of the known when were sick. Let’s face it. Many of us are just little kids inside, and we have, hopefully, many fond memories of moms and dads who helped us out when we were sick. As we grow older, our experience of getting sick treated may involve our own health system: that is, a familiar doctor, a familiar insurance program, a familiar hospital. Continue reading

Whether travelling overseas on business or for pleasure, no one expects to have their beach time interrupted by a natural disaster. Yet, on a perfectly sunny day by the sparking ocean, an off-shore earthquake can strike, triggering a life-threatening tsunami. Many vacationers may initially not believe that the large wave is on its way. That’s because a tidal wave from a Tsunami starts off slow and gains strength as it makes it way to the shoreline. Continue reading