Seven Reasons to go to Bali for a Family Holiday
Bali is an incredible place, one of the most special places on this planet. It is also one of the best places in the world to take your children for a family holiday.
Family Friendly Kata
One of the best places to base yourselves in Phuket is Kata. Kata is extremely family friendly and offers a good mix between bustling Patong and sleepy Karon. Its spectacular beach, great restaurants, boutique shopping, fun activities and varied accommodation make for a great family holiday.Read more...
Eat Your Heart Out
My kids are always hungry. They have an insatiable appetite and eat all the time. During school holidays, they eat from dawn until dusk. Fortunately, when they are at school, they can only eat their provided morning tea and lunch. But when they get home from school, the frenzy begins. After demolishing copious amounts of fruit, drink and whatever else is provided, one would think their appetite for dinner would be gone or at the very least, diminished. But to my amazement, they are able to eat their dinner with as much gusto. When we visit friends, I am often embarrassed because I am sure the hosts think that I don’t feed my children. Despite warning my children in advance to restrain themselves when they are out, they never seem to hold back. I think their tummies overrule their brains. They have a primeval instinct to eat.Read more...
Puncak Bukit - Bali
SPECTACULAR PUNCAK BUKIT
Bali is one of my favourite places to visit with my family. It offers the perfect holiday for families. There is plenty to do if you wish but it is also an ideal place to simply relax. The people are friendly, the food is fresh, the beaches are stunning and the accommodation is fabulous. It is easy to get around and you can go from the beaches of Seminyak to the cultural hub of Ubud in one day. The best part is that the Balinese love children and make you feel very welcome.Read more...
Recommended Travel Vaccinations for India
The best way to protect yourself when you go to India is to ensure that you are vaccinated against a few nasty viruses. The following vaccines are recommended if you are travelling to India but check with your local travel clinics for up to date advice:
HEPATITIS A VACCINE: Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause liver infections and damage.
Spread: Usually spread through food or water that has been contaminated with infected feces. The virus can survive food kept at room temperature and even on hands.
HEPATITIS B VACCINE: Hepatitis is a virus that can cause infection, scarring, cancer, liver failure and death.
Spread: Usually spread through contaminated blood or bodily fluids (sexual contact, needle sharing, injections with unsterilized needles, blood transfusions), tattooing, body piercing, acupuncture, pregnant mother to baby upon birth. It is not spread by contaminated food or water or through casual or social contact (kissing, hugging, coughing, or eating food prepared by person with Hepatitis B)
CHOLERA VACCINE: Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera. It causes diarrhea and vomiting.
Spread: Usually spread through water or food that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person.
TYPHOID VACCINE:Typhoid fever is caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. Symptoms include poor appetite, headaches, aches and pain, fever, lethargy, diarrhoea.
Spread: Usually spread through water or food that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person.
TETANUS VACCINE: Tetanus is a disease of the nervous system caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck muscles.
Spread: Usually occurs through wound contamination and often involves a cut or puncture wound.
ANTI-MALARIA TABLETS (NO VACCINE): Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease causing fever, fatique, vomiting and headaches.
Spread: Usually transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito.