Lariam & Antimalarial Drugs: To Take or Not To Take for Southeast Asia?

Just less than two weeks ago I was prescribed the antimalarial drug Mefloquine, which is also called Lariam, by my doctor. I hadn’t done any research at this point, and so accepted the prescription without questioning it, except to ask about the side effects – “vomiting and stomach pain”, he said. However, just before I was going to take my first tablet at home, I quickly Googled ‘Mefloquine’.

Where would I be without Tripadvisor?

One of the most encouraging (and surprisingly effective) replies I got on Tripadvisor about travelling alone to Southeast Asia was from someone who wrote, quite simply, ‘Press the button Katherine. Worry about the details after’.

Travel Vaccinations for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

One visit to the doctor’s surgery and two sore arms later, I’m here with a blog about travel vaccinations. I promised myself I’d write about vaccinations for Southeast Asia, not just because I was so unsure myself when researching, but also because I’d like to remember. Hopefully it’ll help somebody who’s currently¬†feeling¬†confused about it all!…