Is there a doctor on board?

As I am currently scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of travel blog content, I thought about writing up a short post about my past resort vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. However, whilst pondering that post, I remembered that my experience on the flight there was perhaps a lot more ‘exciting’ than…

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Off the beaten path on north Vancouver Island

One of the great advantages I’ve had is the good fortune to be in a profession that has taken me to some very interesting places. While I was attending medical school in British Columbia in 2011, a couple of my classmates and I were sent over to Vancouver Island for a one month rural family…

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Being a doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are approaching a month since we returned to Canada from our trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. It sure was a different world just a few short weeks ago. When we departed for Southeast Asia in early February, the COVID-19 outbreak was an emerging concern, but it was still primarily contained in mainland China, with…

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5 tips for staying healthy while travelling

*Update 25/08/2020: Since this post was written, the Covid-19 pandemic has evolved. Guidelines aptly change as new information becomes available; this is how science works. Wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself and those around you. Reconsider non-essential travel and adhere to self-isolation requirements in your region. As we approach our departure to…

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Off the beaten path in Tanzania: Ukerewe Island

I was browsing through my old photos albums the other day and came across the shots I took during my trip to Tanzania in 2017, so it’s time to reminisce! I visited this East African country for the second time as a volunteer with a Canadian NGO and a group of Tanzanian healthcare workers running…

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