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Safety Tips for Rainy Season!

Apr 20, 2012   //   by NG   //   Useful Travel Tips  //  1 Comment

In stormy conditions, it is more difficult to see other vehicles, road signs and the road itself. It is critical to make sure you can see and be seen. Even the best drivers can get a little nervous about driving in rain, but it can be a bigger challenge for older adults or people with disabilities, who may have slower reflexes and vision limitations. Being prepared and taking it slow can help you feel more secure on the road. They will help you get to your destination safely–and with your nerves intact.

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Trekking – Checklist of things to carry…

Mar 13, 2012   //   by NG   //   Useful Travel Tips  //  No Comments

Before cursing yourself on treks for not packing what should have been packed and instead inflating your sack with junk! Below is a checklist which describe things that should be carried on your shoulders, for e.g. a day-trek in Sahyadri.

Water – A must! Along with at least a litre bottle, preferably also a smaller bottle hidden somewhere, for emergency.

First Aid – Dettol, cotton, micropore bandage (you can wrap it quickly and it stays in place when you walk), antiseptic powder (Cipladine is my favourite), pain relief spray (I prefer Relispray), pain relief tablet (Crocin / Anacin), mild ointment (Kailas Jeeven is the best), Glucon-D.

Eatables – Dates (soaked in Ghee!) give you energy. Lemon and salt. Corn (shallow fried or cooked). Grated Amla (and salted.. umm… yummy!). Parle Glucose biscuits provide ready energy when taken with water.

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