Altitude Sickness Lessons !!

After having spent nearly a couple of months at higher altitude, we collectively seem to have experienced pretty much every symptom of altitude sickness, only the mild versions thankfully. Here is a summary of the lessons learned: 1) Drink water forcefully: Dehydration is the major cause of headache at higher altitude. People tend to think …

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The best credit and debit cards for travelers and backpackers

You live in the US of A, and you are probably wondering what the best credit/debit cards are for international travels. Here is what I was looking for in my cards: Debit: No ATM fee No International Transaction fee Current exchange rate No currency conversion fee No Monthly or Annual Fee Result: Charles Schwab debit card. …

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How did I prepare for Kilimanjaro ?

Fitness:  Plenty of Cardio for at least 6-months. By the time I climbed the mountain, I was ready to run a full marathon. If running is not your thing, then biking and swimming are good. But, from my personal experience, swimming alone won’t cut it. I hiked almost every weekend at nearby trails. If you …

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