9) Carry Medication
It’s certainly true, American’s like over the counter medications. Common cold; we have a prescription for that. Ear infection; try these ear drops. Sore throat; here are throat lozenges. However not every country in the world believes in using these medications frequently. Most of the time the attitude is to wait a few days or even weeks and try to get better yourself. It’s not common you will be prescribed the same medication you could easily get at your own doctor. If you’re planning to travel far, it’s a good idea to travel with enough medication you may potentially need. This saves you the hassle of trying to find a doctor in an unfamiliar place and possibly having a difficult time getting your medicine. If you do get sick, you’ll already have what you need in your bag.