surviving dengue fever

025: Surviving Dengue Fever

What would you do if…

While travelling abroad you suddenly find yourself fighting off one of the four strains of Dengue Fever.

About The Guest(s)

Nora has travelled full-time for 12 years and continues to travel half the year. She’s lived in and travelled through 60+ countries and counting. She is an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former CFP), and lifestyle design and has coined the term financially sustainable travel. It’s not about budget travel (though she’s done a bunch of that), nor is it about being environmentally sustainable (though she’s a big advocate of that too). It’s about making money successfully, spending money smartly, and managing it wisely – all in the arena of lifestyle travel. These three pillars form the foundation of her website.

The Professional Hobo

Resources. Tips & Tricks:

  • There is no cure or vaccine for Dengue fever.
  • Known as the Bone Breaking Disease because in the latter days of the fever you feel as though your bones are being broken.
  • You will also break out into a full-body rash
  • If you find yourself sick – before heading to the ER, try the pharmacy


  • Read your policy – know what your policy is going to cover
  • Before you make a claim call your insurance
  • Keep records of everything. Make notes (dates you called the insurance, who you spoke with, what you spoke about etc. Keep records/copies of all your receipts.
  • Before sending in your original receipts, make a copy of everything.    
  • Speak to someone higher when they are making mistake and refusing to adjust them

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