Escape recently included a reader’s suggestion to remove medication, such as those for headache and malaria, from their box or bottle and put them into resealable bags.
As a pharmacist, I advise against doing this with any medicine supplied on prescriptions written by a doctor or on a pharmacist’s advice. Medication should stay in its original container labelled with directions for proper use.
In the case of prescription-only (S4) or controlled-drug (S8) medication, labels also prove the medicine has been supplied legally through a pharmacy and includes the names of doctor and patient, plus other important information. Many travellers also carry a doctor’s letter listing the medication that he has prescribed to prove the traveller is legally entitled to have them. PETER MAYNE
TALK IS CHEAP
A couple of years ago our family did a South-East Asia cruise. I bought a set of two walkie-talkies with a range of 2km. We could contact our teenage kids on the large ship when needed and we used them in Tokyo so they could shop around separately. No mobile phone or expensive SIM cards required – it worked a treat. PETER WILLIAMS
If you are a golf fan go to the Aussie Golf Ranch (aussiegolfranch.com.au) in Ventnor, Phillip Island, Victoria and play on some of their golf courses. Minigolf and Pitch and Putt for the kids and Salt Water Creek for the family. Plus, it’s only a 10 minute walk on a bush track and sand dunes and you’re at the beach. We’ve stayed