It took me a good while to justify the trip to Myanmar. I had meant to go before, but things kept getting in the way. Moreover, I had heard less than ideal things about the place: it was expensive, public transport was terrible and relatively unsafe, power cuts took over the place on an all-too-frequent basis. And then there was dysentery. I knew people who had gotten it, and I wasn’t keen to become one of them.
Is travel insurance even necessary?
I’ve asked myself the same question many times. However, I don’t buy travel insurance for my own ends. I buy it for the peace of mind of the people who care about me – I stress my mother out enough already!
And, if you’re like me, you may have left home some time ago and found your travel insurance is about to expire.