I’ve been on a few trips to Europe in the last few years. I’ve been careful to pack all the supplies I thought I’d need, but I also felt secure in the knowledge that there were decent health care systems in these countries if something were to go drastically wrong.
I’m currently in Italy, and it’s absolutely wonderful and dreamy!
However, my meter battery inconveniently died about halfway into the trip. It was especially inconvenient because I accidentally ripped out my tried and tested sensor a couple hours later… Then, of course, the new sensor was a bleeder so I had to replace that one too!!!
It all turned out totally fine because we could get a battery at the supermarket down the street (surprising!!!).
I’ve never had a battery die like that before. All my past meters have given me many, many annoying warnings before the battery gives out.
We decided to travel light this trip, and I only packed one meter. Now I know better!! Next trip I’ll have a spare meter and battery. Honestly, I didn’t even consider packing a spare! I packed triple of everything else. Ha!
Anyway, just thought I’d share in case this helps anyone else in their international adventures! There are many places I’d like to travel some day, and I’m my hoping travels to countries with developed health care systems will help prepare me to visit any other countries