Welcome to Asia

The continent home to the majority of the human population, Asia is the earth’s largest continent with a wide range of languages and religions. From 1 to 1800 A.D. China and India were considered the largest economies in the world and attracted many to the east. Asia consists of 48 UN member countries and 6 other states.

Indonesia is one of the most popular destinations and with its abundance of Islands scattered throughout the archipelago, untouched beaches are just waiting to be explored. Here are a few we picked up from Flickr to kick start your imagination and to help plan your next trip.

Jody Elliott

In the last few weeks Cover-More has seen customers in Bali with Dengue Fever, a bowel obstruction requiring surgery and continued cases of gastroenteritis. Read more.

So here I am. It’s my first week visiting Cover-More patients, schoolies week is upon us and I helped a 17 year-old who was being evacuated by air ambulance for suspected methanol poisoning.

Jody Elliott

There has been an increasing trend of family groups, including large and extended families, travelling to Bali over the Christmas period. You can only imagine the stress you would feel if your child was admitted to a foreign hospital. We monitor cases of Dengue Fever and Bronchopneumonia very closely.

Jody Elliott

It hasn’t taken me long to find out why Bali is the second most popular overseas destination for Australian travelers behind the USA. I am captivated by the beauty, culture and people of this incredible country. Candice and I have been making the most of our down time, enjoying all of Bali’s delights including its incredible food like Nasi Goreng, vibrant fruit and Luwak coffee.

Jody Elliott

Accepting the role of Cover-More’s first medical case manager and brand ambassador in Bali brought mixed emotions: pride, excitement and a little apprehension. For the next three months, for the peak travel season of November to January, I would be leaving Sydney city life behind to experience work and life in Bali.

Heading to Bali or Jakarta anytime soon? We pulled together several restaurants within the Bali and Jakarta area.

Thailand's major cities have a bumping nightlife, and there are many thrilling adventures to be had in the nation's natural landscape. However, older adults visiting Thailand likely want a more subdued experience, so we have some Thailand travel advice for seniors venturing to this destination.

One of the best things about travelling to a foreign country is trying the local flavours, and Thailand offers some of the best (and cheapest!) cuisine out there.

Dan Moore

The Loei province of Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful flora in the nation, and if you enjoy seeing spectacular flowers against the backdrop of breathtaking Thai scenery, then you should start booking a trip to the region today.