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It has been a while since my last post so I thought I should give you all a quick update on my progress!

I’ve been in Australia for a few weeks now and I am absolutely loving it!

I think I said on one of my original blogs about how I just chose my route by looking at a world map however I’m glad I chose Oz as my first port of call. It gives me the chance to experience a new country, new culture and new surroundings without being completely different from what I have back home. Good way to ease me into the whole backpacking and travelling experience!

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OK, to start off this blog I want to tell you why I decided to take a gap year from work.

Let’s get one thing straight first, a gap year isn’t just for students and recent graduates looking to ‘find themselves’ teaching English in a remote orphanage somewhere across the other side of the world. These endeavours are great, there is no doubt about that, but ANYONE can take a gap year from their life. It doesn’t matter if you are 18, 28, 38, 48 or whatever. If you think you can benefit from taking a year out from whatever it is you do then why are you not making plans?

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Finally I’m traveling to see one of my favorite group in concert Fleetwood Mac. Here are some tip for you to use if you decide to go too.

One of the most popular bands of all time is called Fleetwood Mac. This group began in the city of London in the UK. They started back in 1967, and after a series of lineup changes, they ended up with a winning team. The drummer, Mick Fleetwood, whose name is used as part of the group’s name, is still one of the original members that plays with the band, even today with their brand-new worldwide tour. Although most of the fans are getting along and age, they are still popular enough to fill every location, selling out where ever they go. Here is a brief history of Fleetwood Mac, and some tips if you are planning on going to a Fleetwood Mac concert in the future.

Most Successful Years

Some of the most successful years began back in the late 60s, singing songs in the UK, one of which was albatross. Their popularity in the UK was transferred to the United States during the 70s and late 80s. Lindsey Buckingham is the guitarist, and singer Stevie Nicks was popular not only with the group, but on her own as a solo act. Some of their most popular songs came from there Rumors CD that was produced back in the late 70s. Another group member, Christine McVie, has recently rejoined the group after leaving for personal reasons about a decade ago. Today, they have rejoined, playing songs that were popular back in the day such as Dreams and Sara.

How To Get The Best Deals On Tickets

You can actually score great prices on tickets by using one of two possible strategies. The first strategy is simply getting the tickets early before scalpers purchased them all, unloading them either at the concert, or on the Internet for a much higher price. The other way to get tickets for less, a strategy that very few people use, is to call the day before the concert is going to play in your area. Most people do not know that people will actually have access to unsold tickets that are not mentioned up until that day because all of the seats have not been filled. Some people have had great luck, scoring front-row seats, sometimes for a lower price than regular seats depending upon where the concert is playing. Additionally, you can get good ticket prices by checking eBay or Craigslist from people that are not trying to make money, but just want their money back. They will actually sell the tickets for less than they paid for them just to recover some of their loss.

How To Prepare For A Fleetwood Mac Concert

If you are going to a Fleetwood Mac concert because you have recently, there are a few things that you might want to bring. You might want to consider bringing snacks, water bottles, and definitely a camera with video capabilities, or simply bring your smart phone. Although it was initially considered bad taste to video record concerts, it is becoming much more popular today. Artists are recognizing that it is a form of free publicity to have portions of their concert uploaded onto YouTube or other video sites, motivating people to actually buy a ticket and go to the concert. Using these simple tips, you will be able to get a low-cost ticket if you don’t have one, and you will know what to bring with you for the next Fleetwood Mac concert that you are lucky enough to attend.

If you are fancying a trip to places where you can really enjoy the summer heat—well maybe almost excessively—the following travel destinations are some of your best options. This list, however, can also be your guide on which places to avoid if you don’t want the discomforts of intense summer heat.

1. Bangkok, Thailand – This highly popular global destination is not just a hot travel favorite. It is also literally hot, even considered as one of the hottest cities of the planet. Average annual temperature is at 29°C or 84°F. The average low temperature is around 21°C or 70°F. The hottest months are April and May wherein temperatures get hotter than the normal body temperature at 39°C or 102°F. The humidity in these months make the heat even worse.

2. Mecca, Saudi Arabia – The holiest city of Islam is also one very hot place to stay. Average high temperature in the city is around the same as the normal body temperature at 37°C or 99°F. In June, it gets even hotter, peaking at an astounding 43°C or 109°F. Rains in this city are also very sparse, averaging only around 12 days per year.

3. Agra, India – India has never been associated with cold temperatures but Agra will likely make you associate the country with uncomfortable heat. If not for the city’s attractions, you would probably have no reason the visit Agra. Average high temperature is 42°C or 107°F.

4. Las Vegas, Nevada – Even North America has parts that scorch. For those who still have the misconception of a mostly wintery cold USA, no, the country has cities you should not be visiting if you want some place cold. Las Vegas is one of them. This American gambling capital is not just a hot tourist destination, it is also literally hot with average high temperatures hovering over 40°C or 104°F. June and July are the hottest months here.

5. Dubai, UAE – It’s not surprising to see this city on this list considering that it is located in the midst of a desert. Average temperature in the city from June through September is 38°C or 100°C. If you plan to take a dip in a swimming pool here, be sure that it has been cooled down because most pools in the city are not going to be conducive to “cooling down” as they easily conduct the surrounding heat.

If you are thinking of visiting these cities, you may want to check out the experiences shared by travelers on the websites of companies that offer world tours to find out if the tour or destination package will be worth it. Do some research. The heat could be too much for your body to take.

Tens of thousands of people leave home for a working vacation in Australia every year, and it is one of the most popular countries in the world for this type of travel. Australia is a dream destination and I have traveled to the land down under many times in my adult life. However, a working vacation does present some different challenges that may trap some people. Firstly, you need to ensure you apply for the correct visa. Secondly, you need to be able to understand the wage and superannuation rules that will differ from your country of origin.

What is superannuation?

Superannuation (Australian’s simply call it super) is a compulsory pension fund. Contributions, currently 9% of gross salary, are made by all Australian employers and this fund can be used when you retire. Most employers will quote a set wage and then super is added on top, but some employers will quote a package which also includes super. In terms of where the deposits are made, you will be given the choice of a default super fund or you can nominate a fund of your choice.

Am I entitled to superannuation?

Yes, all Australian employees are entitled to superannuation. Some employers may offer cash in hand, as a way to avoid tax and super, but this is not recommended because you may not be eligible for compensation in the event of an accident because you are working “off the books.” You can report any employer that makes this type of offer to Fair Work Australia and they will be able to give you advice. It is important to remember that even foreign workers are entitled to superannuation.

Should I use the default fund or compare super funds?

The default superannuation fund may not be the best option for your needs. Many retail funds have considerable fees that will reduce your overall account balance. Instead it is a good idea to compare super funds at http://www.smsfreviews.com.au/compare-super-funds-superannuation-comparison-strategies/ to make sure that you are getting the best deal. The rate of return should not be your focus, so instead find a low fee super fund.

How can I access my superannuation

Superannuation is only available to those who have reached the preservation age (currently 65). However, there are some exceptions to this rule and if you are on a working holiday you can claim your superannuation back when you leave the country. In fact, anyone can claim their superannuation if they permanently leave Australia or if their visa expires. The government will take about 35% tax, but the rest is yours. To claim your super you need to know the name of your fund, and you can ask your employer if you don’t know this. Once you have this you contact the fund with all of your details and you can have your money withdrawn. If you are unsure about the process there are professional accountants and tax professionals that can help you submit your claim for a small fee. This information also applies to anyone that has previously had a working vacation in Australia.

You must have heard the saying, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Now, we all know that in order to really live it up in Las Vegas one needs to have insanely deep pockets, at least for the time while you are there. Anything short of that will leave you feeling like the poor kid in a school for the rich. Not a very good feeling I tell you!

Well, since not everyone can afford the time or money to have crazy fun in Vegas, here are some things you can do to have your very own Vegas in Boston.

Shop With The Bona Fide Rich.
Once in a while, it is good to treat yourself to shopping in places that your reasonable side tells you are out of reach for you. How can you know such places? Easy, just walk into the mall and when you see $40 denims priced at $190, look no further, you are in money splurging nirvana!

Let your reservations about spending such money go and spent like old money! Your spirit will be given a huge lift by the adrenaline of those moments when you are trying on those clothes.

A Wild Night Out.
Is there anything better than going out in your new very expensive clothes? Call up a few buddies and head for that club you have always wanted to go to “someday” but felt the cost would be too high.

The drink up that follows your decision to head there will be very invigorating and you will be glad you gave yourself that treat. And remember to be generous with the tips; it is your version of Vegas after all and you do not want to be seen as a dollar pinching Scrooge, do you?

Have A “Job” Done.
I got this idea when someone sent me Dr. Bentkover’s blog when I inquired about a good cosmetic surgeon. What is the most known thing about the rich? They do whatever they want, whenever they want. That is exactly what you will be doing when you opt to have a job done. It could be your nose, chin, belly, name it!

The cost of the plastic surgery may not be in region of what you spend on your regular visit to the dentist, but the results will be well worth it. A belly tuck will for instance have such a huge boost to the way you feel about yourself that your buddies will ask about the new confident you.

Wrapping it up…
While it is good to take out all the stops once in a while, you need to set some limits. Have a general budget you are working with, observe all the safety and health precautions you have ever heard of and stay out of trouble with the law. Other than that, feel free to go wherever and do whatever your fancy directs you to. Who says Las Vegas cannot be brought to Boston? At the end of that, be sure to keep in mind that what takes place in Boston stays in Boston!

Medical tourism is a huge industry today, and hundreds of thousands of Americans choose to travel abroad for medical care each year, particularly dentistry, cosmetic surgery and heart surgery. If you’re thinking about a trip to some exotic destination to get some work done, here is some advice to make sure you return home safely.

1. Talk to your doctor first
Start by scheduling a consultation with your own doctor, who can make recommendations about any vaccinations you will need and what you should know. He or she will also be able to provide documents and medical records you will need. Make sure your doctor stays informed about what is going on while you are gone.

2. Learn as much as possible
Find out everything possible about the hospital, the surgeon, your destination country and, of course, the procedure itself. You should know exactly what to expect from the procedure, the recovery process, how long you will need to stay in the country, any follow-up care that will be necessary, your risks, and more.

For example, if you are planning to go to Costa Rica for a facelift, make sure you fully understand recovery after a facelift surgery. Dr. Chernoff, an American surgeon, told me that it’s not advised that you fly for at least a week, as you’ll be at risk for blood clots.

Be sure to research the hospital in detail, as well as the surgeon’s reputation. This can be difficult for overseas doctors, so make sure the hospital and doctor are accredited. You should also be aware of applicable laws and regulations in the country.

3. Prepare all documents
Get together all of your medical records, including prescriptions, MRIs, and anything else that may be relevant to your procedure. You should also bring along personal documents like your passport, travel or health insurance cards, traveler’s checks and more. Keep all of these documents with you at all times in a carry-on bag, and keep photocopies of these documents and your itinerary at home.

4. Find a follow-up doctor at home
Make sure you find a doctor in the States who will follow up with you if there are any complications. This can be trickier than it sounds, as many doctors don’t like being charged with taking care of someone else’s mistakes. Make sure you take care of this detail before you leave for your trip, because you want to be prepared if you suffer complications, rather than trying to find someone qualified at the last minute.

5. Consider a medical tourism company
You may want to work with a reliable and well respected healthcare facilitator or medical tourism company to help you through every step of the process. These companies can help you customize your trip, and they work closely with doctors and facilities around the world to recommend the best. They may also give you invaluable details about the doctor, the facility, where you will stay, what you can expect, financing options and sight-seeing opportunities. In some cases, you may even get a guide in your destination company to help you.

Medical tourism is a booming industry. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 750,000 Americans travel abroad for medical treatment every year, but other countries also contribute to this trend. One of the biggest reasons people travel abroad for care is because treatments are usually cheaper in other countries, although there are many people who just want to combine a vacation with a spa-like cosmetic treatment, or stay out of the public eye when they get work done.

The CDC says that the most common medical tourism procedures are heart surgery, dentistry, and cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering leaving the U.S. for medical care, don’t assume that every country has standards as high as those in the States. Here are some very real risks you should consider before booking that trip.

Poor Communication
In many areas, communication can be a real issue. If you receive care at a facility where you don’t speak the language, you are increasing your risk of misunderstanding the care you will receive or instructions from the doctor. I recently read one horror story about a woman from Australia who traveled to Thailand for a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction for $10,000 (compared to $36,000 in her home country).

She saw the doctor for just five minutes before the procedure and said he barely spoke English and basically drew all over her gown to indicate what would be done, but she was worried he didn’t fully understand the conversation. It turned out that was the least of her problems.

Blood Clots and Complications
Be careful about flying home soon after your surgery, as combining the two increases your risk of developing a pulmonary embolism or blood clot. What happens if you suffer from a complication after your procedure, such as an infection, but you are hundreds or thousands of miles from home and a doctor who can help? This is a very real danger. Many medical tourists only see their overseas doctor briefly before the procedure and are then left to fend for themselves and get back home. Make sure you have a follow-up appointment booked with a doctor back home for shortly after you arrive.

Unfortunately, thousands of people who have undergone procedures overseas have also returned home only to require painful and expensive revision surgery to attempt to repair damage. Don’t forget that successful surgery requires a trained and qualified surgeon, safe, sterile equipment and a modern facility. You run the risk that you will be operated on by a surgeon who is pressed for time, inexperienced or rushing through your procedure.

Additional CDC-Identified Risks
In addition to these risks, the CDC also identifies some other risks associated with medical care outside of the country. These risks, of course, depend on where you get work done, but it’s worth understanding what you may be getting into.

The CDC says that antibiotic resistance is a very real problems and resistant bacteria are more common in some countries. For example, many British cosmetic surgery patients returned home with a life-threatening superbug infection after receiving an operation in India. In some areas, patients may also be given poor quality or counterfeit medication during or after the procedure. There is also the risk of doctors reusing needles between patients and transmitting disease, or using blood that comes from paid donors and may not be screened.

I spoke with Dr. Masri (of http://drmasri.tumblr.com/), a Detroit facelift surgery specialist who told me he has operated on almost a dozen women recently who had surgery botched overseas. He told me that some of these patients have awful scars, some have the permanent windswept appearance from a bad facelift, and others have lumps or deformities from poorly performed procedures.

One of the problems that many visitors especially tourists face is the problem of fraudsters. This problem is particularly serious in New York City because of the huge population here. Should visitors just lie down and accept the problem? Definitely not; there are ways that one can reduce the likelihood of becoming the latest victim of this menace and the following are some of them.
Avoid “No Return” Stores.
Tourists and other visitors have on several occasions complained because of being charged exorbitant fees that are not warranted, and when they say they would rather get a refund than bear such a cost, defrauders simply refer them to a no return sign in the corner of the store.
There is only one way to avoid such crooks; simply avoid shopping in places where such signs are posted. Rather than exchange words with attendants in such places, just head to a place that will allow you to ask for a refund if you change your mind about the purchase.
Are Prices Posted On Each Product?
One way to avoid having to pay “tourist prices” is to buy from a place that always posts prices on or near the product.
Many people decide to name a certain price for a product basing on how they judge the gullibility or wealth of the customer who has walked into the store. Many tourists are defrauded in this way so do not be a victim of this method of “theft.”
Always Demand Receipts.
Many of the fraudsters can be kept at bay by one simple request: a request for a receipt for each transaction you carry out. Asking for a receipt is also good insurance in the event that there is a need to get a refund for unsatisfactory goods or services.
Particularly in New York, it is mandatory to be given a receipt for any purchase that you make exceeding $20 but you may as well ask for a receipt when the purchases that you make do not add up to that minimum amount stipulated by law.
Walk Away From Unclear Demands For Money.
You may see a product priced at a certain amount that you think is reasonable but just as you are about to pay, you are told that a mistake was made and the price is actually higher than you had thought. Walk away, fast!
There may also be situations when someone demands for money from you when you feel they do not deserve it. It is within your rights to refuse such requests and walk away. You may have just saved yourself from being defrauded, with your own consent!
Out-of-Towners Targeted for Scams
There are several types of out-of-towners who are most at risk for being targeted by a scam artist in New York City. The following are big targets:
1. Vacation rental seekers. These scams often take place over the Internet, but many of the scammers are working the New York City, Manhattan and Broadway area. If you are looking for a rental property in NYC online, be careful and make sure you know who you are renting from and that they are actually the owners of the advertised property.
2. Medical tourists. Thousands of people come to New York for medical treatment each year, many from outside the country. There are many ways medical tourists are taken advantage of, but the worst I have seen was someone who was talked into getting cosmetic work done in a beauty shop that was unlicensed. This woman had to fly home with damage to the skin on her face and go to the The Choe Center for a revision Virginia Beach facelift afterward.
3. Taxi customers. Taxi scams are all too common here. Imagine you’re in the unfamiliar city and you ask your taxi driver to take you back to your hotel. How will you know if he’s chosen to take the longest and most expensive route possible? There are many taxi scams, including drivers who claim the meter doesn’t work so you don’t know how much you will pay, and drivers who say they don’t have change. Make sure you research your routes and fares.
Final Comments.
While New York has always been a city filled with foreign-born immigrants and tourists, more people than ever now visit New York for sight-seeing or extended trips for medical care, and many of these tourists get taken advantage of. Take these tips seriously so this doesn’t happen to you.

When you first invite someone to travel with you to Alaska, they are initially not as thrilled as you would expect and it takes a lot of coaxing to convince them that it is worth it to experience the attractions of this wonderful place. I know there are many skeptics out there so here are some reasons why you have unique advantages if you travel to Alaska.

1. Glacial Geography.
When we look at our skyline and see towering buildings, we never imagine that nature has fashioned more imposing structures. A visit to Alaska checks any notions you had about man’s superiority as massive glaciers in their ancient glory hold sway in this untamed territory.
You just need to see them towering above you and hear tales of what they can unleash then you will know that nature rules. As a side note, you will get to see the effects of global warming first hand.

2. Cost Effectiveness.
In these not-so-friendly economic times, the cost of anything is a very major consideration before one acquires that thing. If you want to have a vacation, at what price should that vacation be?

Alaska can be one of the most affordable vacation destinations that you can think of. For approximately the cost of an air ticket to a foreign destination, you have an entire vacation in Alaska!

Cost is an important consideration and that is why people travel abroad for plastic surgery, for example. There are no shortage of affordable cosmetic surgeons in Alaska, if you want to combine a procedure with a trip. For example, I looked up Dr. Sheldon Kabaker reviews for rhinoplasty procedure in San Francisco, one of the U.S.’s most expensive tourist destinations, and compared it to surgeons in Alaska. While reviews are similarly high, you can save about 15-25% by going to Alaska instead.

3. Convenience.
People go through a lot of hassles in their day to day lives and they should not be subjected to the same when they travel. Well, for a trip to Alaska, those that reside in the US have major things going for them. There are no currency exchange issues to navigate, you do not need a visa or passport, driving regulations and transit requirements are what you are used to, and so on and so forth. Can a vacation come more conveniently packaged.

4. Unique Activities.
In Alaska, you will have a chance to take part in some very rare activities like dog sledding, river rafting in untamed waters, walking on the largest mountain in the world, interacting with captivating people, see amazing wildlife, and so many others. It is indeed an experience unto itself.

Final Comments.
A trip to this destination will leave you wondering whether we shall ever explore all that there is to explore in the world. There is so much to take your breath away that many people that visit Alaska keep going back and each trip seems like it is the very first that they are making to this place that is so close yet so far away from our “normal” lives.

For those who travel frequently, there are very many positives to having and sticking to the services of one travel agency. The following are just some of the benefits you will enjoy if you stop hopping from one travel agency to the next.

Credit Facilities.
If you have been with the same company for long, they soon get to know you so well that you can get their services without paying a dime upfront, allowing you to pay back over time as it is convenient for you.

Right now you may think that you do not need credit extended to you, but picture a situation when you have an important business trip that comes up abruptly and you have to be away for an extended period of time. In such a case you will want to have as much cash on your card as possible so tickets not immediately paid for will come in very handy.

Discounts And Bonuses.
Customers that patronize the same service providers usually enjoy the benefit of being given discounts or bonuses for being such loyal customers.

Each of these discounts may be small but if you add them up over a year, what you save in this arrangement can be a tidy sum to finance a major purchase or go into your investment portfolio. The travel agency values your repeat business and they are willing to sacrifice a portion of their profit in order to show you that you are appreciated as a regular client.

Quality Advice.
Companies always long to know their clients as individuals in order to have their services tailor-made to the needs of that individual. When you use a travel company time and time again, they get to know your requirements in a very detailed way.

Such a company is thus able to give you very good advice on a variety of issues. They will, for example, recommend that you stay at a certain hotel and not another because the one they have selected for you prepares meals in exactly the way that you love to have your food.

This advice can even come up in ways you wouldn’t expect. I’ve been with the same travel agency for many years and I have a good friendship with my agent. When I told her I was planning a trip to Texas to see relatives and planned to get a procedure like this http://BuckinghamFacialPlastics.com/botox.html, she actually took the time to research and point me towards a good Austin plastic surgery specialist to save me the trouble. This isn’t something she would have done for a new customer!

Such attentions are what can make the difference between a tolerable trip and a very good one since you will have things done as you would wish them to be.

Over The Phone Transactions.
As a repeat client, it is very easy to just make a call to the travel company and simply mention a destination that you would like to go to and they will sort out all the attendant arrangements. This is because they will know what you want so you do not have to waste time explaining every time you are about to travel.

For those who travel frequently, there are very many positives to having and sticking to the services of one travel agency. The following are just some of the benefits you will enjoy if you stop hopping from one travel agency to the next.

Credit Facilities.
If you have been with the same company for long, they soon get to know you so well that you can get their services without paying a dime upfront, allowing you to pay back over time as it is convenient for you.

Right now you may think that you do not need credit extended to you, but picture a situation when you have an important business trip that comes up abruptly and you have to be away for an extended period of time. In such a case you will want to have as much cash on your card as possible so tickets not immediately paid for will come in very handy.

Discounts And Bonuses.
Customers that patronize the same service providers usually enjoy the benefit of being given discounts or bonuses for being such loyal customers.

Each of these discounts may be small but if you add them up over a year, what you save in this arrangement can be a tidy sum to finance a major purchase or go into your investment portfolio. The travel agency values your repeat business and they are willing to sacrifice a portion of their profit in order to show you that you are appreciated as a regular client.

Quality Advice.
Companies always long to know their clients as individuals in order to have their services tailor-made to the needs of that individual. When you use a travel company time and time again, they get to know your requirements in a very detailed way.

Such a company is thus able to give you very good advice on a variety of issues. They will, for example, recommend that you stay at a certain hotel and not another because the one they have selected for you prepares meals in exactly the way that you love to have your food.

This advice can even come up in ways you wouldn’t expect. I’ve been with the same travel agency for many years and I have a good friendship with my agent. When I told her I was planning a trip to Texas to see relatives and planned to get a procedure like this http://BuckinghamFacialPlastics.com/botox.html, she actually took the time to research and point me towards a good Austin plastic surgery specialist to save me the trouble. This isn’t something she would have done for a new customer!

Such attentions are what can make the difference between a tolerable trip and a very good one since you will have things done as you would wish them to be.

Over The Phone Transactions.
As a repeat client, it is very easy to just make a call to the travel company and simply mention a destination that you would like to go to and they will sort out all the attendant arrangements. This is because they will know what you want so you do not have to waste time explaining every time you are about to travel.

Berlin is the capital of Germany and although it was adversely affected by the Second World War and the cold war, it has re-emerged from the ashes to become one of the leading cities in the world. Here are five places you must see while in Berlin.

The Holocaust Memorial.
This place is a real maze of innumerable concrete slabs that you must walk through when in Germany. In order to really experience what the holocaust was all about, just quietly walk through the memorial and the spirit of what this place stands for will engulf you. You will be overwhelmed by the emotions that are stirred within you by this experience and the beauty of it all is that you do not have to part with a single coin to gain access to this place.

The Berlin Wall.
Yes, there is a section of the Berlin Wall that is still standing. Everyone who visits Germany has to see this wall so that the history that they read about or watched in a documentary comes to life.

It is located on the eastern side of the city but I do not advise that you try to climb over that wall. Memories of what it stands for are so fresh that later on, you will not be able to forgive yourself for being so insensitive.

The Olympic Stadium.
When one hears the word “fascist” they immediately conjure up all sorts of bad things. Well, the Olympic Stadium is testimony that there were spectacular things associated with the fascist regime in Germany.

This stadium represents the very best of architecture during the fascist times and when you visit it you will be thankful that we live in an era of digital cameras otherwise you would run out of exposures to capture all the snaps that this place demands must be taken.

The Pergamon Museum.
There are lots of museums in Germany, and then there is Pergamon museum. It is in a world of its own! It is an archeological museum and when you visit you will see a wide range of Greek, Middle East as well as Islamic archeological finds kept here. Plan your time well for this place demands a lot of it.

Topography Of Terror.
Do you want to be very scared and also enthralled at the same time? This is the place to be. You will be educated about all the workings of the secret German police of the Nazi regime. The devilish ingenuity of their information gathering or extraction techniques will be revealed to you in their entire infamous splendor. See how far policing can go!

Final Comments.
It is easy to lose oneself in the attractions of Berlin but always remember to be a safe traveler by keeping in mind all travel tips you have learned over time. Surprisingly, I have known several people who have traveled to Berlin for plastic surgery and medical treatment, and two friends ran into trouble with complications on the flight home. While Berlin is a beautiful place to visit, I suggest making the long trip while you’re in good health. A friend recently decided to have male breast reduction surgery before a trip to Berlin to visit relatives. He did the smart thing and had the procedure done in the States by Donald Roland M.D., F.A.C.S. and waiting until he recovered to fly.

Along with traveling in good health, I also recommend booking accommodations online. You’ll pay through the nose if you try to book a nice hotel after you land in Berlin!

While this may surprise you, Houston is known for having some of the world’s best plastic surgeons. It is no surprise that many flood the city in pursuit of the experienced hands to work on their worn out bodies, in this case, faces. The city sees an influx of medical tourists from the rest of the United States, as well as around the world.

Of course, everyone can choose their own for procedures like you see here. However, you should make sure they are qualified, experienced and board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
So if you happen to fly to the largest city in Texas for a facelift, here are some surgeons that you can look out for, or even advise a friend to visit.

Dr. Russell W.H. Kridel
He is one of the world renowned plastic surgeons due to his expertise in the field and his way with patients from different backgrounds. He is a member of the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S) and makes himself useful in a number of medical institutions in Houston. Dr. Kridle is also recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is the author of quite a number of plastic surgery techniques like the Rhinoplasty procedures that have gone on to be taught in medical schools. If you happen to be interested in facial plastic surgery lessons, lucky you because Dr. Kridel is a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Medical School.

Dr. Henry Mentz
He is another of the renowned plastic surgeons in Houston, Texas. He was the first plastic surgeon to acquire the triple board certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as head and neck surgery. He is one of the most sought after facelift surgeons in the nation due to his use of stem cells fat to revive worn out skin and create a fresher look on his patients.

Dr. Eisemann Michael
He too is one of those famous facial plastic surgeons in Houston. He is with the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center and was acknowledged by the American Board of Medical Specialties which recognized his skills. Like Dr Kridel, Dr Eisemann also contributes to the academic arena as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Medical School.

Dr. Paul Vitenas
He is the founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery in Houston, Texas. He is a pro at his work and this has earned him respect from fellow facial plastic surgeons. He has published quite a number of journals about plastic surgery as well as academic journals. He treats his patients exceptionally, availing a comfortable ambiance around them which builds trust between patients and doctor. A facelift at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery goes for a fee of between $7500 and $15,000.

In Summary…
With the above listed facial plastic surgeons, you cannot fail to choose one for that facelift. Yes, they are just a few but they are the very best in Houston.

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