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Travel: Allergy Translation Cards

I am heading to Rome in October and have been looking at Allergy Translation Cards. I am fairly well travelled and majority of the time I manage when it comes to the local cuisine. I have visited Italy (Milan) a few years ago and remember there was a big language barrier. For the life of me I cannot remember what I ate when I was there.  Italian food is delicious but not great when pizzas are loaded with cheese and pasta contains egg. It cross my mind that I want to be better prepared for this trip.

Allergy Translation Cards vary in price and there are some freebie options online.  You could use translate.google.com or bing.com/translator to create your own cards.  If you are not confident to do this, then check out my list of links below to websites offering this service. Allergy Translation Cards do vary in price so shop around.
I hope this is handy for some of you. If you know of other sites or have a tip for travelling with allergies, please leave a comment below.  One thing I will be do is take with me allergy free snacks.

Sarah x

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! I'm off to Berlin for Christmas and have a gluten intolorence!

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    xx

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    1. Always nice to hear when people find a post helpful. Enjoy your trip, I haven't been to Berlin but I have visited Hamburg when I was younger :)

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  2. i have never really thought about what people do when they have allergies and go abroad. It is good that you can get translation cards. xx

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    1. Since English is spoken across the globe usually it's not a problem but I think these give people confidence when ordering food :)

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  3. Such a good idea to get these cards or to have the translation to hand. Not an allergy as such but I have a real hatred of ground black pepper, as in I can't eat even the slightest amount, especially as a child. We used to go to France a lot and as you can imagine, this is very hard to convey to a French or Italian person when they love the stuff! A few tantrums later and I learnt at least the French translation, saving my suffering parents no end of trouble!

    Hope you have a fabby time in Rome, very jealous :)

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    1. Totally agree with you it's important to have a translation with you. The cards help in that the message doesn't get lost between waiter and chef as they can be taken to the kitchen if necessary, I think that's why they make a nice addition :)

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  4. I love my cards! I think they are a true life saver. I created my company out of necessity and now we help many. I have so many allergies and I travel a lot, I had to do something to accommodate my lifestyle! Check out my site: www.allergictraveler.net

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    1. Thank you for sharing your Company, looks like you are USA based??? I'm in the UK but I am sure my overseas readers will find this handy :)

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  5. I really wish I'd known about these when we went to Singapore as it was very nerve wracking not knowing what was in the food. My 4yo is allergic to peanuts, chickpeas and lentils, all of which were in abundance. Brilliant idea - thanks for sharing.

    Nic xx

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    1. Some interesting allergies to deal with. Glad you have found this post useful and perhaps it can help you out on your next overseas trip :)

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  6. We are based in the US, but ship all over. Food allergies know no borders, as you know :)
    Thank you for sharing this with so many. There is a HUGE need for more awareness.
    Nice job!
    Tarah
    Allergic Traveler

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