Travelling to visit the dentist

I recently went on a trip to England and I thought that I would write a blog post about the experience. This didn’t start out as the typical leisurely trip that I normally blog about. In this case it was actually a purely functional trip – I was going to visit the dentist. I have been having a few problems with my teeth over the past few months and I finally decided to do something about the pain. Not just the pain but also the aesthetics – I figured that its much nicer to have healthy looking teeth – it looks better when you smile and I think it helps with confidence as well.

Anyway, so I decided to sort my teeth out so I went straight to the internet. I spent ages doing research, trying to find the best dentist not only in terms of price but also in terms of experience. I don’t want to let just anyone work on my precious teeth, I want a dentist who really knows their stuff.

After many hours of searching for the perfect place to get my teeth sorted out, I came across a Sidcup dentist called Birkbeck Dentistry Ltd. First of all this particular practice came up in a lot of the searches that I was making to do with dentistry, so I thought they must be well known. When I had a look on their site, and in particular the treatments area, its clear they are very good at what they do.

Even though it was a long way away, I booked and appointment and then planned my trip to sunny Sidcup.

Sidcup high street in Kent, England

I booked a room at the Premier Inn, which is just around the corner from where I had booked my dental appointment. The hotel was fairly basic, but it was new, felt homely and done the job.

One thing I will say about Sidcup is that its extremely busy – there is always traffic on the highstreet and if I was driving, I think I would go mad with all of the queues and traffic lights.

Luckily for me, I was able to travel by foot most of the time. I stayed in the local area and most of the places I wanted to visit were within walking distance.

The pubs, oh the pubs

I visited a lovely and quaint pub whilst I was in Sidcup. This pub was called The White Cross and it was a lovely little building. The staff and the other patrons were extremely friendly and I felt very welcome. I had some nice lunch here – delicious – and then followed it up with some light ale.

The Dentists chair

Eventually I had to accept that the fun of my travels was over. It was time for me to face the dentists chair.

To say I was nervous would have been an understatement. I was actually petrified. I had not been to the dentist for such a long time. Considering the state of my teeth – I needed several fillings and a crown – I felt like it could only be a terribly painful experience.

Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong – as soon as I sat in the chair and spoke to the dentist, I felt at ease. Peter confirmed to me exactly what he was planning to do, how the procedure would be carried out and what was involved. This put my mind immediately at rest.

Fast forward to the end of my treatment and I am now totally happy with the look of my teeth. Not only that, but I am completely confident in the health of my teeth as well as how I can properly look after them going forward.

I am so glad that I decided to visit the dentist and get my teeth sorted out. More importantly I am glad that I found Birkbeck Dentistry and also glad that I got to spend a weekend in the lovely town of Sidcup in Kent.

So the moral of the story here is that the dentist doesn’t have to be intimidating, and in fact, if you decided to travel afar to find the best dentist then you can even make a mini holiday out of it.

Places You Must Visit at Least Once in Sutton, Quebec

Sutton, Quebec is one of the most popular Canada tourist spots. The area is known for a number of places perfect for all types of people looking forward to a relaxing stay or adventurous trip. There are a vast range of tourist activities in Sutton, which could be enjoyed regardless of the season. Thanks to the area’s rich history and exceptional heritage, which made it more regarded with great favor.

If you want to visit Sutton, you must have a plan. You have to know more about the place and draw what to do once you arrived in the mountain village. To help you travel at Sutton more effectively, the following excerpt would provide you effective guidelines:

Know More About the Place

You would not appreciate a place unless you know what it is generally. Basically, Sutton, Quebec is a mountain village located in the Eastern Townships, which are described to be striking.  Geographically, it is a part of Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality in Montérégie administrative region. According to Canadian Census in 2011, the population of the village is only 3,906.

Though comprised by a smaller number of residents compared with other Canadian towns, Sutton is well known for a wide array of activities to offer. You could enjoy its historical festivities, visit art galleries, or simply breathe in the cultural life in the area. Besides the enjoyable stops, you may also find the food of Sutton one of the best in the world.

What Could You Do in Sutton

Sutton top spots are quite many. Although it is best to visit every possible attraction in the area, you could simply decide based on your available time while in the village. To help you start jotting down things to do or places to visit, here are the best Sutton spots:

Mont Sutton. If you love ski resorts, then this is the place to be. The resort has 60 glades and trails ideal for both beginners and advanced skiers. Given the area’s 204 intersections, you would certainly have an unlimited set of choices whenever you go down the mountain.

Besides the well-established ski field of Mont Sutton, you would also love the area’s accommodations, which are very cozy enough after a long, tiring day.

Chapelle Ste Agnes Vineyard. The tourist spot is well known for its vast vineyards and wineries. If you simply want to enjoy food and drink with your family, you should never forget this place. Many preferred the area for it has a historical atmosphere, picturesque views, and fascinating grounds. If you are in Sutton for leisure, this place could be ideal for you and your spouse, family, or even friends.

Salle Alec et Gerard Pelletier Hall. You could experience a more historical taste of Sutton by dropping in this place. Many tourists preferred the area for there are tons of great performances to see in the hall. Besides being a lovely place, you would certainly find your visit memorable by joining jazz festivals, holding a great night out, and enjoying intimate acoustics.

Parc d’environnement Naturel de Sutton. Being a tourist means you may prefer a riskier challenge. If you do not find the security of Mont Sutton fun, you may then visit this other ski and hiking place. The area provides a tougher experience but at a cheaper price. You could follow hiking trails, enjoy the mountain view, or even hold a picnic gathering with your friends. The park would make you less worried about getting lost.

Galerie Art Plus. If you do not want to miss an important landmark in Sutton, this is the place not to disregard. This is not a typical church for it houses exhibitions that keep on changing based on artists featured.

Visiting Sutton could be meaningful by considering the tourist spots above, which are certainly worth the price and time regardless if you are alone, with your friends, or touring with family.


“Travelling leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller” Yes, precisely. So,  And when it comes to traveling internationally, it’s like knowing different places completely, new language, people, culture, restaurants and what not. But, before you travel internationally, you should know these 10 quick hacks in terms of security, health, finance, packing, electronics and importantly, local research. We wish you to have a beautiful sojourn out there.

  1. Health comes first. You need to keep an eye on your health before you decide to travel internationally, consult with your doctor for a complete health checkup along with renewing your prescriptions. And in case, you have medical insurances, ask your provider if your policy applies overseas or you can try for supplement insurance.
  1. Carry copies of your passport. In the case of any crisis, you should not fall into the trap of anything. For instance, if you lose your passport, you should have the copies to prove your citizenship and come back to the country. And in this digital era, you can surely keep it as mail in your account.
  1. The monetary conversion are important. Well, this is really important. It is the smartest way to travel internationally and the best part is you won’t be cheated easily there. So, buckle up your calculations about the conversion rate of the particular country.
  1. Credit cards and cash. Don’t forget to make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting. Try to convert the cash or get the money in ATM or Banks to get the exact amount unlike in airport counters.always carry cash with you especially for the transportation and food charges.
  1. Check the country’s entrance/exit fees. You might think that you just need to pay the ticket amount but there are entry/exit charges for particular country or we call it visa.
  1. Plan your trip beforehand. This includes anything to everything. And most important thing is to buy the ticket, try to do it before hand to available big discounts and offers, that will be pocket-friendly to you surely.
  1. Get guidebooks for the particular country. Guidebooks are the ones with the information of the place with maps, words, phrases and other likewise information to avoid buying pamphlets at the venue. Nowadays, you can download apps before you leave the place.
  1. Don’t miss to witness their events. If you don’t want to miss any important events in the city- fun things like festivals, ceremonies, and natural events. You know what you like. Research about their sumptuous dishes, culture, clothes, markets and don’t miss a drop of it.
  1. Bring important gadgets. Countries have different size plugs and voltage. So, you need to carry charge adapters and know about the roaming things and other stuff. Get your phone charged before you leave.
  1. Pack minimal but smartly. It says it all, right? Pack everything that is really needed like clothes, 2 pairs of shoes, cosmetics, safety guards etc. Anyhow, you’re the one who will carry them and also, many airlines don’t allow more than an extent within the ticket fair. Always bring packet foods that might turn out to be savior before you get a good food place.
  2. Happy Traveling!