Allergies & Illnesses being misunderstood. I have a severe allergy to Shellfish, Gluten and Dairy (Yes I know- it sucks!!!) so when I travel I have to be on my game when eating local cuisine. I have come up with a full-proof way of avoiding a reaction by making up a card for my wallet- in the language of my destination (thankyou google translate!) that states my allergies- with pictures! This way I don’t have to try and mime it to the foreign waiters- who lets be honest- have no idea what you are going on about!