There is nothing like a food borne illness from raw meat to ruin a trip to new country. We’ve become unusually accustomed to the toilet situation in Asia- the lack of toilet paper, the need to squat in the middle of an open room and the general inability to actually flush your waste. It’s gross.
I just had to get a post script going on Vinnie’s immunization post. He made it seem like we’re actually on the ball with all of our shots. Ha. One week before leaving SF, I made the appointment to get my shots. Most shots are given in a series so this was a little like
Depending on where you’re going (asia, india, africa, etc.), there’s probably some vaccinations you’ll want to get. Some vaccinations need to be given multiple times over a 28 day cycle, so try to start 2 months before your trip if you can. Most city’s will have a travel clinic, like the Adult Immunization & Travel Clinic
Just put together a mini first-aid kit that should cover what we need. Athletic Sports Tape, 9m – Can be cut for small band-aids or large sprains. And as Tim Ferris points out, it’s a life saver and doubles as duck tape (though I’ll be bringing that along as well) Sterile Pads – can be used