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Post by Chip_Oatley » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:34 am

I've been in Kenya for 10 hours and already have it--I think from the welcome "ice tea" at the nice hotel.

Remind me--what else should I avoid? I got very ill several years ago from lettuce at a high-end Sheraton. Fresh fruit juice OK?

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:08 am

Or maybe it's the malarone. Expensive shits.

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Post by twodogs » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:40 am


More irrational spitefulness coming from twodogs...

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Post by polardude1 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:09 pm

Pepto Bismol should clear it up
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Post by Cyllarus » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:23 pm

And a cork.

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Post by EMG » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:05 pm

Immodium and buscopan.

I never know what causes it, so hard to guess because it could happen anywhere from a couple of hours to a half a day after ingesting whatever causes it. My parents were always suspicious of ice in drinks when we were living in Brazil.

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Post by cuchulainn » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:45 pm

I would eat some local dairy products to get some of the local gut bacteria in your system.

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Post by dBrother » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:47 am

tea will do it, they dont boil the water properly.

eat local food from busy local vendors, as they just have no idea how to cook western food these foriegners.

bananas are safe too.

if all else fails dry savory biscuits and flat lemonade
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:57 pm

cuchulainn wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:45 pm
I would eat some local dairy products to get some of the local gut bacteria in your system.
Ha.Ha.

geez, when dbro has better advice...!

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Post by Homerj » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:32 pm

Actually it's not bad advice...I have been following the same rule for many a decade, booze at night to kill whats in there, yoghurt in the a.m. to wake up them probiotics and get that stomach working again.
Have only had the bad shits twice in 35 years of travelling.
I'm going to the back seat of my car, with the woman I love, and I won't be back for ten minutes!

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Post by mad hatter » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:34 pm

Homerj wrote:Actually it's not bad advice...I have been following the same rule for many a decade, booze at night to kill whats in there, yoghurt in the a.m. to wake up them probiotics and get that stomach working again.
Have only had the bad shits twice in 35 years of travelling.
when dont you travel 5 star hotels these days?
Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat.

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Post by Homerj » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:46 pm

Lots actually.
I just stayed in a very 2* place in Tofino BC last week, as we booked last minute and it was either $500/night or $165/night and the $165 won out.
Room wasn't great but the view was spectacular.
Most of our 5* stays are in big cities because they have excellent central locations so we can walk/transit/uber to where we want to go, or at beach resorts.
Also that is when I use my hotel points, as I'd much rather use points then spend $500-1000/night for a hotel room.
I'd say more than 50% of our stays are at less than 4*'s.
If I didn't have this vast bank of hotel points I'd further guess that 75% of our hotel stays would be at 4* or less.
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Post by mad hatter » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:49 pm

my mistake youre not likely to pickup travel bugs in Canada though are you?
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Post by Homerj » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:08 pm

Worst food poisoning I ever got in my life (3 weeks in hospital) was salmonella from a mother's day brunch right here in my hometown when I was 17.
Place got shut down not long after (had been open for 50 years) as I was one of 20 + people who got it.
But no not usually.
I'm just saying my booze-yogurt-booze -yogurt protocol has served me well in the almost 70 countries I have been to.
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:32 pm

I laughed b/c I'm lactose-intolerant, although yogurt is generally OK.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:33 pm

Homerj wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Worst food poisoning I ever got in my life (3 weeks in hospital) was salmonella from a mother's day brunch right here in my hometown when I was 17.
And mine was in NYC--salmonella from a work conference buffet when I was 22.

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Post by mad hatter » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:09 pm

mine was chicken in eastern turkey
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Post by Bastet » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:00 pm

I always travel with antibiotics and Imodium these days. If I have the shits for more than 24-48hrs I start taking the antibiotics.

I got salmonella from a 5 star hotel in Melbourne. It was fucking awful.

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Post by Geoffers » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:36 am

Hey Chip, most of the lactose in dairy products goes out with the whey, so yoghurt and cheese have very little lactose.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:39 am

Geoffers wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:36 am
Hey Chip, most of the lactose in dairy products goes out with the whey, so yoghurt and cheese have very little lactose.
That's why I said it "yogurt is generally OK."

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