Are some of the travel tales you regularly tell about the times you got sick abroad? Mine are: I often find myself talking about the time one of my littlest English students gave me chicken pox in Japan, or the slipped disc I had in Germany. Like any kind of “something went wrong” tale, as long as the tales aren’t too tragic they tend to become the stories that you most often share. That’s the case with this episode – hope you find it interesting!
Show notes: Episode 188 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Getting Sick on Your Travels
Nobody wants to get sick on a trip, but especially if you’re a frequent or long-term traveller, it’s nearly inevitable. Like many mishaps when we travel, much of the time the story of how you dealt with being ill in a foreign country turns into an anecdote you regularly retell – and that’s the case for the three guests on Episode 188 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast.
First up, I chat with Christine Williams who has spent many years on the road – which means at some stage, illness is likely to catch up with you, and for Christine it was a case of dengue fever.
Next, Liz Green talks about just why she ended up touring the many vaccination clinics of South-East Asia after a small incident in Laos.
Finally, Chris Haag tells me about the time he ended up rather sick in Mexico – don’t be eating while you listen!
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