I will never claim to have a filter for my posts so if you don’t have a sense of humor or ability to be open this post is probably not for you. I have always joked that I have “no Brita” and anyone who knows me just a little won’t argue that point. It means you will always get my full and honest opinion!
There is an old adage, “never trust a fart.” Although that statement may hold a lot of truth, it is one that most of us are willing to risk on a regular basis. If you tell me that you have never paid the price for taking that risk, I know you are a liar! How else can you relieve the belly rumbles in your tummy? Let’s be honest, a good toot can be better than a delicious meal.
Well at this current time in Vietnam I’m sticking to the old adage because my belly is still adapting to my new environment. I knew coming into this trip it would require an ample amount of time before my stomach was able to digest everything without issue I’m throwing at it in my new home.
I’ve never been one to take a lot of precaution when it comes to eating new things in far away lands. I wasn’t going to start now. Many writers and travelers will warn against eating the street food in countries like Vietnam. I’m not one of those types because I think you will miss out on way too much.
My stomach issues have not been all that terrible since I’ve been here. At some point, I’m bound to encounter something that wreaks havoc on me. I would be lying to myself if I didn’t believe it will happen. It’s my theory that by eating everything I want now my stomach will build up immunity to something I’m bound to encounter down the road. Fingers crossed this will unknowingly save me from a hellacious couple of days in bed and on the toilet.
To help increase my body’s defense I brought some probiotics on this trip and take one every morning as soon as I wake up. It has done a lot to help. I also have Imodium and Pepto-Bismol in case things get a little hairy. My other advice is to never eat in a place where I do not see customers eat regularly. If other people are not stopping to eat there then how can I expect to be the only person who thinks the food is yummy and safe.
I am however becoming a big fan of the handheld bidet. It is a hose with a spray attachment in every bathroom so you can clean up you under side easily after making a deposit. By using less toilet paper I’m going to chalk this one up as a way to help stop global warming and save the environment. #GoingGreen