[quote=“Huang Guang Chen”]Did that friend mean Giardiasis? That’s a bastard. I;ve ghad it a few times. It’s one of the rerasons people are now (or were) advsed to boil Sydney tapwater. It only responds to a particularly harsh antibiotic (after wearing those symptoms the thought of alternative medicines seems off-putting).
I vaguely recall a friend getting it in Taichung. Get yourself checked out.
After living with gypsies in the Ukraine for a few weeks, Chewy went on holiday to his regular destination spot in Egypt – Sharm el Sheikh and Dahab on the Sinai Peninsula. After eating farm chicken for regular dinner fare in the Ukraine that happily feasted on feces from the outhouse in the host family’s backyard (I refused to eat dinner there after a day or two) , Chewy was quite happy to get back to pizza’s, nachos, and other western grub.
However, something happened a day or two after arriving at the resort. Chewy starting continuously flatulating. I mean loud, spontaneous minute or two farts. In the next few hours, I was living on the toilet reading the prophetic words some previous backpacker (probably Canadian) had written on the wall (my ass is a river).
The next day my buddy was also sick… we soon found the culprit…the Egyptian cook also cleaned the resort’s septic tank. The fucker probably didn’t wash his hands…lovely…anyways, my case of the “shits” wouldn’t go away…I was popping immodium like it was candy…I didn’t have a healthy shit for a month and even then it still didn’t feel right. When I got to Bodrum on the Agean in Turkey, I went to a proper hospital and was diagnosed with Giardiasis, Salmonella, and Dysentry.
When I returned home, my parents watered me down with a hose before letting me enter the house— they said I smelled like a dying hippo.
Another friend had a pool party for me and my friend when we returned to Canada after travelling to what had been 4 months…four people at the party even caught the trots…I guess I didn’t wash my hands enough either…these illnesses can be spread pretty easy