Dealing With Stomach Problems When Travelling

Stomach Problems: Breakfast buffet in France

The dreaded words: stomach problems, constipation, traveller’s diarrhea

Nobody wants to talk about them.

Many people get them, especially when travelling.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner and am providing information only. I am not providing medical advice. I am sharing things I do to prevent or deal with health problems when travelling. Please consult with your doctor or other qualified health care professional before trying something or using any product that I mention in this post. Only they can determine if an action or product is appropriate for you. Please refer to my Terms and Conditions/Disclaimer  for more information.

The more I travel, the more I take preventative actions to ensure I have a safe and healthy trip. During my recent trips to France and Bhutan, I was very fortunate to have escaped getting any stomach issues like constipation and traveller’s diarrhea. 

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4 Lessons Learned The Hard Way In France

4 Lessons Learned The Hard Way

Thank goodness time heals because I can now look back on a couple of mistakes I have made and laugh. They certainly weren’t funny at the time and they were lessons I had to learn the hard way but as a result, I’ll never make those mistakes again.  Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and won’t encounter them when you travel to France. Continue reading →

A Reader Asks For Trip Advice: What Should We Do In Paris?

Advice: Visit Sacre Coeur and walk around Montmartre

I often get asked for advice and a few weeks ago a friend wanted my advice on what to see and do in Paris. Her sister and brother-in-law were going to be there for 3 nights. I provided a few ideas and it might be helpful for those who might be going there for the first or second time. It’s hard giving advice when I really don’t know the person’s interests; however, here is my response.

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Visiting Bhutan And Finding My Shangri-La

Bhutan Tiger's Nest

When I was on the cusp of adolescence, I became aware of a book called, “Lost Horizon”, a 1933 novel by James Hilton.  It’s the story of a group of airplane passengers who crash in the Himalayas and are brought to the lamasery of Shangri-La where inhabitants seem to live forever. The protagonist, Hugh Conway discovers a peaceful, pristine environment and inner peace, and must decide if he wants to stay. 

Like the main character, Hugh Conway, I too, have been searching for my Shangri-La, which is why I was so keen to visit the country which many say is the LAST Shangri-La: Bhutan.

This week’s post is about Bhutan and what it was like to visit. Sorry it’s not about France, but I hope you’ll find this post interesting, nonetheless. Let me begin with some facts about Bhutan and then I’ll share with you my recent experience.

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