Comments on: How to Travel Without Hugging the Bowl: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road http://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/ travel wide, live deep Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:31:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1041671 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:53:45 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1041671 @Phyllis: Glad to hear you had such a good trip to India without any stomach ailments. We haven’t yet used the camelback UV water sterilizer, but it looks like a great device. We carry a Steripen which has a similar water purification function. Packs of trail mix and nuts are a great snack to bring along.

@Ric: Turnover is so important, whether at street stalls or at formal restaurants. We’ve heard many stories of people eating at high end restaurants to be on the “safe side” only to get sick there. Thanks for sharing your story!

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By: Ric Euteneuerhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1015844 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:12:56 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1015844 Great tips – I concur with them. We certainly agree with you on the high turnover stalls – we were a few years back in Ulcinj in Montenegro, the very definition of ‘the back of beyond’ hard up against the Albanian border, and we sashayed down the high street every night looking for something to eat – something our fellow German tourists regarded with some horror, as they headed for the expensive steak restaurant at the top of the high street, and we the cafe at the bottom, with a plentiful queue of Kosovar, Serbian and Albanian tourists. We were rewarded with (for €2 each) delicious and fresh kebabs – the other Germans with food poisoning, as the restaurant they visited didn’t actually shift that much food.

Infact, the only time I have ever suffered REALLY badly in 20 years of backpacking was after eating an undercooked McDonalds in Vienna.

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By: Phyllis andrewshttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-1008473 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:17:15 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-1008473 I just returned from a month in India. I didn’t get sick once. I took with me a camelback UV water sterilizer. I sterilized even bottled water as much as I could. I washed my face and hair with this sterilized water. I ate at high end restaurants. I also took along with me small packs of peanuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds and some Boars Head bacon that is pre-cooked and needs no refrigeration. I used alcohol wipes and washed my hands long and often. Also, wipe off any water bottles that have droplets of water on the outside. Have a great trip!

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-959867 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:20:09 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-959867 @Bonnie: We’ve never gotten sick eating yogurt in developing countries, even when it’s been fresh yogurt (e.g., curd in India). But you’re right in that there are no guarantees. Because of the nature of yogurt having bacteria as part of it, I still think it’s a safer bet than meat or uncooked vegetables. That said, if you see that the yogurt is expired and the packaging looks beat up, I’d give it a pass.

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By: bonniehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-951857 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:54:11 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-951857 I see yogurt mentioned a good bit. I eat it in the US all the time and with no issues but I’m wondering how I can trust that it will be safe when traveling in the developing world. I see it often in coolers but the skeptical part of me wonders just how long it has been left out before being re-chilled.

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By: 6 Important Rules to Follow for Third World Travelhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-945897 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:01:29 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-945897 […] Says Daniel Noll of Uncornered Market: “Wash your hands often. Then wash them again. Not to sound obsessive-compulsive, but get into the habit of washing your hands before a meal, after a meal and any time you think of it, particularly if you have been holding railings on public transportation or shaking hands at the local market. And don’t skimp on the soap. Carry a tube of anti-bacterial gel for those rare moments when no soap or sink is available.” […]

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-601059 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:43:15 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-601059 @Martita: Glad our tips were helpful…even in possibly saving your life :)

Please let us know how it works out next time with the fruits and vegetables, whether you are in Peru or somewhere else.

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By: Martitahttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-599811 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 03:39:40 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-599811 Thank you for tips. Peru is my home when I’m not in the U.S. Every time I go home I get sick and I’m pretty sick of it! Also, the fruit is wonderfull and so are the vegetables but I’m afraid to eat them fresh. I love the tip about purified water and a little bleach for washing the fruit before peeling and eating. I’d love to lose weight but not by hugging the bowl! I had been thinking to eat all the fruit and vegetables I can fast, knowing I’m going to get sick. I think you might have saved me, maybe.
Thank you.

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By: Travel Blogger Awards Interview: Uncornered Market | The HostelBookers Bloghttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-522579 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:59:19 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-522579 [...] When it comes to local food, follow the lead of locals. If there’s a long line of locals, there’s probably a good reason for it. To stay safe, consider these street food tips. [...]

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-on-the-road/#comment-481121 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:22:11 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=2094#comment-481121 @Steven: Excellent. Glad it still works, those timeless travel tummy tips :)

Hope you enjoyed the warungs!

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