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21. Posted by Chhagan (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting obrip32

getting on the plane today!
More excited for our adventure than nervous now

This is good time to visit INDIA, happy journey

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Feb-2020, 08:34 GMT by Chhagan ]

22. Posted by anrock (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

How not to poison yourself? Do not drink raw tap water. Take a boiler with you, and preferably two (in Asia, tension with them). Do it yourself in the freezer or buy sealed bags in decent stores.

Street food is perfectly safe in countries such as the ambitious Thailand or the Philippines, who respect good cooking. Trays and canteens work there only half a day, so the food does not have time to deteriorate even in the heat. Another matter is India or Sri Lanka, where hygiene and sanitation are not included in the list of obligatory benefactors and you can enchantingly enchant yourself even in a decent-looking restaurant. If your stomach categorically does not accept any local cuisine, and McDonald's tired, find a way to cook yourself. Buckwheat and brown bread are rare in Southeast Asia, but there are many interesting vegetables - for example, delicious "ladies' fingers".

Do not forget to wash the fruits that are eaten with peel. When buying meat and fish in the markets, try to do this before lunch. Before closing markets, when unsold goods are often shoved at a discount, pay attention to smell, gills, color and try to cook meat faster.

23. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2396 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I want to emphasize some of the cautions in previous posts for hygiene. Especially in Asia - when handling food you will eat take the time to immediately clean your hands off before you touch that food! Consider everything you touch from your bath at the hotel to when you sit to eat is contaminated. In some of these Asian countries people don't always have toilet paper or soap in public toilets. Or like India not enough toilets for everyone in the country which means using fields and alleys for their bodily functions. This means lots of contaminated hands touching stuff you later touch like door handles, push buttons in elevators, hand rails, seats, etc.

When away from your hotel always carry wet-wipes, hand sanitizer and even your own roll of toilet paper with you. If you are careless and handle food with your unclean bare hands you could transfer all sorts of nasty stuff to your food that you eat. If you get sick it might not be the food, it could be excrement from your hands!

Street food. For over 20 plus years on various forums I often read posts from people who can't wait to sample "street food" in Asia. Well consider that some of this food has been out in the heat for hours without adequate refrigeration and no running water to clean hands off with. If actually at street level there is dust from traffic along with the fly poop. So take care before you scarf something down.

Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Feb-2020, 00:58 GMT by karazyal ]

24. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1276 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

obrip32 left in late January for India; and presumably now is traveling there. It would be great if he shared his experiences with us after he returns.

25. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2396 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I figured obrip32 will still be on the Asian leg of his journey. Yeah, it will be nice to hear how things are going. Good thing China wasn't on his list!

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28. Posted by Ellie303 (Budding Member 10 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

If you want to leave for a long time, then try to organize your trip so that you have the opportunity to earn extra money, and also learn to save. For experienced tourists this will not be difficult, but parents can not always reduce costs. As for earnings during a family trip, a full-time job remotely is no longer an option, since an operational change of plans will be necessary.

29. Posted by mikewod (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Quoting obrip32

Hi there,

My partner and I have booked a 3 month trip around a few countries that we both haven't been to, Mumbai, Kerala, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brisbane to Sydney, Athens (to visit family) then home.

Looking for any tips for longer term travel, im getting nervous now, the thought of being away for so long, but trying to keep positive. I have always wanted to take a big trip but never had the chance, so it really will be an experience for me. Is it normal to get nervous before? I think its just the feeling or the irregular and unknown.

... Also, im freaking out a wee bit about the cleanliness of India, but hoping I will be fine when I get there!

Welcome to Vietnam ;)