One of the definite downsides of being a gringo living here, or in any developing country, is the constant attack on your guts by unrelenting foreign bacteria. We westerners are accustomed to incredibly strict hygiene standards and as a result we fail to develop strong immune systems. A weak immune system combined with unfamiliar bacteria, poor hygiene standards, and a lack of refrigeration means the chances of falling sick are alarming high.
Last time I was here I suffered Salmonella twice, Giardia, plus countless other minor incidents. I haven’t been tested this week but I suspect I’ve got something similar, pretty sure the result of eating a dodgy whopper from Burger King, a place you might think to be a safer option.
Now for a week’s course of antibiotics and a strict diet of rice and bread :-(