One of the definite downsides of 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 and Giardia, plus countless minor incidents. I haven’t been tested this week but I suspect I’ve got something similar. Pretty sure I picked this one up at Burger King, which you might think would be a safer option. Now for a week’s course of antibiotics and a strict diet of rice and bread :-(