Brian's Travel Tips: Sickness
Trip Start Oct 30, 2012
147Trip End May 30, 2013
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Being sick in Cambodia
If being sick isn't bad enough normally for you; while living in your own comfy home where you have a bath, warm shower, and all the drugs you need dispensed by someone who speaks English - Cambodia offers some interesting hurdles for someone feeling ill.
Not to mention the bugs they grow here are really, REALLY nasty! Everything you touch, eat or breathe could be virally infected. Imagine the worst bug you've ever had. Then throw in a sledge hammer, a set of cymbals and a battering ram and you might be getting close.
So after a day or two of feeling like being hit by a freight train, you get dragged off to a clinic to make a fool out of yourself making hand gestures, all while sweating profusely. Then the Dr. ends up giving you some broad spectrum antibiotics, paracetamol and intestinal worm pills (a generic fail-safe here) and sends you on your way.
So not only do you find yourself feeling very uncomfortable, you get the added bonus of being very uncomfortable while interacting with the medical staff. You'll also have the pleasure of extending your stay even longer in this wonderful country for fear of the medical system you might find in the next country. There, you will probably be prescribed monkey blood and rat raisins.