Travel Les­son No. 3: Hit the Phar­macy Be­fore You Hike the Hi­malayas

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - Etc - �As told by free­lance writer Mary Pi­lon

I’ve had re­mark­ably good for­tune trav­el­ing to de­vel­op­ing coun­tries with­out get­ting food poi­son­ing, but when I was pre­par­ing for a re­cent trek through In­dia and Nepal, I didn’t want to take any chances.

I bought a month’s sup­ply of chew­able Pepto-bis­mol tablets and had one ev­ery morn­ing. A cou­ple of my travel com­pan­ions laughed at me, un­til two were knocked out after sip­ping from a drink that had ques­tion­able ice cubes.

They spent the day in­side, to put it mildly. I ex­plored Kath­mandu.

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