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