How-To: Eat Street Food Without Vomiting Your Guts Up!
Bali Belly, Delhi Belly, Peru Poos, Rangoon Runs, Montezuma's Revenge and Tourist's Trot.. all lovely, image-conjuring nicknames for Travellers' Diarrhoea. The last thing you want to be doing on holidays is sitting on the toilet or vomiting up your guts but it's way more common than you might think! Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Nov 21, 2006) estimates that 10 million, about 20-50% of international travellers, develop Traveller's Diarrhoea each year. Yikes.
I've put together an infographic to help you eat and drink street food in developing countries without getting the poops or the runs.. well, hopefully. Nothing is a sure thing after all.
If you want 7+ years worth of street food experience you need to check out Jodi from Legal Nomads. Her article on street food is probably the reason I've never experienced Travellers' Diarrhoea despite numerous street food encounters in Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Fiji.
What are your tips for eating and drinking in third world countries without having to hug the toilet afterwards?