How to Shit Around the World: The Art of Staying Clean and Healthy While Traveling

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Travelers' Tales, Dec 15, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 165 pages
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There’s no way, and probably no good reason, to be subtle about it — diarrhea, parasites, and other gastrointestinal unpleasantries can be part of the price travelers pay for trying to see the world. Fortunately, this frank, witty guide lets world-explorers fight back against their invisible assailants. A noted traveler and writer, Dr. Wilson-Howarth explores such issues as sanitizing unhealthy water, safely consuming exotic foods, avoiding dehydration, keeping good hygiene on the road, and immunization. A special section details the dreaded creatures — spiders, leeches, worms — that can put any tour into a tailspin. With special tips for children and elderly travelers, as well as ways to dodge ailments such as malaria, typhoid, and hepatitis, How to Shit Around the World is the perfect, if not the most polite, traveling companion.
  

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User Review  - co_coyote - LibraryThing

Having traveled in several undeveloped countries now, I can assure you this book is essential reading. There is nothing worse than coming unprepared and ignorant in how to handle yourself (not what I meant!) in unfamiliar terrain. Highly recommended for any traveler. Read full review

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

This book was a wonderfully refreshing and light-hearted look at sanitation and hygiene while travelling. Every chapter focuses on a specific theme, such as how to clean oneself when toilet paper is ... Read full review

Contents

1 Travelers Diarrhea
1
2 Whats in the Water?
11
3 Eating Right
18
4 Weird Foods
23
5 Squat Loos and LongDrops
32
6 Water Water
40
7 Caught Short?
48
8 Tummy Troubles
55
14 Going Outside
104
15 Bathing
114
16 Children
125
17 Senior Travelers
135
18 Homecoming
143
19 Packing List and Minimal Medical Kit
147
20 Resources and References
150
Index
157

9 Immunization Against Diarrhea and Travelers Ills
65
10 Coping Without Paper
74
11 Womens Unmentionables
83
12 Can It Be Worms?
91
13 Bad Beasts
97
Index of Contributors
162
Acknowledgments
164
About the Author
166
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About the author (2005)

Recently returning to England after living mostly in Asia for 11 years, Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth is Britain's leading writer on travel health. She is a GP, trained zoologist, parasitologist, experienced expedition doctor, and a keen high altitude trekker.

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