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  1. fileeep!
    11/21

    Great read, very similar to what happened to me, not very nice but another adventure in India was had…..what a place!!!

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  2. gordsellar
    03/14

    I know this post was from long ago, but I wanted to thank you for bringing back memories of my stay (out at Harri Khoti, near the Dalai Lama’s sister’s estate) back in 2004. The clinic looks exactly the same, from the outside at least. (Though, funnily enough, I never got sick in Dharamsala, maybe because I was there in the winter. For me, it took a short trip to Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra to make me truly ill… and it was dhal that did it.)

    Anyway, thanks for the short trip down memory lane.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      03/20

      @GordSeller: I’m glad it revives good memories although perhaps not the Dhal. ha ha. Wow, it’s interesting that you chose Harri Khoti as your nesting ground. I’ve never heard of it. What made you choose it.

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  3. WanderTooth
    08/31

    “If Indian toilet bowls could talk, they’d probably tell you they no longer want to be toilets” – I almost spit out my latte with that line! I just found this blog through twitter — love it so far. And I’ve so been there in India – I think I was sick for the entire three months. It was exhausting, but still amazing! Get well soon!

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      09/03

      @Wander Tooth: Thanks, glad I invoked a good response! 😉 3 months?! Yikes… you’re a champ, pro and India survivor! I’d probably want to die after the first month. So now what… care to go back again?

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  4. travelyn
    01/21

    Must be a travelers worst nightmare getting sick in India. Pretty scary. Do follow up with a thorough check up when you get back home.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      01/23

      @Travelyn: I got a followup checkup at a hospital in Bangkok. Wasn’t fun, but worth the peace of mind!

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  5. Sophie
    05/20

    Tapwater could really be your worst enemy as a traveler. I had a similar experience on a long train ride, it was hell.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      05/24

      @Sophie: Oooh, train ride. Not a fun encounter. Hope all turned out well — I’m sure that was some memorable ride. =-(

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  6. Knut
    05/20

    Hi,
    can you recommend the yoga school you are @mcleod ganj? I ll be there for a couple of days and 2 daily Asthanga asana classes sounds nice…

    regards and all the best

    Knut

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      05/24

      @Knut: My teacher’s training was with the Himalaya Yoga Valley & really wan’t based in McLeod Ganj (post should be coming soon). They’re only there for the TTCs, but there are a handful of other walk-in classes around town. You’ll see signs. The names are failing my memory but there’s an Iyengar school– a bit removed from MLG– Aryan, Om Yoga, etc…. Enjoy & good luck- don’t drink the water!

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  7. Gray
    05/19

    Ugh. So sorry to hear this, Christine. Honestly, I’m starting to wonder if anyone has ever visited India and NOT gotten sick. I don’t think I’ve read of anyone like that yet. It doesn’t encourage me to travel there. Getting a parasite is one of my worst nightmares–just the IDEA of it freaks me out. I really, really hope you get rid of it soon. Hugs.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      05/19

      @Gray: Thanks for the condolences. 😉 Hugs back.

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  8. megan
    05/18

    Oh no! Hope you’re feeling better and the new meds kill it…I think a checkup in Bangkok (or Delhi or Mumbai if you’re headed that way!) is a good idea.

    And your comment about Indian toilet bowls talking…made me giggle, because it’s sooo true!

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  9. Andrew
    05/18

    Oh my gosh! This is the worst but I’m glad you got it diagnosed and are treating it. I had a bad case of the runs while going through South America and after a couple weeks of it my friend’s mother stepped in and got me something that got rid of it. Mine was probably a simple bacterial infection which was solved fairly easily with the right medication… Yours, you had a creature, or have, inside of you! Crazy. I hope you can get it out. Save it for a picture? No, maybe not… Heh. Get well soon… Where would we be without you to travel for us?

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  10. Tom
    05/17

    Bleargggggh! That sounds gross. I got really sick in Turkey last year from drinking the tapwater…and yes, it was coming out of both ends.

    Very well told, I love your line, “If Indian toilet bowls could talk, they’d probably tell you they no longer want to be toilets.”

    I hope you feel 100% better soon, so you can chow down on all that scrumptious Thai food! Mmm, green curry!

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      05/19

      @Megan: Thanks for dropping by and glad I could provide the giggle!
      @Andrew: Ha ha.. thanks Andrew! We all have travel war stories–a bug in South America sounds equally intense. And yeah, I don’t think a picture of my “little pet” would be a good idea.
      @Tom: Hey Waegook! and Yikes- the “both ends” part scares me! Hope that sickness passed quickly. Incidentally, thanks for the get well. My stomach is actually looking forward to Thailand a LOT. At this point, I’m just craving veggies and fruits! Now that you’re in Korea, you’ll be hitting the travel road soon.

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