Before jumping into my Burma coverage, I need to share a disturbing problem I’ve had on my round-the-world trip: birds love to shit on me. On this round-the-world trip alone, 9 birds have crapped on my head.
Most people do get sick on the road at one point in their travels. If you are lucky, your illness will require a quick trip to the doctor and some antibiotics or anti-parasite medication. If you are me, your illnesses will straddle several continents, a multitude of body parts and an exploration of Eastern and Western medicine – all in the span of one year.
Like most travellers I know, I try at a minimum to learn the basics in any new country’s language, but the first real expression I try to learn is always the same, no matter where I am on earth: how to say “no problem.”
Day long saga of how I got my computer cord fixed after a part of it was gnawed away by rats.