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When You’re Sliding into First, and You Feel Something Burst…


Diarrhea. Diarrhea.

Yup, kids. That has been the theme this past week. Aaron drank the water at our hostel in Jerusalem (BAD idea) and was sick for five days. Karen (Aaron’s aunt is traveling with us throughout Egypt – Fun!) and I got sick three days after she arrived. We think the hotel’s mini burgers at the buffet were the culprit. I have missed the Temple of Karnak, Luxor Temple, and Abu Simbel because of of the illness.

Not one of us has had a solid stool since.

While this may seem like a disgusting post, actually it just downright is, it is a big part of traveling. I have been lucky, as I have only been sick two other times, one time in Athens and another time in Nuweiba. This has been by far the longest bout, however, and I really hope I get over it soon!

I did take my traveler’s diarrhea antibiotic. Hopefully it will take effect soon.

You will be thankful that I have not included pictures. I thought ya’ll would appreciate that.



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