Safe Street Food?
Dr. Hammer says this is a contradiction in terms, however, Dr. Young, the adventurous gastronome, says street food can be some of the best, and a great way to get to know the locals and their diet. Stick to boiled or steaming hot foods and you'll probably be fine. Don't forget the anti-diarrheal medications (Imodium) just to be safe.
Survive the long flight!
Trans-oceanic flights can take their toll. Here are a few recommendations to make the trip a little more comfortable:
- A good book or music
- Foam ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones
- Eye mask (for sleeping)
- Medications for sleep (Ambien or Lunesta)
- Be sure to stash some anti-diarrheal medication (Imodium) in your carry-on, it'll save you from a very bad in-flight experience, or at least be good juju!
When in Cancun, make the drive to Merida, 3 hours to the west and see...
- Flamingos at Celestun
- Stay at Casa Sac Nicte, a wonderful B&B
- Attend Merida en Domingo, a 12 hour celebration of community with food, music, and dance
When in New Zealand...
- Heli ski with the local parrots
- Protect from parrots any of your belongings made of rubber
- Visit Lake Wanaka
- See the penguins in Dunedin
- Bungee jump
When in the south of France...forget the south of France, go to Corsica!