Malaria, Cholera and Diphtheria, Oh My!

So I’ve been doing a lot of research for my upcoming trip to Asia, and I went online to make myself feel better about picking the middle of the monsoon season to begin my travels.

I was helpfully directed to an article, “The Pros of Traveling to Southeast Asia During Monsoon Season” or something like that. Perfect! Only, after listing the pros (less tourists, cooler weather, cheaper accommodations, and beautiful, lush scenery, all pretty awesome) the article also had one, tiny disclaimer… more mosquitos and with them an increased risk of contracting some pretty serious diseases.

Not only am I a mosquito repellent for EVERYONE else around me, most toilets over there are literal holes in the ground. Not fun in general, but probably literal torture when you are ill.

I did, however, reach my goal of no longer being concerned about the rain and am now terrified of spending the entire trip in a lovely room like this one:

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How is it that I always end up feeling worse after looking up something online?

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