Not quite was you normally see on the #Bali hashtag is it?
Bali Belly, Travellers Diarrhoea, Delhi belly, Montezuma's revenge, GI trots… Gastroenteritis, whatever you want to call it. This bad boy has knocked me for a 6 and has completely taken me out for the week. What started out as feeling a little off, ended with me curled up on the bathroom floor in a foetal position wishing someone would kill me.
The infamous Bali Belly, another name for traveller’s diarrhoea is caused by consuming contaminated food or water. Bali Belly is usually caused by bacteria, but in my case by a parasite. Yep, you read right. At this moment whilst writing this I have parasites in my body that have caused an infection and inflammation in my intestines. Nice work guys, you can now vacate my body!
Anyway, I thought as we are here in Bali sharing our journey, as gross at this is. I might share my experience in case you are ever in this situation, you can know what to expect, do or even pay. The whole (Bacterial) Bali belly is kind’a common. I think I read somewhere 30-50% of Aussie tourists will at some point experience Bali Belly.
We were mindful trying to avoid it, drinking bottled water, good hand hygiene, probiotics, hand sanitiser, etc, but the sneaky buggers still got me.
For me it started with feeling off, nausea and not wanting to eat. Then came the diarrhoea. After that, horrendous stomach cramps that had you begging for mercy, followed by vomiting and then when you think it can’t get any worse the vomiting and diarrhoea decide they want to mess with you and come at the same time. I ended up finding comfort on the cold bathroom floor with a towel as a pillow in between bouts. Fevers, headaches and blurred vision follow after that.
When the ambulance came I was pretty dehydrated, and blood pressure was quite low. They found it hard to get a canula in to get a blood sample and give me an IV. Once in though, I was given fluids, electrolytes, banana bags, pain killers, antibiotic, anti nausea etc whilst they waited for test results.
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Sound On - Discover the magic of Spectra – A Light & Water Show, a free nightly outdoor extravaganza displayed over the water at the Event Plaza.
As the 15-minute outdoor show unfolds before your eyes in a four-part story, immerse yourself in the beautiful symphony of dancing fountain jets, colourful visual projections, advanced lasers, and lava and mist effects — all led by an orchestral soundtrack.
A Delight to all the senses! 🥰🤩 @the_unboxed_planet
Write up and videos by : @tascassim
And avid traveler of note (thank you for the tags📝🙏) . .
A personal note from us :
The Spectra is something special. (video 1,2,3).It is Romantic and soothing. It's absolutely free to the public and displays are at 8pm, 9pm and on a weekend there is another at 10pm.
If you have a few nights in Singapore, spend an entire evening here🌃. If you have just one night, work around these times and alternate between spectra and the gardens by the bay light shows. (all in walking distance)(pic 4 onward) If you are seated toward the sides you catch more of the 4d effects of mist and water bubbles which totally bring the show to life. Altogether it's a spectacular display against the Singaporean skyscrapers. 🌃💦🎉
The show itself is a tribute to the culture and hospitality of the country. The image projections tells a beautiful story of the country, their values, their people and their journey into becoming the cosmopolitan makeup today.
P. S take note the glitzy and beautifully designed lv store. #theunboxedplanetsingapore #theunboxedplanet
On our last day in Kunming, we went sightseeing around the city on a double decker bus. ¥2 per pax for a single ride.
Later that night we went to the airport at 7pm to catch our 2.30 am flight the next day.
So glad and thankful that our Kunming-Lijiang trip went smoothly despite the language barrier. Both of us don't speak Mandarin. We depended solely on "Language Translator" app and thank God the local people were very helpful.
Last photo: TuneTalk simcard (4GB RM75) that we bought at KKIA before our departure on Dec 13 that enabled us to access Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram and Google while in China.
If you buy a China simcard, you won't be able to access all the above social media apps as they are blocked in China.
Thank you Kunming & Lijiang for this memorable trip.
13 - 21 Dec 2019.
🤗 @_traveliri ~ Luxury travel blogger • photographer • content creator.
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I’m heading to Istanbul later this week! Stay tuned 😘 What’s your next destination? / מה היעד הבא שלכם?”
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