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I've never been ill abroad, except for damaging a front tooth in Sweden with an extra hard crisp bread- that same tooth has caused problems for years, and is now replaced with a false one.....
I do seem to manage a conversation with "natives", without knowing the lingo....actions go a long way!
:::humbly stating I need to check more than one box:::
I can lay claim to about 4 or 5 of the options but then if I couldn't I don't suppose I'd be very useful here on this forum!
Like Jo, I've never been ill while traveling except once in Florida where I was there for a wedding in the Keys, then a visit with family...I made it through the wedding, in bed for the family visit! But for me, Florida doesn't count.....it's rather a bit of a second home of sorts. But things can and do happen, I prepare as best as I can in advance and the rest is either luck, my God or both.
I did go to the Farmacia directly upon arrival in Venice for some Vitamin C, feeling some sniffles coming on - it helped!! A friend of mine just lost both her front teeth in a wave runner accident in San Diego, CA. It could have been worse, but she was able to get the help she needed out there, flew home for more help the next day.
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Glad she found help....I've had treatment on that tooth for around 30 years, and seeing the worried look in the dentist's face, I finally said- just pull the thing out!
I have a friend who's had the same trouble with those rock hard crisp breads.....I'll be dunking them in my soup from now on.....
I'm a pretty good packer! I also do okay in finding deals. I do wish I could tick off some of these other boxes, like sleeping anywhere (can't do it on a plane to save my life, even WITH sleeping pills), chatting to strangers (I'm an introvert ) and never getting sick...