How To Deal With the Traveler’s Diarrhea

One of the most common illnesses that travelers from all over the world experience is the traveler’s diarrhea. There is about 10 million cases of traveler’s diarrhea recorded every year. Did you know that an astonishing number of about 55 percent of travelers from all over the world experience this nasty illness? Yes, you read that right! Destination plays a very important role in all this. The traveler’s diarrhea usually occurs when people travel from well developed countries to the not so developed ones. It also occurs when people get exposed to the microbes in food that they are not used to.

While traveler’s diarrhea is not really life threatening, it can still turn your amazing trip into a nightmare. That being said, knowing what to do and when to do it can be very helpful when it comes to getting rid of the traveler’s diarrhea. And now, here are some things that you can do to protect your body from this nasty illness!

Don’t Drink Water That Has Not Been Sterilized
Well water and tap water are not treated in developed countries the same way that they are treated in not so developed countries. What this means is that both well water and tap water usually contain microbes that can cause diarrhea. With that said, instead of drinking tap or well water, what you need to do is stick to bottled water. And if you don’t have any other choice but to drink tap water, then at least sterilize the water before drinking it. You can do this by boiling the water for at least three minutes.

Avoid Food From Street Vendors
Eating food from street vendors is one of the biggest reasons why so many people suffer from traveler’s diarrhea. While you probably want to experience the local cuisine each time you travel, you should approach food from street vendors with caution.

Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is one of the easiest, yet most effective ways to avoid the traveler’s diarrhea. This is especially true if you enjoy traveling with your children. Also, you should keep some sort of a hand-sanitizing solution in your backpack at all times – just in case you need it.

5 Enigmatic Sites On The Ocean Floor

The ocean is so wide that it covers almost 71% of the Earth. Unlike the land where you can easily make a map based on geographical landmarks, the ocean, on the other hand, is so unpredictable, making it hard to familiarize exact locations underwater. There are still a vast part of the ocean that is yet to be discovered, making it a place of mystery. But every now and then, people discover something new and dive-worthy on the ocean floor, and here are 5 most enigmatic sites on the ocean floor.

 

YONAGUNI MONUMENT, JAPAN. This 3000-year old monument wasn’t discovered until 1987 and the most baffling part is, nobody knows why it’s there and who built it. It looks too manmade to be a natural formation, others say it’s the works of creatures from outer space, but a professor from Japan said it might be a part of the lost Mu continent of the Pacific.

LOST CITY OF HERAKLION, EGYPT. After being underwater for almost a thousand years, the lost City of Heracleion was discovered in the early 2000’s. A group of divers were astounded when they saw a large statue protruding from the seabed; and upon more exploration they found ruins of temples, more statues and other treasure troves in the area. Thonis-Heracleion was almost part of a distant memory because only a few ancient inscriptions mentioned it, but thanks to the discovery, this once glorious city can now be explored.

 

PORT ROYAL, JAMAICA. This notorious city known as the “Wickedest City on Earth” stood true to its moniker. Port Royal was home to pirates, prostitutes and all the infamous people, with brothels, pubs and bars available for these “wicked” people. Due to a strong earthquake, this pirate’s haven sank in to the bottom of the sea along with all its sinful occupants.

 

BIMINI ROAD, BAHAMAS. A vaguely natural rock formation gives rise to speculations that it was once part of an ancient city. This 0.8 kilometer pavement consists of rectangular and sub-rectangular limestone blocks, looking more like a road or a wall. Researchers insist that these rocks are just a result of a natural and systematic fracturing of sedimentary rocks making the stones look almost the same.

 

ORDA CAVE, RUSSIA. Orda cave is said to be the longest cave on Earth that’s made of gypsum. Because of the minerals in the area called selenite, the water underneath is really clear, giving divers a very good visibility to explore the 5-kilometer passage. The cave’s white interior walls and cathedral-like corridors and the clear waters attracts cave divers to this underwater beauty.