Let's face it. Traveling to India is not easy. It's not for rookies, It's not for new travelers, and it's not ideal for a girls relaxing getaway. It's rough. Really rough.
When I booked my trip to India, I wasn't as worried about the air quality, the culture shock I'd experience, or any unexpected violence against tourists (which can happen anywhere). I was the most worried about my stomach. I researched Delhi Belly and all of the terrible things that could happen to your stomach, while you experience foreign foods and water.
As I was trying to figure out what medicine I needed to stock my suitcase with, I visited my masseuse about 2 months before I left. She was someone who I had seen regularly, and who was passionate about holistic options for relaxation and well being. She suggested that I take the DiGize Essential Oil with me and put a few drops on my tongue before I consume any meal. She told me that someone else had done this on their voyage through India and it worked, so I decided to give it a try. I brought it with me to India, and was determined not to get an upset stomach.
We arrived in India, determined to control any vomiting or diarrhea that might ensue. My travel mate Madonna, had no idea what these oils were about, as she had brought her own travel medicine in case she were to be glued to a toilet. I told her we both had to "take drops", because at that point if one of us goes down we both go down. It became our ritual to have "our drops" before every meal that we had.
And guess what? IT WORKED. We maybe missed 2-3 meals the entire time that we were there, and not once did we throw up or have serious stomach issues.
Luckily neither one of us got sick - at least not the pooping vomiting kind of sick. However, both of us got pretty sick from the pollution. I was at the Taj Mahal sweating with a fever, but was SUPER thankful I wasn't stuck to a toilet. *perspectives people*
--> Below is a hilarious video that was taken of me "administering our drops" at the Oberoi in Agra.
A few other tips on how we prevented Delhi Belly:
I hope this helps! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
Bellisima = "Extremely Beautiful" in Italian, and how i would describe the world, and how I view it through travel.