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Just Got Home From Thailand...
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The best part? When the food was good, it was very very good.

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...and when it was bad, it was horrid. Ok it didn't *taste* bad - but I did get the wrong meal delivered to me and ate it. Good thing I'd already preemptively took some pepto bismol that day (ah, love gluten-free traveling) and didn't get as sick as bad as I could have.

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And I had forgotten all about these bad boys. Yup, those are fun with Celiac disease.

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GoPicnic meals were also found in my luggage in abundance and I tried to replace one meal/day with one. It was easy and they aren't too shabby for an adult lunchable. ;)

But see, it wasn't all bad!

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But the Celiac Travel cards were a life saver. Yay for those! Find them in many languages for download here: http://www.celiactravel.com/cards/

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Ok, I have to ask. What is the little measuring cup for? Do I want to know?

And YAY for you!!! I have taken a few trips to Europe, but haven't ventured to Asia just yet. I'm working up to it. I'm freaked to go anywhere where I REALLY don't speak the language. Before we went to Italy last year I made sure I had the phrase "My sons and I have celiac disease. Do you have any gluten free foods?" down pat.

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Wonderful! The squat toilets still exist in Italy as well. Lived there for 2 years and even some of the nice restaurants had squat toilets.

Glad you had a god time. One place that's on my list to visit!!

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Ok, I have to ask. What is the little measuring cup for? Do I want to know?

And YAY for you!!! I have taken a few trips to Europe, but haven't ventured to Asia just yet. I'm working up to it. I'm freaked to go anywhere where I REALLY don't speak the language. Before we went to Italy last year I made sure I had the phrase "My sons and I have celiac disease. Do you have any gluten free foods?" down pat.

It's to manually flush the potty. :P The tank on the side is full of water. Squatty potties and I have a long history - we don't get along. haha. It was definitely an experience!!

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Wonderful! The squat toilets still exist in Italy as well. Lived there for 2 years and even some of the nice restaurants had squat toilets.

Glad you had a god time. One place that's on my list to visit!!

I think they exist everywhere but the US - ha! I don't understand the foreign squatty potty love. :unsure: But yes, it's amazing - go if you get the chance!!

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I'd be afraid I'd just fall in! And at my age, I'd probably not be able to get back up!!! laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

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Speaking of squat toilets, that is one of the nicer ones I have seen. One I saw literally was a pipe coming out of the floor. That's it. :o

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I'd be afraid I'd just fall in! And at my age, I'd probably not be able to get back up!!! laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

haha! I looked for the handicapped stall but it was taken so I just went for it. I can imagine my thighs might get mighty tired (or toned!?) if I had to use them on a regular basis. ;)

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Speaking of squat toilets, that is one of the nicer ones I have seen. One I saw literally was a pipe coming out of the floor. That's it. :o

When I went on a train ride (11 years ago - yeesh!) from Hong Kong to Beijing the train had squatty potties - that were just holes from the floor to the tracks. I wore flip flops in, and only came out with one. I lifted my foot up and my flip flop fell right off... and on to the tracks. ha! I went in with tied shoes next time. :P

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I think they exist everywhere but the US - ha! I don't understand the foreign squatty potty love. :unsure: But yes, it's amazing - go if you get the chance!!

No, not everywhere. And in Thailand they are disappearing too. In the city a butt-spray replaces the scoop-cup.

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Melissa,

I admire your fearlessness while traveling. :)

Nice tats, too.

I only went 1500 miles away from home for the first time since recovering

from years of being ill with Un-Dxed celiac disease and I found it just a little intimidating. And I stayed within the US and had access to non-squatty potties. :lol:

I got hit despite my best efforts, but you know what I learned?

we should travel anyway. Life is for living. Not being paranoid.

I had a blast seeing good friends and eating up a storm.

So the GoPicnics aren't too bad? my friend has those in her gluten-free bakery/store and I have wondered about them.

Good for you enjoying life, kiddo!

Cheers,

IH

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