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Rub me up. Rub me down. Getting massages the whole world ’round. For some, getting a massage can be a very scary experience. Getting undressed, allowing a stranger to cover your body with oils or knead the muscles in your back to the point where you want to cry out in pain though it’s hurting so good
Living abroad can be hard enough as a woman without having to think about and deal with a monthly bloody Mary special at the downstairs bar. Every culture deals with menstruation in a different way and so it can be difficult to find feminine hygiene products to suit your needs while traveling
I exit the bathroom and proceed to the window of the train. My stomach has been feeling funny since I slept for thirty hours straight after New Years in Goa. I’m not sure if it was food poisoning, contaminated water, or pure exhaustion that made me nauseous, rolling around in the bed of my Couch Surfer host. Many cold medicines, sleeping pills, and painkillers later, I’m finally, back on my feet.
Before I arrived in the country most affected by HIV and AIDS, I realized that I would not be able to prepare for what I would find in South Africa. The stigmas that surround HIV and AIDS are still as damaging and devastating as the disease itself. Few people were willing to speak about it because so many had such close ties to it
Like any experienced traveler, I had made sure to purchase travel insurance before I set off for my year of study abroad in Beijing, China. I hadn’t expected to need it, though. I had been to China before, and I knew that as long as I stayed away from the tap water in China, I’d be good to go without any medical or health scares