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WORST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE - THE TRIP OF NIGHTMARES - BALI - Bondi to Basic
Each year for my birthday I go on a little adventure. Whether it is to the Gold Coast, Jervis Bay or to Bali. I love to get away for a bit, think about life and recharge for another year. This year was the year that I traveled to Bali, Indonesia. Since I live in Australia it is only a short trip away and the weather is amazing, and the hotels are cheap. However, this trip turned into a bit of a nightmare where I had to delay my flight back home and even ended up in the emergency room in Sydney. If you are curious about what happened and what you can do to prevent this from happening, then I suggest you read on… PREPARATION Before I flew into Bali I did quite a bit of research. And wrote a guide for you guys as well (Everything you need to know before traveling to Bali). Before I went, I have had some stomach and intestine issues, and I got diagnosed with IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the intestines. It is a condition that needs to be managed in the long term. IBS commonly causes abdominal pain, bloating, gas, nausea, diarrhea and constipation. I knew what food I couldn’t eat, so I made sure I stayed away from those (Even though I couldn’t eat chocolate anymore, I KNOW! ) Since I have lived in India for a couple of months for my traineeship in tourism I kind of knew what to expect, what to do, and especially what not to do. So, I was confident that I would be okay. I decided that I would only eat at the hotel and not take the risk of eating in a restaurant elsewhere. BALI BLISS The first few days everything was PERFECT. The weather was good, the hotel was stunning, the people were nice and the ocean warm and blue. I was on cloud 9 and I was truly enjoying myself. I was having breakfast at the hotel every morning and in the evening I went to the same restaurant for dinner. It looked clean and since breakfast was ok, I thought it would be safe to have dinner there as well. Unfortunately, the second to last night of my holiday slowly turned into a bit of a nightmare. SEVERE FOOD POISONING The day went normal, chilling at the beach, going for a swim, reading a book and in the afternoon, I wandered the streets looking for some souvenirs. In the evening I dined at the same restaurant I had eaten for the last couple of nights. I went back to my room and my stomach almost immediately felt strange. I was not sick, but something just felt off. That lasted a couple of hours and suddenly I did get sick. VERY SICK. I won’t go into too much detail but it was awful. This lasted the entire night and morning. The next day was my…