Eaten abroad? Things You May Get Sick From Abroad

Traveling and instructing English as a second language abroad are two of the most exciting and life-altering activities we can engage in. When we travel, we broaden our horizons in a variety of ways: through interacting with locals, discovering different cultures, seeing fascinating new places, and trying local cuisine. Yet, we must proceed with caution because consuming some foods can swiftly cause serious illness and turn an otherwise delightful trip into a nightmare. Every time we eat, we inhale an amazing number of microorganisms, including parasites, moulds, fungi, and bacteria.

Consider these four issues with regard to food safety when travelling abroad.

H2O: Water, H2O, and H2O

As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to the water but you can’t make it drink. The elderly horse is aware that it is generally not a good idea to drink the water in a foreign place. Water supplies in many countries are susceptible to a variety of issues that you probably don’t want to know about. Make sure the water is bottled, doner kabab, or boiling if you plan to drink it (by you).

We did just advise you not to drink the water, after all. You don’t know (and perhaps don’t care) where the water comes from if your lemonade or other juice is made using local water. This rule applies to even ice and ice cubes. You can’t tell what kind of water was used to make them by eating them.Don’t drink the water, as the saying goes again. Well, even crunchy salads fit the bill. What did they use to “wash” the vegetables, do you know? If you don’t know what’s in that garden salad, you shouldn’t eat it. How “great” it seems to be doesn’t matter to me. Before you can ask, “Where’s the bathroom?,” you can be telling everyone you regret it later that day.

Simply put: Are you kidding me? Do not tell me that you intend to purchase food from the man who appears to have just rolled out of bed. I understand that you came here to try things out and see what you thought. Do you plan to visit any of the area’s hospitals or bathrooms while you’re there? In that situation, pay very close attention to everything you eat and drink (in more ways than one, too).

What to Watch Out For While Traveling Abroad

Explore the world, recognise your own potential, and broaden your horizons by getting out there. When you travel abroad, keep in mind that you should be cautious with these seven meals. In this way, you may maintain your health even when dining abroad. The companion article, “Foods to Be Wary of While Traveling Abroad,” lists further “delicacies” to stay away from when visiting another country. Good luck today until then.


Professor Larry M. Lynch is a multifaceted professional with a long list of accomplishments, including those of EFL Teacher Trainer, Intellectual Development Specialist, prolific writer, acclaimed author, and engaging public speaker. The ESP, foreign language learning, English language instruction texts, and hundreds of articles he has written are used in more than 120 countries. You can download free e-books and other resources for teaching and learning.