Post # 1
This is my first time ever posting. My wedding is June 9 and my honeymoon location is Turks and Caicos. Are there any other bees going to Turks and Caicos soon? There is apparently a mysterious stomach virus going on there and people are freaking out all over Trip Advisor about it. I am just wondering if anyone else out there is nervous and what are you doing about it? Canceling? Losing your money… trying to postpone? It breaks my heart to do either of those things, my fiance and I have been planning this trip for a year and we were so excited!
Post # 3
I’m not traveling there anytime soon, but I’m a very experienced traveler and I wouldn’t let this put me off unless it was something tied to a specific location (a specific cruise ship, hotel, or venue), kind of along the lines of the norovirus outbreaks you hear about every summer on the cruise ships.
It’s very easy to protect yourself against many viruses by simply washing your hands regularly,especially after touching “public” things like doorknobs, money and hotel phones; staying out of crowded situations like city busses where people may cough/sneeze on you; being careful to eat only cooked foods or raw foods that have their own “wrappers” like the peel on an orange; and generally just acting like it’s cold and flu season.
Without knowing exactly what virus is causing people to get ill, it’s hard to say for certain, but most of the viruses need some way to get into your body and many won’t live very long outside the human body. If you take a little extra caution, you can still have a really good time while minimizing the risk of getting sick.
Post # 4
@fishbone, Thank you very much! You are probably right. There is so much stuff on trip advisor, but I think we just need to stop reading it. I don’t want to cancel.. and I dont want to try to postpone, we will just be careful and smart like you said.
Post # 5
Did you end up going? How was it?