(Closed) My friend just got back from him honeymoon in Mexico….

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1013 posts
Bumble bee

Travellers diarhea is a common thing. The food could turn them off, yes the water could do something bad. Not everyone is affected because we all react to certain foods etc differently.

Example, every time i eat at East Side Marios i get instantly sick. Its just something they put in their food that makes me ill.  I love their food, i just cant eat it hah. 

Too bad it was on his honeymoon!

Post # 5
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Willow1991: Too bad for him! 🙁 Some people’s sytems are just more sensitive. They recommend that, when traveling, you don’t eat fresh fruits or veggies unless they have a tougher peel (like a banana) or even use anything but bottled water to brush your teeth.

We’re honeyooning in Mexico but I’m not to worried for myself. When I studied abroad, they said not to eat fruit/drink water–I did and was fine. Fiance, on the other hand….I’m crossing my fingers for him

Post # 7
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

Oh man, that really sucks for him! I have traveled to many places and my fav is always the side street carts with local foods or spots that locals eat at, I have never gotten sick! Maybe my system is just iron clad.

Post # 11
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Geting the runs from traveling is like a badge of honor!

LOL. It could just be from the stress and change in food/water sources or he would have picked up a bug!

Post # 12
6349 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I always get a slightly dodgy tummy when travelling; it’s not food poisoning, it’s just the change in climate and food. A lot of people (myself included) over-indulge on holiday, and eat more exotic and rich foods than they would usually do eg I eat steak every other day on holiday, whereas back home, I have it probably once a month. I also eat a lot of exotic fruit, which again can result in a dodgy tummy.

For me, it’s just part and parcel of travelling. If you really want to avoid it, try to eat as you would at home, and don’t over-indulge in the sun or alcohol.

Post # 13
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Did he have any blended cocktails like pina coladas or frozen margaritas?  Anything with… ice?  That’s still water, unfortunately.  That sucks for him though.  I’ve been pretty lucky with that stuff but some people’s systems just cannot handle any change what so ever.  🙁

Post # 14
6349 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Re ice, salads etc: as far as I know, all the good AI resorts in Cancun/the RM use only purified water throughout the resort, and that includes for food preparation, and ice for drinks; so, it shouldn’t give you a bad stomach.

Post # 15
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We stayed at a place in Punta Cana where this happened to me (probably TMI). I don’t think it was the resort – I know I have an incredibly weak stomach when it comes to new unique foods, so I assume the fact that it wasn’t the food I’m used to eating that this happened. Funny enough that was the first vacation Fiance and I took together. Mwahhh – guess he must really love me since I was in the bathroom for a large chunk of the trip.

Post # 16
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree that it’s likely just the change in diet.  I know my eating habits tend to go out the window on vacation.  Way too much quantity and richness.  Especially in Mexico, the spices and the fact that there’s tons of beans in most food could do it. 

There’s medication you can take to prevent it.  Dukoral is the one I always see advertised on TV.

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