I do a lot of eating while traveling. Because eating is the best part of traveling. And I do a lot of eating in places where Americans are afraid of eating — like on the street, in Asia and Central America. In fact, I almost never eat at fancy places. So, people ask me: do I get sick a lot? The answer is no. I virtually never get sick, because I know how to avoid getting sick. My method is relatively easy, encapsulated in two little rules. Yet I find that people are often surprised, or even incredulous, or even downright resistant and argumentative (I know a lot of lawyers) about the effectiveness of my rules. But the rules work. You have every right to second guess my advice, and I can’t guarantee that it will keep you from getting sick. On the other hand, I follow these rules, and I don’t get sick, so there’s that.
The two rules for not getting sick while eating abroad: