Travelin' Trots: Diary of an Accidental Medical Tourist by Mary Anne Lonze
Approx. 7,590 words.
Published on May 20, 2010.
35,000 feet over the Amazon jungle Mary Anne gets slammed with a debilitating gastrointestinal bug . Seven hours later she lands in a foreign country where she doesn't speak the language. Now she has to quickly find medical help.
A travel writer and nurse, she documents the process and what it really feels like to be sick on the road.