“To all my teacher friends this is the grossest yet coolest experiment. I did this while teaching about germs and how they spread. You use three pieces of bread. You let all the kids see you put a piece of bread in a baggy with a glove on hence “controlled” then you wash your hands and put a piece of bread in a baggy for “clean” last but definitely not least you pass a piece of bread around and let every kid in class touch it then you put it in a baggy and label it dirty. Watch how the bread changes over time due to germs. It is so cool and a great way to teach the importance of hand washing :-)”
– Courtney Lee Simpson –
We’re now in Egypt, a country very well known for “tourist diarrhea”, meaning people getting sick from food, or from not washing their hands before eating. In our daypack and handbag there’s always a bottle of hand sanitizer and some wet wipes so we’re able to wash our hands before eating or touching food.
That’s just one of the tips we got from reading Five Dollar Traveller’s blogpost about street food in Asia.
We’ve also loaded up with supplements from Mannatech, to keep the stomach’s natural bacteria in shape – about 70% of our immune system is in our GI-tract. And we got some CitroPlus from our friends, should any stomach problems occur.
And every now and then a Jägermeister or Underberg does the trick 😉
// Anders & Wivan