The Best Way to Learn a New Culture: Get Sick in Another Country

Since 4/19, I’ve been deathly ill. Here in Borneo, some people (like my boyfriend who just wrote me to come home and quit this nonsense) assume that this means I should stop traveling. Hardly.

A flu bug is just that, and I’ve had far worse. I’ve been down for days, unable to eat or drink, and sleeping in a small hotel in Palangkaraya. I couldn’t ask for better care from the hotel owners or the…

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Julia E Hubbel

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!