By Tiffany Abera
You know those times when you just want a strawberry shake with French fries and ketchup? Yes, today was one of those days. My stomach has been upset every day since I arrived and this sickness that I caught in the first week still hasn’t gone away. I cough and blow my nose all day. It only gets worse in the evenings and mornings. Sure wish I would’ve bought the cough drops and decongestion medicine from home.
Tip to all travelers abroad: Be sure to bring any medicine that you think and don’t think you’ll need on any trip. You can never be too prepared! I’ve had a not so pleasant and very memorable experience using local medicine while studying abroad in Costa Rica. I’m a little nervous to try foreign meds now. Sometimes they take almost expired drugs and then re-label them so that they are still sellable. Actually it is a lot more common than people would like to believe.