I leave next Friday to fly to India!!! Yay! I have been waiting for this for months! Since this is likely a once in a lifetime trip for me, and required much saving of pennies... I would hate to spend part of it laid up in bed (or the loo) with a gastro bug!!! And I have heard that Indian bugs are particularly bad!!! In preparation for the trip I took the Oral vaccine Dukoral which protest against Cholera, and the toxins produced by both Cholera and e.Coli. Since most travellers diarrhea incidence involve e.Coli I am hoping this will help! It protects me for 3 months now. I also have been taking a pretty strong probiotic from GNC for the last 10 days and will continue to take it throughout the trip. I hope that if I stock up on the 'good bugs' then if I come into contact with 'bad bugs' maybe the good bugs will win out.... I packed pepto bismol chewables and a small package of loperamide (anti-diarrheal known as Immodium) just in case though but hope I won't have to use them. Also going to avoid all tap water, skip salads and fresh fruits unless they have a peel I can remove (sorry diet), and stick with vegetarian cooked hot meals and bottled water, even for brushing teeth. Question is, is it still inevitable that I will get sick at some point??? People tell me that I should just expect it anyway. Are Indian tummy bugs really THAT bad??? Sorry to bring up the topic LOL.