Friday, May 16, 2008

Move to 3rd world country, start drinking tap water*, repeat

I've never drank unfiltered tap water until now. It's just not worth the hassle of carrying the jugs of water home from the store. And the water is fine. Still, it amuses me that this is the first time I've done it is in a less prosperous country.


* I don't consider Argentina to be a 3rd world country, for the record.

3 comments:

MJM said...

whether 3rd world or not, i still wouldn't do it. let me know if you need a short course of antibiotics :)

kristin veenema said...

haha, i drank zambian tap water for 6 months, the last three months were rainy season and unboiled - so the water, for the 6 hours that it was available, was a bit brown. i also drank straight from the zambezi and ate unwashed fruit out in the bush and meat that a dog had chewed on (but we bbq'd it)and soured milk - i believe in keeping my immune system guessing. you have to experience the culture, and if that means a little extra time in the bathroom...

Evan said...

Kristin --

Awesome. But wow, I think our experiences are completely different. I feel like i'm in europe most of the time, only super cheap.

And the water is totally safe, though occasionally it doesn't taste great.