Yaël and IDFKY

My stomach churned from just a morsel of food. I’d take a bite and feel a sensation that left me urgently running to the bathroom.  It was the stomach bug you wish you did not have, especially while traveling. My mom, a Moroccan native, raised us on all sorts of different foods, flavors and spices; I thought I was immune to turista. Still, I considered that after arriving in the Middle East, it may be a logical reaction given the circumstances: new place, new food, new water and new climate. I thought, “Please, for the love of god though, make it pass.”

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