Besides the obvious (i.e., immunizations, typhoid pills, etc., etc.) I decided to invest in a filtered water bottle.
Yay for clean water! And shameless product placement.
When we bought the water bottle, we were talking to the nice saleslady and she said that she could put my name or initials on my water bottle. I figured that sounded like a good idea. I mean, after going through all the trouble of buying a filtered water bottle, I don't want my companion to get her germs all over it. Companion germs = almost as bad as botulism.
Seriously though, I thought it'd be fun to have my initials on my water bottle. So I told the saleslady:
We talked for a little bit about Ukraine, how cold it was going to be, and how great it would be to have this water bottle while she got the vinyl letters ready.
Then she was distracted by her boss.
And I was distracted by my mom.
When the saleslady started putting on the letters, I noticed that something wasn't right, but I hesitated and didn't correct her. Instead, I got a water bottle with the letters:
It's hard to get a picture of the entire "MAD."
I now have a water bottle with anger issues.
And if anyone drinks out of my water bottle, I will be mad. Because as we all know, companion's germs = almost as bad as botulism.
I take my clean water seriously. Very, very seriously.