I really should have known better. I've travelled to enough places over the years and eaten all sorts of food all over the place. Of course my golden rule, particularly when travelling in SEA countries and beyond is to always eat cooked food.
Back in Bali after a wonderful trip in Java, I was tempted by an avocado salad, so scoffed up a big bowl of this brew which contained lettuce and other mysterious greens. It was delicious and so were the bugs which settled unbeknown to me into my stomach. They would have been lurking in the tap water in which the salad was no doubt washed, just waiting for some stupid tourist (ME) to gobble them up.
It's not a good look to spend days on the toilet in anybody's language, so this is just a reminder for all travellers both experienced and new, to remember to ALWAYS EAT COOKED FOOD.