We will be cycling in SE Asia for about 6 months. I have done a lot of research about malaria and even went to see a travel doctor. I still cant make up my mind about whether I should take preventative medicine or not. I really dislike taking any sort of medicine and this will be a loooong trip so and anti malaria drugs have vicious side effects so I would rather not. On the other hand, mosqies absolutely LOVE me so it is very likely that I will get bitten at some point.
Also, some people that there is no difference between 20% DEET and 100% DEET. Is that true?
I am getting paranoid about malaria! We quit the jobs and sold everything for this trip and it never bothered me. Now I am terrified with the thought of some flimsy buggers!!!