I despise taking malaria medication. I've taken it for two trips. All I'll say about the first time was the second time was better. When the third opportunity to take it came along for our trip to Guatemala I had to do something.
I'd joked for years that I'd drink gin and tonic every day instead. Tonic Water (R. TM Whathaveyou)contains quinine. This bitter substance is, or at least was, used in anti-malarials. I've tried Tonic Water on its own and I simply cannot recommend it.
I drink Coke (R. TM. Whathaveyou.) when I travel to ward off the assorted digestive upsets and it works very well.
In a fit of logic I decided to put them together and christened the concoction "Catatonic."
The tastes work well together. I had Coke
(R.TM. Whathave you) every day and Catatonics many times. I even had Tonic Water (R.TM. Whathave you) by itself a few times. It was okay, but Catatonics are so much better.
Husband is a recent convert to Coca-Cola (R. TM. Whathaveyou) and was an enthusiastic partaker of the new drink.
It kept all manner of things at bay for us and for that I am grateful.
Neither soft drink company has compensated me in any way for the above. If they want to, then I will be gracious enough and shameless enough to accept.