I am from Poland and have an epic journey planned to go to Thailand with my Mother in December 2009. I must admit that I am a little bit scared of the food and have been doing heaps of research about the cournty. I am concerned that she will get sick and I will have to take care of her!!! I have heard that it's healthy, http://www.thai-food-online.co.uk/thaifoodblog.asp and heard so much about the flavours...http://www.worldfoodblog.com/ - there is a post about the classic dishes on the second site. I have grave concern about the heat in Thai food. The spices, the chilli as in my country - there is not much heat!
Should I take any precautions for my trip, i.e. antibacterial loctions and hand wash? Or will it be fine? I really wanted some feedback from someone who had been there.