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One month in India: eating tips to getting spiced-out

I will be in India (Hyderabad) for about a month. I like spicy food, but it is a treat, not normal event. Last time I went to (North of) India, after a week, I had too much of the spices and my mouth ...
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Water tests during travelling

Bicycle.SE has a question about water safety during touring, long distance travelling with bike. It is specific to bicycles. This question is specific to touring but particularly to travelling in ...
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Can I take soya milk into Australia in my luggage?

Does any one know if I can take soya milk in my luggage to Australia, and if I need to or is it easy to obtain in Australia?
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Declare Trix for Canada?

I'm visiting some friends in Canada (I'm from the United States) and they told me that Trix is no longer sold there, and that I should bring them some for the sake of nostalgia. When looking up ...
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What kind of food is served inside the Oktoberfest tents and at what price?

I'm trying to budget a multi-day trip to Oktoberfest and I'm unable to find the tents' food menu for last year. The beers were priced at ~10EUR, as mentioned by multiple websites, but nobody seems to ...
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Is it OK to eat turtles in Cambodia?

Last night at a tiny town in the middle of nowhere in Cambodia (Chhaeb) I was invited to join my hosts at the guesthouse to drink beer and eat turtle meat. In my travels I can only ever recall the ...
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Where can I try a locally brewed Porter in London?

One of my favorite beverages back home is a locally brewed Vanilla Porter. As the Porter style of beer was invented in London, I was excited to try some local English porters... but in every pub, ...
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Portuguese cusine in Lisbon

I'm now going to Lisbon. This is travel for work, and now, just at the very last minute, I'm realizing I can enjoy the place as well (and not only think to work duties 😊) and especially the cuisine. ...
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How should I go about finding the Albanian national dish, tavë kosi?

I'm currently travelling in the Balkans and have previously had surprising difficulty finding the national dish in some countries. Here in Albania the national dish is tavë kosi, baked lamb and rice ...
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Are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport?

I'm not a big fan of spending 3EUR for a 250ml bottle of water, hence the question: are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, be it airside or at ...
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Can I import teabags into the United States?

I'm going to the US through SFO from Europe (Germany to France to US) and would like to bring loose teabags of British Yorkshire Tea. They are not packed like they were for sales, but rather in ...
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Where can I eat turtle excrement soup?

A friend of a friend told me that he was traveling through Asia. Then once he ordered a meal in a restaurant. He couldn't understand what it was. So he first got a good stock. Afterwards a waiter ...
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Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany?

I am traveling to Germany. Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany? Thanks for the answers.. I am traveling from India to celle Germany.. I am used to Indian cuisine.. Is ...
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Would uncooked bacon go bad in a transatlantic flight?

I am going to have a transatlantic flight (Canada-Italy-Turkey) and would like to bring uncooked bacon with me (standard packaged bacon from a supermarket). I will be carrying it in my luggage that I ...
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What foods must I try while visiting Australia?

I will be traveling to Cairns, Brisbane, and Sydney and was wondering what are the must try foods/dishes I should get while there.
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Martina Bekereja: How to find them in Latvia?

When going to Latvia, I like to eat some small snacks in the bakeries called Martina Bekereja. I think there are several of them in Latvia, or even in the whole Baltic. Because I really like them, I ...
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What is usually an American breakfast outside of the US?

A number of hotels outside of the US offer something they call an American Breakfast. What does that usually include in terms of food and beverage? I have seen this choice offered in a few countries ...
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How cheaply can we eat in Ireland while still experiencing traditional Irish foods?

Two of us will be visiting Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Kilkenny for about 3 days each and will need lunch and dinner every day. We are on a budget and won't be eating at any 5* restaurants, but we ...
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Hákarl aka Rotten Shark - the ultimate souvenir

One of the delicacy of Iceland is the Hákarl Hákarl or kæstur hákarl is a food from Iceland consisting of a Greenland shark or sleeper shark (Somniosus microcephalus) which has been cured ...
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Vegetarian budget options in Finland

I am new here and I have some specific questions regarding an upcoming business travel to Finland. I hail from India and would be put up at Helsinki centre for 4 weeks till mid of April. After ...
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Where should I travel to if I want to see paddy fields?

I would really like to see real-life paddy fields. What's the closest destination to Central Europe where people really cultivate rice?
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Are there any country- or city-specific dishes I can try whilst in Dakar, Senegal?

I'd like to know what traditional foods/dishes exist, if any, and how I should go about locating places that sell them :) I am not really looking for modern cuisine, I'm looking for local food that ...
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Dinner service out of Los Angeles on Amtrak Southwest Chief

Is dinner served in the dining car of the Southwest Chief after it leaves Los Angeles going eastbound at 6:15 pm? I'm asking because usually dinner service starts earlier on Amtrak trains.
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Buying reindeer meat in Helsinki

What is the best place to buy reindeer meat in Helsinki? Is this something you best from a specialized shop (if yes, where?) or is it something you can just pick up at any supermarket. Are there any ...
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Resource for local cuisines and specialties across Japan

I'm wondering if there's some website that's like a "Foodie's Guide to Japan", or maybe a "Foodie Wiki" covering the whole world including Japan, etc. I know there are lots of special local dishes ...
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Whose responsibility is update to meal preference?

I recently booked a ticket on Delta for a 15+ hour flight through a travel website. Due to dietary restrictions I specifically chose my meal preference in that ticket. This never got updated with ...
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Why do airlines (typically?) require customers to phone for special meals, and not provide this option online?

When travelling on flights where meals are included, travellers who need special meals, such as vegetarian or kosher, are, in my experience, typically required to make such a request by phone. For ...
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Typical Norwegian food

I'm going to Norway (Bergen) soon and I want to taste something typical from that nation or from Bergen's region. I was thinking that one of the most typical food was fish, but I'm not sure about it. ...
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What are the prices of coffee in Poland compared to USA

I live in USA but I'm traveling to Poland for the summer. I am wondering what are the prices in USD of coffee in Poland.
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What is typical (traditional) Lao / Laotian food?

When travelling in Laos, I was disappointed at how similar the food seemed to Thailand. Obviously, there's bound to be some overlap (b/c both proximity (like any neighbours) and the relevant history ...
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Preparing food yourself in hostels in Vienna?

Is it generally allowed to prepare own food in hostels in Vienna, and should I expect them to have a kitchen appropriate for it? When staying in Berlin, I've met a group of Spaniards who were cooking ...
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Options for cooking own food while traveling to Canada?

I'm planning to travel to Canada on my own for about one month in British Columbia area, I'll be in Vancouver part of the time, and I'll want to see more of the area. I'm looking for options for ...
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Is it customary to tip at a buffet?

I know for most restaurants here in the US that tipping is an integral part of each meal to show appreciation for the waiter (as long as they did a great job). For buffets however, especially ...
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Food on the TGVs between France and Spain?

In a few days time, I'll be taking a long TGV trip, on the new(ish) service between Barcelona and Paris. Given the length of the journey, I'm wondering about the food available on board, and hence if ...
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Is it legal to bring Jamón Ibérico from Spain into the United States?

I'm in Spain and I'd love to bring some Jamón Ibérico back to the states with me. Is it legal to bring it with me? If so, how much is allowed and under what conditions (sealed, treated, etc).
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How can roadside cafe quality be measured in Greece or Turkey?

When traveling by car it is always a big question how to determine the quality of roadside cafe in front of you. In Russia I've noticed some dependency between quality of food and wares, although ...
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Tipping for free drinks in the USA?

We have quite a few questions on tipping in the USA, but looking through I can't seem to spot one that covers this. When in the USA, if you are somewhere where drinks are free but served to you, is ...
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Lyon at night - where to eat?

Are there any places that serve food late at night (after 23:00) around Vieux Lyon or between 1st and 2nd arrondissement? I'm thinking wine bars that serve charcuterie perhaps, or street food…
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Is carrying your own food allowed in Keukenhof?

Can you carry your own food in the Keukenhof Gardens? I was checking the website (http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/) and could not find any explicit information. I do observe a list of restaurants, but ...
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Etiquette of eating noodle soup in China

I'm currently in Yunnan, China and one of the cheaper and still very yummy things to eat here is a spicy, oily, rice noodle soup. I'm used to getting similar dishes such as Laksa at home in Australia ...
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Sydney, Australia - for 5 days. With a 6-month old baby. Any tips?

My wife and I are living in San Francisco, CA (SFO) and are going to Sydney, Australia (SYD) for a short trip (5 days), probably in October or November. I will be attending a training for only 1 day ...
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Is it possible to bring fudge from New Zealand to UK?

I have bought fudge for gifts in NZ but am now unsure whether I will be allowed to take it inti UK - will I?
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Where can I try Chitty cuisine in Malacca?

I've just learned of a local people here in Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia called the Chitties (Chetty in Malay). They're also referred to as "Indian Peranakans". They are descendants of Tamil men and ...
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Are there any meat substitute restaurants in Taipei?

In my home town (Perth WA) there is a Taiwanese restaurant that has meat items on the menu, but which serves vegetarian meat substitute instead. These meat substitutes are available frozen as in the ...
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Restaurant rating information in China

I'd like to try to find places to eat in China. In the USA I look on Chowhound, which has a pretty good user base. Is there a similar tool for China? I could use a site like TripAdvisor, but I worry ...
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Unroasted coffee beans in La Paz, Bolivia

Is there a place in La Paz where I could buy beans straight from farms, before they are processed? I have a couple of friends who'd want to roast their beans up to their liking, so I'd like to buy ...
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What are the limiting times at an Amtrak train to get respective meals?

When booking a roomette on an Amtrak train, meals are included. Based on the time of boarding and detraining, how do I know if I'm entitled to a particular meal the same day? For example, if I arrive ...
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Language culture and Food culture in South India?

I am planning for a mid-term traveling (for around 15-20 days) in South India covering parts from AP,Kerala and Karnataka only, along with my family members. Now the problem is nobody from my family ...
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Options for Cooking while visiting Australia

I asked a similar question about Canada and was advised to make a separate one for Australia. I'm planning to travel to Australia on my own for about one month - two months, I'll be in Melbourne area ...
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Where should I carry food when crossing national borders — checked luggage or carry-on?

According to this USDA document I'm allowed to bring certain foods (for personal use) into the US from other countries but I have to declare them. For dried fruits it says "INSPECT AND RELEASE". ...