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I always tell my relatives to bring their own teabags when they visit. There have been no issues whatever about this; customs officials think this perfectly normal for visitors from the UK, and may even look askance at those who do not. Tea is HUGE here. You can get Earl Grey with lavender accents and snobby French teas that even the French can't pronounce ...


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As a concrete datapoint, I have flown at least three times into the US where a full suitcase contained (branded, packaged) Argentinean yerba mate, say some 25kg. I declared it, the bag was opened but not the packages, and nothing happened.


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I've never had any problems bringing back packaged loose leaf tea from Sweden or Austria. I've made the trip three times, and not once has customs asked to examine my tea. (They confiscated a single orange once though.) As one poster said, you will need to fill out a form on the plane declaring your items, but as long as you aren't bringing a boatload of ...


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This answer was too long for a comment but it just a combination of Zach's and Andrew's answer. You shouldn't have a problem bringing in "packages" of tea. Try to stick with a sealed, store bought, container. An unopened box, with that plastic film around it for example. It will come down to the discretion of customs people rather your tea looks suspect or ...


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I have brought commercially packaged tea into the USA on numerous occasions without any incident. Didn't want to leave a half-empty box to be thrown out by the hotel maids. On the other hand, I can not imagine why the OP thinks that tea is not a big deal in the United States. There are at least three high-end tea shops in Berkeley, California alone. (Site, ...


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You'll certainly be allowed to get on a plane in the UK with the tea, but you'll have to declare it to Customs and may have it examined by an agricultural specialist, who will decide whether it is allowed in. Here's US Customs and Border Protection on importing tea: There are no restrictions on the importation of coffee, tea or spices for personal ...


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If you're eating out every meal, you'll spend a lot of money (and often overpaid your meal in the touristic places). It depends a lot of what you'll eat. If you'll go to standard restaurants, the average coast for a meal with drink and dessert is between 15 and 30 euros. But if you'll go a lot to the foreign restaurants (and there are a lot of them in ...


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I had a quick look at the van Gogh Museum website, found a link to the restaurant and it says The café is open daily during museum opening hours and can only be accessed via the museum From that I read that you can only visit the restaurant as a ticket holding visitor. I have not opened the floor plan pdf, you will find a link to it on this page, but ...


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My vague memory of the layout is that the cafe is inside the ticketed area. The floor plan seems to indicate that this is the case as well, but I'm not absolutely certain.


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More important than the dairy is the egg. Given the threat posed by bird flu they're very skittish about eggs. As Michael Hampton said, always declare, always tell the truth about what you're carrying. There's no penalty (beyond the loss of the item) if they decide no, there can be substantial fines for trying to slip something past them. In general if ...


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Because you're transiting through an airport with US preclearance, Etihad recommends that you carry food items in your carry-on luggage. If the food is in your checked luggage, then it has to be brought up from the baggage area for inspection, then returned, which can add a significant delay to your customs clearance, and possibly cause you to miss your ...


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The first paragraph only refers to commercially packaged and labeled products. Elide the part between the square brackets to see that. At least here, I don't see Indian sweets with what I would call commercial labeling (ingredients list etc.). The packaging may be exceptionally fancy but they are otherwise similar to home-baked goods. commercially ...


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I make two to three trips to the boundary waters between Minnesota and Ontario every year. And for meats that are canoed or hiked in, I always freeze the first night, (next morning's) meat, and if it's spring or fall, can repeat again the next night, pre planned and the next morning so on and so forth, nature becomes an ice box. The meats that are carried ...


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At Folkestone there is a building with a Burger King and Starbucks at the waiting area between ticketing and passport control. When you pass under the "France in 35 minutes" sign, stay to the left to go to this area. If you've already gone to immigration, there is nothing to do but wait for your train and eat in France. At Calais you will find the same, ...


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Unless you understand "dinner" as "grab a bite", I would suggest to have dinner somewhere in the vincinity (maybe even after having gone through the tunnel). It will be better in any case, and prices will be better as well.


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The Moon Under Water in Manchester, UK is said to hold the Guinness World Record for being the biggest pub in Britain. Wikipedia quotes a surface of 8800 square feet, and a capacity of 1700 customers. Some claim it is also the biggest in Europe although this lacks an official confirmation. The community on Answers.com has a different opinion. According to ...



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