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Indian food is irresistible and street food is even more. The spicy, tangy, and sweet flavors just explodes in your mouth. And the versatility of Indian food is unmatched. Each region in India has something deliciously different to offer. I am sure you will find endless food delicacies in India and the best hospitality you ever had. However your concern ...


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Do major hotels actually engage in such deceptive practices or is it likely a mistake or bug in the website ? I'm leaning towards mistake/bug, since it is clearly stated breakfast included, and French consumer protection laws are quite good. Since this is happening in France, I'm guessing the reason of this inconsistency is that the breakfast staff is ...


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The answer below was written when the question concerned lactose intolerance in general. For allergies or very strong reactions to dairy products, like all other allergies, the general advice is that you need to be careful and never assume, so ask restaurants specifically regarding what they can serve you without any dairy products and with proper allergen ...


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Yes. On flights when meals are normally served, they are still served just with different protocols. When doing a transatlantic flight during covid-19, there are two meals, one dinner and one breakfast. Each meal was served entirely packaged and we were instructed to remove our masks only after the service crew cleared our aisle. Beverage service was the ...


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You can always look for Kosher restaurants that observe traditional Jewish Kashrut rules. Kosher restaurants are either serving dairy products or meat dishes as mixing these two categories is forbidden by Kashrut. So if you look for Kosher restaurants serving meat you can be quite sure their kitchen has never seen any dairy product, but you won't find any ...


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30 minutes (7.45a-8.15a) Flight: Air India 469, Raipur to Nagpur Flew this leg in June 2019. Probably the shortest flight I’ve ever been on, which wasn’t an ATR. The breakfast was quite fulfilling with Aloo Parantha and Chole in the main course, bread and butter on the side, a bowl of fruit salad, yogurt and a bottle of water, served on a tray on par with ...


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Any new country will present your body with new and exciting microorganisms it needs to get used to. My first week in the US was miserable because I didn't expect it, and my first week in India was manageable, because I knew what was coming. The only country I didn't have any issues in was Japan. The key is to gradually acclimatize yourself and manage ...


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Typically foreigners think of the food of France as classic French cuisine. To say that this styles likes cream and butter is a bit of an understatement. You seem to have the wrong idea about classic French cuisine. Cream definitely is not used that much. There are clearly dishes with lots of cream, especially in some regions (mostly northwestern France), ...


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No. And there shouldn't be any reason for it. Alcohol is sold freely in Israel without any serious prohibition except for the usual underage and licensing rules. This includes an Israeli cruise line company that operates from Israel and sells alcohol at all times, including in the territorial waters of Israel. All food is generally allowed to be sold, ...


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As suggested in other answers, it depends. In Europe, EASA Health and Safety protocol published June 30th, 2020, recommends reduced service: Aircraft operators should reduce in-flight services to the minimum necessary to ensure passenger comfort and well-being and limit contact between cabin crew members and passengers, giving proper consideration to the ...


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I can speak only for Bulgaria, but I assume it‘s simular for the other two countries. Many cafes don‘t offer any food or just some cakes, people go there just to meet each other, to see and to be seen. Sometimes people stay there for hours and drink only one cup of coffee. They preffer to eat at home, because it‘s cheaper.


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Four years later, a local writes ;) I answer in covid time (now we are under curfew 10pm to 5am) but what I write applies in general. Short answer: no, no traditional food in Bologna after midnight. Proper restaurants close at 10.30pm or 11pm and, yes, very possibly the kitchen closes sooner. After midnight not even kiosks are reliable, out of the "...


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I flew recently on a US domestic flight of four hours or so where it was announced that there would be no food service in the aisles, but there would be snacks and beverages available on request. We were also instructed to remove our masks only for each bite or sip, replacing them in between. Since the flight was completely full, this was the most time I'd ...


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Most restaurants not specialized in cheese-centric dishes such as pizza have some lactose-free options. I'm lactose intolerant and have managed to avoid being inadvertently served meals with lactose in most countries. Do look at what you get because sometimes, they will serve you some anyway. This happens most often when you choose an option that appears ...


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By law all european restaurant are required to inform customers on ingredients that people may be allergic to*. I am not sure specifically of how this works out in France, but typically the menu will indicate with symbols for each dish what potentially allergic ingredients it contains. In rare cases I have seen a notice on the wall that gives a blanket ...


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Are there still meals in airliners? That depends on the flight. Some countries do/did impose meal restrictions for domestic flights, e.g. at some point Thailand banned inflight catering on domestic flights (mirror) (December 31, 2020). But I'm not aware of such bans for long-haul flights: all long-haul flights I've seen did allow meals.


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One aspect where I radically disagree with most of the "common-sense advice" usually given in this regard is the part about avoiding street stalls and street food. In some parts of the world (specifically, for what pertains my experience, S-E Asia) it could be argued that getting food from a street vendor is even safer than getting it in a "...


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I’ve had a full cooked breakfast on British Airways flights from Manchester to London Gatwick, back in the 1990s. It’s about 200 miles, and while the flights are generally scheduled to take about an hour, it can be not much more than half an hour in the air.


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Typically foreigners think of the food of France as classic French cuisine. To say that this styles likes cream and butter is a bit of an understatement. Actually, this is only true of part of France. The dairy-rich cuisine you describe is typical of Paris and the North. The South has traditionally had a very different, Mediterranean cuisine. People even ...


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50 Min - Jet Airways Bangalore to Chennai I remember back in 2010, I flew for 50 minutes from Bangalore to Chennai on Jet Airways and was given Paneer Burji. Oh so yummy.


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There is one easy way how to tell what to eat and what to avoid - see what locals do. If you see street food with lots of locals around, it's probably fine. If there are none, they probably have a bad experience with the place, so you should stay away as well. You should also have proper vaccination when travelling - standard vaccination that is compulsory / ...


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I have been to India twice in the past and both times kept eating street food with no issues. While food in hotel restaurants was good, it was not even close compared to street food I would buy from a cart across the road from the hotel. Note that I am used to Indian food and very spicy foods in general. I can eat raw green chilis without much issue (which ...


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Contrary to the reputation of the French as irredeemable carnivores, Paris has many vegan restaurants, serving various dairy-free and meat-free cuisines, ranging from regular European-style food, burgers, etc, to vegan Chinese and other world cuisines. Happy Cow has extensive listings. Vegan cuisine refuses to use dairy (and meat) for reasons of animal ...


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Since 2015, french restaurants have the obligation to list the 17 major allergens present in their dishes (gluten/dairy/egg/fish/etc) for non-wrapped foods. In reality, the card is not always available. Get the application "Avec Plaisir" it is an app designed to list allergen friendly restaurants. It's just a map with hearts beside the appropriate ...


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The generic plastic bottle cap can be sealed outside of a factory. If you ever bought craft beer on tap take away, they will pour it in a plastic bottle and then seal it with a plastic cap. Then it looks completely legit. Plastic cap can be put on a bottle together with the plastic ring which holds it fast. But then it will hold the bottle with plastic ...


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1 hour 40 minutes Flight: Air India 627, Mumbai to Nagpur I flew this in November 2019, and was served a full meal of idli sambar, complete with a side of yogurt and a package of Frooti mango juice drink. The meal was served on a tray with wrapped utensils, similar to how a typical long-haul meal is served. This was the only option for the meal, though those ...


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I wasn't sure about commenting this thread or answering when a Ctrl+F showed me no occurencies of the word bivacco yet in this page. The word bivacco best translates loitering, rather than lollygagging or standing: the forbidden activities include sleeping in the streets, proper picnics, but most likeky also sitting alone on the stairway of any church to ...


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As you mentioned that you are travelling from Germany - this kind of vodka is not legal there. Here is a news article in German - it's easy to buy it in the Czech Republic but it's not legal do import or possess it in Germany. If you get caught the vodka will be seized and you will be reported.


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Generally speaking, no. Airag is a seasonal, niche, perishable product, that as far as I can tell is not commercially produced and is hence not regularly available at supermarkets, liquor stores or bars. Visiting Ulaanbaatar just before the Naadam festival a few years ago, I did see a few pop-up stalls selling the stuff, but generally it's made at home and ...


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All the foodies listed in the other answers definitely deserve a mention, and here we already put together more than a thresold overview. I'd like to add that pizza as a street food comes in two formats mainly: slices squares We call these pizza al taglio or tranci di pizza but I couldn't actually say if any of the two names refers precisely to one of the ...


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