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Indian food is irresistible and street food is even more so. The spicy, tangy, and sweet flavors just explode in your mouth. And the versatility of Indian food is unmatched. Each region in India has something deliciously different to offer. However your concern about cleanliness and hygiene is valid. Someone newly introduced to Indian food should take ...


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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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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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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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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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Often it's common to have a coffee before breakfast in the Balkans, apparently. However, there are a lot of breakfasts there too, eg just look at a recipe website: http://www.balkanfoodrecipes.com/category/dishes/breakfast/ and see items like kaymak, ceshket, popara and more.


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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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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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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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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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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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Has it become a common occurrence in an attempt to drive rates down ? Not really. That's the first time I've seen that (and I use hotels a lot) Do major hotels actually engage in such deceptive practices They do and it's getting worse and worse. There are lots of hidden fees and taxes that they glob on to advertise an artifically low price. "Resort ...


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Lived in various countries in SE Asia for 5 years. You just accept that sometimes you get sick. However, sure you can do things to lower the chances. A lot of good advice has been given. Like someone else here I also don’t agree that ‘good’ restaurants always help. In those places they’re often far less likely to throw expired food out, especially with ...


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Yes. You take off your mask. I know this from a short haul flight, so logic says longer ones are more likely to have food.


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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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Yes, sealed water bottles can be unsafe. If you look at the comments on the question, two different links are given for historic events in the western world, well known brands. (Link one, by from a comment by @Stuart F) (Link two, from a comment by @Fattie) And this is from companies that are/were reputed to be safe. In my country, the Netherlands, the ...


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One thing to remark is that people respond different ways to new organisms, so that there's a good chance that even if you follow the best practices described here, you'll become ill. It's really just the luck of the draw. A travel doctor told me once that she prefers street food to a restaurant, since she can see the food being prepared and can get a sense ...


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I don't really know what you consider "unusual" (other than fresh/store-made rather than packaged); I can't think offhand of styles of shortbread that would be available in Edinburgh but not elsewhere in the UK. However, millionaire's shortbread (shortbread layered with caramel and chocolate) is yummy, and this place appears to have it (and still ...


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In my experience bottled water purchased in grocery stores isn't all that expensive. If I were going to do appreciable travel in areas where that would be a problematic solution I would take the filtration approach--check out your local REI for options as those of us who venture into the backcountry expect to find only non-potable water. Note, however: ...


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