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Many filtering options are lightweight and easy to pack. My personal favorite is a little bit heavier than a purchased pint. On a hot day in Spain, walking twelve kilometers, I refilled it from irrigation ditches three times and did not get sick. It has a lot of competitors, so I think carry a filtering device is a practical solution.


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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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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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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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I have accepted that I can't really avoid it without going to great lengths, and plan for it, with an acclimatization period of a few days in every new area. On my first trip to India, I basically stayed on bottled water and prepackaged sealed food until I arrived at the first place, and then switched to local food and tap water. Given that this was in ...


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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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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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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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