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"Does fashion go out the window": there are certainly fashionable warm clothes. The fashion may evoke a rather different character, though, than at an outdoor nightclub in a tropical setting. I've never been to the Baltic countries, but I have lived in Amsterdam, where the colder winter weather probably resembles a mild day in the Baltic region. ...


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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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