Food and Drink: Eating abroad
Food and drink... the two most important daily routines of your trip (apart from negotiating the strangest of toilet facilities along the way of course!)
Even though your days will take on a different pattern from one day to the next you should attempt to eat regularly. Try and still have some breakfast even if you are getting the 5.30am bus from Sao Paulo to Iguassu.
Most meals en-route will be extremely cheap. In Asia, for example, a simple vegetable stir fry with rice is generally the cheapest option and costs as little as a few pence. If you are travelling in Australia and New Zealand or North America you will be able to make your own meals in the hostels. The cheapest meals in South America tend to be the 'buffet du kilos' or the set meals (cenas) but even the main meals are pretty affordable.
Here are some safety tips when eating food abroad:
- Eat food that has been freshly cooked and is still hot.
- Check that any meat is fully cooked through.
- If you are eating from a food stall by the side of the road only eat food that has been prepared in front of you.
- Peel all fruit yourself.
- Drink bottled water.
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