Here’s a shortlist of foods you should think twice about before tucking into while traveling, especially if you’re in a place where water quality is an issue.
And before you start eating like a local, remember that you haven’t spent years training your immune system to withstand the local bacteria. But take heart: At least cake is usually safe wherever you go.
Artisanal, craft, and ultra-micro-brew may be all the rage, but when you’re trying to stay healthy while traveling, don’t take it so far that you stray into the potentially dangerous world of moonshine, rotgut, and hooch.
Questionable water, storage, and alcohol levels of homemade brews can lead to sometimes serious illness, especially for uninitiated non-locals.