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Food safety for travelers

Greece ● 21 October 2016
 

Food safety for travelers

One out of three travelers gets sick - due to contaminated food and water - suffering most of the time from diarrhea.

In order to avoid such an unpleasant situation which will ruin your vacations, here are some useful food safety tips for travelers.

What can you do to lower the risk of contamination?

Depending on the country you are visiting, you can get vaccinated for heavy illnesses. If you are traveling to high risk destinations, the preventing use of antibiotics would help you avoid the traveler's diarrhea. Food products which contain probiotics (healthy bacteria) is a more natural way to avoid stomach disorders. You can simply bust your immune system by sleeping and eating well, before leaving home. During your holidays, you should keep in mind that the most common way to get contaminated is through contaminated water and food. So common sense says that if you wash your hands before every time you eat, is an efficient way to get protected.

Safety tips

• Avoid putting ice in your drinks and make sure that your are using "safe" water for the kitchen cleaning or your teeth brushing.
• Do not buy food from street sellers or in places where hygiene conditions are not at they best.
• Boil the unpasteurized milk.
• Eat cooked food, first make sure that they have been cooked properly and that they haven't stayed for a long time in room temperature.
• Pill all the fruits and the raw vegetables and avoid the fruits with bad skin.

Glass of water

• Drink water from sealed bottles
• Avoid having salads since they might have not been washed properly or the water might have been contaminated
• Avoid food which might have been exposed in flies of insects.
• Stay away from raw seafood and generally dishes which contain raw or semi cooked eggs, poultry or meet.
• In countries where there might be poisonous fish and seafood, ask for local advice.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Kastoria, Greece Anastassiou Hotel
Anastassiou Hotel
1st km Nat. Road Kastoria-Athens, 52100 Kastoria, Greece

Anastassiou Hotel is built in the entrance of Kastoria town, within a short driving distance from shops, restaurants and monuments. Vitsi Ski center is a 40-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport which is 214 km away.

Hotel in Pelion, Greece Hotel Despotiko
Hotel Despotiko
Portaria, 37011 Pelion, Greece

Hotel Despotiko is centrally located in the popular village of Portaria, Pelion. The Ski Centre of Pelion is just 15 km away. The town of Volos is 10 km away.

Appartment in Kastoria, Greece Iaspis Guesthouse
Iaspis Guesthouse
Sidirochori , 52100 Kastoria, Greece

Iaspis Guesthouse is located in the small, traditional village of Sidirochori, approximately a 20-minute drive from the center of Kastoria. The closest airport to the property is Thessaloniki International Airport which is 223 km away.


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