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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

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Aegli Hotel
Aegli Hotel
1, Karaiskaki & Iera Odos ave., Chaidari, 12461 Athens, Greece

Aegli hotel is situated in Haidari area, close to the city center. The nearby Agia Marina metro station favors direct access to Athens Airport, Piraeus Port and many vibrant areas of the city.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Sparta Team Hotel
8 10
Sparta Team Hotel
21, Menandrou Str., 10563 Athens, Greece

Sparta Team Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 8-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station and Monastiraki Metro Station. The port of Piraeus is 11 km away.


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