South America: Be wise about drinking water

Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 8, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

In most countries it’s best to drink only bottled water or water that has been boiled for several minutes, even when brushing your teeth. Order drinks without ice. Note that water doesn’t boil sufficiently at high altitudes to rid the bacteria, so in countries like Boliva and Peru you’ll have to use purification tablets.

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