Be smart about food safety in Central and South America with these tips.
Drink only bottled water, called agua purificada or agua mineral. It is available even at the smallest stores, and is much cheaper than in North America. Use bottled water even when brushing your teeth. Ask for your drinks sin hielo, meaning "without ice." Skip uncooked foods, fruits with the skin on, and unpasteurized milk and milk products. Words to remember: "Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it."
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This is a good subject to bring up. In the past I used to frequent cozumel and belize quite a bit and had been sick on my first trip. we went to our family doctor and requested anti bacterial water pills that he prescribed for this and never had any problems after that, but still avoided water altogether.food poisoning is another problem over there.
Your stomach will get used to it It is just the tast that I don't like.
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