Featured on Rolf Pott’s Vagablogging, the San Francisco Chronicle travel editor has a quick list of tips for travel.
I agreeÂ with the tip on eating street food; if you can stand right there and watch them make your yakitori or whateverÂ (ensuring it’sÂ cooked long enough) you’ll probably be OK.Â I must confess that I have a relatively cast-iron stomach, though.Â Â Reasonable precautions should suffice, butÂ never travel without adult and children’sÂ tummy meds,Â just in case.
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It’s also true that the tip about getting upÂ and out fairly early in the morning will get you nice, quiet streets and a sense of place.Â No early riser I, but whenÂ roustedÂ out for quick morning jogs in SanÂ Francisco and Ireland, I was rewarded with barking seals at Pier 39 andÂ mist curling around the ruined turret of an Irish castle (looked like a whiskey advertisement.)Â Â
So get outta bed, already!