Travel Tips (i.e. watch ’em cook before you eat it)


Featured on Rolf Pott’s Vagablogging, the San Francisco Chronicle travel editor has a quick list of tips for travel.

I agree with the tip on eating street food; if you can stand right there and watch them make your yakitori or whatever (ensuring it’s cooked long enough) you’ll probably be OK.  I must confess that I have a relatively cast-iron stomach, though.  Reasonable precautions should suffice, but never travel without adult and children’s tummy meds, just in case.

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It’s also true that the tip about getting up and out fairly early in the morning will get you nice, quiet streets and a sense of place.  No early riser I, but when rousted out for quick morning jogs in San Francisco and Ireland, I was rewarded with barking seals at Pier 39 and mist curling around the ruined turret of an Irish castle (looked like a whiskey advertisement.)  

So get outta bed, already!