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.
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!