Unless the water is purified or you’re told it’s okay.
Some travelers will say ‘Don’t buy bottled water to save the planet from plastics’ well fine; but sometimes there’s no other source of safe water in remote areas. Best to carry a small water purification kit.
Likewise, raw salads washed in tap water can make you sick; stick to cooked veg and peeled fruits (true in India).
11. Street food is YUMMY, cheap, and essential to the travel experience.
Just choose carefully.
Busy means tasty and fresh. But all the same, you may get an upset stomach simply from a change of diet. In all my travels, eating street food has rarely caused an issue.
(Do watch eggs, as I found out in Bolivia needing a sudden shit-stop at night in the freezing Altiplano!)
12. TRUST: Never—no matter how convincing—ever get involved in get-rich-quick schemes.
They are always scams, and you’ll lose money.
Trusting people: If you feel uncertain, trust your institution and get away from the situation.