This article supports my travel tips to China in DO NOT use ICE in your drinks. Do what the locals do and the locals in China do not use ICE because they prefer warm or hot drinks. Yes, some drinks are cold from the refrigeration but locals do not use ICE. This article review the ICE in American brands such as KFC and McDonalds and it is not good news. My blog the other day about drinking coffee made from the water in the airplane. Wow, two major chances to get sick when traveling and it is always blamed on local food. Ok, you start your holiday to China, for example, while on your flight you start to consume coffee before the plane lands to be awake for the start of your wonderful trip. Your next stop after setting in your hotel is the American brand restaurants such as KFC and McDonalds. Then you have street food and eat at a Chinese restaurant and you get sick and it is blamed on the Chinese food. Again before eating Chinese food in China you consumed items at 2 high risk places, the airplane coffee or water and KFC/McDonalds with ICE. ICE is no more than tap water frozen but in China you ALWAYS want to boil the tap water to kill any bacteria. I consume tap water in China all the time in Tea, soups, and anything to do with cooking or food, but it is always boiled to high temperatures to kill bacteria. I know travelers want some comforts from home like, ICE, McDonalds, KFC, and Starbucks, but you’re on vacation in China, go explore and enjoy new experiences and food.
I am passion about this topic because I want travelers to China to have a great time and if you travel smart you will have a great experience. Many times I read blogs and travelers miss the experience of eating some of the world’s greatest foods because they are scared to get sick, if you eat like a local then you reduce your chances.
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