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10 Foods You Should Never Eat Overseas

Memories, souvenirs, and photos are all great things to bring home from a trip. Less wonderful are E. coli, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and other byproducts of tainted food. As counterintuitive as it may seem, you may have to say “no” to some foods in order to say “yes” to a great trip.

Here’s our shortlist of foods you should think twice about before tucking into while traveling, especially if you’re in a place where water quality is an issue. And before you start eating like a local, remember that you haven’t spent years training your immune system to withstand the local bacteria. But take heart: At least cake is usually safe wherever you go.

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