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Adjusting to the local water

You're going to have to accept that your body doesn't know how to deal with some of the local pathogens/bugs just yet, and will need time to get used to it. You don't want to overwhelm yourself, so ...
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Is it possible to find buckwheat in Germany?

I would look at some organic stores (Bioladen or Reformhaus), they should definitely have it. The German name is “Buchweizen”. Alternatively you can order it online.
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Is it possible to find buckwheat in Germany?

You should try to search for Turkish or Russian grocery stores in your neighborhood, both of them usually sell ingredients for other Eastern-European and Mediterranean food, and (especially Turkish ...
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Is it possible to find buckwheat in Germany?

As others said, best chances to find Buchweizen (german for buckwheat) or Buchweizenmehl (the flour) are in so-called “bio” (organic) supermarkets (denn’s, Alnatura, Bio Company, LPG-Biomarkt in ...
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Adjusting to the local water

As others said, it might take a while to build up immunity to the critters in the water, even water that is technically safe to drink. I used small square ice cubes, from a tray that makes 20 cubes ...
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Buying vegemite in New York?

Many of the major urban areas in North America have "British Shops", there's a whole lot of them in Southern California especially. One example (that I haven't been to) in New York is Myers of ...
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Adjusting to the local water

In my experience, locals tend to distrust the water more than foreigners think. If you are concerned about pathogens in the water, keep in mind that many people in most countries I have been to boil ...
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Is 500$/month sufficient to live in Olomouc (Czech Republic)?

Question #1: Can you make it on $500? Short answer: It's going to be tight, but yes. Question #2: Can you save a reasonable amount of money? Probably not. Salary after tax Before we start, we need to ...
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Adjusting to the local water

I think that you can limit the exposure to the local water infections in one more way that is not mentioned in the other answers I think: You can purify reasonable amounts of water at home. You need ...
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Buying vegemite in New York?

Most things that you cannot find in the local supermarket, and you're unlikely to find it in any local supermarket, may be possible to find on Amazon as long as it is not perishable. In this ...
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Buying vegemite in the UK?

Vegemite can be found in most UK supermarkets. It can also be purchased online in the UK from MySupermarket, among others. It's well known enough in the UK to warrant an article on the spread of ...
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Buying "cold climate" vegetables in Manila?

Although the majority of stuff you can buy is local and therefore warm weather you can easily get imported cold weather vegetables in the major supermarkets. My local supermarket, Robinsons, sells ...
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Strategies for finding foods from home when you're abroad?

You can usually find some international food shop of about any country. Even if they don't stock the food item you want, they still might be able to place a one off order using their importer. The ...
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What are the dangers of defecting to North Korea?

Scratch of an answer: how likely are they to be subsequently imprisoned and tortured or executed for a very petty crime A number of cases like the execution of a terrapine factory manager for ...
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Supermarket in the Netherlands

Well, the biggest and probably most famous (in the Netherlands) is Albert Heijn (with their logo being "ah" glued together), which was established in 1887. Looking at the list on Wikipedia, and Gala's ...
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Buying "cold climate" vegetables in Manila?

Santi's Deli imports high quality fresh produce daily, but you can't always be certain that they'll keep the same things in stock, as it heavily depends on the market. In the colder months where ...
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Strategies for finding foods from home when you're abroad?

As you mentioned, some supermarkets will just stock it - a lot of foods are common across countries. Sometimes there is an international food section in the supermarket as well that features items ...
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Adjusting to the local water

This might not be the answer that you're looking for, but I always just drink the water. Whether I've been in Colombia, Armenia or lots of other countries, I've never had a problem.
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Adjusting to the local water

If you are going to live in a new place not just as a tourist, but for a long term, then I suppose there is no better way to develop immunity than to expose yourself to whatever new elements and their ...
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Strategies for finding foods from home when you're abroad?

Regardless of where you come from, there is usually, at least, one more country that also has whichever product that you want or crave, so knowing that will help you widen your horizon of ...
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Buying "cold climate" vegetables in Manila?

The Philippines is a mountainous country with varying climates and various vegetables. You should be able to find domestically grown broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and bok choi at a good outdoor ...
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What stores sell bacon in malaysia?

Pork products are generally available in the non-halal section of many of the supermarkets in Kuala Lumpur, as well as in non-halal speciality shops and wet markets. A quick Google returned AA Meat ...
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Where can I find this kind of sugar free and low sodium biscuit?

I'd suggest you go to your nearest Walmart and try out some of the (many!) cracker products there; you should be able to find something reasonably close to Blevita there. At least at http://www....
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Where can I find this kind of sugar free and low sodium biscuit?

You may not be able to find this exact same brand imported in Vancouver, but it sounds like you're open to substitutes. Here's a few things I'd look into: Vancouver has a Whole Foods Market. That ...
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Where can buy syrup in the US

Soda syrup isn't something typically sold in grocery stores in the US, (though it can be found in a few places) but it is available on the market generally. I was able to find quite a selection of ...
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Getting fresh carp for Christmas in the UK

I am going to put a problem slightly on its head. I can't find any supermarkets that advertise fresh carp except a reference in a Daily Mail article from 2006 but what I did find a fish farm that ...
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Is it possible to find buckwheat in Germany?

I don't know Norma, but both Lidl and Aldi are usually cheaper because, among other things, they keep a more limited stock (as in, just one brand of orange juice, just enough chicken for the day, and ...
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Buying "cold climate" vegetables in Manila?

You can just get it delivered, and not worry about the fuss. Here are some places that might cater to what you want/need; (I am not affiliated with any of these companies in any way, and in no way ...
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Strategies for finding foods from home when you're abroad?

You are going to have to learn to find suitable substitutes at least some of the time. Certain products, even if you are able to find them at specialty stores are normally going to be quite expensive. ...
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