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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 you could start small - just brushing your teeth with water - small amounts to start 'infecting' yourself with the local stuff. Although this so-called traveler'...


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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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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 shops) are usually quite common in the whole country. For example while I was in Bochum, NRW I frequented a shop called SMAK. While I cannot say much about ...


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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 Berlin…), Reformhaus, Vitalia, the food section of dm drugstores, or the organic/bio sections of non-discount markets like Rewe, Kaisers, and Edeka (“Gut & Gerne”...


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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 instead of 10 or 12. You can probably find these in your grocery store or home center, they only need to be big enough to fit in your mouth to melt comfortably, ...


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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 Keswick (just north of the West Village, it appears). They currently show Vegemite 220g for $10. See Yelp reviews. These stores don't have the volume of Tescos, ...


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Question #1: Can you make it on $500? Short answer: It's going to be tight, but yes. Question #2: Can you save a reasonable amount of money? Probably not. Salary after tax Before we start, we need to calculate the amount of tax you will pay. As of 2016, 500$ equals ~12100CZK, which after tax would be ~10400CZK. I'll be using the Czech currency from now ...


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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 tap water if they are going to drink it, even if the government advertises the drinking water as safe. As one individual in Quito, Ecuador told me, "I trust ...


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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 a chlorine desinfection, plastic bottles and a fridge. Just use the chlorine dosage mentioned on the bottle for drinking water / well water desinfection, and ...


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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 particular case: 400g Jar of Vegemite Sold by Cooking Marvelous based in the UK and shipped via Snail Mail to you. :) But if you search further: World Market Simply ...


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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 vegemite in the BBC. In London, the Aussie/NZ/Saffa store in Covent Garden used to sell it - presume they still do (this was only a few years back), albeit with a ...


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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 cabbage, brussels, etc. Dark leafy greens are a bit rarer but some deli's will sell it. In short, if you look around they're pretty easy to find. Actual markets ...


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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 more you order the more they will be willing help you out, so you should try to place a bulk order with friends if the good has a short shelf life.


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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 comment, I wouldn't presume to list the "top 5", but certainly in addition to Albert Heijn you have PLUS, Jumbo, Lidl, Aldi, SPAR being somewhat frequent in ...


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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 specialty kale and different kinds of cabbages are in season, they'll generally have them. Caveat - they tend to be a bit more expensive than the larger grocery ...


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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 for expats. Failing that, google you 'South African foods' or whatever country you're after, and your city you're now in, and see what appears. Lots of shops ...


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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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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 associated organisms that present themselves in the new environment. I tend to think that even those people---like myself---who grew up in developing ...


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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 possibilities. Another important element about more than one country having the same product that your country, is that it may happen that the other country has more ...


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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 market. I'm north of Manila, closer to the hills, though, and it's possible less produce makes it that far. The temperature does make shipment and storage ...


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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 failing to breed enough lobsters, sentencing to hard labor those who were not mourning hard enough about the death of Kim Jong-Il or imprisoning and subsequently ...


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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 Shop with a whole assortment of pork products, including bacon (streaky and back), and has four Kuala Lumpur outlets. Another, Orient Fresh Deli, also has ...


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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.walmart.ca/en/pantry-households-pets/chips-snacks/cookies-crackers/N-347 they seem to have a very large assortment to choose from!


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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 brand of stores often carries healthier snacks including (likely) similar "multigrain thins" as these would be called. Amazon carries a few similar multigrain ...


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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 syrups by searching Amazon.com's soft drink category for "syrup". These range in size from 500mL bottles you may be accustomed to, to 5 gallon (~ 19 L) boxes ...


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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 provides carp for stocking the ponds. From what I gather it's providing stock fish for angling clubs and various ponds but I am pretty sure you can discuss with ...


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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 so on). Perhaps you could try a larger chain, such as Kaufland or Real.


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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 endorse them, just providing them as options) http://www.thegreengrocermanila.com/ http://www.organicmanila.com/products.php There are plenty of non-organic ...


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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. My advice is to get to know the local products and to especially be willing to experiment with modifications to the recipes you are trying to prepare. As an ...


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