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crznvet

water problems

by crznvet »

anybody about the water problems in Havana?

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Pauline Frommer

RE: water problems

by Pauline Frommer »

Sorry, no I haven't. Can you be more specific?

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crznvet

RE: water problems

by crznvet »

In Response to Re: water problems:[QUOTE]

Sorry, no I haven't. Can you be more specific?


Posted by Pauline Frommer[/QUOTE]


I have read about  cholera issues with the water supply. This seems serious.

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GarryRF

RE: water problems

by GarryRF »

Just got back from Cuba.

Heard nothing about problems with water.

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ksandness

RE: water problems

by ksandness »

Having been to Cuba, what I know about the water is that you shouldn't drink tap water and should be careful with ice in your drinks.

Even the official guide warned us against drinking tap water.

I had iced drinks (daiquiris and mojitos) in tourist-oriented restaurants in central Havana, but the night before we left, we had a farewell dinner at a cheaper restaurant. The woman next to me and I ordered the same dinner special, the only difference being that she had a beer and I had a mojito.  The result for me was 14 hours of being unable to keep any food or liquid down, starting at about midnight. Fortunately, I was going home, and I was fine, although a bit queasy, the next day.

So now I know from sad experience that the guidebooks are right: you actually can get sick from ice in alcoholic beverages. I should have done what I did in China, which was stick to canned, bottled, or boiled beverages.

Whether to drink local water anywhere is a judgment call, but if the local people don't drink the tap water (China, Cuba), then it's a definite no-go for foreign visitors.

 

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