Euro-Water: Safe or Unsafe?

Hear me knocking on wood as I write this.

Europe-mapI am not a prissy traveler when it comes to where I eat. I love to try street food (cooked if I’m dubious), and I’ve not yet hit by turista. I buy bottled water in developing countries, making sure it’s sealed and not a refill. However, I have always trusted the water in Europe.

Cond√©-Nast Traveler has alerted me and other readers that taking safe water for granted isn’t a given. Here’s their list of countries where the water is safe to drink…

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

…and those where it’s not, all of which are in what used to be called the East Bloc

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and the Ukraine.

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