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When buying drinks try buy bottles instead of cans. This is particularly important if you are buying from some stand on the street. if you do buy a can make sure the top is cleaned off before you open it as there is no way of knowing what kind of places it has been in and what kind of bacteria and germs may be on it.
When you ask for as straw the owner should hand you the container and let you take your own straw as straws are not individualy wrapped. The straws are very thin and it is considered acceptable to take 2-3 and drink out of a few straws.
February 25, 2006 change by giorgio