International Intoxication: Advice On Getting Drunk Abroad
It’s happened to the best of us – one too many drinks in a foreign country, and then next thing you know you’re letting girlfriends cut your hair after finishing a whole bottle of absinthe. Or stumbling through a park in the Czech Republic at 10am the next morning, trying to find your hostel, only to be approached by a creepy middle aged man asking for your “rate”.
Getting drunk abroad can often be a recipe for disaster. You’re in a foreign country, potentially with little knowledge of the local language, customs and laws, with people you may have only just met, and it’s very likely you have no idea where you’re staying.
But drinking while socializing is the norm in most parts of the world. From the beer gardens of Munich, to the Guinness factories in Ireland, and local pubs across Britain and Australia, discovering local drinks is one of the best parts of traveling. Like anything though, you should know your limits, and drink within reason. Abuse of alcohol abroad makes my list of the 5 biggest mistakes made while traveling; don’t make it one of yours.
Every Sunday travelers from all over the world get together on twitter to discuss everything travel – a recent topic was “International Intoxication”.
If alcoholism is an issue, please seek help, no matter where you are abroad. There are fantastic facilities which offer individualized treatment all over the world, like this drug rehab in Thailand.
Here is some advice on getting drunk abroad from trending travelers on twitter.
Is drinking abroad a good idea?
View the full chat transcript courtesy of Travelogx.