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Schwag with a Refreshing Twist

Do you like using your aluminum or Nalgene water bottle when you travel? So do we. We hate buying bottled water when we travel; all that plastic building up in landfills all over the world. It doesn’t sit right with us. Sometimes, there isn’t an easy way around having to drink bottled water, especially in the more remote parts of the world, but we have adopted a system that we are planning to use at every destination that includes our favorite reusable water bottles and a sterilization kit (like SteriPenCleanwater, or GRAYL).

While we were doing research on various sterilization kits, we started wondering how we would be able to find drinking water in the first place (if it was available). Even if we were able to speak the local language, most places would hand us a bottle of water before we had a chance to explain what we were trying to avoid. That’s when we came up with the idea of a water bottle sticker that asks where to find drinking water in 12 different languages.

If you are trekking through the jungles of Thailand and need a drink, you don’t have to memorize the phrase: “Where can I fill my bottle with drinking water?” It will be right there on the sticker. With help from several native speakers and language instructors, we were able to compile a slick list of 12 different sentences that get the point across clearly and with cultural accuracy. Let us know if you want one in the comments below and we will send one your way for free.  

September 4, 2013

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