Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Handy hints for travelers 9: Don't drink the water!

A visitor asked me recently if it was okay to drink the tap water here. Illustrated is the bowl in which I - being typically English - put water on my radiators to try and cool/humidify the dry, hot interior air created by Moscow's unturnable-off district heating system. Look and learn. Do not drink the water!


  1. Ugh...that is quite nasty. No, do NOT drink the water. Get the guys with the big plastic jugs to come.

  2. Absolutely! Or struggle home regularly with water from the supermarket!