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31% of Chinses tourists pack instant noodles when traveling abroad   [Copy link] 中文

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With China descending into total madness, some sharp tourists are fleeing abroad this week, taking with them bundles and bundles of instant noodles.
31% of Chinese tourists will bring the convenient if toxic snack with them when traveling overseas, according to a recent study by Alitrip, Alibaba's travel booking website, and wacai.com, a personal finance management app. Another 58% will just buy them when they reach their destination.
While 589 million tourists will be traveling around the mainland during Golden Week, another 6 million are also heading abroad, mostly to South Korea, Thailand and Japan.
So, according to our math, that's nearly 2 million packages of MSG and wheat flour going overseas. However, that estimation is likely far too low, because 50% of those instant noodle carriers, also responded that they usually brought three to five packages with them to satisfy their hunger over a five-day trip.

Instant noodles have always been a popular option for Chinese tourists, leaving them with more time to shop and sightsee at their destination, and with more money in their pockets. Many prefer to slurp packages of Master Kong in their hotel rooms as an escape from the unfamiliar and pricey local cuisine.
In response to this popular practice, in 2013, luxury resorts in the Maldives stopped providing hot water for Chinese travelers. During his visit to the Maldives the next year, Chinese President Xi Jinping brought up this international incident and urged Chinese travelers to "Eat less instant noodles and more local seafood."
Seems like they didn't get the message.



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Eating such junk food in a public street in a European city should attract a hefgtyy fine not below  ...

Stop worrying what we do in Europe and pay attention to the laws of the jungle you and your countrymen are following.

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It is sad that people don't try local food when travelling abroad - it defeats the purpose being in another country if all you are going to do is eat your own food.

Apart from anything else, it can be illegal it import food in your luggage into some countries - if it contains any meat or fish parts (even processed meat and fish), and would mean the traveller is subject to a fine and confiscation of the food.
And yes you will have your luggage searched to find any imported food as it is a breach of local laws and a criminal offence in some countries.

Most countries have places such noodles can be bought.

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Legalised junk food loved by the Chinese.

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Maybe if  I was travelling to Somalia I would
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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