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Safer summer holiday
Whatever your age is, if you'regoing away for holiday, try and remember these simple tips:

 
  If you travel by plane to a long destination, don’t drink too much even it’s free! Water and soft drinks are a better choice as alcohol and altitude dehydrate you.
 Alcohol dehydrates you and the sun makes it worse. Take regular breaks and drink at least a litre of water a day.
  Don’t let alcohol lead you into risky situations withstrangers, in swimmingpools or unknown places.
  The combination of alcohol and sports, from volleyball to climbing, may lead to injuries. Remain safe. Likewise, night swimming in combination with alcohol is never recommended.
  If you are going out by car, decide beforehand who will be responsible to drive you home safely.
  Always have condoms with you for safe sex.
  Bars abroad usually serve drinks using different measures; therefore, two vodkas could be the same as four or five in your country.
  When relaxing on the beach, in a summer bar or at a BBQ, use the sun lotion. The combination of hangover and sunburn is enough to spoil your holiday.
  In some countries, alcohol is restricted or banned. Consult your guidebook or travel agent before you go, and respect the local laws and customs. Apart from a matter of courtesy, if you ignore this advice, you may be imposed serious punishments.
  While waiting for your flight at the airportdo not drink too much because you may not be allowed to travel.
  Many insurance companies will not cover you if you have an accident due to excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to know the speed limits when you are abroad, as they may be different than in Greece.
 In most European countries, the BAClimit is 0.05 (in Sweden 0.02 and in Hungary zero) – and in the USA it is illegal to have any alcohol in your blood when driving if you are under 21. Do not risk having problems with the authorities.