When I was in Europe earlier this year, practically dying of some ridiculous gastroenteritis type of illness, all I wanted in life was water. Seriously. Could not get enough water in me. However, Europeans (or at least, Spaniards), are not big on water! That was a pretty difficult concept for me to grasp. In restaurants, I just wanted tap water so I didn’t feel like I was a step away from passing out. Waiters sometimes refused to give me water (WUT) unless I ordered something else to drink. Yea, give me a nice glass of grain alcohol so you can “pour one out for me” when I eventually die of dehydration.
Sassiness aside, I started carrying my own water with me to places since it was apparently too much to ask for a glass of tap water. And I got some weeeeird looks. Looks that screamed, “Who does this American think she is?” I walked around Madrid with some rinky-dink plastic water jug without a care in the world because you know what? I WAS HYDRATED. And I felt damn good.
The point of me telling you this story is that ever since that trip, I carry water around with me EVERYWHERE. I am so dreadfully scared of being dehydrated that having water with me at all times is an absolute must. But since I, you know, care about the environment and stuff, I’m not a huge fan of carrying plastic water bottles with me everywhere. And also, there is nothing cute about carrying these bottles, quite literally. Which is why I invest in reusable water bottles. Better for the environment, and better for my stylin’ ways.
What are some of your favorite water bottles to use?
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