Living Free: Why You Should Eat Everything When Travelling Abroad
My love and desire for travelling is fuelled by many different things: My need to experience new customs and cultures, new smells (good or shocking), passport stamps (I actually feel giddy) and amazing scenery (I want to book a trip right now!!!). But hands down, my favourite part of travelling is the food.
While most people look up places to see, things to do and prime Instagram photo locations, I look up the local food and where I can find the best version of it. Pho in Vietnam, Pad Thai in Thailand, Tapas in Spain, Sushi in Japan, Pizza and Pasta in Italy, Fish and Chips in England, Curry in Malaysia and Gyros in Greece (just to name a few). I.Love.It.All. And I want you to love it as much as I do! Maybe I’m thinking too much into it, but I feel you form a deeper connection when you eat locally. Especially, when it’s a hole in the wall. You feel as if you’re in someone’s home being served the way they serve their own family (in Vietnam this might actually be the case!). It becomes a safe space to practice the local language and get answers and suggestions to places and things you won’t find in a guidebook or on TripAdvisor. Also, the food always ends up being ten times better :). So, on your next trip ditch those terrible thoughts about how much you’ve consumed, find a restaurant with a menu you don’t understand and live your life on the eating edge. I mean, look at all of this cultural delicious-ness!
I just really love food. All food. I love food as much as this sloth:
What are your thoughts on eating abroad? Do you like to play it safe or take a chance? And I’m dying to know….what type of food is your favourite!? Let me know in the comment section below!