The Adventure of Eating Local

localOne of the biggest attractions of any destination is its local cuisine. For foodies, it is a major factor in deciding where to go.  Whether you are a foodie or not, why not enjoy it when you have the chance.

Local cuisines carry a lot of meaning. It tells the local story as it evolves through generations being influenced by the comings and goings of all the people from the different regions and countries. It uses local ingredients that are the freshest and it imbibes ways of cooking that reflect the culture.

Traveling takes you these places and cultures. It is an opportunity to learn more about the place and its people. Thus, it’s a big wonder why you would seek out McDonald’s when you can have that any time of the day or any day of the week wherever you live.

If you want to make more out of your holiday to any place on earth, give it more meaning and make it a little more fun by adventuring in the local markets. Ask around; go where the locals go. If you are a bit apprehensive about food safety, get tips from this post from Independent Travel-Travel Tips’ Eating Abroad: The Cultural Resonance of Food shared by Ed Hewitt. [Read more…]

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