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Category Archives: Food

The Limitations of TripAdvisor and Guidebooks

You are planning a trip to a new destination. The flight is booked. Now you are really getting excited. Because it is so new to you that you know nothing about it other than that you can’t wait to go there and experience all that it has to offer. So that gets you thinking. You better […]

Describing the World Visually Through Taste

Have you ever wondered what the rainbow really tastes like? I know I have, and unless you have synaesthesia, the likelihood is that there will never be a consensus on what exactly red or purple tastes like. However, since there is a trend to place importance on the visual aspect of food, it seems obvious […]

4 Drastically Different Approaches to Meals Around the World

A famous 19th century foodie once said, “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” One of the greatest joys of travelling is immersing oneself into the culture of the places you visit, and what better way than through the regional food? While many urban centres are chock-a-block full of restaurants […]

Top 4 “Don’t Miss” Dishes From Ecuador

When I think of Ecuador adventure travel, I think of the snowcapped volcanic peaks of the Andes, the flourishing wildlife of the tropical jungle, and the challenging rapids of the Jatunyacu River. Although it’s very true that Ecuador has a versatile blend of adventurous terrain, it’s rich cultural side should not be over looked. For […]

Eating your way through Turkey: Meatballs, Meze and Mint Tea

One of the things many people look forward to the most when travelling is sampling the local cuisine. Who woulnd’t be envious of Anthony Bourdain’s job at times (except when asked to dine on a beating snake’s heart or a certain nasty part of a warthog). Trying new foods is an essential part of the […]