The World in a Dish: A Foodie's Definitive Guide to Travelling
To travel is already sheer joy in itself, so you can only imagine the thrill of going on the road in search for good food (and the best libations, of course). Being a foodie, you live for moments that give you the best gastronomic pleasures—the first taste of authentic Pad Thai, the first sight of beautiful wineries during your wine tours in Hunter Valley and the first step inside the famous restaurant in Paris you so wanted to visit for the longest time.
So, why don't you make these dreams come true? Here's your definitive guide to conquering the world, one delicious dish (and a glass of wine) at a time:
A Trip With a Difference
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Stay in a place that serves good food.
When booking accommodation, pick one that has a restaurant or bar so you have easy access to food and drinks. Yes, you'll be out trying different dishes but it's always great to come home to a place where you can enjoy no-nonsense food for when you're exhausted and extremely hungry.
Skip the hassle and book a tour.
A lot of travellers would say that it's good to not have an itinerary but when you're a foodie, it's really best to have one. Since most good food and drink spots are either fully booked or in secluded locations, you might have to go through a lot of hassles just to sample a dish or drink a really good glass of Cabernet. The solution: book a tour. Wine tours in Hunter Valley, for instance, will take care of everything that you need for a relaxing day out in the vineyards. So, yes, you'll only need to focus on sipping those wines and enjoying the sights while you're at it. Doesn't that sound great?
There is, of course, the importance of taking precautions when trying different dishes. Sure, one of the best ways to experience a culture is through its street food but you also have to make sure that what you're eating is clean. If you have doubts about a food or drink, don't push through. Ask for recommendations from people who've travelled to the place that you're visiting or talk to the locals for any hole-in-the-wall joints, street stalls and restaurants that offer clean, authentic and delicious fare.