Sometimes while you are travelling there are days where you eat the most amazing food you can imagine. I’m talking Thai green curry off the streets of Chiang Mai or a Bife de Chorizo in an Argentinian Parrilla.
You could even be tucking into a Full English breakfast or a Sunday Roast in my home country of England.
Either way you are loving life, loving travel and can’t think of anywhere better to be.
But then there are days when you can’t afford to eat out, don’t want to cook for yourself or can’t be bothered to walk to find food. That day, is today.
Today I went from bed to breakfast, which consisted of some bread and butter and 2 cups of tea. Bread and butter is about as lively as it gets in South American hostels with breakfast included except in Brazil. If you are lucky you get Dulce de Leche (it’s kind of like Nutella but tastes of caramel, it’s amazing!) and some sort of jam.
With breakfast not quite cutting it, on a day like today where I have a loaf of brown bread and a packet of the most tasteless crisps known to man (they were the cheapest I could find!) I get inventive. Crisp sandwich!
Days like this are not too common, but when you really can’t be bothered and you’re hungry, just make the most of a bad situation and make what the hell you can find. The next amazing meal shouldn’t be too far away.
Living on a budget can be difficult at times but I would rather try to save as much money as possible cooking for myself so I can enjoy more local cuisine in the countries I visit. You just have to find the right balance with money and of course eating healthily. Not that a crisp sandwich is in any way healthy!