I didn’t start out writing this on an empty stomach, but I might just get a snack now that it’s done. Let’s talk food.
My stomach has short term memory issues — I’m hungry a lot. So when I travel, food becomes an integral part of the experience for me. Finding a good place to eat, sampling the local cuisine, checking out the seasonal markets, these are all as much an important part of my travels as a nice museum or an ancient ruin.
Travel is a multi-sensory experience. There’s more to a trip than what you take in with your eyes. I’ve written about how every place has its own scent. The same can be said for taste. Food lets us delve into the culture and history of a place.
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