By the time you read this, I’ll have been traveling in France for a week, eating my way through Paris and Provence. I’ll have photos soon; in the meantime, follow along on instagram and behold the above shot from a previous vacation–a sampler platter of Northern Thai food we devoured in Chiang Mai.
When I travel, I’m definitely motivated by meals. I’ll plot a day’s walk in order to hit a particular restaurant, bakery, or market. The Chiang Mai lunch, for example, took place at a restaurant we walked sort of out of our way for, plotting and re-plotting the mark on a map that didn’t quite reflect the actual layout of the city.
On our meandering way, we passed through markets, temples, side streets, university campuses, and residential areas. You could say we went for the food but got to observe plenty of life in the process.
So while food is a big part of any trip for me, I also use it as a tool for getting to know a city. Brisket is the reason I’ve been to East Austin,babka provided motivation for a bike ride to Midwood, Brooklyn, and the need for a taste ofpollo a la brasa inspired quite a trek around Lima, Peru.
Anyway, while you sit in suspense, awaiting my France trip eating rundown, I’m curious–what’s your take on food and travel?