“Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing.
I saved this quote by actress Meghan Markle a few years ago, when she was ‘just’ someone I enjoyed watching in TV show Suits. The first reference I can find to the quote is in this interview about travel from 2013).
This weekend, she’ll be marrying into the British royal family, an altogether different role! I am sure she’ll be able to enjoy more great food on the honeymoon…
I identify with her thoughts completely! For us, one of the huge pleasures of travelling is to enjoy the cuisine, to seek out local specialities and to try the real versions of pale imitations we may have encountered at home.
One of the most exciting aspects of our recent trip to Thailand for me was being able to enjoy lots and lots of street food without getting sick. I’ve always had an overly sensitive digestion when travelling that I’d almost stopped expecting to be able to eat street food at all, but in Thailand I was fine. This was so exciting that we ate street food for most of our meals, wherever we found it!
We ordered this pad thai from one of the vendors at the Chiang Rai Night Market, one of our favourites of the trip.
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