Hey guys! Jeremy here, aka @travelfreak_. I’m taking over the @cheapoair IG today to share my favorite #ReasonToTravel—to expand my palate! We can all agree on that one, right? ? I’ve been to more than 30 countries, but no place in the world has more variety than Thailand ?? I got these noodles from a street vendor in #Bangkok for just $1.10…extra chili please! ??
In #PuertoRico you don’t get empanadas. ?? You get pastelillos (pronounced pas-te-LEE-joes)! ? These fried delights are definitely one #ReasonToTravel to the Isle of Enchantment. Filled with meat and cheese, this local pastry is “just a snack,” despite being about the same size as my face. Good luck saving room for dinner! ?? -@travelfreak_
When you’re on an island in #Colombia, ?? there’s only one thing you order—fresh fish (with a side of fried plantains, of course)! ?? That’s a good enough #ReasonToTravel as far as I’m concerned. Local, no-frills food is my favorite kind of food. You expand your palate, and when you understand what people eat, you’re one step closer to understanding their history and their culture. Lunch with this kind of view isn’t bad either ? -@travelfreak_
The breaking of bread brings people together all over the world. ? Through the ritual of eating together in a new place, you gain insight into the local people, their history and their culture. Not just eating, but eating *together* is one of the best ways to discover a new country. But even after #traveling to more than 30 countries, my heart remains in one place—my mother’s house. ? For me, food is a #ReasonToTravel, but it’s also a reason to come home (especially at Thanksgiving! ?). It’s easy to keep an eye on the horizon ahead, but it’s just as important to look back once in a while and remember. Thanks so much for letting me show you a bit of my world today. Keep eating, keep traveling, and keep expanding your palate! @travelfreak_ signing out ??