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Experience the world through Food: 20+ Dishes you will want to try when Travelling the World

Experience the world through food, how? If anyone asked you what you loved about travelling, what would you say? I’m guessing you know what mine is.

Travelling to experience new dishes around the world is something I have always enjoyed doing and lucky for me I have been able to continue this experience in my very own home through #CookingTravelTalks.

Let’s face it when travelling one has to eat! However, some people view food differently I like to think of food as an experience. You can experience the world through food in so many different ways when exploring the world, some of my favourite dishes have included Singaporean Nasi Goreng, Nigerian Suya and many more. I decided that it would be a great idea to ask my fellow travel bloggers about some of the amazing foods they have experienced when travelling the world. As I write this post, my mouth waters from all the amazing dishes I have seen!

Below is a list of some food you must experience in the world. Warning please don’t read this post if you haven’t eaten. You are about to see some amazing food! You are very welcome!

Who knows you might one day be able to experience this in real life at home or when we can travel freely again.

How to Experience the World through Food

Singapore: Chicken Rice

I think I will have to go first and tell you about my favourite dish (it’s only fair – right) I know I mentioned earlier that I love Suya and Nasi Goreng, but I have to say if I could eat anything in the world right now it would have to be Singaporean Chicken Rice. The dish is made up succulent steamed white chicken cut into bite-size pieces and served on fragrant rice with some light soy sauce, and accompanied by a garlic-chilli dip.

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Chicken rice
Chicken Rice

You can purchase this dish at a local Hawkers in Singapore and I would advise finishing this with a nice cold can of coke.

Read more: 11 Things To Do In Singapore or 7 Laws You Should Know About Singapore

Greece: Lemon Chicken

This was probably the best chicken I have ever had in my whole entire life. The outside was crispy and slightly burnt just how I like it, and the inside was so juicy.

When I took that first bite it was like I had entered this world of lemon chicken and charcoal that all lived harmoniously together as one. The chicken transported me to a world that I never knew could exist. They paired the chicken with grilled avocado, I never knew this dish existed but now I make it all the time. Every single day I think about this chicken and how emotional it made me feel.

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Lemon Chicken

Picture and description: Terilyn check out their Podcast

Thailand: Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

I enjoyed the food shrimp fried rice dish in Thailand so much because everything tasted very fresh, with complex flavour profiles. It also felt very familiar in taste, like some Nigerian dishes I’ve had. I love how many profiles are included in a single dish, the exploration of sweet and savoury in Thai dishes is beautiful.

I loved the balance between sweet and savoury. It was a spicy dish but had a sweetness to it. This is the perfect meal to have in Phuket, Thailand as we were surrounded by small islands and the ocean so the dish fit the tropical vibes of where I was at the time

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Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

Picture and description Femi & Bukky check out their Blog

China: Pecking Duck

The restaurant brought out a whole duck with the head still attached and chopped it up next to our table. They then laid out an assortment of toppings like spring onion, cucumber, and a sweet sauce. I took a thin pancake to add some duck and the toppings I wanted and rolled it up. The duck tasted incredible it had a crispy skin.

The sauce is another highlight as its sweetness adds a rich touch to the meaty flavour of the duck. The restaurant I went to was Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant about a kilometre east of the Forbidden City.

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Peckin Duck

Picture and description: Dakota Koenig check out their Blog

Peru: Ceviche

Ceviche is one of the most famous Peruvian dishes, made with pieces of raw fish marinated in lime juice and chilli to ‘cook’ the fish. I love seafood so I couldn’t wait to try this dish.

Generally, Ceviche is made with a white fish such as sea bass or sole, although you can also get mixed Ceviche including mussels and cooked prawns, a Ceviche of concha Negra (black blood clams) in Lima and the North of Peru, or trout Ceviche around Lake Titicaca. The combination of tender fish, tangy lime and a chilli kick really was the best thing I ate in Peru!

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Ceviche

Picture and description Claire check out the Blog

France: French Toast

I enjoyed my French toast because it was sweet, flavourful and I was excited to try authentic French toast in Paris! It’s very different from the French toast I’ve had in the UK. In the UK, the French toast I had was served with fruit and has been usually 2 pieces of sweetened bread.

I remember the strong vanilla and cinnamon flavours that came through and caramel drizzle. I tried this at the Bistro Des Champs on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. It’s a nice restaurant with seating upstairs and downstairs. The wait staff were friendly and I would definitely go back when visiting Paris.

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French Toast

Picture and description submitted:  Athina  check out the Blog

Poland: Pierogies

Polish food is one that’s still quite new to me having only tried it for the first time on my trip to Warsaw a few years ago.

Pierogies are most people’s intro to Polish cuisine. They’re sweet or savoury filled dumplings that you can get boiled or fried. It’s a real comfort filling dish and I went for the fried pierogi which had a soft meat filling and a slightly crispy exterior. I also tried placki ziemniaczane which are potato pancakes – kind of like giant hash browns. Mine was smothered with a rich meaty goulash stew and topped with sour cream whilst my friend had hers with a creamy, decadent mushroom sauce. What made our meal even sweeter was that it came to £16 in total and that even included mulled wine and some soft drinks.

If you’re looking to try delicious and authentic Polish food and you happen to find yourself in Warsaw then Restauracja Zapiecek is the place to visit!

Pierogies

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Japan: Misokatsu

I was first introduced to this dish by a friend of mine in Japan at a local Nagoya chain called Yabaton.

For my second trip to Japan, I wanted to explore other cities and he was eager to show me what Nagoya’s speciality was and it was this – Misokatsu! The miso sauce on top has an intense, rich flavour. It’s not sweet like miso but it has a thick sauce that drips heavenly onto your katsu cutlet. And I really was in heaven! I’m dying to go back to Japan to try it again!

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Misokatsu Yabaton

Picture and description submitted: Nyasha check out the Blog

Russia: Pirozhki

During this extremely special experience of having Russian tea and sweet treats with one of the warm and welcoming residents of Svirstroy, we were given a fascinating insight into Russian life today alongside traditional Russian tea and Pirozhki which are their local pastries.

This is basically a puff pastry which consists of individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings with origins in Russia and Ukraine. Some are sweet and savoury and they are extremely popular with a cup of black tea!”

Picture and description submitted: Georgie check out the Blog

Nigeria: Suya

I first tried suya as an adult when I visited Nigeria. I had just been on a six hour road trip from Delta to Lagos and I was starving.

My mother asked if I wanted to try some suya despite me being a vegetarian at the time. I decided to experience suya because it fascinated me that it was served in a newspaper. All I can say is the pepper and succulent meat transformed me into eating meat again – hahaha! It is usually served with fresh tomatoes and onions. You can purchase this anywhere in Nigeria the best place in Benin.

If you are looking to experience pepper this is the dish for you!

Suya

Read more: Cooking & Travel Talks: How to Make Nigerian Suya

America: Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs, mascarpone grits with English Peas. All locally sourced and gluten-free. Restaurant in Asheville, Nc called Posona. One of my favourite meals I had in the south. The dish was outstanding. Very tender, rich, creamy goodness.

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Braised short ribs, mascarpone grits with English Peas.

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Finland: Lingonberries

Lingonberries are a speciality in Finland. They’re a round, red berry found in forests. They add a very tart, almost sour taste which means Finnish chefs and use them to accompany both savoury and sweet dishes. I had this lush lingonberry cheesecake.

It’s the perfect addition to a rich cheesecake and made it taste light and fruity. I had it at Kappeli, the oldest restaurant in Helsinki which opened in 1867. It was recommended to me by a local who said it had the best salmon soup in the city. In fact, they specialise in soups and they have a different one available every day. For €11.90 you can refill your soup, bread and coffee as much as you like!

Lingonberries Cheesecake

Picture and description submitted: Beth check out the Blog

Morocco: Vegetable Tagine

Tagine is a flavorful stew loved with vegetables, meat, couscous and traditional spices. A base of lemon couscous, filled with an array of vegetables from carrots, zucchini (courgette), cucumber and squash, topped with golden raisins and seasoned with the rich flavours of Morocco, onion powder, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, coriander and more, all of the flavours mixed to create this robust stew that I could not get enough of.

I tried this dish in Marrakesh, Morocco and would recommend this as a must-try when visiting Morocco when people talk about “tasting the culture” this is exactly what they mean. There are many types of meat or vegetarian options to satisfy most dietary needs, without losing the flavour or essence of the dish.

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Picture and description submitted: Kaylan check out the Blog

Columbia: Mojarra

I had this dish in El Mirador de la Boquilla, in Cartagena, Colombia and highly recommend for the flavour and freshness of the meal!

I loved this dish because the different flavours complimented eachother well on my tastebuds! The fish was fresh which is a bonus of visiting a coastal area! The plantain was the kind of crispiness unique to Latin America dishes, the coconut rice was a good accompaniment with the creamy texture of the avocado salad.

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Mojarra with Patacones (plantain) Coconut Rice & Salad

Picture and description submitted: Jess check out the Blog

Sweden: Fika

You haven’t really been to Sweden until you’ve had a “Fika”. The Swedish tradition ”Fika” (meaning to take a break, sit down with a friend for a cup of coffee and some baked goods) has become a worldwide sensation. Fika is a way of life in Sweden and it’s something you must experience whenever you visit.

Swedish cinnamon buns are very different from the standard cinnamon rolls you’re used to at home, the main difference being the addition of cardamom to the cinnamon bun dough and filling. It has a strong flavour that goes hand in hand with the pearl sugar icing sugar.

If you’re ever in Gothenburg be sure to head down to Haga a charming neighbourhood packed with cafes, cobbled streets and lots of Fika.

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Fika

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Cambodia: Fish Amok

I went on a food tour whilst in Cambodia and loved the dish Fish Amok. The dish is prepared slightly differently across the region of the country but is typically served in a banana leaf as the curry and eaten with rice.

It is both a sweet and sour dish but can be quite spicy depending on taste. There is coconut cream and fish paste within it to enhance the flavours of the steamed rice. We even had the opportunity to make a fish amok dish during a cooking class as well. It is a dish that I forever associate with my time on that food trip to Cambodia.

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Picture and description submitted: Latoya check out the Blog

Turkey: Adana Kebab

If you don’t try kebab in Istanbul, did you really go?

Kebab in Istanbul is usually paired with soup, bread with hummus, rice – all the works! There a few different kebabs on my plate but the most memorable was the ‘Adana kebab’.

It had a chargrilled taste because it was cooked on an open grill. The meat wasn’t tough though, it was perfectly tender and very well-seasoned. It was also significantly better than any kebab I’d ever tasted. I was told this was because kebabs come from different regions in Turkey and ae suited to regional tastes. I’d say a regional difference sums my trip to Turkey. I started in serene, quiet Cappadocia which felt like a dream.

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Loas: Pork Laab

Experience the world through Pork Laab. The reason why I’d choose this is because it is quick and easy to make, and shares all of the tastes of Asia; spicy, salty, sour and sweet. It is also very healthy as it’s stir-fried, with small lettuce leaves like a tortilla to eat the dish.

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Pork Laab

Picture and description submitted: Craig and Lisa check out the Blog

South Africa: Beef Donbolo

The Beef Donbolo (a South African beef stew) is a popular hearty traditional dish that is full of flavour. This dish came highly recommended so I definitely had to try it and after experiencing it I can see why.

The stew was rich in flavour, a tomato beef stock with onions, carrots and spices. It was well seasoned and cooked to perfection, allowing for enjoyable consumption. The Beef Donbolo is paired with spinach and traditional dumplings which are simple and thick allowing the stew to be soaked up. You definitely have to try this dish out if you go! – stew is always a good idea.

Beef Donbolo
Beef Donbolo

Picture and description submitted: Liz check out the blog

Spain: Vegan Prawns

Who would have ever thought Peruvian food could be so vegan-friendly? Not me! Before traveling to Madrid, I didn’t expect to find an entirely vegan Peruvian restaurant there. But I’m so glad I tried it out. There is a ton of vegan food in Madrid, but the dishes at Los Andenes Vegan absolutely blew me away.

The Peruvian chef creates absolute masterpieces. From tamales to vegan prawns that look exactly like the real deal, the dishes are incredibly tasty. Obviously Peru is known for potatoes so I got some amazing potato dishes there as well, such as Papa a la huancaína which is a potato in a delicious creamy sauce. And then there were less obvious dishes such as a Peruvian stir-fry! I had never tried Peruvian food before, but after my visit to this restaurant, I am definitely thinking about booking a trip to Peru! 

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Budapest: Hungarian Goulash

Goulash is one of the most famous Hungarian dishes. It is a rich soup/stew made up of meat (normally beef), vegetables and seasoned with paprika and other spices. On my first trip to Budapest, the goulash I tried was more of a soup and to be honest, it was watery and lacking flavour.

The next time I was in Budapest, I did a lot more research into the food and restaurants and I had an amazing time exploring the city through its food. During this trip, I decided to try goulash again. The goulash I had this time, was more of a stew and it was served with nokedli, Hungarian dumplings (AKA a pasta made with fresh eggs).

This dish turned out to be the best meal of my entire trip! The beef was tender and the stew was bursting with flavour.

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Picture and description submitted: Debbie check out the Blog

Jamaica: Snapper, Pepper prawns and Dumplings

When in Jamaica you have to try some fish snapper, dumpling and pepper prawns. Snapper is a popular dish in Jamaica. The fish is collected from the Hellish beach and is rich in freshness. You can find this fish anywhere in Jamaica in festivals it’s usually served fried.

Pepper prawns, dumpling and snapper with salad

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Australia: Kangaroo

Honestly, the scariest part about tasting this is realising that you’re eating a Kangaroo. It’s very chewy and tough but when seasoned and cooked good the taste is amazing.

I don’t eat beef so it’s a good substitute for steak. I’ve heard it has better health qualities compared to a steak. You can get good a good kangaroo anywhere in Australia. It’s a major source of meat out there so any Australian restaurant will have it and know how to cook it well.

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Czech Republic:Delectable Beer Cake

If you ever get to visit the Czech Republic be sure to check out the very reasonably priced Pivovarsky Klub restaurant/pubs in Prague. They provide the full Czech experience with an array of traditional hearty food which you can match with a variety of bottled beers plus several on tap.

I enjoyed their food because it oozed the rich flavours you would associate with good traditional home comfort food. For the array of small dishes I ate, the food was very filling. Highly recommend their delectable beer cake as the texture was so light and fluffy despite it being made with beer. The beer although not overpowering, really brought out the flavour of the chocolate and took it to another level with the added cream on top.

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Delectable Beer Cake

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Vietnam: Banh Cuon

I tried this dish in Haiphong (Vietnam) and would recommend it because it’s so simple yet so flavoursome dish. Banh Cuon is sheets of steamed rice, which can be filled with meat/veg or served without a filling, often garnished with fried crispy onions and a side of meat (sausage or some kind of meat party). The rolls are dipped into a fish sauce with a little black pepper, fresh chilli, garlic and kumquat to season the fish sauce.

It’s the perfect warming breakfast dish (although you can find spots that serve it throughout the day).

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Banh Cuon

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Final thoughts….

Do you feel like you have experienced the world through food after reading the post? I am hungry after adding all these pictures of food! Many times we travel we are never sure what to taste or experience. These epic dishes will let you know what to get on your travels. Of course, I haven’t covered everything. It will be an absolute dream of mine – to experience the world through food.

There’s is so much food in the world for us to experience. I bet you can name something in the comments below that I haven’t included in the post. Now that I have started CookingTravelTalks I will, of course, be sharing and experiencing more foods around the world- so stay tuned. We are going to experience the world through food.

I would like to give a special thanks to all the amazing travel bloggers that contributed to the different foods in this post.

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MBV’s Destinations of 2019: Lessons and Memories

What a year to share the destinations of 2019, eh?! This year has been full of adventures, laughter, getting out of my comfort zone and lots of tears! From, wedding destinations, Bali swings to my arrest in Greece. I have to say this has been a year of making and breaking this wanderlust.

I will be sharing how to make 2020 the year of travels, but for now, read on my destinations of 2019.

Please note you may see some destinations I have already been to already this year – sorry not sorry!  

1. The first destinations of 2019 – Copenhagen

I started off the year with a day trip to Denmark, Copenhagen in February this year. This was a collaboration with Travel Eat Slay and Black Travel Creators. I had never been on a day trip before. So was surprised to see so much and be around such great people! I couldn’t believe how much I was able to see from trying vegan waffles to seeing the colourful house and Christiansborg Palace. I was totally impressed by the day. So impressed that it only led to the birth of my series – Series: A Day with MBV…

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Copenhagen
Memories in Copenhagen: Listening to music and meeting amazing people in just one day.

2. Another day trip to Prague

In May 2019, I joined Travel Eat Slay for another day trip to Prague, Czech Republic! Again, not knowing what to expect with such a big group of people. I went along to see some of the most beautiful sites in Prague. The city has such fantastic street art and is hella cheap! The city is known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock. Want to know how my day went? Read: A Day with MBV In Prague

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Views of Prague

3. Returning to my second home – Singapore

One of those destinations that will last in my heart forever. There are numerous famous attractions within the city-state, notably the Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa Island, Orchard Road, Jewel Changi Airport and the Singapore Zoo and more of which I will be touching on next month! 

Arriving in Singapore made me very emotional and brought back so many damn memories of a study abroad/exchange student. The modern city-state fed me memories of a time when I travelled more than ever (which I still need to write about). The fantastic food and late-night chats and early morning flights around South East Asia are only good memories!

Lessons learnt in Singapore: Don’t be afraid of moving away from home, take the opportunity when it arises.

4. Another place I call home – Malaysia

A quick trip to be a Dulung girl (a bridesmaid) for a special friends wedding. Another destination that I am yet to write about. Johor Bharu is one of those destinations that I will forever consider another home. The Malaysian state of Johor sits at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. With a causeway across the Straits of Johor connecting it to Singapore, it’s a gateway for exploration of that island nation.

The city holds a special place in my heart because again, it was a country that welcomed me and fed me well! Hahaha! Stay tuned for content!

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Me with the Bride and Groom in Malaysia

5. The Instagram Island – Bali

Still, in South East Asia, I decided to continue my destinations to Bali. I have always dreamed of going to Bali and regret that I only went for the 4 days. The Island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south of the Island, there is the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars. The Island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.

The culture, learning about the locals, drinking natural avocado coffee, eating their food and breathing their air made me fall in love with this Island. Bali. I will certainly be coming back again! Thank you for the welcomeness and for allowing my solo destinations memorable.

The hotel I stayed in
Lessons learnt in Bali: Don’t allow anyone to stop you from taking that solo trip. Make next year your year of destinations.

6. Solo Day trip to Ireland

I continued my solo travels with another day trip to Ireland. Dublin is the birthplace of writers like Oscar Wilde, and home of Guinness beer and has the famous prison called Kilmainham Gaol.

It was a much-needed break where I learnt so much history about Ireland and the views they have of the British people – eek! I will touch on this on MBVs Day Series (maybe next year). I enjoyed this solo day trip because it was cheap and I could do what I wanted when I wanted. I decided to get Airbnb Experiences and was glad I did. Stay tuned for my day trip to Ireland. Read 7 Fantastic Tools That will Have You Solo Travelling with Confidence.

Me in Ireland

7. Tears in Greece

When I think about Athens, Greece, my stomach turns upside down – literally. A trip that was supposed to be a smooth run, where I met my partner’s parents and enjoyed the sites of Athens. It instead turned nasty when a guard was malicious to make up a lie, a false accusation against me. I will never forget this trip because it was the first time that I was reminded I was a black female. The positive on this trip was the truth came out and the support I received from my community. 

It was a time that you all came together for me and supported and prayed for me. I will never know how to thank you all for your support. There are so many people to name and be thankful for. But trust and believe me, you will forever be in my heart.

Lessons learnt in Athens: Travelling Perceptions & Safety: Why I don’t Allow the Experiences Stop me From Seeing The World?

8. Back to Copenhagen AGAIN!

A much-needed trip after the experience I had in Greece, Athens. It was a very different trip to Copenhagen when I visited in February this year. I arrived with my boyfriend and met up with family and friends to be a bridesmaid yet again! I was a little anxious from Greece happening so soon before but felt safe with my friends and family around me. 

If you are looking for Danish fashion and design, culture and the Nordic cuisine then you need to head over to Copenhagen in August (the best time to visit in my opinion). I haven’t written about this entirely, but I have said it’s a destination to go with a friend, solo, or with a partner. Read: 4 Romantic Weekend European Getaways for Couples

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In Copenhagen

9. Sweden for the first time

From Copenhagen, I woke up early and got a train to a small and beautiful village called Arild in Sweden. Historically the village was mostly concentrated around the chapel and the shoreline. However, it has recently been extended uphill towards Kullaberg, which has now created height differences between the various parts of the village.

We got the train to the wedding with Omio because it was closer to Copenhagen airport. One thing I will say is Sweden has to be one of the most expensive countries I have ever been too in my life ( a bottle of water was £2!)! I will, of course, be writing about this for you, so be sure to subscribe and stay up in the mix.

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Views of the town in Arild
Memories in Sweden: Being a bridesmaid in Sweden and giving a speech to my beloved friend, which made me cry.

10. The City of Love Paris to celebrate my Birthday

I have been celebrating my Birthday abroad for the last 8 years! I go on and on about how to Turn Your’ Birthday Into A Lifestyle With These Tips. My trip to Paris was a lovely weekend getaway for me because I was able to behave like a BIG KID and head over to Disneyland Paris!

The city is the 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed with wide boulevards and the River Seine. Want to find out more about the trip to Pari? Read France Paris: A 3 Day Romantic Trip In Paris.

disneyland paris

11. Bologna for a day!

Another day trip! I think you can tell I went on a lot of day trips this year! The city of Bologna was absolutely beautiful known to be lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica di San Petronio.

It has so much culture, history and PORK! The first-day trip that I where I saw some sun and was introduced to a tour guide. Again another piece that is waiting to be tweaked and published for you all to read. For now, enjoy the photography!

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La Piccola Venezia
Lessons learnt in Bologna: That the fountain of Neptune in Bologna has an optical illusion. 

12. Oslo for another day trip haha

A day trip that I was not expecting even to happen, but was glad to be asked! When Jenna of Jennas World Views asked me to come along to Oslo, I couldn’t really so no could I? Ha! To be honest with you I was itching for another trip! Another capital city which is known for its green spaces and museums. Not necessarily on the cheap side but has some fantastic sites. Content again will be coming to you soon, so head over and subscribe.

I was starting to believe that I had no content written for any of my destinations of 2019!  

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Liz and Jenna with me in Oslo

13. Riga for a travel conference

Riga I thought would be my last destination of 2019. A city that is considered a cultural centre; home to many museums and concert halls. This was a very different trip for me – my first ever travel conference abroad. I had never been to Riga, Latvia and thought it would be good to experience both in one go! You know kill two birds with one stone or flight! 

Want to know how the travel conference went? Then head over to read: My Very First WitSummit In Riga, Latvia

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Memories in Riga: Playing with bubbles in Riga and realising how much meaning it has in real life. 

14. Finally to end the year brunch in Gdańsk

Oh my! The coldest country I have ever travelled too in my life! It was -2 degrees! Although it was cold, I was glad to experience the Christmas markets and have brunch with a few amazing ladies that I usually only speak to on the socials lol. 

Gdańsk is known for having several historical attractions, such as the Royal Way, a famous promenade street of Polish kings, along with historic cathedrals, medieval ports and heaps of cool cafes. I will be doing a Christmas special on my Instagram so head over and don’t be shy to say hello!

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Christmas in Poland
Lesson learnt in Gdańsk: Don’t be afraid to share your experiences and lessons learnt with people.

Thank you to you all… 

Thank you to all of you for the support you showed me while I was in Greece, Athens. I will never forget what you all did, and you all have a special place in my heart. I love you all.

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Thank you for planning most of my day trips Caroline of Travel Eat Slay they have allowed me to see Europe in a different light.

Final Thoughts on my destination of 2019…

And to you, all, thank you again for reading my destination of 2019. I visited 14 countries this year! Wooow impressive I will say. 

I have left each country with a memory or a lesson. Every destination has opened my eyes in one way or the other (some more than others for obvious reasons). Would I change anything? Maybe. Yes? Actually No. All these things happened for a reason. I don’t exactly know why, but God does. I have also met some fantastic people (online and in-person) along the way which I will never forget.

I hope my journey tells and shows you that you can travel and you shouldn’t ever allow anyone to stop you from seeing the world. You are in charge of how you see the world. I hope you subscribe and stay tuned for my post coming on How to make 2020 a Year of Travels.

What about you where did you go this year? Let me know in the comment section below. Do you have any regrets this year/ what was your fave destination of 2019?

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Food Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel The World

If you know me well, you will know that I am always searching for a good meal. I love sweets, snacks and anything that involves me eating. After my travels, I would say that food is my next best activity.

Along my travels, I have tried all types of food and would have to so far say that Asian food is my best cuisine. Food should always be an enjoyable part of your travels. Trying out new dishes can be a hit or miss.

I thought I should open my blog to discover new foods! I have spilt around 6 different regions. Asia, Africa, South America, North America, Europe and the Caribbean. See below some food pictures and let me know what your favourite cuisine is and why.

1. Asia

Singapore
Chilli Crapb
Stingray and Fried Rice

2. Africa

Egusi and Pounded Yam

3. North America

New York – Hot Pot
Iceland

4. Europe

London

5. South America

Yet To Travel and Eat

6. Caribbean

Yet To Travel and Eat

I will be updating this post as I experience new countries and new foods! What is your favourite cuisine?

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