There are things that are guilty pleasures to me, but travel to distant, dangerous places, on a shoe string budget are not one of them, but I can dream of these trips in my mind. In the Hungry Traveller’s Travel Bites, we have stories of travel that are not only unique, but include tasty recipes to try at home. Part travel journal, part cookbook, part instruction manual on the do’s and don’ts of navigating the world beyond the modern airports and skyscrapers that increasingly homogenize experience, it is a wonderful journey of discovery with every passing page and vignette.
I was especially interested in the chapter that details how to deal in a souk or marketplace. How often have we dreamed of wandering through the markets of the Middle East, browsing but not interested in adding another thing to take home, and what to do if you are invited in to have tea, how to gracefully decline without offending. Or how not to take a safari on the cheap, but also knowing that the adventure alone was worth the hardship and the chance of food poisoning or catching a dangerous, debilitating bout of malaria.