When speaking of culture, food ranks as the top element.  While many a traveler may never see a painting, speak a word of the language or experience the local customs, it is very difficult to avoid food and drink while traveling.  And for some, food and drink are THE reason for traveling.   However, if you just want to have some good meals on your trip, here are some tips.


  • Ask the locals, including tour guides, front desk clerks, tourism offices, store clerks and taxi drivers, for recommendations.  Most love to tell you about their favorite places.
  • Eat when the locals eat to get the best selection, service and preparation.
  • Walk thru local markets to see what is readily available and order those items.


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