Eat Like a Local
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam. Having traveled 19 hours to get there I figured I would make the very most of my trip and I tasked myself with eating only local food. This street vendor was my first foray into that adventure. The experience stretched far beyond the culinary and became a bonding experience not only for myself and my travel partners but also for the locals. They were so thrilled to show us their local traditions and foods and were quick to tell us that their preparations and ingredients were the best in Vietnam. They clapped when we loved the food, laughed when we found something too spicy and taught us more than any travel manuel ever could. It was a positively amazing experience and even just looking at this photo makes my mouth water.