Whilst living and working in Masaya, Nicaragua I sampled most food establishments on offer. From traditional comedors and street stalls to western cafes and pizza parlours, there was a lot of choice to fill my forever grumbling tum.
Yet, nothing quite hit the spot like Ceviches el Pollo.
Madeira is a small Portuguese island floating off of the coast of Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Renowned for its mountainous scenery, vibrant orange roofed houses, unique toboggan run and splendid Madeiran cake, wine and cuisine, this island has a lot to offer its visitors.
Although Madeira has been branded as a holiday destination for the ‘elder generation’, my trip with my family in early June confirmed that this unspoiled, quiet gem has a lot to offer any holidaymaker who enjoys a less touristy destination with phenomenal walking opportunities, quaint cobbled high streets and welcoming locals.
When I visited my best friend, Fiona in her new stomping ground, New York she planned a jam-packed itinerary based solely around the Big Apple’s mouth-watering food scene – what a friend.
Ten days and ten pounds later, we had eaten our way across Manhattan sampling everything from calorific Chicago deep pan pizza to succulent, zesty chicken taco shells.
And although my waistline begs to differ, the indulgence was worth every calorie.
For me, travel is all about learning about and understanding different cultures as well as, seeing first hand how the locals of a country live.
And what better way to achieve this than to travel like the locals do?
Not only does travelling like a local benefit backpackers as they’re able to get a true taste of a culture but, it also contributes to the community and puts their money where it’s really needed.