a barebones guide to cooking on the road

Food is universally considered a good thing. One of my favorite activities is to cook for myself and others, despite the fact I am not the most fancy cook around.

Because of this trait, I often am asked about how I ate while I was traveling. Negotiating the balance between cooking on a backpacker’s budget and eating out at local restaurants while traveling is a personal process. It depends on one’s tastes and preferences, as well as any dietary and health restrictions. It can also be a social decision as well; I found cooking in hostels to be a great way to bond with other travelers, as I would often share ingredients and split home-cooked meals to save money and make new friends.

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a packing list

In a turn towards more mundane aspects of traveling, today’s post is all about packing effectively.

My most recent trip lasted for about three and a half months, and one of the most challenging tasks before I departed was packing for an extended continuous journey. Therefore, for the benefit of the Internet, I have cobbled together a loose guide to packing for an extended trip. This is just a base that should be altered to suit the preferences and needs of the individual traveler (e.g. please don’t follow it religiously)!

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