Metal plate with beans, egg and meat.

The Best Salento Restaurants

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Salento is undoubtedly the most popular destination in the coffee region of the Colombian Andes. As a result, there is no shortage of food options around town. Here are our picks for the best restaurants in Salento. Whether you’re needing a huge meal to replenish your energy after hiking the beautiful Valle de Cocora or perhaps you’re searching for a quick snack to keep you going as you do some shopping around this chill town – you might as well eat …

Plates of soup, meat and salad

Menu del Dia

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There are many ways to travel Colombia on a budget. You can stay in dorms, cook meals for yourself, or ride local buses as often as possible. And those are all great ways to save a few dollars. But the best way to save a ton of money while also getting a great experience is by eating Menu del Dias. By taking advantage of this special lunch menu, found everywhere, you’ll not only save a pile of cash, but enjoy some of the best …

Deep fried round snacks on a plate with a jar of mustard in the background.

Bitterballen Recipe (Dutch Meatballs): The Better Beer Snack

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Bitterballen are an incredibly tasty beer snack that are here to shake up your snacking game. Because who doesn’t love salty beer snacks? Pretzels, chicken wings, dry ribs, mozza sticks… They’re all fantastic and wonderful and delicious. But they’re also a little played out. This bitterballen recipe from the Netherlands is going to change the way you snack. After all, we’re needy creatures, we want variety. A few years ago when we were visiting some family and friends in the …

Colourful bowls with several different ingredients in them

More than Pupusas: The Best Food in El Salvador

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There’s a long-running misconception about Salvadorian food that the only thing they’re known for is pupusas. And while this national dish is arguably the most popular food in El Salvador — especially when it comes to a cheap snack — they have far more to offer. During our time in the country, we’ve had the opportunity to try a huge variety of different foods. Some of the best food in El Salvador ranges from unique takes on neighbouring cuisines to traditional dishes …

El Salvador Mondongo Soup

The Best Soup in El Salvador is from Sopa el Mondongo

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Every now and then, while travelling, you stumble across something wonderful. Whether a hidden beach in a secluded cove, a spectacular landscape, or something a simple as a cool dive bar or an interesting piece of art; you walk away elevated — content on the highest level. This happened to us while visiting San Miguel, in Southeastern El Salvador. It was here that we found one of the best restaurants in the region, and arguably the best soup in El …

Hands holding a plate with a fried tortilla, topped with lettuce, meat, cabbage, egg and sauce in Antigua

Where to Eat in Antigua, Guatemala: A Budget Guide

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Antigua is the most architecturally stunning city in Guatemala and is undoubtedly the most visited in the country. This UNESCO-listed town is not only home to some of the most well-preserved colonial architecture in the region, but also some mind-blowing food. With dozens of options, from high-end steakhouses to western fast-food chains, it can be difficult to find delicious cheap eats in Antigua. So we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite restaurants in Antigua that have phenomenal …

Blue boats with a stone bridge and tower on the coastal city of Essouira. There are so many fantastic restaurants in Essaouira Morocco.

Where to Eat in Essaouira

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The Essaouira Medina is a whirlwind of different shops, hawkers, and of course the dizzying variety of outstanding restaurants. In all honesty, you can probably pop into almost any of the places to eat in Essaouira and leave satisfied. Yet we found that many restaurants with simple menus and humble Moroccan food were unnecessarily overpriced. This led us to seek out the best food in Essaouira, with the most reasonable prices. Whether you’re spending a day, week, or considerably longer …

Where to Eat in San Pedro Guatemala

Where to Eat in San Pedro, Lake Atitlan

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Being the backpacker capital of Lake Atitlan, San Pedro has a ton of restaurant options. Whether you’re looking for local places to eat, vibrant pubs to meet other travellers, or grab a familiar flavour from back home, you’ll likely find it at a restaurant in San Pedro. Since our last visit, we’ve updated this list with a few of our favourite places to eat from around the village, including some info for self-catering and a few extra tips for your …

Plate of cabbage rolls with sausage and sour cream.

Sarmale Recipe [Romanian Cabbage Rolls]

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Until visiting Romania, I thought I knew cabbage rolls. Growing up in Alberta, a Canadian province with a large Ukrainian population, cabbage rolls were a staple in my diet. And as a result, I had a fairly good grasp on what made a good cabbage roll. Yet this post isn’t about the cabbage rolls we grew up with. No, this is far more exciting. This is a Sarmale recipe. While we were exploring the Maramures region of Romania, we had …

Banh Mi, a Vietnamese sandwich. A bun filled with grilled chicken, cucumber, pickled vegetables and green cilantro.

Recipe: Vietnamese Banh Mi

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Bánh mì — literally Vietnamese bread — is the common name for the delicious sandwich that originated in Saigon during the 1950s. Over the years, this melding of French and Southeast Asian cuisine has become wildly popular across the world. I remember the very first time we tried banh mi. It was in Laos, as we were making the two-day boat journey from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang. The boat stopped for the night in a small village along the …