Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Why Tony Bourdain and I hate backpackers

Thank you Lonely Planet. After almost 40 years of traveling (my parents dragged me out at 5 months), I am still baffled why millions of people spend time and money to go to exotic places just to try and emulate home. Americans storming the McDonalds at the Spanish Stairs, Germans going for Wuerstel and Kraut in Thailand, Brits bemoaning the scarceness of Kippers in the Western Sahara, Canadians going into comas after scarfing down beach side Poutine in 100 degree heat St. Maarten...

P.S. Guinea pig has the taste and texture of bicycle inner tubes. Alpaca's pretty good, though. And raw fish in developing countries doesn't kill you.

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