When traveling through foreign lands we often have to remind ourselves, I will not walk this way again. I need to be present and aware and absorb it all. This, my friends, includes food! With the plans and schedules that some travelers make, they forget to look around for that unplanned surprise. A bakery. If it looks good and is calling your name, go in! Walk through the door and look around. Sounds completely simple, but if you do not travel often and your in a land that does not speak your same language, it can be intimidating. But I strongly encourage you to go for it.
Once when traveling through Lucerne, Switzerland, my older brother and I were hiking through the town toward the boat that was to sail us across the ͞smoke covered water͟.Mountains surrounded with snow caps and the water was warm enough to create a mystical steam cloud above the surface. Mesmerized by our destination we forgot to look around, until one of us noticed an incredible looking rhubarb tart in the window of the bakery we were passing. ͞Stop!͟We have to go in. ͞Look at that.͟Without much convincing we entered and bought ourselves a slice to go, wrapped to be enjoyed on our boat ride.
Once we boarded our boat and began our breathtaking voyage, we broke out the goods. One bite and we wanted to turn that boat around for more. The most incredible rhubarb tart I’ve ever experienced to date (and that’s saying a lot.) I still hold that memory in my archive of fabulous days and it was so enhanced by the food. Share with me your yummie travel food favorite!