Do you make a deliberate effort to try new foods (and drinks) when you travel?
I have to admit that when I first began travelling I was a bit of a food conservative. I was raised vegetarian so trying to avoid meat was one of the issues, but I think in general I was just a bit of a scaredy-cat!
But then I moved to Japan and being wary of new foods became an impossibility - there were so many new things (and often barely any familiar ones), the people were so friendly and polite about offering me them, and then I discovered that nearly all of them tasted great - and since then I've been much more open about new tastes and flavours.
There was some delicious ones and some that I could get used to and a couple that really I just had to switch off my taste buds and drink fast (you may ask, why didn't I just stop drinking, but I felt I needed to give each juice a chance!). I never found a new favourite, but I'm glad I tried them all. Although I already knew that south-east Asian countries have all manner of fruits that we're not used to back home (I'm not sure why, as our countries are so close in location) it was eye-opening to taste so many of them in a box!
What's your "juice box collection" equivalent when you travel? Is there something you do that's braver or bolder than you would normally do at home? Or perhaps even something that you regret not doing on a trip in the past?
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