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When I travel to a new place, I especially like to go to the local market or supermarket, because everybody has to eat. Sometimes I just buy what the person in front of me is buying and have a go. Its a great opportunity to interact with locals in a non-threatening environment - everyone wants to show you what goes with what and how to eat it. Enjoying local food is a great way to show respect for my host country's culture. Also, sometimes I have to see it on the shelves to believe it exists.

I remember the meal in the photo very well for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we got a basket/bowl, chose what we wanted from the vegetable stall, then the lady cooked it up for us. Another lady wandered by selling fried crickets in little paper bags, so we bought a bag and ate some. The people on our table struck up a conversation with us and gave us some good advice on what to eat next.

I love exploring differences between cultures while doing the most universal thing of all - eating.

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  • Oct 24, 2005 at 12:18 AM

    Hello Perthgerl from HepburnSprings, Victoria. I see Tina found you also:) Cheers Anne

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    Oct 23, 2005 at 10:03 PM

    Hey Perthgerl, where have you been hiding? Why haven't we met you yet? Did you know there is a mini-VT get-together this Friday night?

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    Jan 14, 2005 at 9:21 PM

    what's the most beautiful beach loaction you went to in Sth & Central America?

  • Jan 6, 2005 at 12:49 AM

    Wishing you a happy new year. May this year will bring happiness and exciting travels to you. Greetings from India . Superb phtographs.

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    Nov 18, 2004 at 11:26 PM

    You are better at trying new food than I....crickets, I would have to at least douse them in chocolate first.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 11:09 PM

    Crickets and coke...Now that's a meal.

  • icyjo24's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 7:58 AM

    Thanks for your reply in the forum... looking forward to go to WA soon...

  • alien_species's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2004 at 1:33 PM

    Hi Really sincere thanks for your posting regarding countryside accom. Lots of interesting stuff. I was touring in the area for 2 weeks a year ago and missed nearly all of them!

  • fervalerio's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 6:09 PM

    Hola! I like the pictures you share, show us more! you have been in the entire American Continent!!! Gracias

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2004 at 5:46 AM

    Those Tingle Trees are fantastic,found this link:trekearth.com/gallery/photo6..., but have not yet found the exact size of them.

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