Camino de Santiago: the Highlights.

Today I woke up on my bed with my comfy duvet, showered, made bacon, eggs, and toast for breakfast, got on the TTC, and stopped by Starbucks before going to the office.

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On Tour Groups

Short answer: It ain’t my travel style.

Long answer:

Before I continue with my rant, remember this: I’m that girl who thinks it’s awesome to walk 800 KM across Spain. That should give you a little bit of insight to my personality and why I think the way I do.

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Street Food Galore in Mexico

I’ve always known Mexico to be a country popular for its delicious culinary creations, especially the ones made by the locals and sold on the side of the street (aka street food!). Coming from Indonesia, this is not a foreign concept to me.

I mean, my lunches throughout my elementary school years came from a mobile meatball vendor and my snacks came from a makeshift street-side stall in the form of mini packets of dried noodle (Anak Mas!). So, when I saw the street food along the streets of Mexico, I felt right at home and was ready to dive deep into their world.

Below are some photos I took throughout my time there along with the description of what they are:

National past time in Mexico: Eating.

National past time in Mexico: Eating.

Who says only North American cities have hot dog vendors?

Who says only North American cities have hot dog vendors?

Tacos al Pastor, like shawarma, but Mexican style.

Tacos al Pastor, like shawarma, but Mexican style.

I don't know what these are...

I don’t know what these are…

Corn on the cob and an offering of deep fried "chapul" (aka grasshopper) on the bottom left.

Corn on the cob and an offering of deep fried “chapul” (aka grasshopper) on the bottom left.

Corn on the cob (again).

Corn on the cob (again).

Tacos with a myriad of topping!

Tacos with a myriad of topping!

Chopped coconut eaten with flavoured powder and hot sauce.

Chopped coconut eaten with flavoured powder and hot sauce.

This was in Puebla. On offer were: sweet potato, chayote, and fresh berries.

This was in Puebla. On offer were: sweet potato, chayote, and fresh berries.

Gorditas de la villa for sale. Made from corn flour and cinnamon, these were crumbly and delicious for snacks!

Gorditas de la villa for sale. Made from corn flour and cinnamon, these were crumbly and delicious for snacks!

Gorditas de la villa for sale.

Gorditas de la villa for sale.

Of course you can't forget about the churros!

Of course you can’t forget about the churros!

The local smoothie man. I bought a huge cup of banana, guava, and orange smoothie for breakfast from him.  Delicious and healthy!

The local smoothie man. I bought a huge cup of banana, guava, and orange smoothie for breakfast from him. Delicious and healthy!

I didn’t eat my way through the city, but next time I go back, I know what I’m going to do!

Do you like street food? In your opinion, which country has the best street food?

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Ocotlan: Churros & Holy Water

Standing outside of the bus, I continually kept head counts of everyone, a particularly tedious task as people fleeted in and out of the bus as they like. Their interest? A lady selling fresh breads and instant noodles from her truck.

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Strangers Delight: Israel

As customary with tour groups, we were given free time at the end of our visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe. While others headed straight to the stores, I took off on my own and wandered aimlessly down a side street.

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