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I ate a lot of amazing food while traveling and I made sure not to pho-get to show you what I ate in Vietnam! I ate a lot of Pho, which is a Vietnamese soup made of broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat. It's perhaps one of Vietnam's most famous dishes and popular street in restaurants and as street food. I tried many variations throughout the country, including one from a street stall that told me and my companions that it was made from "special cow." I'm still not quite sure what that special cow was...

I really liked all of the Cambodian cuisine I tried, from traditional foods to bbqs on the beach in Sihanoukville to vegetarian food in Battambang to pizza on Pub Street. I ate spring rolls, beef lok lak, pork lok lak, dumplings, cashew shrimp, fried shrimp, noodles with chicken, noodles with pork, noodles with squid, noodles with mushrooms, sweet and spicy fish, fish in coconut milk, and fruit in coconut milk. And, of course, I fulfilled a lot of cravings from home too. Because I always just want pizza. And fried fish. And then there was one of my most memorable meals in Cambodia,...

Back home I would get Asian food at least twice a week, probably way more. I'd order Thai food for dinner from that place down the block or I'd grab a quick Whole Foods sushi when I needed something quick or I'd get fast food Chinese food for lunch or I'd make myself a stir fry at home. My diet was thoroughly based on chunks of meat mixed with noodles or rice and soy sauce. After four months of eating way too many doner kebaps in Europe, I've been ready for a culinary change. So bring it Asia. Bring. It. Of course, when...

In Europe I always felt like I had trouble finding a place a to eat, that no one took a single diner like me seriously. In Turkey, I had the opposite problem. I couldn't walk by a restaurant without someone handing me a menu and trying to get me to come inside. I ate in Turkey. I ate a lot. I ate an amazing meal at at Haci Abdullah restaurant, doner kebap on the street (surrounded by cats), stuffed eggplants, traditional Turkish breakfasts, and even some Turkish delight on a moonlit night...

I'm eating a lot of doner kebabs in Istanbul. It's a good meal, cheap, and can be eaten on the street, which is a plus for a solo female traveler like me. But you can't eat your doner on a park bench in Istanbul. It's just not possible. Because if you try to eat your doner on a park bench in Istanbul they will find you. And they will beg. And they will look damn adorable while doing so. They, of course, are the cats in Istanbul. They will surround you. They will beg. They will look so darned cute. And you...

In all honesty, I did a pretty pathetic job of eating in Barcelona. But I ended up making a lot of salads in the kitchen of my AirBnB because, after two months of almost exclusively eating out while on the road, it was just nice to have some nice crisp light vegetables. (That kitchen was also a nice place to learn to make Tortilla de Patatas from my hosts.) And I stopped into the close, and familiar, McDonald's one too many times. And I was just tired of trying to figure out where to eat and try to get a...

Sometimes when traveling you crave foods from home. And what do I crave when I'm away from home? Macaroni and cheese. Since I was staying in an AirBNB and had access to a full kitchen, I decided to make macaroni and cheese with the finest cheddar Barcelona had to offer. It was actually pretty awful cheese (maybe I should have substituted something local instead...