Why Cooking For Yourself While Abroad Is The Best Idea

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Going abroad is super exciting, and often a big part of that is the food. It’s amazing being somewhere new and experiencing the local dishes. While going out for food is an easy way to do this, there is also so much to be gained from cooking for yourself, so here’s why you should try it.

It’s Cheaper

This is an obvious but true one. If you’re someone who eats out for most of their meals while on holiday, you might be surprised just how much this adds to the overall cost of your trip. Cooking for yourself is an easy way to make traveling much cheaper.

The Learning Experience

Researching the local cuisine is a lovely way to learn more about the area. Often local dishes have an interesting history to them, which you might miss out on if you’re having it all cooked for you in a restaurant. You’ll then also have new recipes to take home with you and share.

Local Stores

If you’re staying somewhere new, going into the local stores and markets is a whole experience in itself. It’s a really fun way to see the area from the local’s perspective and to interact with people in a natural way.