Food is a flexible element of your budget, as you have the greatest control over it. If you're travelling alone, and on a stringent budget, you can always make your own food with the ingredients available locally. This would not only turn out to be cheap, but would also give you a hands-on feel of the local culture and way of life.
Here are five easy-to-make recipes when you're travelling alone.
Italian cities have plenty of things to see and do, and this is why you'll find all major airlines having flights to Italy. It is the birthplace of most Western comfort foods such as pasta and pizza. While here, you can cook up simple meals with ingredients found in almost every grocery store or supermarket. Pasta is probably the easiest to make. Boil water, add salt, and add pasta to it. Once it cooks, pour some store-bought marinara or white sauce and cook for a few more minutes. Finally, shred your favorite cheese and enjoy. You can add shrimp, chicken pieces, and vegetables also for more variety.
China is growing as a popular destination, and the many flights to China are a testimony to this fact. While here, try the authentic Chinese foods such as Chow Mein. It takes about ten minutes to cook, and you'll need Chinese noodles, 2 oz pork, 5 oz shrimp, 3 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup shredded cabbage and carrot, soy sauce, water, cooking oil and salt. Cook the Chow Mein first, and then stir fry the veggies, pork and shrimp. Add soy sauce and cook in high heat. Finally, throw in the Chow Mein, and cook thoroughly.
France is home to some of the most beautiful places and some amazing food, and this is why there are plenty of flights to France. One easy meal to make here is Capiola Ham and Egg sandwich for which you need bagels, capiola or regular ham, two slices cheese, eggs and some butter. Cut the bagels into two halves and toast them. Pour some butter on a skillet and cook eggs on it to make an omelet. Place a slice of cheese, ham and egg inside the bagels and enjoy!
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India has some of the most exotic food, so make sure you try cooking here. A simple and staple recipe is stuffed roti, and you can make it with wheat flour, salt, potatoes and cumin. Boil potatoes, peel the skin and mix it with the flour. Add salt, water, oil and cumin seeds, and mix it thoroughly to form a dough. Take small pieces and flatten it out with your hands. Put it on the skillet, and cook it for a delicious meal.
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The many flights to Thailand make it easy to get here, and the local ingredients make it a delight to cook. While here, try the tuna seaweed wrap. Mix about 125 gm flour with water. Heat oil in a skillet and pour a cup of flour on it. Top it with seaweed and cook. Take it out, place some lettuce and tuna in it, and roll it for an easy to carry lunch or dinner.
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