Christmas – for those who don’t live with their families, it’s usually a time of coming home, coming together. And also it’s a time of traveling.
Sadly, when you have to rely on such companies like Deutsche Bahn, it is mostly as well a time of waiting…
However, I still try to enjoy the way home. And in the faces of your fellow travelers you can see – they are as well.
What I love about travelling is trying new kinds of food. Hence I have seen many different places, where people eat. An interesting one I came across in Baños, Ecuador.
Strolling trough the town, I had seen many people entering something that from the outside looked like a storage building. I couldn’t resist to follow them and check it out. Surprisingly, I ended up in a market/restaurant.
In one part of the warehouse merchants sold fruits, vegetables, meat and fish.
The other part of the building was filled with tiny kitchens. Assigned to each of these kitchens was a table right in front.
For me, this was a concept unlike everything I had seen before. Each of these kitchens prepared food only for one group of guests at a time.
Unfortunately, my pampered European stomach didn’t feel brave enough this day to try some of the food from this community (ironically, I got sick the next day from a supposedly “clean” restaurant, damn you weak stomach!).