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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

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Foreign, that’s a wide open topic. My mind went into overdrive trying to think of what do I associate most with this word. There were 2 things that just kept swirling around: food and lifestyle. I was getting hungry while I prepared this post…

I have plenty of photos of weird foods – yeah, I look for this specifically when I travel… But then images of my visit to a floating market in Thailand raced through my visual memory and there I had the perfect entry for this week’s weekly photo challenge: food and lifestyle.

A floating market in Thailand.

It felt like a really peaceful visit, though I am sure it is hard work for all the sellers on the boat. The colors were just beautiful and the variety of fruit amazing.

Whenever I travel I eat some of the local foods, sometimes against the advice of my fellow travelers or local friends.

Here am I after I tried the fruit durian in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Can you guess if I liked it or not?

 Wikipedia describes the smell of this fruit (and the taste is pretty much how the smell is described): The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour, that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as pleasantly fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as almonds, rotten onions, turpentine, and gym socks. The odour has led to the fruit’s banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia.

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Author: tatjana.k

explorer | runner | hiker | marketer | with opinions | coffee-lover | seeking adventures in everyday life

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

  1. I’ve never heard of the durian fruit. If it’s been banned from hotels it must really stink! You’re brave to taste it!
    Your floating market photos are wonderful 🙂

  2. How brave eating durian. I’ve smelt it – that was enough for me. Did you enjoy the taste?

  3. A feast for the eyes. Fun, exciting , colorful!

  4. You got a nice entry with awesome photos. As much as I want to join this weeks challenge but I couldn’t think and find subject that fit the foreign theme. 😦

  5. Sounds delightful :-S
    Good on you for trying some though.
    **heads off to chew on some gym socks for breakfast**

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