Thought Catalog


Some people like to stick to the same old food when travelling the world. You know the kind, those who insist McDonald’s, KFC or a good old all day English breakfast are the be-all and end-all of tasty cuisine, far safer than dabbling with the local delicacies on offer. While you can get that type of food in many places in this world, seasoned travellers (excuse the pun) might like to try something a little different.

We could replace consumerism with a generalized version of Buddhism. Instead of having commercials screaming at people to buy products, there could be breaks between television shows of flowing streams, condors flying, salamanders playing in the water, or somebody ringing a bell for three minutes.