When I came home from my internship last June, I got a bit of a surprise.
My sister is a naturally slim and healthy person, so I was surprised to see her dieting. I asked her what brought this on.
Europe is a special place: there are a ton of distinct, unique cultures clustered on one continent. These cultures have had centuries to develop and refine their cuisine. My sister compiled a list of the must-try foods in every country we were visiting. The list looked kind of like this:
This was the case for all of the countries: Too many foods, not enough time. It didn’t stop us from trying, though.
You get the idea.
The bakeries were the most irresistible. Every corner of Europe seemed to have a cute, locally-owned bakery filled with tempting sweets. My sister could barely resist the allure.
And my sister indeed tried everything she possibly could.
As for myself? Well, I kept up with my sister at first.
But right before going to Europe, I had been on Weight Watchers. I had trained for and completed a half-marathon. My body couldn’t take the transition from super-healthy to super-indulgent.
I was stuffed to the brim.
But I continued to eat.
Yessir, my sister and I ate as much as we were physically capable of fitting into our bodies. We had to. There was too much deliciousness for us not to. By the end, even my sister agreed:
Coming home and trying to exercise again for the first time after 5 weeks was… interesting.
And I still don’t.
For the foodies: Here are some of my favorite foods that we ate during our trip!
all those foodporn just made me drool…it’s midnight by the way…>.<
Writing this post made me so hungry! And since I usually write at, like, 1 in the morning, I know how you feel. XD
Oh my gosh, yummmm. I have been sick with the stomach flu (uck) and not wanting anything to eat, but wooooooow, my stomach almost jumped out of my throat (in the good way) when I saw this post! Too good. Europe. Ah. I swear I’m going to live in Italy one day.
Italy is magical. I have a thing for carbs and sweets, and wouldn’t you know it: Italy is pro at both. I hope this post helped you get your appetite back a little! And I hope you get well soon 🙂
Ah, I definitely have a thing for carbs and sweets as well! They tend to go hand in hand 😉 Thank you petal! I feel a lot better now! 🙂
“I regret nothing” haha my catchphrase for justifying everything eat
Yep. Where do you think I got it from?
I love caramel wafers! I discovered them studying abroad in Ireland, currently trying to plan how many I can fit on the plane home… 🙂
Oh man, aren’t they great? Next time I’m in Europe, I WILL leave stuff behind to take more of those wafers home.
How on Earth did you do this? I could not believe how many drawings this had! Sure, one can insist on it being simplistic, but … WOW!
Haha it takes quite a while! Usually each blog post takes 6-7 hours to make.
Gosh, you really put me to shame! It took me about 10 years to make a 100 comic pages. Seems like you could do that in a day!