I don’t believe in that whole “what’s right and what’s wrong” mumbo-jumbo when it comes to travel. When it comes down to it, people need to do what they feel is right for them, and not look down on others who think otherwise.
Sure, I may not believe some travel styles are to my liking, but… whatever.
This is a topic I’d like to extend to include an eating establishment we all know as it is populated in hundreds of countries around the world (but not in Kyrgyzstan… yet), and it is a place I absolutely love visiting from time to time.
Yes, I have no shame in eating at McDonald’s on my travels!
There, I said it. I mean, I’ve said it before so it’s no real surprise, but if it is, then I’m sorry if you don’t agree.
Not only can I rely on the heart-clogging goodness that is Macca’s when all I want is a meal without surprises, but I can also say that visiting one is a cultural experience in itself!
And, to prove my point, I give you…
In Istanbul, I may have been the driving force in the group, that involved myself and Beth and Randy from beersandbeans.com, in convincing the others we needed to stop off for a bite. My curiosity for what might be inside got the best of me.
So, the McTURCO
Where else in the world would it be so appropriate to turn a burger into a kebab inspired sandwich, really? I LOVED the idea of the McTURCO: two patties with kebab flavoring, slathered in sauce and in a pita wrap. But, I HATED the taste.
The McTURCO was not a winner in my books, but it was so fun to experience that meal while in Istanbul. Just another reason I’ll probably never stop stopping by McDonald’s on my travels!