31 March 2015

April Travel Link Up

It's time for me to link up once again with Kelly, Emma, Rebecca and Polly for this months travel link up post. And this months topic is.... guilty pleasures.

guilty pleasure - something that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard.

My new guilty pleasure while travelling definitely has to be overindulgence... the over indulgence being that with food. I have been on a new weight loss kick lately and I have begun to start taking my health seriously for once, so food has been a major part of this transformation. I used to eat anything and everything that I wanted but now I have become more aware of what I am eating and how much of it. I also follow this up by hitting the gym three times a week and have been seeing some great results. I'm down 26 lbs and still going. So I am eating healthy and working out all the time but I have made the decision to not be as strict whilst I am travelling. I have left my travelling time open to indulge in some of the local cuisine and get a real 'taste' for each place I visit. It just means that I have to work harder the week before I go and for the week when I come back. 

But you may be asking.... "is it worth it?" YES! It was definitely worth it to taste the chocolate and waffles in Belgium, the apple strudel in Vienna, and the meat feast in Poland! I love food and I wouldn't want to completely cut all that tasty stuff out from my life. It's all about moderation... but this post isn't for that so here are some of my favourite guilty pleasures I consumed whilst travelling.

waffles in Ghent

apple studel in Vienna

sausage and a potato pancake in Cesky Krumlov

tapas in Barcelona
cheese platter in Istanbul

I call this the Hungarian heart attack in Budapest
I'll be back to Spain in a couple weeks where I can't wait to go tapas loco again!
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13 comments

  1. E v e r y t h i n g looks delicious!!! Great post :) Have fun in Spain!

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  2. I've only just had breakfast and now I'm hungry again thanks to you... with the risk of sounding really weird, it was mostly that amazing looking sausage... yum!

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  3. WOW - would love to gorge on a sausage pancake right now. Health kicks and travel don't really go hand in hand...it's the one positive we can take from not being constant travelistas I suppose!

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

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  4. Yum yum yum it all looks so good! I agree, I eat pretty healthily when I'm at home but throw that out the window when I'm travelling. I want to try EVERYTHING! :D

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  5. Totally worth it, always enjoy every second of the holiday including ordering whatever you want on the menu!

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  6. I can never resist an apple strudel when in Austria or Germany!

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  7. From one cheese lover to another... ;-) all that food looks so good! xx

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  8. *Can't comment, currently drooling*

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  9. I am on a health kick too, you have done so well - the gym is still something that I need to master!

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  10. Sigh gush gasp to the Hungarian heart attack!

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  11. You people with your food posts! You are seriously killing me right now!

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