Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But often due to our hectic lifestyles we tend to neglect this meal time. The only time I actually eat Breakfast is when I am travelling.

Breakfast

My “real job” as a Lecturer of Travel and Tourism means I start work at 12 midday and finish at 8pm. So this means my meal patterns and times are totally messed up. So most times I have Brunch or grab a smoothie before heading off to work.

Even fast food outlets and every eatery now offer some sort off breakfast menu to encourage people to start the day off with all the nutrients. In some parts of the world they offer an all day breakfast menu while most places offer breakfast till 11am only.

Why is it important to eat Breakfast ?

  1. Sets you up for the day.
  2. Gives you energy.
  3. Feeds your body after a night’s sleep.
  4. Aids in general health well being.
  5. Keeps you in a better mood.

When I travel like I mentioned earlier I always eat breakfast. The main reason is that you are on the go and sometimes lunch is several hours later. Each country around the world has traditional and typical breakfasts. Some breakfasts are rather simple or over the top extravagant with ice cream on the menu. I tend to stay away from the cereal and yoghurt and head straight to a hot breakfast. Cutting down on carbs mean I try to eat more protein in my diet.Eating more protein means I am full for longer.I often grab some fruit as I leave breakfast for later incase I become peckish.

When I travel I enjoy sampling local meal options as I truly feel one can only experience a culture through their food. Below are a list of some of the breakfasts I have enjoyed which are now favourites of mine.

5 Breakfasts from around the Globe : 

1) A full English Breakfast

This is typical English Breakfast often called a fry up. It is a full meal which includes Bacon,Eggs,Sausage,Mushroom,Grilled Tomato,Baked Beans,Black Pudding and toast washed down with loads of hot tea. Also known as Builder’s Breakfast this very fulling meal is served all day at pubs and cafes. According to the different regions they would add their regional speciality produce to the meal. Brown sauce is a favourite to eat with this breakfast. Also known to be the best way to cure a hangover.

Image taken from Wikipedia
Image taken from Wikipedia

2) Middle Eastern Shakshuka

A very popular Middle Eastern dish of a spiced Tomato sauce and poached ages.A meal that differs regionally and one of my firm favourites which I make my own version of Shakshouka my way .

Shakshouka from The Winston Hotel
3) Masala Dosa from India

Every region in India has their own traditional breakfast dishes. This dish is from Kerala which is a popular breakfast choice in South India. It is a paper thin pancake filled with a curry potatoes filling served with 2 to 3 dipping sauces.

Masala Dosa
4) American Breakfast

During my #ExploreWC trip #ExploreWC with the 2 Girls one of the places we stayed at was in the beautiful seaside area of Gordon’s Bay. When travelling one often forgets the date and at Breakfast I was thrilled to find an American Breakfast on the menu. Having ever only seen this on TV I was keen to sample this delight. After ordering did I realise that it actually was the 4th July and how appropriate this breakfast was. French Toast with fried bananas topped with crispy bacon and maple syrup.

American Breakfast
5) Continental Breakfast

When travelling through Europe it is common to be served a Continental Breakfast. This is a cold breakfast as such which includes various cheeses ,cold meats ,fruit ,pastries and coffee or tea. In comparison to a Full English this breakfast is much lighter. Often I pick fruit and a pastry to carry with me as I wonder along my tours.

Continental Breakfast

What has been the most amazing breakfast you have eaten ?

Be Inspired !

Ciao

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34 thoughts on “Breakfast and Travel

  • August 29, 2016 at 9:30 am
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    I love traditional Japanese breakfasts, especially the elaborate ones served in high end ryokans. There are lots and lots of tiny dishes of all sorts – grilled fish, tamago, pickles, rice, soup, fruit and my favourite is when you are given a burner with a bowl of soy milk on top, and as it cooks, it solidifies into tofu which you can take out using a mesh spoon, dip in sauce and eat warm and fresh!

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  • August 29, 2016 at 10:45 am
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    I try to eat breakfast every day but sometimes, there are days where I don’t eat traditional breakfast. Due to having a crazy schedule sometimes, I just eat whatever is in the fridge from the night before since I do not have time to cook. Sometimes, I get a traditional American breakfast somewhere else. Great share on some breakfast foods from different parts of the world. Hope you’re well 🙂 Try to eat breakfast as much as you can!

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

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  • August 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm
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    This was such a great post, I love seeing and reading about how other cultures live!

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    • August 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm
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      Thank you ! Food brings people together and we learn so much just be eating.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm
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    As a British person I actually don’t like English breakfasts (they’re too heavy and greasy) however if I am going to eat breakfast it’s usually a smoothie, porridge or a bagel =^.^=

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  • August 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm
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    I love south Indian food. I can have it all the time. Dosa is very healthy and full of taste 💛great post

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  • August 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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    Loved this post – I’m a big breakfast fan, especially over the weekend when I have time to sit and relax. I usually make porridge or order eggs with smoked salmon if we’re out. I’ve never tried the Middle Eastern Shakshuka but it seems similar to Turkish menemen – looks delicious.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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    Wonderful post!
    I haven’t had breakfast umm, last time I had breakfast before I got pregnant I hardly remember but now I’ve tried to create a food routine for myself and breakfast has become one of the most important meals of the day for me 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this!

    ~ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy
    Bloglovin’

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  • August 29, 2016 at 7:16 pm
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    Turkish eggs – poached and under a layer of yoghurt with a touch of spice on top makes a fabulous breakfast. Another Turkish dish called menemen of tomatoes, peppers and eggs is also good. Great round up of my favourite meal of the day.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm
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    Love your page!
    I generally don’t eat breakfast (I know it’s horrible) bc I am always on the go!
    I do want to try Shakshuka though – looks delicious 🙂

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  • August 29, 2016 at 10:07 pm
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    I can´t leave the house without breakfast! you are so right, it is most important. If I treat myself for breakfast, I usually get croissants with cream cheese and jam and a big Latte.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 10:50 pm
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    I love Shakshuka but recently on a trip to Sri Lanka I was introduced to Hoppas. A very thin crispy bowl shaped pancake made with rice flour often with an egg cooked in the bottom. Top this with a little dhal, sambal and chilli – the perfect start to the day. GG

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  • August 30, 2016 at 8:16 am
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    I always eat a better breakfast when I travel. Otherwise, it’s often just a yogurt on the go. It looks like you’ve had some excellent breakfasts on your travels too.

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  • August 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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    I also love having a very big and nice breakfast when travelling. Most probably because I find it already prepared and I can just pick, sit and enjoy, But most of the time I try to eat well at home too, especially during weekends when I have more time.

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  • August 30, 2016 at 7:09 pm
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    I’m not a big fan of eggs, so a lot of breakfasts just don’t work for me. I remember ordering in NYC though and thinking that yoghurt and melon would be nice. They were both on the menu separately. When they arrived I had a WHOLE melon filled with fruit and enough yoghurt to sink a battleship! American portion sizes can be huge!

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  • August 31, 2016 at 12:42 pm
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    I’m guilty as charge! I always neglect breakfast because of rushing from work, and yes my day is always that not good. It is my favorite meal of the day! So when I got a chance to spend my full breakfast, honestly I spend like an hour up to 2 or maybe 3 hours just enjoying my breakfast, along with my fresh brewed coffee, and the morning paper. 🙂

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  • August 31, 2016 at 8:34 pm
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    That first photo made me hungry!

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  • September 1, 2016 at 5:37 am
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    I love bacon, eggs and french toast for breakfast, just not every morning, of course!😊 The English breakfast seems to be a lot of food to eat! I’ll have to go back to sleep if I ate all of that! Thanks for sharing!😊

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  • September 1, 2016 at 11:33 am
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    I agree a good breakfast gives a good start to the day!
    I will take Masala Dosa.. please… 🙂

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  • September 1, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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    It can be tough in our busy lives to make eating breakfast a priority. Great advice. Love a good English brekky 🙂

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  • September 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm
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    Checking out breakfast in other countries is so interesting! I used to love seeing how each culture approached the first meal of the day.

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  • September 2, 2016 at 12:37 am
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    Unless I am fasting, I never skip breakfast. My favorite ones are Müsli and pancakes. Always plant-based and gluten-free.

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  • September 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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    I like to think that I can skip breakfast and be ok about it, but I have a colleague that can take one look at me in the morning and knows with 100% accuracy if I have eaten or not. I don’t know how she does it. I swear I can be totally spunky and in a great mood and she will nail it. Every. Single. Time. Breakfast is important. And just a quick shout out to Masala Dosa <3

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  • September 3, 2016 at 5:11 pm
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    having those breakfasts are so important and good to know there are important benefits for them, i like the continental breakfast on the list up there.

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  • September 5, 2016 at 10:44 am
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    This is so true! For me, Breakfast is the only meal I truly enjoy. It makes me feel better after a short nigh sleep and I only go for the vegan one aka oats! The best one was the one I got from a Café in Tel Aviv called Xoho Café! It was delicious!

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  • September 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm
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    The best breakfast I used to have when living in Vietnam was called Pho- a beef or chicken noodle soup, with lots of chilli! Really makes you sweat, but keeps you going for hours.

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