Backpacking Food Tip: Be Ready to Fly

I’ve done the mistake of going to the airport hungry as I was busy cross-checking my packing list (esp passport, cash and stuff), making sure all extra electric switches were turned off, made sure a dozen times the iron was disconnected, and another dozen times all windows were locked. I even checked a handful of times that I had turned the oven off after making an egg. In all this rush I tend to forget to eat properly. It’s usually a sip from my husband’s tea, or a bite off his sandwich. By the time I get to the airport, I feel like grabbing overpriced latte and sandwich.

Moustache Latte

Mustache Latte

Sometimes I wait until I’m on the plane for service to start (unless it’s a budget airline – which would mean extra-overpriced stuff), and even then it’s just a bit of the mains that I eat as the food naturally tastes bland up in the air.

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By the time I land, I tend to get extremely hungry and even ended up paying £7 for a fish fillet meal for a quick fix. All these were expensive decisions.

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The best bet is to eat well, finish the airline food if available, and always have packed lunch, snacks and energy bars just in case if there is nothing around.

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