Its hard to eat well while travelling. I don’t mean its hard to find good, delicious food, I mean its hard to be healthy and eat balanced meals. We really wanted to keep our consumption in check during this trip, both for our budgets’ sake and our stomachs. Too much heavy food would way us down and too much eating out would shorten the trip.
Our accomodations were mostly youth hostels, and on a couple nights, private single rooms. It was hard to predict whether we’d have access to a kitchen, breakfast provided, or be completely reliant on purchased food. This led us very quickly to develop a food routine that worked well, no matter the situation.
We started everyday with coffee. 90% of the places we stayed offered at least a kettle to bowl water and we found Nescafe has a great instant espresso blend to make nice dark Americanos. When there was no kettle around an espresso on the street would be anywhere from .60 euro to 1 euro depending on the country and that was a cost we were willing to incur.
Our diet wasn't overly exciting on the trip but it was exactly what we needed to keep going. We also made sure to be flexible, leaving room for anything local we wanted to try like Gyro in Greece, Pizza in Milano, Turkish Delight in Turkey and Horse Burgers in Slovenia.