The recipe to a lasting friendship
As Joe and Aayush know, one of the quickest ways to form meaningful memories with someone is to try new things together. And luckily, these newly formed “tastebuds” were down to try all of the new foods they could find. They sampled huevos rotos (their review: really good), tasted churros dipped in chocolate (really, really good), and even got to enjoy a traditional homecooked Spanish meal at a local’s house (absolutely incredible). Plus, their shared interest in food often meant spending their free time searching for the next incredible snack.
Delicious taste benefits aside, the two also enjoyed sharing this activity because they knew trying the local cuisine was yet another way they could immerse themselves in the culture. “It was an experience unlike anything else,” Joe says, speaking to the whole trip. “When you’re with someone for almost 24 hours a day for 12 days straight, you learn a lot about each other. It can be kind of chaotic and you can want to get mad at each other—but at the end of the day, we’re really good friends.”