Today, I want to give you guys an example of making misinformed travel decisions based on internet articles written by people who don’t even know what they are writing about.
I was doing some casual research for my upcoming trip and I came across this title: 26 Breakfasts From Around The World. The article comes with a message “… you need to eat all of this”.
Needless to say, I was intrigued and began scrolling down to look at mouthwatering pictures of food from all over the world. I could not recognize a lot of the food items on show, which is great news because this means I am learning new things today. One particular item that caught my attention was this:
You see, I do follow quite a few blogs run by Polish people, so I have read quite a few blog posts talking about Polish cuisine. In fact, I have also tried (and failed horribly) to make two Polish food items: pierogi and kluski.
I’m pretty sure I have never seen this dish name, Lidnivikis. At first I thought, maybe it is Polish but not so popular, hence the bloggers never mentioned about it. So I took the next step and did a Google search. But the only links to Lidnivikis that I found were recipes link teaching you how to make this. I could not find any links that tell me what this dish is, what history it has, etc.
Then I came back to the original article and scrolled down to the comments section. Guess what I saw?
LOL!!! If these 2 ladies are who they say they are, then… this means this article is pure bullshit. I can imagine people reading this article, then when they go to Poland in the future, embark on an epic hunt across the entire country looking for Lidnivikis, fail and become all miserable because of all the wasted time and effort.
And apparently this isn’t the only blunder of the article. There is an entry for Spain. Since I am headed there soon, I was interested, naturally.
Hmm, there’s chorizo, which is a Spanish sausage, so I thought maybe this is correct. But let’s take a look at the comments…
LOL!! Well, at least that thing is still Spanish. I didn’t see any comment saying “I’ve never seen this thing in Spain before!”. It’s just that this isn’t breakfast food.
Thank goodness there are comments for me to refer to. Otherwise, I can imagine myself going out from my hotel every morning looking for Migas con Chorizo for breakfast unsuccessfully, then eventually find them during lunch time, make some remarks in my blog when I come back, and then it would be me who would be laughed at for looking for the wrong food at the wrong time. All thanks to an inaccurate article written by a grossly misinformed nincompoop.
Maybe Marta can enlighten us whether Migas con Chorizo is an actual Spanish dish, and when do people actually eat this?
It has been an entertaining article to read so far. Well, not so much the actual article but the comments that come with it. But I saved the most epic one for last… 😀
First thing that came to my mind was: Does Australians (or anyone in the world) really have only coffee for breakfast? Shouldn’t breakfast mean something to eat, first and foremost? But, anyway…
Now, you know I’m not a gourmet coffee person. I am someone who could not tell the difference between a Cafe Latte and an Americano. But I think a Flat White is a real thing. I’ve seen it being sold in cafes before.
I know a Flat White is a real thing, but now I also know how it DOES NOT look like.
Or could it be this is how an Australian Flat White looks like? Maybe different countries serve flat whites that look differently? Mabel?