Eat on a budget by staying and cooking at an Airbnb
Travel can be a sport for some. The sport of saving and finessing flight deals and affordable hotels. Budget travelers like to visit countries to say they went, get the stamp, take some cute pictures. Airbnb is on the rise for people who are looking for a home away from home. Don’t get me mistaken, food is a biggie too. Like how could you go to Thailand and not eat the pad thai? What if I told you saving money on dining is possible by staying at a kitchen equipped Airbnb?
It doesn’t sound too far fetched right? Think about it, you can have your Pad Thai one night and cook something up another night.
On topic, I experimented with this one night after landing in Finland for an extended layover. At 11 pm, all arrivals airport restaurants were closed and we were starved. We decided to head to the Airbnb anyway with plans to hopefully order delivery. We figured that we could at least find some Pizza or some sort.
Lo behold we took a wrong turn on our way to our booking and discovered a grocery store that was open. Faith!
Finland and many Scandinavian countries are pro-vegan. We had no trouble finding vegan/vegetarian options. So many options that we took even longer trying to figure out what we’d ultimately buy. We finally decided on some items, paid, then made our way to our Airbnb, which was a short walk.
Finally, when we arrived we quickly showered and threw our meals on the stove. We opted for a big bag of cooked frozen couscous with vegetables and some faux sausages. We were ready to eat but we quickly realized that the apartment lacked cooking oil and spices with the exception of salt. This was fine because we were able to substitute oil for water and salt the already flavored meal.
Lastly, the meal. The meal was palatable. It was a bit mushy but I think a little oil would have been a game changer. Would you cook at an Airbnb?