So I’m in a gorgeous hotel, the easy thing would have been to order room service. But I wanted to explore Sao Paulo. So I went for a walk to discover a local restaurant. Then I saw the McDonald’s…
And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit, for a minute I thought about it.
But come on, I can get lukewarm chicken McNuggets at home. So I pushed on and finally discovered a quaint little Brazilian bistro. Of course the waiter didn’t speak English, French or even Spanish. So that little second thought started again. The amount of Portuguese I know is nothing. But through the magic of pantomime, Spanglish and point and grunt, I got the order placed.
And ended up with an amazing lunch. Fresh salad with artichokes, boiled egg, and a tangy dressing. A great chicken entrée with zesty seasoning. And a desert consisting of a banana grilled with the peel on, drizzled with caramel (which I only ordered for research purposes, because I knew you’d want to know about it).
Truthfully, that’s a little nerve racking for me, exploring a new country, especially when I don’t know the language. But if you want to see the open seas, you have to be willing to lose sight of the shore.
So how are you doing on that? Are you making every day an adventure? Or do you stay in your comfort zone too much?