In this section of the textbook are offered to consider some ways/options of food in the long travel format "bum tour". For better perception of the content of the article, the text is supplemented by the author’s photo and video material from travels of different years. It is also worth reminding readers that it is preferable for hobo tourism to visit developing countries, so that the following part of the training manual is based on the description of food self-sufficiency, mainly for these States.

Newborn fried chicken. Baguio, Philippines (2019)
Street food. Seoul, Korea (2018)

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  • The easiest and most affordable way to eat — dishes that are sold on the street. The so-called street food (or fast food) is ubiquitous, in particular in the Third World: there are not only small eateries offering snacks behind one of the old tables, but also eatery where they prepare food in the open air (which allows the traveler to observe the process), and eat either standing, or sitting on a squat or on improvised accessories (box, inverted bucket, etc.).
  • In large cities in developing countries, food is available from supermarkets and small shops. If funds are running out, there is always the option of switching to instant noodles: they are now common around the world.
  • If you are staying in hostels where there is a kitchen, you can cook independently of the products purchased in the market. Variants of the demand for the use of kitchen appliances range from such, where a small line of guests is built to the gas stove, and ending with the complete opposite (see "Personal kitchen", video #5 in the gallery).

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  • When placed in Aboriginal dwellings, you can eat what they eat (if offered). The difficulty of the method is that it is not always possible to stay with the natives, and sometimes they are so poor that even there is almost nothing for themselves.
  • The author of this text, at the beginning of understanding the wisdom of independent tourism, took with him (in short trips) separately packed portions of oatmeal, and then, pouring them in a bowl of water heated to 100º C road immersion heater, consumed without oil. The method is suitable only for short-term (up to 1 month) trips, provided that the financial security of the traveler is low.
  • You can eat the gifts of the jungle. For example, on the Eua Island, papaya is growing (see photo. 5 in the gallery), and in the Comoros, sometimes mangoes are found. But do not hope that fruit will surround you everywhere and in abundance. The locals are not rich, they also do not mind filling the stomach with the fruits of wild trees. Sometimes it is possible to find a fruit-bearing trees only in the deep jungle, from where to get out without the navigator very difficult. And it happens that the fruits left on the tree are high — you can only get them by showing a dexterity.
  • Probably quite feral, you can catch fish and fry on fire, but this process will take a long time, to scatter which in the journey across overseas territories, is not very economical.

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  • In Japan, you can eat small portions of sushi from the shops 7-Eleven and FamilyMart. The cost of one portion — within $5; alternative in terms of lower price is not available. In Korea and Taiwan — a little cheaper.
  • Exotic dishes, which can include caterpillars in some African countries; spiders, grasshoppers and cockroaches in Cambodia and surrounding countries — this is nothing more than snacks, they are suitable for studying local traditions (which is one of the factors of cultural travel) but not for complete nutrition on a long journey involving physical activity.
  • Is it worth recalling that travelers do not consume alcohol during expeditions and journeys? In this their difference from beach tourists.

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Familiarity with Arabic street cuisine (Amman, Jordan):

For a start, I went to the street restaurant, which gave the impression of establishments with low prices. After some attempts (and misunderstanding on my part) to find out the cost of an unknown dish, I was shown for clarity (as a price tag) coin: half of the local dinar, that is, a little less than the US dollar. I nodded happily (the prices are normal — I will not die of hunger) and sat down at the table, on which stood a bowl of free ajika. Next to the wall, on a small separate table, long and narrow, lay cakes — local bread, which (I understood) the customer who ordered a large portion could take in any amount for free. Due to poor knowledge in Arabic (no more than 50 - 60 words), unfortunately I сanʹt repeat the name of the dish that brought me. I can only describe it: there was a thick oily mass of a uniform beige color in the bowl. I asked, depicting the excavator give me a spoon or fork. They told me in the language of sign that it is eaten by dipping pieces of bread into it. I tried — it worked. The dish was very fat and full, so I could not finish it. Without saying goodbye, I taken another tortilla: for breakfast. The food-service workers noticed it, but they didn’t say. [1]

During time in Ecuador, the main dish was for me hot dogs made by my own recipe: a pack of sausages, bread and ketchup. Sometimes, instead of ketchup — mostaza. Seasoning differs from our, Russian "relative": the color is brighter and not so strong. Having decided to diversify the diet, I bought a package of boiled sausage, a kilo of platano and mayonnaise. At the hostel asked the owner to let me boil the fruit. She walked me across the labyrinths of the yard to guards' room, where there was a small gas stove.

Bananas of this variety are larger than those sold in our shopping network. I had to cut it in half: completely, even in a large pot could not fit. After half an hour, I took out the contents, shredded with small cubes and mixed with boiled sausage, and poured mayonnaise on top. The result was an Ecuadorian-style Olivier salad.[2].

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  1. Viktor Pinchuk (Пинчук В.В.). "A vagrant in the Hashemite Kingdom (Бродяга в Хашимитском Королевстве)". (in Russian). Retrieved 27. 08. 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help); Cite has empty unknown parameter: |deadlink= (help)
  2. Pinchuk, Viktor. Two hundred days in Latin America (in Russian). Russia: Brovko. p. 90-91. ISBN 978-5-9909912-0-0.