Lonely Planet Writer

Learn the international language of foodies with these colourful illustrations

Some may say love is the universal language, but we’re inclined to think it’s food and drink. After all, how many of us have bonded with others over a beer? There are some culinary joys that are hard to name but Expedia have researched some of the most useful to help you on your next trip or perhaps just to inspire your activities this weekend.

Underwear drunkeness. Image by Expedia
Underwear drunkeness. Image by Expedia

Those clever Finnish know the important things in life, like kalsarikannit.

I accidentally ate the whole thing. Image by Expedia
I accidentally ate the whole thing. Image by Expedia

Guilty! Sometimes it’s just too delicious to leave behind.

Night food. Image by Expedia
Night food. Image by Expedia

We hope Denmark exports the idea of natmad.

Grief bacon. Image by Expedia
Grief bacon. Image by Expedia

Too real. Although kummerspeck does sound delicious.

Outside beer. Image by Expedia
Outside beer. Image by Expedia

Norway continues to provide inspiration at every turn.

Over the table. Image by Expedia
Over the table. Image by Expedia

Sobremesa is truly the mark of a great night out with friends.

Bird seen. Image by Expedia
Bird seen. Image by Expedia

Hmm, what do people in Hungary bring to their picnics?

Defiled food. Image by Expedia
Defiled food. Image by Expedia

It may be engili but it still looks good to us.