In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

What do you eat?

It totally depends on the country.  I try to minimize cost, taste local food and properly feed myself.  Balancing the three takes practice.  In an expensive country I will cook most of my own food so that means pasta, rice, potatoes, vegetables etc…  In Sweden I mainly ate wheat wraps filled with tinned mackerel because that was cheapest.  In better value countries, I eat more from street stalls.  Often, I am invited to local homes in which case I eat whatever they’re cooking and for lunch usually what they have given me to ride away with in my panniers.  Overall, I probably don’t feed myself sufficiently when cycling which means grotesque portions when I stop for rests in cities.  Oh, and I don’t eat enough fruit either.  Have a look at what I was eating in the first months of my trip in Scandinavia and during my time cycling across Central Asia.