Food Truck Roundup – In Our Backyard

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You know how it is for most of us travelers. We get so caught up in traveling, finding that next great destination, revisiting past favorites, meeting up with friends and family in new and exotic locations. Somehow, the attractions of our hometown just seem to fade and take the back burner. Incredibly, even world class attractions can seem run of the mill for the people who live there. A farmer in Turkey once told me, as I stood marveling at the incredible Olba Roman ruins, “Why do people come here? For me, this is normal.”

We’ve decided we need to explore our local surroundings and share our findings with others. Our current home in Weiden in der Oberpfalz has so much going on. There are historic sites and castles within 30 minutes of our apartment. We have a first class Christmas Market, weekly farmers’ markets, beer festivals, and every May day they raise the Maypole in the town square. Somehow, the food truck craze that has been sweeping the globe caught up with us, even here in tiny little Weiden. The Food Truck ROundup is the first installment of the “In Our Backyard” series. So now, we are on the hunt for more cultural events, incredible destinations, and new sites and sounds all right here, In Our Backyard!

Weiden’s Food Truck Roundup has become an annual event.  We hope to see you there!

 

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Jim Vail, cofounder of Reflections Enroute, is a perpetual traveler who loves writing, photography, and learning and sharing more about the world around him. He's visited more than 80 countries and has lived outside his home country for over half his life in Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Germany, and the Netherlands. Least favorite question--Where are you from?

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18 Comments

  1. Food trucks seem to be everywhere these days – just saw a fish & chips truck in the middle of nowhere in Iceland last week. It is definitely easy to bypass the attractions of one’s own city or state or country – we actually just spent the day exploring Edinburgh – a city we never tire of and always find something new. Later this year we’re doing a road trip in Ohio (which is my home state!).

    1. Jess, I love it! I do think it’s important to get out and do what’s close as well as those longer trips. Plus it’s a money-saver. Have fun!

    1. Thanks Lydia. We’ll see how it goes. The problem is that mid-winter is just so ugly around here, I find it hard to get motivated to go out.

  2. it’s nice to explore close to home. it makes you appreciate where you live a bit more. Traveling with a child now we have discovered far more interesting things than we ever imagined within 3 hours of home. And good food makes it all the better.

  3. The roundup looks very popular. I like the vibe. It looks like a lot of the food has its origins in the USA. I wouldn’t mind one of those bloomin’ onions.

    1. Yes, they were a little high priced here as well. But they did offer some options that aren’t usually found in a small German city.

  4. Hahaha, you are so right! I live in one of the most visited cities in the world – Los Angeles– and I can’t seem to find anything interesting to write about. That’s what happens when you live in a place for a long time. Food trucks seem to be everywhere these days, but I am not a fan. I always question the cleanness of the food. #WeekendTravelInspiration

  5. I would have never guessed that this is Bavaria, especially since there’s so many signs in English — even the big balloon announcing the event. Looks like a fun event. There are a ton of food trucks in Austin, but I shy away from the festivals because the lines get ridiculously long.

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