In the November 2017 Travel + Leisure, Jeff Gordimer wrote about his visit to the Dordogne, France’s “bucolic gastronome’s paradise.” Gordimer confessed to going overboard on the plentiful cheese carts several nights followed by pleasant strolls in the countryside. His conclusion: “’Eat cheese and take a walk’ strikes me as a sensible approach to life.”
Taking a hint from this well-seasoned traveler, I present mottoes appropriate for tourists visiting other countries.
Botswana: Munch maize and get lost in a maze.
Burkina Faso: Chew peanuts and pull cotton-picking lint out of your pockets.
Chad: Suck a manioc, sock a maniac, and search for Jeremy.
Belize: Eat cacao and flee the cartel.
Australia: Snag a barbecued snag and load 16 tungstens.
El Salvador: Sort through sorghum and lift light metals.
Fiji: Crack a coconut and go dancing in the copra.
The Gambia: Palm kernels and take a gambit.
Costa Rica: Glom gallo pinto and ride a gallant pinto
Guatemala: Eat cardamom and cart your mom.
Jamaica: Peel a banana and spin a yarn.
Kosovo: Pick berries and smell leather.
Luxembourg: Harvest wheat and take it to the bank.
Mauritius: Suck on pulses and take your pulse.
Micronesia: Nibble on betel nuts and say, “Nuts to the Beatles.”
Malaysia: Eat nasi lemak and caper with a tapir.
Oman: Put the lime in the date and eat it all up.
Panama: Drink 20 cups of coffee and keep it under your hat.
Paraguay: Stuff down chipas and chip off the old block.
Peru: Eat asparagus and spare the gas.
Saint Lucia: Drink cocoa and corrugate boxes.
Serbia: Bite burek, grade the bel, and bell the grade.
By all means, do not miss Morocco where one can pit the olives and hit the road with Bob and Bing.