MONDAY AUGUST 29, 2016
That’s the official halfway point of Remote Year. I don’t know who took the time to figure it out, but gracias.
As emotional, reflective, and introspective statuses and photos filled my newsfeed that day, I wondered how I would mark this momentous occasion. I’ve decided to commemorate the halfway mark by talking about one of my greatest passions — fast food.
I try to eat a Big Mac in every new country I go to. It started when I went to Hong Kong, age 18, and was informed fast food is different there. Pizza Hut is a sit down restaurant, with cloth napkins, that serves lobster. Hearing this I knew I had to hit up at least one fast food chain, and when I got a Big Mac at McDonald’s that was 10x better any I’d ever had, I got curious.
If you ignore the fact that it’s fast food, this hobby makes sense. It’s a familiar taste, that’s supposed to be standard, but it in fact tastes different every time you try one in a new country. I only recently started taking notes, so below, please find a ranking of all the Big Macs (by country) that I’ve tried and can remember what they tasted like.
1) Hong Kong
7) Czech Republic