Epcot has always been my favorite of the Disney parks, ever since I first visited at age 5. There are a few reasons for this:
1) It is the largest, but least attended park, which means it is the least crowded of all the attractions.
2) Its main focus is education rather than entertainment, and I am a huge geek, so it’s right up my alley.
3) The World Showcase!
I believe my passion for world travel probably got it’s beginnings in this circular walk through various world architectures and their different food, music, and souvenirs. I even bought my Freshmen homecoming dress in the China exhibit while I was on a trip with my grandparents.
This trip was extra special because it took place during the International Food and Wine festival. In addition to the countries permanently featured in the World Showcase, food and alcohol from various other places were strewn throughout the corridor.
If you were to ask Jonathan and I what our favorite type of food is, we would both answer with Belgian. What is Belgian food, you ask? Well, it’s pretty much unpretentious French food. Mainly mussels, fries, stews, chocolate, waffles, and the best beer on earth. Aberdeen is short on great Belgian restaurants, so I got mighty excited when I saw this booth in my path.Um, steamed mussels and Belgian beer sampler please.
Altogether, we sampled a little from Belgium, Morocco, Italy, and China. That was about all my tummy could manage, though I was wishing I’d saved some room for the Swedish Meatballs featured in Scandinavia.
While walking from China to Norway, we were blessed with this sunset.
We watched the sun sink down before heading into Norway for the Viking boat ride.
Who says education can’t be adventurous?
It was another memorable trip around the world, and so much easier than dealing with plane travel.