What do we think about Bourdain here?
He’s what got me into traveling. When I was 14 or so I randomly caught an episode of No Reservations and I was hooked … I’d never thought of travel in the way he presented it. I was so used to traveling with my parents - doing the touristy stuff and seeing this guy, who at the time I thought was the epitome of cool, sit on a 1 ft tall stool in some back alley in Saigon eating noodles among common folk .. it just struck me in a very profound way.
As an adult, I kind of see him as trying too hard to be “cool” but still think there’s a lot of value in what he said and he was a pretty good writer.
What about you?