Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rishikesh (India)

Rishikesh, located on the foothills of the Himalaya mountains is a quiet little spiritual town. Known for yoga and its clean and cold Ganges water, Rikishesh is a welcomed break from the loud and crowded city. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sights of Delhi (India)

My friend and renter a car and driver for the afternoon  to explore Delhi.
Here are some of the highlights

Karol Baug area

Connought Place, built by the British

Indian parliament

Colorful bangles

Popular fountain by parliament place

Old Delhi

Delhi Fort

India Gate

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Northern India Food Adventure

Finally made it to India. This country is absolutely fascinating with its fair share of the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm very much enjoying my time here and find the country to be extremely interesting and unique. 

Indian foodie

Amazing veggie sampan's

Stuffed parantha

My veg thali 

Veg pakora

Tomato and pea curry

Naan. Basically all I eat. 

Potato with cumin and spices

Channa masala (chickpea curry)

My thali with panner butter sauce, raita, black lentils rice, and naan

Garlic naan

South Indian dosa

Twinings Tea Time (Bangkok, Thailand)

We had a couple of lazy days during our stay in Bangkok so I decided to take the time and treat myself to some nice tea and a good book. I saw the Twinings outlet in Central World last time I was here so I was excited to finally be able to try it.

The service at Twinings was great , as was the tea. They offered an extensive menu of teas, tea blends, afternoon tea sets, and petite deserts. I ordered the Lady Great tea which was similar to earl Greg but had more notes of orange and lemon. It was very good and served in a cute individual tea set with a heater, strainer, and choice of sugar. 

Timer for my tea to make sure those loose leaf steeps enough 

They had the cutest afternoon tea sets which I desperately wanted to order but I'll save it for next time when I have Coel with me to enjoy it with. 

Great Vegetarian Find in MBK (Bangkok, Thailand)

While I'm not a vegetarian at home, I tend to try and be as vegetarian as I can when traveling. I found a great vegetarian stall at the MBK food court that serves up some great veggie dishes at a great price. Loved it so much I had to go back the next day for lunch. 

Green curry with bamboo shoots and mushrooms and green bean
and soy curry over red rice

Some leafy greens (not a favorite), eggplant green curry, and winter melon
and mushroom curry over rice

Fish and soy sauce with diced chilies

Random Sites and Bites of Bangkok (Thailand)

In the the name of randomness. 

Warning sticker on our taxi

By Mo Chit BTS


One of my favorite areas by Central World


Look at all the different sundae toppings!

Food vendor with mystery meats

View of Wat Arun from the Chao Praya river

Some yummy sui mai on the street

Our tiny jail cell like hostel room for half our BKK stay

Chatuchak Market (Bangkok, Thailand)

I know I have done several posts from my past visits on Chatuchak Weekend Market, but what can I say? It is one of my favorite places in the world. This market has EVERYTHING. It was so hard to not buy a luggage full of goodies since this was just the first stop on my travel itinerary. Some of the odd items I ended up buying, which I now have to carry around for the rest of my trip, include a large ceramic serving dish and a map if South East Asia. Smart move. But I would regret it if I didn't buy it. 

Fell in love with all this dishware


BBQ pork

Quail eggs

Halal food