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Of(f) the streets.

In Europe, Food, India, Travel, World Cuisine on September 22, 2013 at 11:22 am
Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whether it is samosas in Delhi, currywrust in Berlin, crêpes in Paris, hotdogs in New York, waffles in Brussels or Phở in Hanoi, street food is indispensable for a traveller, especially when you have to keep a close watch on your budget. Meant primarily for local inhabitants, travellers get a taste of food that is not tailored to their taste, often in the company of locals only too willing to chat in a much more convivial setting than one would get in a restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »

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Moorish Andalusia!

In Europe, Photography, Places, Spain, Travel on June 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

My one and only exposure to Moorish architecture has been in the south of Spain and to say I was awed would be an understatement. This post follows the architectural marvels we saw during our trip from Seville in the west, moving east to Cordoba  and finally to Granada in the east. Read the rest of this entry »

Tapas!

In Culture, Europe, Food, Spain, Travel, World Cuisine on May 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm
Español: Tapas en un establecimiento de Barcel...

Español: Tapas en un establecimiento de Barcelona (España) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We took a friend of ours visiting Europe for the first time to a restaurant specialised in Tapas. Her reaction?

How wonderful to be able to share your food instead of having to order your own stuff.”

She looked so blissful at that moment that we were sure, we could have served her absolutely anything and it would not have mattered as long as it was Tapas style. Read the rest of this entry »

Alcazàr, Seville, Spain

In Europe, Places, Random, Spain, Travel on February 14, 2012 at 2:19 am

Alcazàr, Seville, Spain

Alcazàr is the Royal Palace in Seville. Like other places in this part of Spain, the monument has changed hands from the Almohades to the Spanish Catholics. All around the blue motifs, Read the rest of this entry »

Train-Train!

In Random, Transport, Travel on February 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I happened to be travelling with some French friends on a train not so long ago. Once into the train and settled, it evoked a sigh from my friend seated next to me. “I love train journeys”, she said. Read the rest of this entry »