Ok… I’ve been trying to figure out how to share the jaw-dropping amazingness of all the sites we visited during our train journey throughout Karnataka (a state in South West ...
I think Udaipur is the prettiest spot in all of India. It’s our favourite Indian city, and so each time we have come to India we have made sure to visit Udaipur (we discovered the city in 2011 and came back in 2012, when Mr. KitchenOperas proposed!) So Udaipur has a special place in our […]
We passed through Delhi again on our way to our favourite city in India, Udaipur (stay tuned!!!!) — and that got us another hotel breakfast of supreme deliciousness. My favourite savoury pancakes, uttapam, are made with the same batter as dosa (fermented rice and lentil batter!). Instead of being cooked on the griddle as thin […]
After our trip to the Rumtek Monastery, we headed back to Gangtok, in order to do some more exploring! We passed by a Sikh temple: We had a very peaceful visit at Enchey monastery: The road to the monastery is lined with prayer flags and prayer wheels: And on the monastery grounds is a school […]
The town of Gangtok is in the Indian state of Sikkim, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal, which plants it firmly in the Himalayas. Many inhabitants of Gangtok come from Nepal and Tibet, and have established their traditions in Gangtok. This perfect for someone like me who is interested in learning more about Tibet and […]
The drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes you from the Indian state of West Bengal to Sikkim. On the way, there are Hindu temples on the side of the road: Gorgeous tea plantations with shimmering light green leaves ready to be plucked as first flush tea: A Buddhist site filled with prayer flags: Shops selling […]
It’s misty in Darjeeling. But the endless pots of Darjeeling tea more than make up for missing the view of the Himalayas.
The 96 km drive takes about 3 hours and goes up to an elevation of 2050m.
I’m trying something new around sharing travel photos — several of my lovely friends and family have asked if I would share pictures from the road, so here is a first attempt at a series of snapshots from our trip. We are fortunate enough to be exploring India again. In the past I’ve done full […]
I have a new favourite winter salad, and it’s all about the cheese. Halloumi is one of my favourite cheeses — it’s a semi-hard brined cheese, super salty, and squeaky between your teeth (like cheese curds!). It has a fantastic quality for cooking: when you heat it, it doesn’t melt — so you can grill […]