Tag Archives: Travel

Postcards from Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar as it contains Buddha relics (including 8 strands of Buddha’s hair).  Upon arrival at the temple complex, we saw a Bodhi tree, which came from the same seed as the tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment — we visited a relative of this tree in Sarnath, India […]

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Postcard from BKK

Airport bookshops always have the best finds. Prepare for deliciousness… I am inspired! 

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Postcards from a Breakfast in Bangkok

Greetings from Bangkok! It’s already proving delicious!!  Evidence 1 — Yolk of perfection: Evidence 2 — Fresh honeycomb: A perfect method for coping with jetlag!

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Masala Dosa in Kabini | kitchenoperas.com

Postcards from Karnataka

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 India full of World Heritage Sites). And unless you want to come over to my house and see hundreds of photos, I think the best […]

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Vegetarian Thali | kitchenoperas.com

Thali on a Train

I have the most amazing adventure to share with you: while we were in India, we took a 6-day train journey through the state of Karnataka in South India (from Bangalore to Goa).  It was magical, life-changing, spiritual, educational, and full of delicious things to eat. Traveling by train on the Golden Chariot was like […]

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Postcards from a Breakfast in Bangalore

It’s official. Bangalore’s weather is perfect, and so was our Bangalore breakfast! As you know, one of my favourite things for breakfast is a savoury masala dosa, which is hard to come by at breakfast time in Toronto, but ubiquitous (and made fresh) throughout South India: This one was served with coconut chutney & tomato […]

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Udaipur | kitchenoperas.com

Postcards from Udaipur

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 […]

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Postcards from a Breakfast in Delhi

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 […]

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Postcards from Gangtok

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 […]

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India: Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

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 […]

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