Food, eating habits, eating customs, flavours… they are all huge parts of travelling and mean we get to learn more and more about a country through our tastebuds.
In 2008, when I first booked to go to Nepal and India I was slightly concerned that I’d spend the whole two months with my mouth on fire. I wasn’t a fan of spicy food, at all. Little did I know, these cuisines would fast become my favourite of them all!
As a non meat-eater it can be difficult to travel far and wide without just eating bread and salad for days on end or having people look at you as if you have two heads when you tell them you don’t eat meat. However, India and Nepal are the places to go! Veggie food is the norm and you will be utterly spoilt with the wide variety of choice and preparations.
When spending 7 weeks living with a family in Nepal we ate the same food, during the week, everyday for two meals a day. Let me introduce you to Dal Bhat….
You may be lucky to get hold of some creamy rice pudding too, we were cooked these HUGE pots full of the stuff!
Then we spent two weeks travelling around Northern India. We ate at many local restaurants where you have Thali for lunch or dinner for the equivalent of 25p.
Thali is similar to Dal Bhat in that it’s made up of a selection of little dishes. And you know that 25p, that includes unlimited re-fills of your plate – they keep coming round and filling it up.
Look at this overflowing plate of goodness!
And don’t forget, Chai. Sweet, milky tea which is served everywhere in cute, metal cups. Oh yeah, before Indian I’d never drunk a full cup of tea either. Despite being English, I’d never enjoyed it.
When I moved to Chile, 2 years later… Indian food was the food I missed the most. Luckily I managed to find some delicious Indian food in Santiago.
Bon appetit! Which is your favourite food discovery?
I first published this post way back in January 2014, in my first weeks of blogging, when nobody read my blog. So I thought I’d edit it, add more detail and share it with you today for Travel Tuesday.
Now it’s time for the Travel Tuesday link up with Bonnie from A Compass Rose.
The post I am highlighting from last week was from the lovely Anna from Slightly Astray. Anna wrote a really thought provoking and honest post about spending a month in paradise. It made me think about what paradise means to different people when they travel. Check it out here!
Caity’s themed prompt for next week (Tuesday 7th April) is:
“Where You Came From & Why You Left” – bloggers can share a bit about themselves through where they came from and what they love about it, but also what prompted their decision to leave, travel, move, whatever it may be!
Here’s how it works:
1. Share a post about travel! From roadtrips to trips abroad and from past travels to dream vacations. You can write about travel tips and tricks, favorite places to stay or anything in between! Just make it about traveling somewhere!
3. Linkup goes live! Every Tuesday at 8 am GMT.
4. Hop around and meet new travel loving bloggers! Link up will be open for a few days, make sure to check back to visit some of the newer travel posts!
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