different culinary experiences

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

–Clifton Fadiman

I fully agree to this thought. When you are on a distant land, you must know that you are not going to find all things as they are back home. That also applies to the most basic experience of your journey – food. In fact, when it comes to food, the different culinary experiences you encounter are almost a wild test drive with your taste buds.

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Kathmandu- the capital of Nepal. It is 10:30 am in the morning as I board the Sumo that would take us around the city today. The birthplace of Gautam Buddha and the abode of Lord Shiva, Nepal has a surreal blend of the Buddhist and Hindu cultures. Much of what got devastated in the 2015 earthquake, Nepal’s recovery from the aftermath has been unbelievably quick.Continue Reading “Nepal: How I underestimated the country and how it took me by surprise”

The Voet Pad Trail

The Cape Point Trail is not the only one that you get to enjoy at the Cape of Good Hope. In fact, the area has several walking trails that are a good experience for all ages. After descending the Cape Point Trail, it was time to explore the trail that leads to the ‘Cape of Good Hope’; also known as the Voet Pad Trail.

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Cape of Good Hope

The Southern most tip of Africa, The Cape of Good Hope is something I only knew of and read about in my Geography textbooks in school. As a reader though, you can picture very little just by reading about something, unless you really see it in person. That’s what being here felt like! A moment when suddenly, everything that you have read about comes out of the books and becomes a reality. Today, standing at the Cape Point and looking far into the horizon, it felt as if all that I read long ago, has transpired into reality, without having asked for it!

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