Eat Pray Love: Bangalore

No, I haven’t pulled an Elizabeth Gilbert. But I have eaten a lot, prayed a little and loved every minute of my time in Bangalore.

I arrived here at the start of the week with a jam-packed schedule. Unfortunately, sight seeing was a very small bullet point on my agenda. I was researching my Masters thesis and reporting for a London-based publication. So, I was rushing from interview to meeting to event.

But, obviously, I found some time to get my tourist on.

Roop Gill
Bangalore – or Bengalaru – is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It’s the third largest city in the country and an international IT hub. It has managed to acquire a couple of nicknames: Silicon Valley of India, Pub City of India, and Garden City of India. What it lacks in picturesque tourist sights, it makes up with its happening vibe, (relatively) progressive locals and an overwhelming number of dining, drinking and shopping options. Continue reading

Culinary adventures in Kraków

Eating out in Denmark can get really expensive. And let’s admit it: a little too healthy! So, when my roommates and I went to Kraków for a weekend in late October, we made it a point to take advantage of all the cheap, delicious and fatty comfort foods. We were fully aware that eating out in Kraków was cheap, but we didn’t realize how good it was until we experienced it for ourselves.

If you are heading to Kraków, here are some of the restaurants that we loved and recommend:

Manzana

Why we decided to have Mexican food on our first night in Poland, we don’t know, but I am glad we did. Manzana is a classy Mexican restaurant located in the Kazimierz district (Jewish quarter). Having travelled to many places in Latin America, I’d say I am bit of a connoisseur when it comes to Latin food and I am happy to report that most of their gourmet dishes that are actually pretty authentic. If you can’t handle the Latino spice, they’ll tone it down for you. And as a vegetarian, I have to give them 20 bonus points for having a whole vegetarian section.

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Vegetarian in Europe

Oh boy! Post-graduation is hard.

Essays and presentations every week are part of the reason I haven’t been able to post anything this month. While I do intend on blogging more religiously in the coming weeks, here is something else I’d like to share in the meantime.

I started a new blog called Vegetarian In Europe, because I am a a vegetarian in Europe! So check that out, bookmark it if you like and stay tuned for more European updates, food and travel.

Bon Appétit!

It’s time to debunk the myth that by being vegetarian you miss out on local cuisine around the world. In my 2011 travels, I have had pizza and pasta and gelato (lots of it) in Italy, wine in France, chocolate in Switzerland, pad thai in Thailand, sushi in Japan, pho in Vietnam, Khmer curry in Cambodia, gallo pinto in Nicaragua and of course, pancakes with real maple syrup in home sweet home, Canada.

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