Tag Archives: Food

DUBAI DIAMONDS

Last night I found myself in a diamond factory. One moment we were in the flashy well-lit store, looking at gems…. as you do on a Friday night. The next moment we were being led around the back to a small workroom full of Bengali Indians cutting, polishing and setting diamonds. You could say it […]

LANKA LOVE

Despite many trips to India, I have only just visited its beautiful teardrop – Sri Lanka. Because it is so close to India, I had mistakenly assumed it would be quite similar, like a province of South India floating in the sea. But Sri Lanka is delightfully different and has a beguiling charm of its […]

DOSAS, IDLYS, CHAI AND A TRIP TO THE JUNGLE

The weekend before Diwali I had the pleasure of hosting a very good friend who came to visit me here in Mysore. It’s the first time I’ve had a friend visit me at my “second home” and see what goes on in my Mysore world. I met Sanjani when I was living in Singapore in […]

SOME OF OUR TURKISH DELIGHTS

It’s impossible to recount time in Turkey without mentioning the food. I’ll jump straight to the sweets. Baklava and Turkish Delight are not favourites of everyone’s but they are of mine. I still remember, when I was 14, eating almost a whole box of Turkish Delight at my friend Yolanda’s house when we were meant […]

A LOVE STORY

I love a good love story – especially a cross-border, cross-cultural Mysore-romance. Around this time two years ago I was in Mysore with my friend Claire who I knew from Sydney (and from Sharath’s week in Bali when were delayed at Darwin airport for six hours after our plane was grounded due to “hitting a […]

LODY & PIEROGI

The rumours were right. Polish food is delicious. Hearty, rustic, home-cooked fare, designed to see you through the winter months, but still deliciously yummy all year round. I could wax lyrical about the dark rye breads, dotted with sunflower seeds and caraway, the bakery goods sold on every corner, strudels, danishes and poppyseed cakes, spinach […]

THE STATE OF DISCOVERY

(Afternoon philosophy session in Sareema, Estonia) One of the best parts of travelling is being in the state of continual discovery. I guess you could make this statement about life in general but the tide of new experiences when travelling makes this state of being more apparent and easier to notice. Sometimes these discoveries are […]