I recently took a 2016 KTM RC 390 from Delhi to Rohtak, Haryana to eat the largest paratha in the world. I’d wanted to get some more experience on a sports bike for a while now since I predominately ride upright adventure tourers like the Kawasaki Versys 650 or the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
I’ve always had a love affair with Parathas. How can you resist them? Imagine naan bread but thinner, made instead with whole wheat flour, stuffed with potato, chillies and spices, then simmered and covered in butter. It’s heaven in the morning. The only thing better than an Aloo (potato) Paratha is an Amritsari Kulcha, but that’s another article altogether. […]
After being asked to take well over 100 selfies with locals in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka I started thinking, “why aren’t I keeping a copy of these photos too?” So that’s exactly what I did. When someone would ask me for a selfie, I’d also take one with them. Initially, I didn’t know why […]
When you’re travelling in India, you’re likely to be asked many times during your trip to take a selfie with a local. It’s a strange thing to experience. It makes you feel a bit like a celebrity. I’ve had everyone under the sun ask me for a photo. Guys, girls, kids, men, women, babies (well, […]
You’ve heard of the ritzy Hauz Khas Village in Delhi, but there’s another lesser known and much cheaper food haven you should visit too – Hudson Lane. Hudson Lane is packed with over 70 restaurants, and because it’s right next to Delhi University’s massive North Campus it features pocket-friendly prices at around half the price […]
I’m trusting and used to paying for things in advance back home in the West. However, India is a different beast, and I quickly found myself being ripped off. Once you give someone money in India, it ain’t coming back. Whenever you can avoid it, do not pay for services or utilities ahead of time […]
Kathmandu is synonymous with climbing. But as you walk around the mud and stone roads, aromas hit you. When you look closer and explore down the narrow lanes that lead to hidden courtyards, you begin to discover that Kathmandu has an amazing restaurant scene. Nepalese food, coffee, bakeries, burgers, momos, lassi, the variety of a […]
As a female travelling to India, it’s essential to have your wits about you. While rape articles feature in newspapers daily, what’s more commonly experienced by tourists is sexual harassment i.e. stray hands, men getting too close, being stared at, or men masturbating in public.
I’ve never been so in awe of a place as I was with Himachal Pradesh (past Manali), Ladakh, and Kashmir. The mountains and beauty of this land are breathtaking. The sheer scale is like nothing I’ve seen before, and I’ve travelled the world. It’s grander than Yosemite, more picturesque than New Zealand, and more enchanting […]
Muslims, and in the past the Mughals rulers of India, are the kings of cooking flavourful meat in India. No one does it better. They’re famous for barbequed meat, rich meaty flavoured curries, and in Kashmir, Wazwan (a traditional 12-course meat extravaganza). If you love meat, especially red meat, read on (unfortunately, you won’t find […]