Gangtok, situated in the Sikkim state of India, hardly feels like you’re in India at all. It’s clean, peaceful, quiet orderly, and even its population is Nepali in majority. Sitting on top of a mountain and surrounded by the Himalayas, it’s a beautiful place to spend some time when you’re in India. Below you’ll find my Gangtok travel [...]
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by Mark Wiens on June 13, 2013
by Mark Wiens on June 11, 2013
Before visiting India, I can’t say I had ever eaten Tibetan food. And when I traveled to India, little did I realize I’d be dining on some traditional Tibetan dishes, but I did! The province of Sikkim is located in Northeastern India in the Himalaya mountains, bordering Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. Sikkim is the only province in India [...]
by Mark Wiens on June 9, 2013
While in Gangtok, India, I decided to eat at a restaurant known as Taste of Tibet, located right along the MG Marg walking street. Gangtok, in the Sikkim province, is very near Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal, so there’s plenty of both Nepali and Tibetan food. Here’s the video: (If you can’t see it, watch it [...]
by Mark Wiens on June 7, 2013
90 Year Old Smoker Just a short walk from the old smiling lady, was this man who could barely speak a word of either Chinese or English. He sat quietly smiling and taking periodic inhales of his 4 foot long pipe!
by Mark Wiens on June 6, 2013
“These two cute Bangladeshi boys approached me while I was wandering around Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. They loved having their photo taken.” Mark’s Note: I first met Sam and Audrey in Seoul, South Korea, last year. We found a traditional Korean restaurant and indulged in their set menu of the day – a huge spread of [...]
by Mark Wiens on June 4, 2013
It’s often in circumstances when you’re not searching, that you find exactly what you’re looking for. Same goes for good restaurants. After a 4 hour zigzagging mountain jeep ride from New Jalpaigur to Darjeeling, we were hungry. And so hungry in fact, that even though I wanted to find somewhere good, I was willing to [...]
by Mark Wiens on June 2, 2013
In this video, I’ll show you one of the best local restaurants in all of Darjeeling, India. The food was so fresh and delicious, that I went back numerous times in a row to be fed at this truly motherly restaurant. Here’s the video: (If you can’t see the video, watch it on YouTube here) [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 31, 2013
Thai Donuts Thai donuts, which are directly brought over from China, are small pieces of deep fried dough. They aren’t normally too sweet and are either eaten directly or dipped in sang kaya coconut jam. Thai donuts are a popular Thai breakfast choice.
Hey! My name is Mark. After graduating from university, I decided to travel and EAT!
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