Located in the northeastern section of India, which is very close to Nepal and Tibet (and neighboring Indian state of Sikkim), Darjeeling is in the rolling hills of the Himalayas. It was originally just a small village, but because it’s such a lovely place it became a popular hill-station and it has now grown into [...]
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by Mark Wiens on May 21, 2013
by Mark Wiens on May 19, 2013
I love to try new cuisines, and when I was in Kolkata, I was extremely excited to try Bengali cuisine! And to try Bengali cuisine, I headed to a famous restaurants known as Bhojohori Manna. Thank you for watching! (If you can’t see the video, click here) The entire Bengali seafood feast was outstanding, I [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 17, 2013
Dragon Bridge in Yangshuo One of the destinations I loved visiting while biking in Yangshuo, China, was Dragon Bridge. It’s a beautiful place to relax, take a swim, and just enjoy the atmosphere. Can you spot the wedding couple at the top of the bridge? It’s also popular for wedding photography!
by Mark Wiens on May 16, 2013
There’s really not much to do in New Jalpaiguri (known by train code as NJP), India, except it’s a big train railroad junction – sort of the station that connects North India with Northeastern India. After spending time in both Darjeeling and Gangtok and I had to go back to NJP. And apart from waiting [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 14, 2013
Nagaland, located in very Northeastern India, is a state that’s just north of Myanmar and just south of China and Bhutan. There are sixteen main tribes in Nagaland, each with similar yet unique traditions and practices. While food from each tribe overlaps, there are also certain dishes that are specifically known from a certain tribe. [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 12, 2013
In this week’s video, I take you to the famous Territy Bazar, a street in Kolkata, India, that’s famous for its Chinese breakfast dishes. Watch the video now… Thank you for watching! (If you can’t see the video, click here to watch it on YouTube) Kolkata is not exactly a morning city. I woke up [...]
by Mark Wiens on May 10, 2013
Pakistani Pakora A pakora is a deep fried fritter included in Indian food, Sri Lankan food, and Pakistani food in a variety of variations. These homemade Pakistani eggplant pakoras were wonderful, and the local family who served them to me said that they especially enjoy eating them, along with tea, on a rainy day.
by Mark Wiens on May 9, 2013
One of the top things to do in Kolkata is to visit the always colorful and chaotic Mullik Ghat flower market. The market takes place just below the magnificent Howrah bridge, and is located adjacent to the Hooghly River. I took a taxi to get to the market and arrived mid-morning, but I think the [...]
Hey! My name is Mark. After graduating from university, I decided to travel and EAT!
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