Talking of Canada rarely anyone would think of it’s food. And those, who rarely think of anything other than food, would immediately see the massive glass jars with maple syrup and stacks of fluffy pancakes with bacon and sausages. Vice writes how difficult it is to get food in the north when the land is covered with thick quilt of snow. Discovery Channel shows the lives of the toughest guys - lorry drivers and lumber jacks. National Geographic publishes pictures of Inuit tribes. Always popular are holiday fishing trips. Canada offers much more though, and the culinary trip around this amazing country is exciting and surprising. Very often it moves us back in time and shows places that are very diverse.
NEWFOUNDLAND (pronounced like a land of FUN, rather than a one that was newly found)
Newfoundland is a huge island on the east coast of Canda. It is the most easterly land of Northern America and it was the first lands where the white conquerors have settled (not counting the irregular...
Sonam came in carrying a tray with freshly brewed coffee and bright yellow omelettes. She had a kind face with good, honest eyes.
- What do you like about Sikkim the most? You have seen the world when working for Qatar airlines, you could have chosen to live anywhere, you are young, yet you have chosen to settle here with your air b’n’b.
A puppy just run into the dining room and licked Hugo’s hand.
- I went to pick up Spotty last week. I jumped in the car and went down the main road. I drive it often, after all it is the only asphalt road in the state. I looked at the signs to Pakyong where we will open our airport this year. People here work so hard. Can you imagine building an airport at this altitude in Himalayas, on the land with no even grounds? The opening was postponed year to year because of landslides and water eruptions, but we never give up. I have turned off the main road going through thick jungles. I finally arrived at magnificent Rumtek monastery. I could be sitting th...
London is ever-growing, ever-evolving, ever-changing - so is its food scene. All foodies know the specific areas to go when in search for something scrumptious.
For fine dining experience you go to Mayfair and Knightsbridge, for the easy going small venues that buzz with energy and shock the taste buds with the creative combinations of super trendy flavors you hit Soho. For edgy interiors that serve awesome and hip plates you fly east… And for things that are just good, understated, genuine and won’t kill your wallet you cross the river and explore the south.
For quite a long time south was showing off with Borough market and that was it. Recently that has changed. Brixton has put it stamp on the foodie map with its vibrant market, edgy container park ‘POP and the loud Village. Since Peckham has calmed down and now you can see more of art students than criminals on its streets, the low key amazing gourmet food venues started popping out there like fresh mushrooms after autumn rains. It...
Darjeeling is a dream of most travelers I know. For me it’s been one ever since I saw ‘Darjeeling Limited’. For it’s exotic character, for the legendary beauty, for the horizon of Himalayan landscapes and icy peaks of all mighty Khangchendzonga, for the cute little train that takes you up the steep slopes to this hidden but well know city. But it was when when I got a little bit more into my cup of tea, I have decided to make this dream come true.
Paradise in Clouds
My travel plans came along so well together, that the ‘Darjeeling’ part fell just right in time for the First Flush harvest. And for the accommodation, my husband had suprised me with the most charming and soulful wooden planters’ bungalow of the ‘Singtom Tea Estate’.
There are many tea estate resorts in Darjeeling, but Singtom is special in many ways. Steinthal tea estate, which is a sister estate of Singtom, is actually the oldest tea garden in Darjeeling, founded in 1852. Singtom itself is the third oldest and while s...