India

  • Home is…Wherever We’re Sleeping Tonight

    By Cliff on February 28, 2014
    No matter how they travel, or where they go, or if it’s shoestring, luxury, or anything in between, all travelers have one thing in common: we  need a place to rest our heads (most) every night. Depending on the day, we fall into different travel categories (backpackers, flashpackers, digital nomads, etc). Our good friend Danae coined the term “glam-packing” for us; […]
  • Vegetable Pakora Recipe

    By Cliff on February 19, 2014
    If you love Indian food, you’ve probably gotten your hands dirty in plate of vegetable pakora at some time or another. Pakora is a very old dish. The name finds its roots in Sanskrit and loosely translates into “cooked small lump”. Yum. The snack has many variations and many names found in varying forms all over India, Africa, and the […]
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Spices in India

    By Cliff on January 28, 2014
    Buying spices in India is on the top of a lot of travelers’ to-do lists. And why shouldn’t it be? India is famous for its spice markets, spice traders, and spice routes. From black pepper to saffron India has it all. A walk through any major marketplace in India will reveal  no shortage of spice traders who claim their ancestors […]
  • Amritsar Golden Temple — The Guilded Soup Kitchen

    By Natalie on January 7, 2014
    The Amritsar Golden Temple is the finest spiritual structure in all of India. It’s colossal, imposing, and beautiful. But it’s also calming, orderly, and serene. That’s not an easy feat anywhere in India, let alone in the middle of maddeningly chaotic Amritsar. The Amritsar Golden Temple is a phenomenal place of worship for many reasons. Perhaps my favourite is that […]