India Edition: Intermission

Since we were already going to be in India, it made sense to include some touristy attractions to our itinerary. We went for the typical Golden Triangle variety, which included Agra, Jaipur and Delhi.

Before that was to happen, we spent two nights in Mumbai recovering from all the wedding events. A perk about India? You get to stay at a five-star properties for the price of two or three star places. We were so spoiled here!


You bet we took advantage of the pillow menu. Body pillow, where have you been all my life?

Since we weren't taking ANY chances of getting "Delhi belly" (aka travelers diarrhea) , we stuck with hotel restaurants and home cooked meals from friends. Even some of the locals  told us to stay away from street foods and unsanitary restaurants. One guy that grew up in India and then later moved to the States said he had issues with the local food and had a few doctor visits. Yikes! I also became vegetarian for the duration of our trip. It's very hard to get certain meats in certain parts of India and it's also not regulated. With the vegetarian selection so vast- it wasn't very hard finding meals to be both satisfying and fulfilling.






A Chronicle Of My Experiences Living Abroad: India Edition: Intermission

January 5, 2014

India Edition: Intermission

Since we were already going to be in India, it made sense to include some touristy attractions to our itinerary. We went for the typical Golden Triangle variety, which included Agra, Jaipur and Delhi.

Before that was to happen, we spent two nights in Mumbai recovering from all the wedding events. A perk about India? You get to stay at a five-star properties for the price of two or three star places. We were so spoiled here!


You bet we took advantage of the pillow menu. Body pillow, where have you been all my life?

Since we weren't taking ANY chances of getting "Delhi belly" (aka travelers diarrhea) , we stuck with hotel restaurants and home cooked meals from friends. Even some of the locals  told us to stay away from street foods and unsanitary restaurants. One guy that grew up in India and then later moved to the States said he had issues with the local food and had a few doctor visits. Yikes! I also became vegetarian for the duration of our trip. It's very hard to get certain meats in certain parts of India and it's also not regulated. With the vegetarian selection so vast- it wasn't very hard finding meals to be both satisfying and fulfilling.






2 Comments:

At January 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM , Blogger VictoriaK said...

No surprise, this was the post I was anticipating--food! Your hotel looks like it could be in NYC! I recognize a couple of the dishes; do you remember your menus? I am surprised the concierge not recommend any local restaurants for Westerners.

 
At January 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM , Blogger HausFrau in Vienna said...

Now that I think of it, the concierge only recommended the restaurants onsite. I'm thinking it's an automatic thing and maybe they worry about liability issues. Regardless, we had some amazing meals. One of my favorite dishes was called gucchi mattar (morel mushrooms w/ curry sauce). We also had plenty of paneer and dal dishes. I had signed us up for a cooking lesson at a local family's house. If she remembers to email the recipes, I'd be sure to pass them along to you :)

 

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