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“Cuzco, Peru, Part-II” by K.J.S.Chatra...

Tweet  The best selling soft drink in that area- sweet with a nice bubble gum...

‘Rail Museum, Mysore, Part-I’ by K.J.S...

Tweet I have for long been an ardent admirer of  the Indian Railways. The way it brings the country together, physically, culturally and emotionally is absolutely amazing. Even now I travel over 5,000 kms by rail every year. During my visit to South two months back I had the occasion to see another nice side of the Indian Railways -a respect for its heritage. I had a little brush with its past through the Railway Museum,...

‘A salute to Indian food’ by K.J.S.Cha...

Tweet I was taking a slow walk in one of the streets of Mysore recently. I saw a good deal of activity in a small shop. The signboard told it all. It was a snacks/coffee shop called ‘Dosa Point’. I made my way inside the tiny interior where one had to stand and eat. First I saw the price list whichd was prominently displayed. Everthing seemed good. Right in front was a tray full of fresh inviting...

‘Maria’s Cafe’, Las Terazzas,Cub...

Tweet   Las Terrazas  is a small community and nature reserve in Pinar del Rio province of Cuba. It is located at about 73 kilometres from Havana in the  Sierra del Rosario mountain range, which was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984. The community where Las Terrazas is located, was originally the location of several coffee plantations that were owned and operated by French slave owners who had come from...

‘Lunch in a simple restaurant in Mexico City...

Tweet I am of the firm belief that Indian cooking is the best in the world. It is fashionable to talk about French food, american steaks, Thai, Greek and Japanese foods but those are far, far away from the variety and taste of Indian cooking. I may be ignorant of the finer points of the western cuisine, but frankly I feel their non-vegetarian dishes to be undercooked and absolutely  bland. No wonder I have serious problems...

‘Canchanchara’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tweet I visited Canchanchara, the famous Trinidad tavern, in trinidad, Cuba, which is housed in a mansion that was built in 1723. The house has its original cedar roof. Canchanchara  is a drink of the region, made from lemon juice, honey and Santero Cuban rum.   It is served in glazed ceramic pots. (Address: Real entrance Boca and San Jose street, old Trinidad town.) Making this drink is easy. Take: 1.5 oz of raw rum 0.5...