Tips and tricks – Bangalore airport

I won’t lie, this is not the most exciting post I think I have made yet, however this one is completely in line with the “I wish someone had told me that” purpose of this blog, so bear with me.img_6987

I really wish I knew: that leaving the airport requires a toll, and it is not included in the taxi fare.  Cost is INR 120.

Best hack: hold small denominations for this toll – they are distinctly unimpressed if you give them INR 500 note!

Entry requirements: At time of writing this, India had introduced the E-visa tourist visa for some country’s – NZ, Australia, Canada, USA & UK among eligible country’s. You need to apply at least three days before travel, and make sure you print it out for presentation at Immigration
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India, all about the food

I can’t post anything on Facebook or Instagram of our travels without at least once a day taking a picture of my food – I am one of THOSE people.

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This post is all about the food, and unashamedly so.

“The Power of Food is really Spiritual.
It not only brings the whole family together on the same table, but also brings the whole world together.”
Vikas Khanna, Indian Chef

Prominent food available: Bangalore is very diverse with regard to the type of food available, and represents the multicultural aspects of this city, but always with a Bangalore twist. Continue reading “India, all about the food”

Animals abound in India 

Everything you heard about India is true (OK, our validation test only includes Bangalore and Goa, but I think it’s a norm). There are cows, chickens, cats, dogs and more cows roaming freely (and hopefully happily) any which where.final

At one stage in a busy street in Bangalore we went past a herd of cows (around 6) walking down the median line of New Bel road – and this is a BUSY road. Drivers either honk, or wait, but all go around and attempt not to disturb.

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The dogs and cats may well as not exist. It’s not to say that people here don’t care about them, it’s just not overt. The stray dogs rule the night working in packs to seek the edible parts of the rubbish that is piled high. Continue reading “Animals abound in India “