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Indian Street Food, South India

December 27, 2013  -  Food

One of the highlights of going to India is certainly the food. Samosas are fried or baked pastry with a savory filling of often spiced potatoes, peas, onions and sometimes chicken or other meat. Here on Marina Beach in Chennai, South India, a food vendor creates a mound of mouth watering samosas. Check out this link for a samosa recipe.

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A lady decorates a mound of chick peas with what seems like coconut shreds and carrot gratings.

A lady decorates a mound of chick peas with what seems like coconut shreds and carrot gratings.

Hundreds of locals stroll the beach in the evening and these street carts provide an array of snacking options. With the wind blowing strongly on this beach that faces the Bay of Bengal I will not be surprised if some of these snacks have a topping of sand on them .

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The Fishing Village of Mamallapuram, South India

August 14, 2013  -  Cities, Towns & Villages, World

One of the places I love to get away to in South India is Mamallapuram. Chennai is the closest city to this sleepy fishing village and where most travelers fly into. Chennai, though it has its highlights, is noisy and congested and one feels like getting away pretty quickly after being there for a day or so. Mamallapuram is that perfect getaway from Chennai. It’s right on the beach on the Bay of Bengal, quiet and unhurried, littered with ancient temple ruins that date back over 1,300 years, and filled with artists. A great place to chill, have a cup of chai and watch the fishermen bring in their haul each morning.

The fishing village will be our first stop on our spiritual adventure in South India next March.

Fishermen bring in the morning haul with the gorgeous 1,300 year old Shore Temple standing majestically behind them at the Bay of Bengal.

Fishermen bring in the morning haul with the gorgeous 1,300 year old Shore Temple standing majestically behind them at the Bay of Bengal.

Freshly woven flower garlands.

Freshly woven flower garlands.

The beach at Mamallapuram is covered with colorful fishing boats

The beach at Mamallapuram is covered with colorful fishing boats

Mamallapuram is full of talented artists.

Mamallapuram is full of talented artists.

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