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Food Highs and Lows

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Hello everyone,

As you know from Ross's last entry, we have both been ill, Ross first and then me, he looked after me superbly (I'm not a good patient, hate fuss and think I know best....and he managed to put up with me for 48 hours and make me better) what a star. We've also got to know eachother in ways we'd rather not....but hey ho, we knew it would happen.

The last few days have been all about recovery, so we've been playing a lot of cards, drinking a lot of flat coke (good tip Miss Dixon) and eating Lays crisps. We just want to be well for our 15 hour train ride from here to Mumbai on Monday evening - we're both really excited about Mumbai, not least for the food, so I thought I'd give you a run down of food highs and lows........(we are not loving the food so far)

Highs: Lassi, Ginger Marsala Chai, Steamed momo's (Delhi street food), a kind of shredded wheat with warm milk and cardomon drink (Jodhpur), 1 Veg Jalfraizi (Agra), Chickpea and tomato stew with hash brown type pots (Jodhpur street food), Rasmalai dessert (Agra and Jaipur), Lays crisps, a stinky knobbly fruit with big seeds and juicy pulp (tastes much better than it sounds).

Lows: Potato bomb curry (Jaipur) - disgusting oily and luke warm- meant to be a local fave, Kulchi's (Jodhpur) nice but we think made us ill, lack of vegetables in Rajasthan generally, cold white toast, oily curry, Cold Thali with oily Roti's, overcooked Dhal, the list goes on. When we're all out of curry and there's no veg, it's been western style crap like potato fingers (chips), rubbery omlettes, Lays crisps - love them, but not for dinner, small flakes (small cornlakes that resemble the bottom of the box).

Generally speaking, most packaged things ae out of date, but we can live with that, we just didn't appreciate the lack of veg for a largely vegetarian country. As a meat and fish lover, I haven't eaten either for 3 weeks now and Ross is craving some fish and veg; and disturbingly, he's dreaming of Covent Garden Carrot and Coriander soup???! I'm dreaming of a roast rib of beef, and Italian fish stew, and I feel the need to bake..........cookies.

At least our appetites are back:-)

So guys, the next time you're moaning about only having a tin of beans and some granary bread in your cupboards, think of us....because right now, that sounds positively divine.....roll on Mumbai.

Love to you all, keep the messages coming, we have uploaded a few photo's and more are being downloaded as we speak.

Charlie & Ross.

Posted by charlieandross 01:17 Archived in India

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Glad to hear you're both over the worst of your tummy problems. The descriptions of the available foods and poor variety doesn't sound very good and let's hope it improves in Mumbai.
We received your postcard and it is fixed to the wall map, we look forward to getting more and adding to the story of your adventure.
Also looking forward to viewing the new photographs and reading your next blog entry.
In the meantime, bye for now, stay safe,
Love Mum and Dad B xx

by vancoevorden13

I soooooo hope you get some decent food in Mumbai and dont get 'Mumbaibellytummy'.

The photos are brilliant and Charlie you look lovely...the blue outfit...very 'cool'.

Much love
stay safe and well
Mum xxx

by lee day

Big thanks to Ross for taking good care of you Charlie...I knew he would, he most definately is 'a star'.


by lee day

Hope the train journey to Mumbai went well. Have been enjoying the tales of your travels, they paint a really good picture of your adventures. The pics are excellent too.

Bit of sports news for Ross...Southend still top of L2. L'pool doing well in league and just dumped Chelsea out of Carling Cup (take that grin of your face :-)

Looking forward to future blogs.

by markritchie

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