Buda Pest, Hungary.

Hungary’s capital city. From the Roman settlement to Austro – Hungarian Empire, and is one of the most visited countries in Europe. Budapest boasts architectural brilliance, steel performance and culture so unshaken.

Fisherman’s Bastion is a monument with incredible panoramic views of Budapest and Danube.

Quorn and Vegetables Yogurt Curried Pasta Twists.

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Ingredients :

2 cups Pasta Twists – cooked al-dente and water drained ( keep some pasta water for the curry).

For the Curry :

A

Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons

3 pips of Garlic – sliced

1 White Onion – sliced

Ginger – grated – 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel seeds / powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Mild curry powder – 2 tablespoons

B

1 cup Quorn Chicken style pieces

1 cup Cauliflower – florets

1/2 cup Chestnut Mushrooms – sliced

1/2 cup Green Beans – sliced

1 Red Pepper – chopped

1 large Tomato – chopped

C – to finish

Greek yoghurt – 3 tablespoons

Coriander leaves – roughly chopped

Salt to taste

Method :

  • Heat the oil and fry all ingredients in A until fragrant.
  • Add ingredients in B and mix in some of

    the pasta water, approximately 100ml.

  • Cook the Quorn and vegetables for 6 – 7 minutes until the curry loses its raw taste.
  • Add the pasta twists to the curried vegetables and stir in ingredients C.

    You may add more pasta water if you prefer a wetter consistency in your curry.

  • Plate up and enjoy!

Asian Tuna Salad.

Ingredients:
1 can Tuna in spring water – drained
1/2 cup Lettuce – chopped
1/2 cup Cucumber – chopped
4 baby plum Tomatoes – chopped
3 Radishes – sliced thin
2 Thai red chillies – chopped fine
1 Spring Onion – sliced thin
5 – 7 Almonds – toasted and roughly pounded.
1/2 teaspoon Fish Sauce ( Nam Pla )
Juice of half a Lime
Dash of white pepper powder
Sesame seeds
Method:
Mix all ingredients. Garnish with toasted almonds and Enjoy!

The Lyngen Alps And Blåvatnet (Blue Lake).

So it begins… another day and another adventure…

 

Somewhere wild and untouched, the trees grew recklessly on gravelled paths as I began my journey… first steps and many that followed as if I was on a walkabout.

 

 

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The rockiest roads, I was not skipping my way through this one. It was well balanced beneath my feet. Like toddler’s first steps until I discovered the stream. The glacier flows all this way not just to fill my cup but my heart with the joy of transcendence.

 

The journey continues, for the best is yet to come…

This looked like a bad construction site! I climbed to rocky hills to get to the most beautiful sight.

Blåvatnet or Blue Lake named for ( can you take a guess…? ) being the bluest lake! So rich in minerals, the water that flows from the glacier. And freezing cold! That 4 kilometres walk was so worth it!

 

 

Mt. Kvaløya and Brosmetinden Peak Hike.

 

En route Kvaløya and Brosmetinden, a short detour found this lovely beach.

 

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Fascinated by the rocks.

 

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My first hiking experience. Mt Kvaløya and Brosmetinden Peak. Highest elevation 1,044 m. All of a sudden, life is presented in a whole different meaning.

 

 

 

Batu Caves, Selangor.

The Batu Caves is a limestone hill. It got its name from the river ( Sungai Batu in the Malay language ) and is the tenth ( Patthu – in the Tamil language ) which translates to the Tenth Cave.

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Dedicated to Lord Murugan belonging to the Hindu religion, Batu Caves is located in the state of Selangor Darul Ehsan, which in Arabic means Abode of Sincerity.  Devotees climb 272 steps each year for the festival of Thaipusam, which is celebrated during the full moon of the Tamil calendar ( January / February ).

The Golden statue of Lord Murugan is approximately 42.7 m high and the tallest in the world!

The 15 m Hanuman statue at the entrance of Hanuman Temple located to the left of Batu Caves. You see him standing tall before reaching the Ramayana Cave. If you notice, the Hanuman is ripping his heart open, and you see Rama and Sita, to whom he was loyal and devoted.

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Statues inside the cave that depicts the mythology of the Hindu religion.

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Just a walk around the caves. Some animals in the park for tourists.

 

Snowdonia National Park.

Snowdonia National Park, Wales. It is the second largest National Park in England.

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Never seize a moment in life to explore and experience nature! I learn more about myself on every travel.

A home for them too. This view made me feel so human. We share this beautiful place with these magnificent creatures.

After all the beauty breathed in, I climbed a cave! :p

Edinburgh

 

Always a pleasure to Visit Scotland and Edinburgh is world famous for its Gothic architecture.

 

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The Scottish spirit! It is never the same as hearing the Bagpipes in the slated walks of Edinburgh even on a wet day.

You’re not quite the Scotch Whisky enthusiast if you could honestly decline an offer to the grand tour of whisky tasting while in Scotland!