Five travel tips by train in India (Part 1)

Surely you have at least once seen the image of “human forest” on carriages in India, and who knows one day you travel by train in India will be “stuck” like Is that so. This can happen for several days at a time, so it will be difficult for you.

Here are some helpful tips to make travelling by train in India as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Bring a good book!

Take time to look out the window or door of the train. The changing landscape will give you a new perspective and a better understanding of everyday life in India.

If you are the talkative type, you will not lack people to talk to. Finding out more about the companions is how Indians spend their time on these trains. You may find them difficult, but feel free to ask the same question in reverse. Your companions will be happy to care for them and will give you the most compelling answers.

Food and drink

If you have a special diet, bring food with you. Meals are offered on long-distance trains, but they are not delicious. Few choices (usually biryani and thalis) and probably won’t suit your taste. In addition, the quality of food has been quite bad recently. The waitress will come and take orders from the passengers.

If you do not want to eat food on board, you can use alternative food delivery services such as Travel Khana, Mera Food Choice, Rail Restro and Yatra Chef. Indian Railway Authority has also introduced a similar special service on a number of trains.

Food and drink delivery services will also pass through the compartments, mainly sleeping wagons and air-conditioned cars. So take your change to buy food more easily. Food can be purchased on the platform when the train stops, but remember that it is very difficult for any train to stop at the station at meal time.

African Food

The food in Africa that makes visitors fall in love (Part 2)

Let’s continue the list of the amazing food in Africa that has strongly impressed visitors around the world!

6. Kapenta with corn porridge, Zimbabwe

A pile of fried kapenta is a culinary highlight for many visitors to Zimbabwe. Kapenta, including two small freshwater fishes originating from Lake Tanganyika and Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe.

Like many African cuisines, kapenta often comes with a mountain of delicious corn porridge. The fish is stewed with tomatoes, onions, peanuts, and served with greens. Especially, with Kapenta, you have to use corn porridge to feel the appeal of this dish, dipping it into a mixture of fish and spices.

7. Cape breyani, South Africa

Breyani is a typical aromatic dish with ingredients including marinated meat, rice, lentils and some spices combined with fried onions and boiled eggs. A simmering breyani pot is a favorite and is suitable for celebrations or family gatherings.

8. Muamba de Galinha, Angola

This dish is similar to the famous Caldeirada de Peixe (stewed fish dish) that shows the strong influence of Portuguese cuisine on this old colony, and is considered one of Angola’s national food treasures. Also known as chicken muamba, this is a spicy, spicy stew made with palm oil or palm butter, garlic, chili and okra.

Muamba chicken is famous throughout the Congo River area, served with cassava leaves and rice.

9. Zanzibari biryanis and pilaus, Zanzibar

This dish combines fruits combined with meat and seafood, fried rice with cardamom spice, dill and pepper. It all tastes good with kachumbari, a fresh onion and tomato salad.

10. Nyama na irio, Kenya

Nyama na irio is a dish that visitors must definitely try once coming to Kenya. Made from mashed potatoes, peas, beans, corn and onions, this dish is often served with spiced barbecue.

Above are top 10 dishes of Africa that always make the visitors fall in love with. If you have a chance to visit Africa, remember to try the dishes at least once.

African Food

The food in Africa that makes visitors fall in love (Part 1)

Not only possessing a diverse culture, African cuisine also makes visitors admire for its originality.

1. Pap en vleis / Shisa nyama, South Africa

Grilled meat and corn porridge are a favorite combination of many cultures in South Africa.

“Pap en vleis” (literally “corn and porridge”) is a colorful dish of the quintessential combination of starch and casseroles with a little spicy spice.

The dish is often enjoyed with the famous African vegetable, chakalaka. In addition to meat, there are also spicy sausages with a unique flavor combined with corn porridge in many different interesting ways for visitors to eat.

2. Chicken Piri, Mozambique

Mozambique cuisine, a country located on the southeast of the black continent, is a combination of African, Portuguese cuisine, adding Eastern and Arabic flavors, including ingredients such as aromatic spices, piri sauce. Hot piri, coconut sauce, cashews and peanuts. Traditionally, this dish is also served with matapa – cassava leaves cooked in peanut juice.

3. Potjiekos

Potjiekos means a “small pot”. This is a dish prepared outdoors, usually cooked in a three-legged pot.

Potjiekos includes meat, vegetables like carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, starches like rice or potatoes and unique spices. This dish is served with samp and beans, dumplings and steamed bread or baked bread.

4. Jollof rice and Egusi soup, Nigeria

Another dish you should not ignore is Jollof rice dish. With ingredients including rice, chicken, tomatoes, onions, pepper. During gatherings and parties, Jollof rice is often served as an attractive main dish. In addition to Jollof rice, Egusi soup is also a popular dish in Nigeria with the main ingredient being fried bananas and mashed sweet potatoes.

5. Chambo fish with nsima, Malawi

This is a traditional dish with the main ingredient being Chambo fish caught in Lake Malawi. This dish is sold along the lake, often served with french fries and nsima – a porridge similar to the sadza of Zimbabwe or pap of South Africans.