04-23-2018, 11:44 AM
Join Date: Mar 2018
Thanks for the awesome feedback.
-> I never came across what is called brick weed I think, so it was always uncompressed. Regarding fermantation I came across all variations of harshness. Mostly all of the stuff comes packed together in newspaper.
Originally Posted by Zitz
Great report, I found some stuff in Kerala that looks the same, brownish lots of seed but not compressed like Thai more like individual buds rolled and fermented.
Loose tobacco for rolling (it's an european thing? ) was only to be found in touristic places and big cities, tip paper was especially hard to find but I came across some 2-3 months in hehe. As for longer rolling papers you'll find them where you can get loose tabocco and vice versa. If you just staying for a holiday simply bring it with you.
I never had trouble with them and basically everywhere except Goa, they're conception about white people is that you won't dare to do illigal stuff. That's how a good friend explained it to me and it really made sense to me. If they catch you, Indian police is highly corrupt and you'll pay some 10-50$. I saw friends of mine bargaining bribes.
First of all street food (don't go without other people eating/hanging out there) is the best I swear. It will cost you 20-50ct a small plate and you just order some plates of what he recommends or what other people eat there and you'll be happy, trust me.
But precaution is needed as your stomach has to adapt to the kind of food first and second to the lower hygenic standards, that's just how it is. Our first month we didn't eat anything of the street to adapt to local food and ever since we just eat there!
Look out for (mostly south indian [street] couisne): biryani, pakoda, fried rice and noodles with egg, sharwama and pani puri.
Masala Dosa, Vada's, Samosa (the more cross and thinner version) and gobi manchurian - my favourites. I get flashbacks just thinking about that tasty stuff.
Another thing is CHIPS SHOPS, you heard it right they're just dedicated to that one thing and you'll find them on every bigger street (don't miss them as they are small store front shops). First of all the chips get mad freshly, it tastet's sooo god and it's way cheaper than the supermarket shit.
Then there is Mango Season, you'll find out as you see them everywhere then for 3-4 months. Watermelons and Pineapples (the ones here in Germany taste like 1/2 the intensity of the flavour).
Another great highness stop by is at your local juice shop, damn they have it all: fresh juice, ice, mik shakes and all that good stuff.
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