[Day 25-26] Wine and breakups

One of the things Rob had really been looking forward to, was a visit to the Sula vineyards near Nasik.

These vineyards were one of the, if not the, first in India. We took a short tour with included wine tasting session, all for the ridiculously low price of 150 rupee. We then had some more glasses of delicious wine and some appetizers in the bar. Heavily recommended! The bill rather surprised us though, since about 30% taxes and a service fee were added. Luckily, it was still incredibly cheap compared to Europe.

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Red wine being filtered out of a big vat.

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The setting for the wine tasting session.

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Enjoying sweet white wine and ice cream.

By then, it was already quite late in the afternoon, so we had lunch in a restaurant on Sula’s property. We decided to go for non-Indian food. The French fries and gratin dauphinois were fantastic! Of course there was a big tax added to the bill again…

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Chicken burger and French fries, hmm!

The next day, we were planning to hike to the source of a nearby river, but planning the remainder of our journey unfortunately took up so much time that we didn’t get to do anything but watch movies and read books. Pretty relaxing as well though :).

The evening of the 26th March, I said goodbye to Ana and Rob. They are continuing their trip northwards, while I’ll be heading to Thailand soon. It was a fantastic ten days travelling with them and I’m sure we’ll meet again someday!

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Goodbye, Ana & Rob! I had an awesome time with you guys!

For you foodies out there, a couple of pictures of amazing food I’ve had the last couple of days.

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Poha for breakfast: rice with peas, cashews, onions and coriander.

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Palak paneer (spinach with cheese) and some random fresh juice.

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Fantastic tali in the City Palace hotel in Nasik.

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Various sweets. Lots of cardamom in these, not really my thing.

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