Friday, August 4, 2017

Free places temples to eat food in George Town Penang. Malaysia

There are several temples and society that give free food in George Town Penang island North Malaysia

1. Sai baba society of Malaysia located in little India on Queen Street. Normally morning time 7 to 9, lunch time 12 to 3pm and dinner after Pooja 7:30pm to 9pm

2. The Hindu temple on the same street closer to chulia St. They give food outside the temple sometimes but it may depend on the holiday.

If you know more places please comment or email me.

Thank you

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Raw vegan food in airports

Mostly a difficult task, finding good quality raw food in airports.

Some restaurants have fresh young coconuts, others can have salads (might be loaded with sauces and might even have cheese or even worse, dead animals!)

In Jakarta, I found a buffet for 15 dollars (Canadian) that is full of fruits and vegetables!
Expensive but worth it if you have 5 hours to kill and you can keep eating the papaya!

Hope there will be a better community information in the future to help share where the quality and cheap raw foods are around the world when it's hard to find. Also my experience that tourist traps in city centers have very limited and expensive fruits.

Help each other find the fruit, abundance is out there.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Podcast #001 - Conversation with Jimmy

I met 72 year old Jimmy at Ubud Market Hostel in Bali, Indonesia.
He was born in United States of America and moved to Mexico in 2010 and began to give back to his community several years later.

We talked about his history, his point of view on religion, universe, life and how to live simply.

Listen here:

Please give me any feedback in the comments or on facebook

The transcript: Google docs

Thank you

Monday, May 29, 2017

General Guide for finding local fruit markets

Being fruitarian I always love local fruit markets, here's the tips of what I learned so far for finding them around the places I've visited.

1. Google - best friend indeed, also on google maps using keywords like market, fruit, etc.

2. Look for major streets, intersections and bus or train stations tends to yeld good success in countries like India, Nepal and rest of Asia. Though I find less in South East Asia since so much of the population owns motorbikes and not so much is transported on bus or train routes.

3. Look for major stores, they tend to have morning markets outside!

4. Talk to the locals! find out the word for fruit and/or market and ask them if they know where it is! when it is and more.

Enjoy fruit hunting!

Let me know if you have more tips in the comments below!
Thank you

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

6 Useful Apps for Travel

We are all very fortunate to be alive in this time and use the modern advanced technology to help us in our daily life, including if your lifestyle includes travel!

Download and use these with Android and iPhone (or othre iOS device)


Maps.Me - offline maps with trails and details

Google Maps - listings of businesses, directions, attractions and reviews of all the places.

Google Photos - free unlimited photo and video back to your gmail (can access online at bonus to use the location GPS on your camera gives the ability to search your photos by location!


Agoda - specially in South East Asia and Asia, very good for booking and finding cheap places for accommodation. Note: owned by but still I find agoda has better deals and user interface.

CouchSurfing - Sign up and fill out your account if you don't have one already. useful for making connections in various places, they can help you find local places and sometimes they can offer you a place to stay!

Communication:WhatsApp - Useful for texting and calling when internet is slow, but need to verify by SMS so choose a phone number you memorized and can keep from someone else getting it (which means they can verify the SMS and take over your account).

Facebook Messanger - useful as whatsapp but better because you can access it anywhere with browser or phone without needing to verify with SMS as whatsapp.

Bonus apps:
Kayak, Skyscanner, Google Trips - flight lookup (normally can book directly with the airline website)
Cleartrip for train schedules in India

Other useful:
Google Calendar and Google Keep - for notes (both sync with gmail)

Apps I use:
Strava - for cycling and running, uses GPS.
SoundHound - to fetch song name and artist by listening to what is playing.
Translator - useful with all languages that google has.

Let me know if you have other useful apps or websites in the comments below.
Thank you for visiting. Share this with anyone you think may find it useful.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Does Indonesian consulate in Kathmandu, Nepal give tourist visa?

I believe they do, but as the head of the consulate told me it would only be for 30 days and take 2 weeks so it is better to get the landed visa on arrival

Monday, April 24, 2017

What to bring and tips for Nepal Trekking Annapurna circuit

I did the Annapurna circuit in mid April 2017 and here's what I learned, bring and not:

Backpack - aim for small portable and light.

Puffy jacket, fleece, warm underpants, waterproof jacket + pants - Depending on the weather conditions in the time you are going, but if you get to ~5,400 meters above sea level it will probably be cold.
Trekking shoes + socks - personally I only used them on the coldest parts of the trip such as Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass.

Sandals - I used XeroShoes for most of the trekking, for me it was best with very little injury and discomfort. This is a minimalist barefoot sandal which can take a bit of time to get used to, I already traveled for 6 months with solely this sole.

Sunscreen/coconut oil - there will be strong sun and it goes through clouds if you have fair skin like me you will need to at least have coconut oil for the mild protection and after sun hydration.

Face mask - useful when there is unavoidable jeep road it tends to get dusty. I also used it to cover my lips when cooler air moves it dried my lips, bring lib balm if you prefer. I didn't need any because of this technique.

Snacks - It is a good idea to buy things like dry fruit, nuts and honey as the snacks become more expensive following the circuit.

Candles - to keep warm in the rooms without heating, some places forbid them for safety reasons.

Sleeping bag - most places provide blankets, but if you want to stay with your own and possibly be adventurous...
Sleeping near waterfalls in Tal

Friday, April 7, 2017

fruit prices and availability Pokhara, Nepal April 2017

At this time 100nr is 1usd

Bananas: fat squared/triangular ones go for 10nr or 15nr per piece depending on size. slimmer ones are 50nr to 70nr per 12 pieces. there's one more variety that I didn't like.

Oranges: 100nr per kg

Watermelon: 80nr per kg

Mango: 3200nr or 00nr per kg

Coconut: 120nr or 150nr per piece depending on size video

Papaya: 70nr to 80nr per kg

Grapes: green are 100nr per kg, black (purple) 200nr per kg unless you get the loose ones are discounted to 100nr per kg

Friday, March 10, 2017

Food Safety

When did we start referring to food as either safe or not? and even going as far as calling the place that serves "safe" food: GOOD!

Yes I am in India and this is a major concern but the problem is bigger than India. Our diets have been changed so much in the last hundreds (or thousands) of years that it became so unreconizable from our TRUE diet; FRUIT.

The truth is that we are frugivore, just like apes and monkeys.

Yes there are fruits from trees or bushes (and mycellium/fungus/mushrooms) that might be bad for our digestion, maybe even deadly if we consume the wrong plant. Including leaves, herbs, roots and flowers.

The knowledge that has been passed down to which plants are beneficial to our health are no longer up to debate that they are good for us. We can learn the best stage of the fruit to be consumed when it is rip and not worry about food anymore. Easy.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

fruit prices and availability December 2016 and January 2017 - Arambol, Goa, India

Banana - 3 verities of short and fat banana: round and thick skin with lemon flavour, round and smaller with thin skin and more pale yellow color with sweeter taste. The short fat and sharper edge is very sweet and similar to thai banana. long and skinny as well

Coconut - normally 30rup or 40rup depending on size

Pomegranates -

Green grapes -

Custard apples (sugar apple/cherimoya) - the female smooth skin, big heart shaped ones were shortly in season and very tasty 100 to 150 rup/kg

Oranges/Clementines/Tangerines - ranging from 50 rup per kg

Watermelon - 20 rup per kg

fuir prices and availability February 2017 - Bangkok, Chiang Mai Thailand

At the vendor market there's amazing fruit verity and quality with very good prices that change daily.

Banana - depending on variety and quality and ripeness level can be found from 10 baht to 100s per kg or per hand

Coconut - from the lowest 25 baht to 35 baht per piece or when buying 10 or 12 pieces can be 250 baht (changes daily)

Papaya - can be found from 30 baht per kg or 20 baht per piece (small)

Watermelon - red and yellow verity can be from 20 baht per kg or per piece (changes daily)

Durian - average of 200 baht for packaged pieces

Accommodation - from 100 baht per dorm bed.

fruit prices and availability in early March, 2016 - varanasi, india

Banana - should be 20 rup for 6 pieces, sometimes they ask for 25 rup per 6 pieces if the size is bigger but it shouldn't be more then that. quality can be good, the green long and more yellow, rip when they are spotted black. both taste good

Coconut - priced 30 rup, 40 rup and 50 rup depending on size and vendor. ignore the vendors asking for 60. quality is variable, ask for sweet one if they know how to pick. try to get more orange brown with more dark spots they tend to taste good with some meat. sometimes there's little jelly which i love to eat, insist them to cut it and bring your own spoon since they will not have one and can make it from the husk if you prefer.

Tomatos - 10 rup or 15 rup per kg, I don't eat much

Green grapes - 30 rup to 60 rup per kg - not very sweet

Guava - 40 Rup per kg

Papaya - 40rp per kg negotiable from 60rup per kg

Pomegranates - 120 per kg

Watermelon  - 40 rup per kg

Accommodation: was able to find dorm for 200rup at yogi lodge near the golden temple