Saffron Trail Digest - June 2016

A day late this time!

Saffron Trail Digest - June 2016
My camel & me at Wadi Rum - Jordan (Pic courtesy: Abhinav/ asoulwindow.com)

If April was all about my first time to Europe, May was about this beauty of a country called Jordan. If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you may be aware that I've fallen impossibly in love with this country.

It was my first international FAM trip as a blogger and it was a experience that I'll cherish for a long time. Traveling with 17 other bloggers and writers and sharing the myriad of shades Jordan had to offer made for a memorable 6 days. I managed to face a couple of my big fears on the trip - first, a jerky camel ride and the other, jumping into the Red Sea. And I'm not saying wetting my toes on the shore, but right in the middle of the sea where our cruise was anchored. I had a hefty sea guard with me, and the float tube, but even with this, I wouldn't dream of getting into the middle of the sea. My fear of water somewhat overcome, I plan to take regular swimming lessons, so on my next trip, I'll dive right in without much coaxing.

Saffron Trail Digest - June 2016
That's my scared-happy face :O :D At the Dead Sea, Aqaba, Jordan (Pic courtesy: Abhinav/asoulwindow.com)

On the bus rides from city to city, apart from jokes and bad singing, we also exchanged gyaan on blogging, Instagram and the youth among fellow travellers duly got me initiated into Snapchat. I'm realising I quite like it and I was wrong in assuming that I have to be in my teens or early 20s to enjoy the medium :) So if you want to see daily garden updates, or my delightful food experiments gone wrong, or generally hear me rant about my bad day, you know where to catch me (username: saffrontrail).

After the hectic trip, I took nearly a week to get back to routine. Most of the week went by in replying emails, catching up on sleep, sifting through photos and reminiscing about the good times we had. I did manage to write a post on the delicious food we had in Jordan.

Saffron Trail Digest - June 2016
Saffron Trail Digest - June 2016
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Another highlight of May was my Facebook Profile, Page and Instagram accounts getting a blue tick. Verified, baby! It does feel good to be recognised as a quality content creator :-)

I feel lucky that in two months, I got to experience 4 beautiful countries but now it's time to focus on work. June is kicking off in full steam as I have three workshops over the next three days. My focus on the blog will be sharing all the wonderful Middle Eastern food that I tasted and learnt on my trip to Jordan. I've also got over 10 kilos of organic mangoes straight from a farmer in Telangana and I cannot wait to use them up in some innovative recipes, other than of course eating them up in the messiest possible manner!

If there are any recipes you want me to share or any nutrition related topics you want me to write about, PLEASE leave me a comment and I shall try my best to do it for you :)

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