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Chaos and Kulfi on the Streets of Kolkata ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

LyfQ0Ep-y5s | 15 May 2024

Chaos and Kulfi on the Streets of Kolkata ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Four years since my last visit, I returned to enjoy one of my most favourite cities in India. I could think of no better way to start off the trip than a ride on Kolkata's classic trams. Kolkata is the only city in the whole of India that still has an operational tram system. It's not the most practical of public transports in this day and age, but it's a part of the local culture that makes Kolkata unique. Another form of transport that is rarely found elsewhere in India is the pull rickshaws. As I wasn't having much luck finding a tram to jump on, I asked a rickshaw puller to take me to the tram depot. I finally was able to board a tram and enjoy what is basically a living museum. There is an actual tram museum at the Esplanade terminus called Smaranika, which I was excited to check out, but it turns out that there's nothing interesting to see there. The regular tram ride itself is a better experience. I was in the Esplanade area, which I was familiar with from my last trip, staying at the Oberoi Grand hotel. I remembered the 'Maidan Bidhan Market' where loads of stalls are selling sporting goods, and decided to get myself a local team's jersey to add to my collection. As West Bengal is one of the few states in India where football is very popular, I decided to get myself an East Bengal football team shirt, rather than a cricket jersey this time. With my new orange and yellow jersey, I did a bit of exploring in the New Market area. I'd already worked up a thirst, and was excited to see a coconut vendor, but there was hardly any water in the coconut he served me. Never mind, as I knew where to get a fresh pomegranate juice, and that went down a treat. While enjoying my drink at the 'Lucky Juice' shop, the staff from the dosa station next door convinced me to try one of their special dosas. Usually I'm eating dosas with just aloo masala (potato and spices) as a filling, but this special dosa had paneer (cottage cheese), corn, chili and cheese. It tasted yummy and healthy at the same time, and it's not often that you can say that about a food. After enjoying the local street food, I enjoyed a kulfi (Indian ice cream) from the Wall's Ice Cream cart outside, then washed it down with a sweet, milky, masala chai from the chai wala. Indian tea is always served super sweet and milky and that's just how I like my tea. I was walking distance to Mother Teresa's house, which now holds her tomb, so I wandered over there to check that out. They've kept her room as an exhibit, so you can see how she used to live. It's a very small, humble space where she used to sleep and work. After visiting Mother Theresa, I enjoyed more of the local street food, including some healthy momos and some unhealthy but very tasty Bengali sweets. I usually buy a new baseball cap on every trip, so I decided to find one to match my new yellow soccer jersey to conclude today's Kolkata adventure. 0:00 Intro 1:36 Traditional Pull Rickshaw 8:09 Vintage Tram Ride 13:46 Tram Museum 18:55 Local Football Jersey 25:50 Fresh Coconut Drink 28:35 Fresh Pomegranate Juice 30:42 Masala Dosa 37:58 Dryfruit Rabdi Kulfi 41:34 Masala Chai 46:24 Mother Theresa's House 49:56 Bengali Sweets 54:38 Healthy Momos 1:07:09 Baseball Cap Vendor ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

India is NOT for Beginners ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

MFOpYjIdIPo | 26 Mar 2024

India is NOT for Beginners ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited Old Delhi, which is one of the most crowded places in India. My main reason for going was to try Butter Chicken, the signature dish at a famous old restaurant called Karim's. But first, a bit of shopping at the chaotic Chor Bazar (Thieves Market.) The road from the metro station to the bazaar was a pain to navigate, with so much traffic and so many obstacles, so I bargained for a motorcycle rickshaw to take me there. That way I got to enjoy the chaos in comfort. At Meena Bazar (the official name for Chor Bazar) I noticed it was a lot busier that the last time I visited there in March 2020. That was because this time I visited on a Friday, and the market is right beside one of the biggest and most popular mosques in the city, Jama Masjid. There were so many random things for sale at Chor Bazaar, but none more random that a wind-up Doraemon toy that plays the drums. Of course, I had to buy that, and the bargaining session was quick and easy to knock 50% off the vendor's "first price." It didn't take long after that purchase before finding something else appealing. I saw a vendor with stacks of dates, in many varieties. I asked the local people which type of date was best, and bought myself a box of them. Dates are a very popular food with Muslim people, so if you see a market area outside of a Mosque, then for sure you'll be able to buy them there. I then bought another useless toy. This time it was a plastic helicopter, that looked fun, but I couldn't get it to fly like the vendor had demonstrated. The local people crowded around me. Most, just to stare, but some tried to help me. Regardless, my helicopter didn't make it up into the air. I gave the toy away to a local kid, so hopefully she has more success with it than me. I wasn't looking for a meal in Meena Bazaar but one vendor insisted I try his food. I couldn't resist having a munch of his beef biryani. What they call "beef" in India is actually buffalo meat and not cow, so it's legal. You'll only find beef in the Muslim areas. Usually I'm not one for buying random things in markets. I tend to just buy things that are useful to me. However, when I saw a market stall with many random items at just 10 rupees ($0.12 USD / ยฃ0.10 GBP) I just had to buy a handful of random nonsense, including a squishy ball and a Rubik's Cube keychain. There was a whole other section of the market that I didn't see last time, called the Tibetan Refugee Market. The vendors were mostly selling winter jackets. I spoke to some of the vendors and they told me that the market only runs for about 4 months per year. After escaping the chaotic Chor Bazaar, which was no easy feat, I wandered around Old Delhi for a bit and was trying some of the local snacks such as Shahi Sheermal and Jalebi. The owner of the Rehmatullah Hotel proudly told me about how his prices are the lowest, with meals available for 50 rupees. Many poor people sit outside his restaurant, because they will be fed for free. People can donate money and it will be used to give free meals to those who can't afford to eat. And if nobody donates, then the restaurant owner will pay for the meals by himself. Very nice. I enjoyed some tasty Chicken Malai (chicken cooked in cream) and seekh kebab at Rehmatullah Hotel, then after a lot of searching I washed it down with a fresh pomegranate juice. Thankfully I still had enough of an appetite to enjoy the butter chicken at Karim's hotel, which was the main reason I visited Old Delhi in the first place. 0:00 Bargaining for a Rickshaw 5:16 Thieves Market 8:42 Bargaining for a Doraemon 13:02 Buying Dates 16:42 Indian Helicopter 23:04 Beef Biryani 28:06 10 Rupee Vendor 31:39 Tibetan Refugee Market 37:02 Indian Chai 43:46 Escaping Thieves Market 46:32 Shahi Sheermal (Sweet Bread) 48:23 Mawa Jalebi 52:26 Cheap Price Indian Restaurant 57:36 Chicken Seekh Kebab 1:01:47 Poor People Eat For Free 1:04:11 Juice Vendor Hunt 1:09:42 Fresh Pomegranate Juice 1:15:10 Karim's Butter Chicken ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Clean and Tasty Indian Street Food in Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

0ITa3cUWqME | 08 Mar 2024

Clean and Tasty Indian Street Food in Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited the INA Market area of Delhi to try a very popular street food there called 'Dahi ke Sholay.' It's fried bread rolls, stuffed with curd / yoghurt and cheese. I had been recommended this place by many Delhi locals and after trying this desi snack, I'm happy to say that it lives up to the hype. A must try if you're visiting Delhi, and at only 40 rupees (ยฃ0.38 GBP / $0.48 USD) why not? Those of you who have been watching my videos for a few years may recognise the area where I was eating the Dahi ke Sholay. Right behind me was the juice shop where a rickshaw wala was pestering me in a previous vlog (https://youtu.be/sNPldNn1bUw). I remembered that in that vlog I'd eaten a delicious bowl of sambar vada up the street, so I went searching for that shop. Fortunately the sambar vada wala was still there, albeit with higher prices. Inflation is real. Sambar is a spicy Indian vegetable broth and vada is a savoury kind of donut made with lentils, originating from South India. That combination are perfect together, as the sambar soaks into the vada perfectly and it feels like nice warm, spicy comfort food. Yum yum! Next door to the Sambar Vada Wala was a legal documents office, and the owner, Mr Shlok, gave me a suggestion for some more street food. I told him that I would visit Lajpat Nagar Market and he said there's a famous shop there called Dolma Auntie Momos. Then he offered to drive me there in his car. There was a bit of confusion when we got to the Najpat Nagar bazar, as there were multiple shops called 'Dolma Auntie Momos'. We tried to find the original and authentic one, which we eventually discovered was down a lane, not on the main road. But the staff there told us that the other Dolma Auntie shops were also owned by the same people, and were branches and not fake versions of the shop. The momos were cheap and tasty. Would definitely recommend them. While in the market, we went hunting to find me a Delhi Capitals cricket jersey, but to no avail. Who would have thought it would be so difficult to find a cricket jersey in India? Instead, I bought a nice hoodie after some hard bargaining with the vendor. And I celebrated that bargaining victory with a fresh vegetable juice. Fresh juice is always readily available and cheap in Indian cities. I finished off the afternoon foodie adventure with an Indian mouth cleanser known as paan. We visited a famous paan vendor called Prince Paan in the Greater Kailash area of Delhi, who had some interesting variations of paan. As the afternoon came to an end, the rush hour traffic began, and it was going to be difficult for me to get back to my hotel by car. So I opted to call a motorbike via Uber, to get through the traffic a bit easier. After relaxing in my hotel, I went back out to meat Shlok and his girlfriend for dinner. We visited Yashwant Place which is a casual semi-outdoor eating area with lots of small restaurants. Most seem to be focused on Chinese food and North Indian food. We visited Shlok's favourite restaurant there and enjoyed a good feast, followed by chocolate cake to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday. 0:00 Dahi ke Sholay 5:26 Sambar Vada 12:55 Dolma Auntie Momos 19:57 Cricket Jersey Hunt 25:32 Bargaining for Hoodie 32:43 Mixed Vegetable Juice 37:10 Famous Paan Shop 43:28 Uber Motorbike Rush Hour Ride 49:25 Holiday Inn Delhi Aerocity 51:54 Foodie Hangout Area (Yashwant Place) 58:08 Golden Fried Prawns 1:00:31 Afghani Chicken 1:03:21 Chicken Tikka 1:05:07 Galouti Kebab 1:07:53 Matka Phirni 1:09:50 Chicken Momo 1:10: 39 Birthday Cake ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.25 Spicy Street Food in Chaotic Delhi Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

lkmziZR--o0 | 18 Feb 2024

$0.25 Spicy Street Food in Chaotic Delhi Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited the Sarojini market in South Delhi. I was told that South Delhi was more peaceful and less chaotic that North Delhi, and while that might be true, it still felt like chaos to me. Sarojini is known as a clothes market, with a wide variety of items at the lowest possible prices. So I thought I'd easily find a local cricket jersey there. Unfortunately, after covering the whole market I couldn't find any sports jerseys of any kind. Instead I bought some weird hat with flappy ears, a knockoff pair of H&M sweatpants with a hole in the pocket, some crispy chips made from beetroot, sliced star fruit covered in masala, sprouted lentils and some mutton seekh kebabs with garlic butter naan in a Punjabi restaurant. As usual, it became more of a street food vlog than a shopping vlog. It's normal that I end up finding the local food more interesting that the junk and knockoff items that are being sold. Sarojini Nagar Market is open from 10 AMโ€“9 PM, Tuesday through Sunday. Don't go on a Monday because it's closed. 0:00 Bargaining for a Hat 6:05 Cricket Jersey Hunt 7:43 Masala Star Fruit 11:43 Indian Instagram Influencer 14:14 Indian Ronaldo 15:50 Bargaining for Socks 18:46 Chatting to Local Shoppers 23:02 Sweatpants Hunt 27:20 Knockoff H&M Sweatpants 35:11 Sprouted Lentils Snack 40:43 Beetroot Chips 53:15 Ginger Tea 1:01:32 Butter Chicken Hunt 1:03:09 Punjabi Restaurant 1:15:39 Fresh Pomegranate Juice ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Authentic Filipino Food in Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

OnAwUXGZMzo | 13 Jan 2024

Authentic Filipino Food in Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

After leaving The Philippines I was still craving for Filipino Food. I found myself in KL, Malaysia on a stopover and remembered that there's a Filipino mall there. I made a vlog at Kompleks Koata Raya last year: https://youtu.be/flDFhRMfGdQ I wanted to visit the nice lady in that vlog who made me Halo-halo and showed me around the mall but it seems she quit that job and moved on. I remembered there was a big Filipino restaurant in the mall called SaPinoy. I saw their menu last time but was already too full to try anything there. This time I visited with an empty stomach. I wanted to try the "Bulalo" beef soup but as soon as I walked in the staff invited me to join in their staff meal of Sinigang na Baboy. It's is a sour soup made with pork, vegetables, and tamarind. I enjoyed a large portion of that, then they made me the Bulalo, which is supposed to be shared by 3 - 4 people but I managed to consume all by myself. I wanted to finish off with Halo-halo, a sweet Filipino dessert to compliment the Filipino feast that I'd just enjoyed, but I was stuffed. I vowed to return a couple of days later to enjoy my dessert. And so I took a walk around KL's Chinatown for a bit, not wanting to take a long taxi ride back to my hotel immediately after filling my stomach. My stomach was full, but I still had a bit of a thirst walking in the hot and humid weather, so I enjoyed a nice fresh sugarcane juice and pomegranate juice as I wandered around. Eventually I found a place to buy egg tarts so I could take them back to my hotel to enjoy later. I returned back to Kota Raya, the unofficial Filipino Mall, a couple of days later to finally enjoy a Halo-halo, and also some more Filipino food, as they had a Sunday buffet. 0:00 Pork Belly Meal (Sinigang na Baboy) 14:22 Making Bulalo Soup 21:51 Eating Bulalo 36:03 Bananacue Snack 44:32 Sugarcane Juice 50:06 Knockoff Designer Shoes 56:04 Egg Tart Hunt 59:08 Pomegranate Juice 1:01:15 Egg Tarts 1:09:12 Filipino Buffet 1:16:34 Halo Halo ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Hungry Vlogger Discovers Cebu's Best Street Food ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

cfgd4erLBL4 | 10 Dec 2023

Hungry Vlogger Discovers Cebu's Best Street Food ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I went on a foodie adventure on the streets of Cebu, Philippines with a mission to try some unique and tasty Filipino food. I visited Colon Street because I heard there was a night market there, but when I turned up there was nothing. So I just looked around to see what street food the regular vendors were selling, that I could get a good munch from. I began at with a 'Balut' which is a duck egg with an embryo inside. People have been suggesting that I try this popular Filipino cuisine ever since I landed in the Philippines, and I finally worked up the courage to give it a go. With a baby duck inside my belly, I went hunting for more Pinoy food, and found a restaurant called Pares Pinoy. 'Pares' is a dish I'd been meaning to eat in Manila, but didn't get the chance to try it there. It's like a braised beef soup or stew and is a popular lunchtime meal in the Philippines. The menu option of Pares that I chose also included a balut, so that was balut for my first two meals of the evening! Colon Street isn't specifically a food street, but there's plenty of food available. I crossed the road from the pares restaurant and visited a bakery that I'd seen the last time I was there. The Patty's bakery had many appealing ube cakes on display and I bought a selection of them to take back to my hotel. That was dessert sorted, for after I did some more eating. I really wanted to try the 'Bulalo' soup that I'd heard was a Filipino specialty, but couldn't find anywhere that sells it. Google was giving me nothing and none of the local people I asked had any idea where I could find it. It was only when I asked a restaurant inside the Ayala Center mall, that I found out that Cebu have their own version of the soup called 'Pochero,' so I ordered Pochero instead. What was delivered to my table at the Chika-An restaurant was a huge chunk of beef, on the bone, in a massive pot of soup. Apparently the portion I ordered was supposed to be shared by 3 to 4 persons, but I'm 1 hungry Scotsman so I managed it on my own. I continued the vlog on a new day, and it was a happy new day, as I was upgraded to a better room at the Holiday Inn Cebu, and the football jersey that I'd ordered from Shopee finally arrived. Yes, I finally got the Azkals Philippines national football shirt that I hunted for unsuccessfully in a previous vlog in Manila. With my new jersey on, I headed to a night market that was recommended by the staff at my hotel. The Carbon Night market was a place I was sure that I could find lechon, the famous Filipino food which is a full roasted pig. And there were two stalls there marked as lechon, but they were both empty. I went and ate 'Sisig' instead. Sisig is chopped pork and chicken liver, covered in a delicious blend of spices. I'd eaten it for my very first meal in the Philippines in my first vlog of this series, and loved it. This version at the night market was much cheaper than the fancy version I had in the mall in Makati, but was equally tasty. After demolishing the sisig I was thrilled to see that one of the lechon vendors had arrived. He said that the pig was on its way and would be there in 15 minutes. Of course I waited there so I could be the first one to be served. Mission complete. I'd tried all the Filipino meals that were on my 'To Eat' list, and finished off the vlog and the series by visiting the Miguel Lรณpez de Legazpi Statue at San Pedro Fort, built in 1565 when the Spanish first arrived in the Philippines. 0:00 Balut Duck Egg 4:37 Pares Braised Beef Stew 14:22 Patty's Bakery 27:24 Pochero Beef Soup 40:40 Ube Cakes Taste Test 46:49 Hotel Room Upgrade 49:04 Philippines Azkals Football Jersey 51:50 Carbon Market 58:49 Sisig Silog 1:06:26 Pork Lechon 1:19:42 Miguel Lรณpez de Legazpi Statue ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$20 Business Class Ferry to Cebu ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

A1tEA4AGJIE | 01 Dec 2023

$20 Business Class Ferry to Cebu ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I left Bohol by ferry and headed to Cebu. Business Class seats only cost 50% more than regular class, so it was an easy choice to book the comfortable seat. The departure lounge at the Tagbilaran ferry terminal was very clean and comfortable, with a few nice food and drink options available. So I was able to relax in comfort with a mango coconut milkshake while waiting for my ferry to Cebu to arrive. That's where the comfort ended, unfortunately, as I was unlucky enough to get the one business class seat on the ferry that had restricted legroom. I felt quite hard done by, as I'd paid the same price as everyone else in the business class cabin, but had a much worse seat. The ferry was fast, though, and I had a friendly neighbour who gave me advice on places to visit and food to eat in Cebu. When I arrived at the Cebu ferry terminal, I quickly checked the Grab app to see how much it would cost for a car to take me to my hotel. I checked the amount before exiting the terminal gates, so when I was approached by taxi touts I would know if they were overcharging me or not. The guys who greeted me at the gates were asking me for double the amount quoted on Grab and it turned out they didn't even have cars. They were all motorbike taxis. So I just booked the Grab car though the app. A very friendly driver came and took me to my hotel, Holiday Inn Cebu, that I'd booked for $75 a night. I found that hotel room to be a bit on the small side and there was only a coffee table rather than a proper working desk. The internet wasn't exactly fast either. But I could make do with all of that. After settling in to my new home in Cebu, I went out to visit Philippines' oldest street, that I had learned about from my Grab driver earlier. Colon Street was the first street ever created by the Spanish when they arrived in Cebu back in 1565. These days it's a big busy road with low end retail shops and a few street vendors. There aren't really old buildings or anything interesting for tourists there. I did buy a cheap knockoff Adidas cap and a fresh melon juice, and that was interesting to me though. I wandered down a side street and ended up at some big complex. I wondered what it was and as I wandered in, I was asked to remove my baseball cap. That's because it was a church, and nit just any church, but the Basilica del Santo Niรฑo, the oldest church in the Philippines. After a bit of exploring, I had worked up a hunger and decided to visit a branch of Mang Inasal. I'd seen many branches of this restaurant and realised it must be popular. It turns out to be a barbecue chicken restaurant, so I enjoyed some delicious chicken with a massive halo halo for dessert. A tasty way to end my first day in Cebu. 0:00 Tagbilaran Ferry Terminal 2:00 Business Class Ferry 10:30 Arriving in Cebu 17:05 Cebu's Best Grab Driver 27:17 Holiday Inn Cebu 36:26 Philippines Oldest Street 37:40 Adidas Cap 40:07 Melon Juice 50:15 Philippines Oldest Church 55:48 Mang Inasal Chicken Restaurant ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Off The Beaten Path GOES WRONG in Bohol, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

tYjJMG2m4kE | 19 Nov 2023

Off The Beaten Path GOES WRONG in Bohol, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I rented a motorbike so I could explore the Bohol island easily and in peace, without being stuck with a guide and driver. There were many bike rental shops near my hotel, so I chose the one that had the best reviews on Google Maps. It cost 400 pesos ($7.20 USD) per day, while other shops were renting for 300 pesos per day, but their bikes were fairly new and in perfect condition, so it was worth paying the premium price. For my first day of exploring I stayed in Panglao, which is the small island that's attached to the big Bohol island by a bridge. Feeling hungry, I drove to Fortridge Food Park, which was highly rated on Google Maps, but when I got there it was dead. I think I was the only customer there and most restaurants were closed. So it seems like it's an evening place. Don't waste your time, like me, going there in the afternoon. I ordered a fresh pineapple shake at Fortridge and then a huge thunderstorm started. So I took shelter there until it was dry, and continued my adventure. I drove across Panglao to the Hinagdanan Cave, which is a popular tourist site in Bohol. It was way too busy though, with a queue of people waiting to get inside. It was mostly local Filipino tourists who were visiting the cave. Bohol is a popular domestic tourist location, especially at the weekends. Filipinos living in Cebu can easily take a ferry across to Bohol for the weekend. It was Sunday, and so I decided I'd leave and come back to the cave on a weekday. It seemed like it was going to be a completely wasted day. With only a couple of hours of daylight left I tried to find something else interesting to visit in Panglao. I found there was seashell museum not too far away, and I could make it there just before they closed for the day. The Nova Shell Museum in the Poblacion area of Panglao is one of the world's biggest sea shell collections in the world. I was lucky enough to go there when there were less visitors, so I got a private tour of the collection from one of the knowledgeable guides there. The next day started off rainy and I waited for a dry spell, so I could drive to Chocolate Hills on the main Bohol island. I have access to the executive lounge at the Henann Alona Beach hotel where I'm staying, I so relaxed in there with some free snacks and drinks for a while. Eventually the rain stopped and I started the 2 hour road trip to Bohol's Chocolate Hills. But on the way I stopped to visit the tarsiers. Tarsiers are little monkeys and there's a big conservation area of them on the way to Chocolate Hills. They are nocturnal so they aren't moving around during the daytime but you can see them relaxing in the trees. The other tourists I met at the the Bohol Tarsier Conservation Area were all heading to the Chocolate Hills viewpoint but I had a better idea. Rather than visit the tourist viewpoint, I found a place on Google Maps that said "Chocolate Hill free view point." I reached the exact point on the map but there was nothing there, so I had to do a bit of exploring. I thought I found a path but that just led to me falling in a ditch and then discovering a locked gate. After getting some help from the locals I eventually found my way up one of the chocolate hills, that I got to enjoy all by myself with no tourists to annoy me. Despite the mishap, it felt like a great success! I looked for somewhere to enjoy some tasty Filipino food on my journey back to Panglao, and found a restaurant called "Don Lechon." Lechon is rotisserie pig - a food that I've been meaning to try since I got to the Philippines but haven't found the authentic one yet. I thought I'd get the authentic pork lechon at Don Lechon, but it was only chicken. Apparently chicken can also be lechon. On my last day in Bohol, before returning my scooter, I finally visited the Hinagdanan Cave and I have to say it was underwhelming. It's just a cave with a pool of water. It's cool to look at for a few seconds but that's it. Most people were there to swim, but I passed on that, as it didn't look clean. I ended my Bohol adventure with a fruit smoothie, made by friendly local woman. I recommend renting a motorbike if you visit Bohol. It was the best way to explore this amazing island. 0:00:00 Bohol Bike Rental 0:09:13 Fortridge Food Park 0:17:17 Bargaining for a Bracelet 0:24:26 Novo Sea Shell Museum 0:42:08 Rainy New Day 0:46:25 Bohol Island Road Trip 0:52:00 Tarsiers (Little Monkeys) 1:03:22 Chocolate Hills 1:30:48 Lechon 1:51:00 Hinagdanan Cave 1:58:49 Smoothie Lady 2:12:00 Returning the Motorbike ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Random Filipina Wants to Massage Me in Bohol ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

iXd277VEQuI | 12 Nov 2023

Random Filipina Wants to Massage Me in Bohol ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I escaped the big city of Manila in the search for more tropical surroundings. I'm not much of a beach person, so I researched to find an island that would have more to offer than just sunbathing and snorkeling. Bohol seemed like a good option, as it's is famous for its 'Chocolate Hills' - an amazing geological formation in the centre of the island. It would be a good place to rent a motorbike and explore. On my first day, however I planned to enjoy the fancy beach resort that I'd booked at $250 USD per night. I stayed at Henann Resort, which is beside Alona Beach in Panglao. Panglao is actually a separate, smaller island to Bohol, connected by a bridge but it's still part of the Bohol regency. I was happy with my room, or "suite" they called it, at the Hennan hotel, other than the desk / chair set up that didn't have enough room for my legs. A common annoyance at hotels around the world. Who designs these things??? The hotel has many large pools and is right next to the beach, so plenty of swimming opportunities. That's what I was going to do, until I saw that kayaking was available. They were a special type of kayak called Crystal Kayaks that are totally see-through. Perfect for kayaking in tropical waters. I didn't see any tropical fish, kayaking so close to the beach, but I did see some cool looking crabs and some jellyfish. After I worked up an appetite paddling around in the sea, I headed to the executive lounge to enjoy some snacks. As I'd paid for a suite, it included access to the Hennan lounge where food and drink is free. I ended my first day in Bohol with a relaxing sunset beach massage. The lady who massaged me was strong and skilled, but then a random Filipina lady came by and asked if she could massage me instead. So random but so funny. 0:00 Leaving Manila 8:42 Air Asia Flight to Bohol 14:30 Arriving in Bohol 19:54 Bohol Beach Hotel 40:40 Alona Beach 56:20 Crystal Kayak 1:04:55 Executive Lounge Snacks 1:15:30 Beach Massage ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Hungry Vlogger's 48 hour Filipino Street Food Binge ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

IsgC81D2O8w | 17 Sep 2023

Hungry Vlogger's 48 hour Filipino Street Food Binge ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I started my Filipino street food adventure in the Malate area of Manila, looking for some Pancit. Before I could find a pancit restaurant I found a street vendor selling ube ice cream. It's not a good idea to eat sweet food before a meal, but I couldn't resist. I love the taste of ube, the purple yam that's used in so many Filipino desserts, and had never tried it in ice cream before. While buying the ice cream cone, another vendor sold me a pack of boiled quail eggs, and they came in useful later. I strolled around the Malate area, enjoying my ice cream, then got back to my original mission, the Pancit hunt. I found a restaurant on Google Maps, Rita's Pancit Malabon. It seems that there are many varieties of Pancit and Pancit Malabon is one of them. The Pancit Malabon that I was served was a bowl of rice noodles, soaked in a yellow sauce that was tangy, fishy and spicy. Not what I was expecting at all, but tasty nonetheless. And that's where the quail eggs came in, as I added them to my bowl of pancit for extra flavour and protein! The pancit meal was quite salty, so I went on the hunt for a refreshing drink. I came across a vendor selling a mysterious black liquid they said was Gulaman. I had no idea what it was, and after tasting it I have no idea how to describe it. At only 10 pesos per cup it's a bargain though. Strolling towards Dolomite Beach with my cup of Gulaman in hand, I found some more street food that I couldn't resist. Turon is a hot, crispy delicious banana spring roll. Deep fried and delicious. I'd eaten the Turon before at the Filipino Mall in Kuala Lumpur, so I knew what it was and I knew it was tasty. The Manila street food version of Turon was a huge portion size and covered in caramel. What an incredible sweet treat. I took a walk past the American embassy and Dolomite beach, when I met a magician who was keen to show me his tricks. He entertained me so I bought a couple of his overpriced magic tricks and took them back to my hotel to play with. After a late afternoon swim in the New Coast Hotel swimming pool, I was back out in Malate for a haircut and trip to Denny's but that wasn't included in the vlog. The next day my Filipino street food adventure continued and I enjoyed some Tapsilog from a local restaurant. Tapsilog is a combination of Tapa and Silog. Tapa is something like a beef jerky and Silog is rice and egg. It's a meal that's normally eaten for breakfast but is nice at any time of the day in my opinion. After that salty meal I was again on the hunt for a cold drink, and again found a vendor selling Gulaman. I'd never heard of it before but it must be a popular drink in the Philippines. After avoiding some tourist scammers on the streets of Malate, I bargained for a Trike ride to Divisoria market. They were asking me for 500 pesos, but I had a good idea of what the real price was and ended up paying 200 pesos. The price for an air conditioned car on the Grab app was 285 pesos, so they were really trying it on asking me for 500 for the trike ride. At Divisoria market I bought myself a cool new baseball cap, enjoyed a Graham Fudge Sundae at Jollibee and then enjoyed a nice sunset stroll back to my Malate hotel. Walking is surely faster than being in rush hour traffic anyway! 0:00 Ube Ice Cream 6:13 Pancit Malabon (Rice Noodles) 12:12 Gulaman Drink 15:48 Turon (Banana Lumpia) 23:33 Street Magician 34:42 Dale Magician 43:44 Tapsilog 49:24 Vegetable Spring Rolls 56:57 Avoid Scammers 1:02:54 Bargaining for a Trike Ride 1:08:58 Divisoria Market 1:17:56 Baseball Cap 1:24:18 Jollibee Dessert 1:26:31 Divisoria to Malate Sunset Stroll ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilipvlogs ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Manila's Urban Beach ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

0drDybktSRg | 10 Sep 2023

Manila's Urban Beach ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

After enjoying the cool climate of Baguio, I took a bus back to the hot, sweltering city of Manila. Since the breakfast at my hotel in Baguio was terrible, I visited Jollibee before the bus journey. There's a Jollibee right next to the Victory Liner bus terminal. I enjoyed an Aloha Champ burger which is a 1/3 pounder patty with bacon, cheese and pineapple. Not everyone is a fan of pineapple in their savoury food, but since I like Hawaiian pizzas (Ham and Pineapple) I knew I'd enjoy pineapple with my burger. Yum yum! I had planned to fly from Baguio's small airport down to Cebu, but Philippine Airlines cancelled my flight. My only option was to return to Manila by bus and then fly to somewhere from there. I couldn't be bothered with a long travel day, so I decided to stay in Manila for a bit. Last time I stayed in Makati, a nice and modern area of the city, and this time I stayed in Malate, which is a bit more lively. It was only while I was on the 5 hour bus journey from Baguio to Manila that I booked my hotel. I chose the New Coast Hotel, which claimed to be a luxury hotel but was only $80 USD per night. Seemed like a good deal and it got even better, because they upgraded from the cheapest room that I paid for to a suite. My hotel was close to Dolomite Beach, in fact I could see it from my window. Dolomite is a man-made beach that was created in September 2020 and is used as a nice place for people to hangout and enjoy the sunset. There were some vendors outside the entrance to the beach selling ice cream and suchlike. I bought a cheese and oreo ice cream, and was ready to enjoy it with a stroll along the beach, but then I read the sign saying "No Food." There's a lot of rules for people visiting Dolomite Beach, including no pets. They're trying their best to keep it clean. I enjoyed the beach but didn't dare swim in the polluted water. Instead, after enjoying the beach stroll and the sunset, I had a nice swim in the hotel's swimming pool. I always feel like a swim after checking into a hotel after a long travel day. It just feels good. And to feel extra good I had to follow up with a tasty Filipino meal. I went out in the Malate area searching for Chicken Adobo, and got a recommendation from a local guys. The restaurant 'Best Friends' didn't have the Chicken Adobo that I was looking for, but they did have Pork Adobo, so I gave that a try instead. And I was glad that I did. Wow! The best meal I've eaten on my trip to the Philippines so far. With that delicious meal in my belly, and a cheeky boba tea from the Robinson's mall on the walk back to my hotel, I ended the day feeling amazing. Mabuhay Philippines! 0:00 Leaving Baguio 3:02 Jollibee Aloha Champ 8:09 First Class Bus to Manila 15:53 Manila Hotel Suite Upgrade 27:33 Cheese Oreo Ice Cream 31:26 Dolomite Beach 42:36 Students Skipping Stones 49:47 Hotel Swimming Pool 53:48 Chicken Adobo Hunt 58:29 Pork Adobo 1:07:20 Snack Vendor 1:11:54 Taro Milk Tea ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.25 Burger in Baguio, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

mcWEmkXF4ik | 30 Aug 2023

$0.25 Burger in Baguio, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I explored the 'Summer Capital' of the Philippines. Baguio is a mountain city in Luzon that's very popular with domestic tourists looking for some fresher weather. A cooler climate is exactly what I needed after suffering in the sweltering heat of Manila. After travelling to Baguio I can finally roam around outdoors for hours and feel good. I started my day at the SM City. It's a huge modern mall built on top of a hill, with open walls to let the cool air flow through. It's the only major mall in the Philippines without air conditioning. AC simply isn't needed in Baguio. At SM City Baguio, I enjoyed a combination of two of my favourite drinks, Milo and Boba Milk Tea from a stall called Tiger Sugar. I took my delicious drink to the sky terrace on the roof of the mall, that is a popular place to hang out and enjoy the weather and view of Baguio city. I could see a Ferris wheel near the mall so went to check it out. It was in the Sky Ranch amusement park which has some other rides, but the only one that interested me was the pirate ship. It was fun but I wish there were some more thrill rides there. From there I walked down Session Road, the main street in Baguio, to visit the public market. My mission was to buy some fresh strawberries, and that was an easy one to complete. Strawberries are very popular in Baguio as the area has the perfect climate to grow them. At Baguio Public Market I also enjoyed some strawberry ice cream and some delicious Filipino sweets made from cassava and ube. My final mission of the day was to buy a Baguio t-shirt and that was neither difficult of expensive. With my missions complete I rewarded myself with a burger. I saw many people queuing up at a bakery where dozens of burgers were being fried up. No wonder they are popular as it must be the cheapest burger in the world, at only 15 pesos, or about $0.25. What a bargain! The next day I continued the vlog by getting outside of Baguio city centre and visiting a cultural village at Mount Kalugong. The weather forecast was for heavy rain but I packed a poncho and visited anyway. The forecast is for rain every day, so you just need to take your chances. After a short hike around the mountain and a bit of rock climbing, I was surprised to see there was a coffee shop up there. I don't like coffee but they had matcha green tea, which I love. So I got to enjoy a nice cold match Frappuccino with an incredible view of the La Trinidad area. I visited Mr Kalugong by taxi but returned with the local transport, a jeepney. I've seen jeepneys everywhere since I arrived in the Philippines but had never actually ridden in one, so this was my first time. I ended my Baguio adventure back where I began it, at the SM City Mall, where I enjoyed some special Japanese ramen and another bubble tea. Yum yum! 0:00 SM City Baguio Mall 5:18 Milo Boba Tea 14:29 Sky Ranch Amusement Park 27:02 Baguio Public Market 31:46 Strawberry Ice Cream 35:21 Filipino Sweets 58:31 Baguio T-shirt 1:04:40 World's Cheapest Burger 1:11:38 Day 2 1:19:22 Mt Kalugong Cultural Village 1:39:48 Jeepney Ride 1:49:43 Japanese Ramen 1:59:30 Boba Tea Finale ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$20 First Class Bus (to Philippines Coldest City) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

jJaymuewPYw | 23 Aug 2023

$20 First Class Bus (to Philippines Coldest City) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I was fed up of Manila's scorching heat so I boarded a bus out of town. My destination being the coldest city in the Philippines. Baguio is known as the 'Summer Capital' of the Philippines and is very popular with domestic tourists looking for a break from the roasting hot weather in their own province. There are direct buses running between Manila and Baguio very frequently, but there are different classes with different levels of comfort. Given that it was to be a 6 hour journey (depending on the traffic) I made sure to book the highest category of bus, 'First Class'. There are many different bus companies in Luzon but I don't think there's much difference between them in terms of service and comfort. I chose to go with Victory Liner. At the Victory Liner bus station in Pasay there's a dedicated waiting room for first class passenger. Nothing fancy, just some tea, coffee and a TV, but the main thing is the air conditioning. I was able to sit in comfort until the bus was ready to depart. The first class bus has a 1-2 seating arrangement, so it's possible to book a seat alone without someone next to you. That's perfect for someone like me travelling solo. You don't want to be touching arms with a stranger for 6 hours like on some budget airline. It didn't even take 6 hours though. The bus took ages to get out of Manila, due to the ridiculous traffic, but after that the roads were clear and we arrived in Baguio much sooner than I expected. I thought the ticket price of 1,049 PHP ($18.63) was worth it for all the space I had, but other than that there's nothing fancy about the bus. No individual entertainment units, charging ports, anything like that. The Victory Liner terminal in Baguio is located directly opposite a Jollibee restaurant so the first thing I did in Baguio was enjoy a delicious Double Yumburger. I then checked in to the Orchard Hotel. It was the best hotel I could find in the central area of Baguio. There were some better hotels but they were in more remote areas. My room at Orchard Hotel was hardly perfect, but the view from the balcony was awesome. Getting close to sunset, I decided to visit the huge hangout area in the centre of Baguio called Burnham Park. There were loads of vendors selling ice cream and other treats, and a huge lake where people were enjoying boat rides. So after enjoying a "special" strawberry ice cream, that I've no idea what was so special about it, I jumped on a pontoon and did a lap of the lake. As the sun set, I got myself another sweet treat, a special "Ice Scramble" which is something like a Halo-halo and headed back to my hotel to enjoy a room service massage. Life is good. 0:00 First Class Bus 12:17 Jollibee Double Yumburger 20:36 Baguio Hotel 32:45 Special Strawberry Ice Cream 38:51 Baguio Lake Boat Ride 51:06 Baguio Football Park 55:24 Special Ice Scramble ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Mission: Impossible - Philippines Jersey Hunt ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

T1HFCmftcCY | 29 Jul 2023

Mission: Impossible - Philippines Jersey Hunt ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I went deep into Manila's biggest market, known as Divisoria. My mission was to find a Philippines national football jersey to add to my collection of sports shirts. I found pictures of it online, so I knew what to look for, but I also knew it was going to be a challenge. Football isn't a popular sport at all in the Philippines, so even in the biggest market in the country, it wouldn't be easy to find. What was easier to find was some local Filipino snacks. I found a lady selling Pichi-pichi, a sweet and chewy Filipino dessert. I thought they were made with rice flour, as the texture was like a Japanese mochi, but they're actually made from steamed cassava flour. Just like in the previous vlog, I had dessert and then I went and ate a proper meal. It's not the order I planned to eat things but I just eat what I discover and looks good at the time. I was actually looking for some Pares, which is some kind of stewed beef, but the local kids showed me to a vendor selling something called Buto-buto, which is a beef soup. I'd never heard of it before but it was a lucky discovery, as it was tasty, filling and cheap. I'd definitely like to eat that Filipino street food again. The next day I continued the vlog, and the football jersey hunt. This time not in the biggest market, but the biggest mall - Mall of Asia. It turned out not to be the place to find it, but I had a backup plan, which was to attend a local football match and buy a jersey there. So I booked a Grab Car on the Grab app and headed for the Rizal Stadium to watch ADT (Azkals Development Team.) 0:00 Intro 1:34 Divisoria Mall 9:50 Juan Luna Plaza 11:24 168 Mall 13:21 Football Shirt Vendor 21:10 Pichi-Pichi Filipino Sweets 26:20 999 Mall 33:38 Buto-Buto Filipino Soup 43:29 Mall of Asia 50:35 Rizal Memorial Stadium ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

The Best Way to Experience Old Manila ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

8ujTkiqCD4E | 23 Jul 2023

The Best Way to Experience Old Manila ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

I entered the walled city of Manila, known as Intramuros. This was the original city that was built by the Spanish after they invaded in the 16th century. The walls of Intramuros still stand strong four and a half centuries later. As do many of the buildings such as universities and churches. So there's plenty to see, all within walking distance. The area of Intramuros is just 0.67 sq kilometres or 0.26 sq miles. But why walk when you can take a fun horse ride? Well, the last time I took a horse ride, at Clifton Beach in Karachi, Pakistan, it didn't work out so well. But I had faith that there were no scams in Intramuros. The local government have everything regulated there and all the tour guides must be licenses. The cost for a 1 hour horse ride is 1,000 PHP ($18 USD) but a little bit of negotiation and that became 800 PHP ($15 USD.) My new friend, Ben the horse, took me to the San Augustin Church, where the tomb of Manila's founder, Miguel Lopez De Legazpi is located. The tomb is blocked off from visitors, but my tour guide said it was okay for me to move the barrier and visit the Spanish conquistador's resting place to pay my respects. After more touring Old Manila, we stopped off at one of the bastions, where there are 14 old cannons. I was able to climb up onto the walls but my view from there was much different than it would have been in the 16th century. What used to be the ocean is now reclaimed land and is used as a golf course. I met a bunch of kids up on the walls who very friendly, but then one started begging for coins. I hadn't encountered any beggars so far in Manila, but I'd been spending all my time in Makati and BGC, which are the more upmarket areas of the city. After the Intramuros horse ride tour, I was dropped off at Fort Santiago. This citadel was built next to the ocean by the Spanish and was used to keep the city safe from invaders. It was difficult to walk around in roasting heat. I wished I was back on the horse, but unfortunately they can't go inside the fort. I sought shelter from Manila's scorching weather, looking for the nearest McDonald's. Yes, even in the old town, with all the historic buildings, you can find McDonalds, Jollibee and Starbucks. I found a KFC first, and jumped in there to soak up the air conditioning and enjoy a Coke Zero Vanilla Float. (A cup of Coke Zero with a lump of vanilla ice cream dunked in it.) Refreshed, I strolled over the new Binondo - Intramuros Bridge that was gifted to Manila by China. This links old town Manila to Chinatown. I was looking for a food street in Binondo but the locals pointed me in the direction of a street that had only one restaurant. The Ilang Ilang Restaurant on Ilang street has existed since 1910 and serves authentic Chinese food. I asked the auntie working there for her recommendation and she suggested I try Lomi. Lomi is thick egg noodles served in a beef soup, with chunks of tender beef. I Googled about Lomi, and it said it was a Filipino dish, but the auntie and the other customers all assured me that it's authentic Chinese cuisine. That was reassuring, because if I had travelled all the way to Manila's Chinatown just to eat Filipino food then I'd feel rather silly. With a belly full of Lomi noodles, I explored more of the Binondo area, ending up in a mall. The Lucky Chinatown Mall is all China themed and people are allowed to bring their dogs. I met a cute chow chow breed called Mochi. I eventually found a street with many restaurants but they had huge queues outside. Chuan Kee restaurant and 'Cafรฉ Mezzanine - Volunteer Fireman's Coffee Shop' both had more people waiting to get in, than there were people dining inside. After a full day of exploring, I couldn't be bothered waiting, so I just grabbed a cheap 10 peso melon juice from a street vendor and called it a night. It wasn't easy getting from Binondo to Makati, though. Grab drivers wouldn't accept my request, in the evening rush hour but some friendly local girls suggested that I use JoyRide app instead, which is an app for motorbike taxis, and that worked well. I got back to my Makati hotel quickly and cheaply. 0:00 Intro 2:11 Intramuros Horse Ride 8:38 Legazpi's Tomb 13:59 Exploring Intramuros 18:30 Intramuros Bastion 23:53 Walled City Horse Ride 31:00 Fort Santiago 41:20 Coke Zero Float 47:21 Binondo Intramuros Bridge 52:27 Lomi Noodles 59:45 Urban Park 1:01:22 Lucky Chinatown Mall 1:07:20 Chinatown Food Street 1:11:34 JoyRide Taxi ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Hungry Vlogger Munches Manila's Mango Ice Cream ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

Si0IUhbGIHE | 16 Jul 2023

Hungry Vlogger Munches Manila's Mango Ice Cream ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

This hungry Scotsman visited the Salcedo weekend market in Makati, Manila. I woke up on Saturday morning, looked out my hotel window, and saw lots of tents being set up in the Jaime C. Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, where I'm staying in the Makati district of Manila. Since I'd already woken up too late to take advantage of the hotel breakfast, this weekend market right next to my hotel was a welcome sight for a late brekkie munch. My first impressions were that the market was ultra clean and nice. The vendors were all selling gourmet and artisanal foods. Makati is a high class and modern area of Manila, and the food at this weekend market matches that. Although it's called a "weekend market" it's actually only open on Saturdays, from 7 am to 2 pm. The first thing I enjoyed at the market was a Pakistani Beef kebab and mango lassi. It wasn't something that was expecting to find there, but the Pakistani owner of the stall found me as he's a viewer of the channel. He offered me the food and drink for free, showing true Pakistani hospitality and generosity, even though we are in Philippines. I didn't see many Pinoy food options at this street market. It was mostly international cuisine. This is the same as in the fancy malls, all the food options are international. I browsed a row of vendors selling such international foods as middle eastern falafal, Japanese pancakes and then Hungarian sausages. Those big, juicy sausages grilling away were the most beautiful sight, sound and smell. I couldn't resist. There was a long wait, as The Hungarian sausages are very popular at this market. After baking away in the midday heat, while waiting for my sausage, I took it back to the air conditioned comfort of my hotel room to fully enjoy it. The sausage was super juicy and a little bit spicy. It tasted similar to a Spanish chorizo sausage, but wasn't as dense. Even though it looked dense and filling, it was light enough that I munched it quickly and was ready to find more food to eat. I was in the mood for sweet food and was attracted to the ice cream cart, which was selling only mango ice cream. The local way to eat it is in a bread bun, rather than a cone, so that's what I opted for. The mango ice cream wasn't so sweet, like they didn't use loads of added sugar to it. The mango taste was authentic, like real mangos had been used as an ingredient. I enjoyed the natural tasting mango ice cream and it didn't feel like I'd eaten something naughty. Washing down that food, I found a vendor selling "Buko Pandan Drink." Buko is Filipino for Coconut, so it was coconut water mixed with pandan. Pandan is a leaf that's often used in South East Asia for a special taste and aroma. Again, they hadn't added loads of sugar to the drink, so it felt natural and healthy. I was impressed by this weekend market. All the food is top quality and on the healthy side as well. I'd definitely recommend visiting there if you want to try some street food in a clean, relaxed and friendly environment. 0:00 Salcedo Weekend Market 2:41 Pakistani Beef Kebab 14:41 Hungarian Sausage 25:33 Mango Ice Cream Bun 31:50 Coconut Pandan Drink ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Luxury Trip to Manila ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

YhVy0eZdUb8 | 09 Jul 2023

Luxury Trip to Manila ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ

When I first visited Manila seven years ago, I travelled there by budget airline and stayed in a cheap area of the city. This time I opted for the luxury Manila experience. I flew there by business class and stayed in Makati, a very modern area of the city, in a 5 star hotel. Before booking my flight ticket, I made sure to check that the aircraft I was flying on would have a lie-flat seat. Not every business class ticket with Thai Airways or Philippines Airlines between Bangkok and Manila guarantees you this type of seat. Some aircraft just have the wider regular seats. In that case it wouldn't be worth the cost of a business class ticket. The airport experience with Thai Airways, flying from BKK, was a smooth one. As Suvarnabhumi Airport is the main hub airport for Thai, they are able to provide fast track immigration and security for business and first class passengers. So that took just a few minutes. The Royal Silk lounge was very nice, clean, spacious and the food was awesome. It was also right next to the gate for my flight, which I could see through the lounge window. That meant I was able to wait until I saw the flight was boarding before leaving the comfort of the lounge. The business class seating arrangement on the 787-900 Dreamliner was my favourite type, the "herringbone." With this type of arrangement, if you are flying solo then you can have a single seat with no neighbour next to you. The food onboard was very good. I enjoyed a tasty Thai beef green curry and lemon meringue. Immigration at Manila airport was smooth. Only a few minutes queuing and no cost for the visa. Compare that to when I flew to Jakarta, Indonesia and had to wait 2 hours and pay $35 for visa to enter the country. I feel grateful that Philippines makes it easy for tourists to visit their country. I picked up a local SIM card at the airport, which wasn't cheap at $30. I'm sure I could have gotten one much cheaper in the city but it's always less hassle to get the SIM card at the airport. I've wasted whole days in that past when travelling to Pakistan, Indonesia and Turkey trying to get a SIM card in the city, as most shops there are unable to register a foreigner. There is a pickup point for Grab cars right outside arrivals at Manila Airport. Very convenient. No need to bargain or deal with scammy taxi touts. I stayed at Somerset Central Salcedo Makati hotel, costing $130 per night. A bit expensive but hotels in Manila are pricy compared to other cities in South East Asia. My room had a small kitchen area with washer/dryer, so that's something I usually don't have and was much appreciated. The gym and swimming pool were awesome. The location was perfect, next to a park and walking distance to a few nice malls. I couldn't find much to complain about at this hotel, other than the in-room safe was too small to fit a normal sized laptop. I visited Greenbelt, a fancy mall with several sections spread around a big garden area. I was there looking for Filipino food, but went on a side mission to have an AI chair massage. I see these massage chairs in malls quite often, where you can insert some money and have a relaxing massage for 15 minutes or so, to take a break from your shopping adventure. This place was a shop that was actually selling the chairs for people to put in their own home. I got to try out their best model, and I loved the experience. I'd definitely buy one if I had somewhere to put it. Feeling relaxed, I visited a Filipino restaurant in the mall to enjoy some Pinoy cuisine. The mall had mostly international restaurants like Italian, Chinese and Japanese but I had to try Pinoy Food for my first day in the Philippines. I was specifically looking for Sisig and this restaurant had it. Sisig is a well seasoned dish made from chopped pork jowls, ears and belly, and chicken liver. From one fancy mall to another. I took a Grab from Makati to Bonifacio Global City to visit the Venice Grand Canal Mall, to enjoy a Gondola ride and some Pinoy desserts. Again, most of the restaurants there were international, but they did have a branch of the famous Filipino fast food restaurant, Jollibee. So I enjoyed a Jollibee Peach Mango pie with Mango Graham Ice Cream to end my day on a sweet note. 0:00 BKK Airport 8:57 Thai Airways Business Class 17:43 Arriving in Manila 26:03 Makati Hotel 43:18 Makati Mall 53:37 AI Massage Chair 1:03:37 Pinoy Food (Sisig) 1:14:05 Grab Ride to BGC 1:21:11 Venice Grand Canal Mall 1:26:13 Gondola Ride 1:38:32 Jollibee Desserts ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$70 Luxury Sleeper Train in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Gh742nz0cgg | 18 Jun 2023

$70 Luxury Sleeper Train in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Travelling from Semarang to Jakarta, I had the pleasure of riding in the Luxury cabin of Indonesia's best train. The 'Argo Anggrek Luxury Sleeper' is the highest luxury class available on Java's railway. With a long journey of 5 hours, it was the perfect way to relax and enjoy my travel day. The huge, cushioned, reclining leather seat, peace, privacy and beautiful views from the large windows made this a most memorable and enjoyable train ride. The ticket price from Semarang Tawang to Gambir station in Jakarta is between 1,025,000 - 1,315,000 rupiah, depending on the fare bucket. You usually need to book a week or so in advance to get the lower price. I bought the ticket for 1,025,000 plus booking fee, which came to just under $70 USD. A bargain, for what is equivalent to, or better than, a lie flat business class seat on major airline. The rest of the train had only executive cabins, and those seats cost from 460,000 - 705,000 rupiah ($30 - $47 USD). There were no economy seats on this train. I've travelled in an 'Executive' cabin before, from Jakarta to Bandung - Full video: https://youtu.be/9AfbfjGYkKM And from Bandung back to Jakarta in 'Executive Luxury' - Full video: https://youtu.be/kazffUdpyo8 I can say that this 'Luxury Sleeper' cabin only the Argo Anggrek train is a massive step up from both 'Executive' and 'Executive Luxury' class. It's easily worth the extra money. I enjoyed the train ride to Jakarta and didn't even need to use the aeroplane style in-flight entertainment TV to occupy myself. The views as we travelled across the north coast of Java were entertaining enough. I was given a hot meal of chicken and nasi goreng, and a snack box, but was still hungry after demolishing all that. The train has a restaurant cabin so I went there to enjoy some rendang. Rendang is a famous Indonesian food that I hadn't tried yet. People kept recommending it to me but I never saw it available anywhere that I was travelling. Rendang is beef that's slow cooked in coconut milk and spices. I got the microwavable meal version of it on the train, and the beef was very tough and hard. I did like the taste though, so I really must try an authentic version of rendang in a nice restaurant when I get the chance. We arrived at Gambir station in the early evening. Central Jakarta is a long way from where my hotel is located, in Tangerang city. It's possible to get there with another train but I chose the lazy option and booked a Grab car, that cost me 200,000 rupiah ($13 USD) after giving the driver a big tip. We spent over an hour in rush hour traffic during a storm. My reason for choosing to stay in Tangerang rather than Central Jakarta is that Tangerang is near the airport, and it was my 2nd last day in Indonesia. So I checked into my home for the next 2 nights at the Novotel Tangerang. I decided on this hotel because it was connected to a huge mall. Considering the heavy rain, that feature brings a lot of convenience. The room was 1,000,000 rupiah per night, which is $67 USD. I would say it was worth it, if I got the king size bed that I paid for, but this hotel fooled me by giving me two single beds pushed together, with a sheet over them to make it look like a big bed. After getting settled into my room and loading up the mini bar from Alfamart, I enjoyed a nice Japanese chicken katsu curry in the mall to end my day. By bedtime I was feeling good, despite the long travel day. That's the difference between luxury and economy travel. I've taken 5 hour train rides in Sri Lanka and India and felt exhausted by the end of the day, but 5 hours of peace and relaxation on Indonesia's best train left me feeling great. 0:00 Semarang Train Station 3:00 Luxury Sleeper Train 6:03 Chicken Nasi Goreng 11:28 Luxury Snack Box 17:41 Restaurant Train Cabin 24:03 Jakarta Gambir Station 26:38 Novotel Tangerang 32:16 Coke Zero Hunt 37:42Feeding Stray Cat 42:59 Japanese Katsu Curry ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Hungry Vlogger Raids Semarang's Best Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

VLIh1cj6kDs | 11 Jun 2023

Hungry Vlogger Raids Semarang's Best Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

The "Chinatown" in any city is a sure bet for finding some delicious food, and the one in Semarang is no exception. A large section of Semarang's Chinatown is closed off to vehicle traffic every Friday - Sunday evening, and turned into a night market called Pasar Semawis. This night market was different to what I was expecting. Every other night market I've visited in Asia has been loud, crowded and chaotic. The Semawis market was much more relaxed, with not so many visitors and lots of space in between each stall. The street is very wide and it's comfortable to walk around in peace. I feel like even if someone was in a wheelchair they could comfortably explore this place, and I can't say that about any other night market I've visited in Asia. I was in the mood for some satay (grilled meat on sticks) and that was easy to find in this market. Many stalls were selling it. I was attracted to a stall selling sate babi (pork satay) at 6,000 rupiah ($0.40 USD) per stick. Just as in every Chinatown in Indonesia, pork is easily available here. There were a few stalls selling Indonesia food but it was mostly different kinds of Asian foods, particularly Japanese. I enjoyed some Japanese style meat sticks and Japanese soufflรฉ pancakes, as well as a Thai style mango drink/dessert. 0:00 Semawis Night Market 1:21 Pork Satay 7:03 Japanese Meat Sticks 17:24 Thai Mango Juice 28:17 Grilled Pork Fat 33:40 Japanese Fluffy Pancakes ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I've Never Seen a Slum Like This ๐Ÿ˜ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

g3iDWVFneb0 | 04 Jun 2023

I've Never Seen a Slum Like This ๐Ÿ˜ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I visited a slum in Indonesia that's been completely transformed in recent years. After a project headed by the local school principal, and some government funding, this slum earned the name "Kampung Pelangi," which means "Rainbow Village." The name "Rainbow Village" is because the 200 - 300 homes in this village are painted with bright colours. The narrow streets are kept very clean and people plant flowers in the limited space outside their homes. It looks beautiful from a distance and also from up close, when walking around. That's what I did there, walk around, exploring, saying "hi" to the local people. Everyone was super friendly, despite a foreigner walking through their gardens with a camera. Their village is firmly on the tourist map of Semarang, so they would be used to seeing people like me. I was actually surprised that I was the only tourist there. I didn't see any others during the hour I spent exploring the village. I expected to see many tourists there, taking Instagram shots against the many colourful murals. I also expected there would be many businesses there selling souvenirs and such like to the tourists, but I didn't come across even one such shop. The only open business that I found was a small restaurant that served fried chicken. And I only found it because the local kids showed me where it was. I enjoyed a delicious plate of fried chicken and fritters with the company of the local villagers and hungry street cats. It was a very different experience than I was expecting, which tells you not to believe everything you read online in travel blogs. Reading those, I was led to believe this place was going to be swarmed with tourists, but it turned out to be a more authentic experience. 0:00 Rainbow Village 7:16 Meeting Local Kids 12:26 Fried Chicken 26:57 Exploring the Village ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$2 Bamboo Roasted Pork - Traditional Food in Toraja, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

HWmB5XVpDvA | 28 May 2023

$2 Bamboo Roasted Pork - Traditional Food in Toraja, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I visited Pasar Bolu, the biggest market in Toraja, Indonesia. From what I saw on the Google Maps listing, this was mainly a cattle market, selling pigs and buffalos. I thought it would be a good place to look around, but there may not be anything for me to buy there. What I found when I got there was the opposite. I didn't see any livestock at all being sold and instead it was hundreds of regular market stalls. After the motorbike roundtrip to get there, I had built up a thirst. I saw a lady selling coconuts, but they didn't look like the type for drinking. It looks like they were for people to take home and use for cooking. The lady vendor did hack one open for me, though, and I was surprised at how much coconut water was inside. I was extremely refreshed after that. I then found a little warung with friendly staff that was selling fish and rice, so I enjoyed a nice meal there. The fish tasted like it was cooked in tea. Very strange, but it wasn't disgusting or anything. It tasted pretty good. A lady came by selling fresh tamarillo juice, so I got even more refreshment. I bought Toraja bag in a beautiful local pattern as a souvenir, then left the market to go find more local food. I had been recommended a restaurant called Warung Pong Buri, who specialise in pork that's cooked inside bamboo. When a local person recommends something like this, you have to try it and I was glad that I did. The bamboo pork didn't look to appetising but it was delicious. With a belly full of pork, I got back on the bike and headed for Londa, a famous ancient Torajan graveyard. It's similar to the cemetery that I visited in a previous vlog at the Kete Kesu village. Coffins are attached to the side of cliffs and in caves. At Kete Kesu my tour guide was a little kid who couldn't speak English. At Londa I was lucky enough to have a fully fluent English speaking guide. Do look out for Mr Silo if you visit Londa, as he's the perfect guide to show you around that place. I thought my day was done, as it was coming towards the evening and the rain storm started. However, when I got back to my hotel and freshened up a bit, I went to the balcony and saw that the sky was clear again. With 2 hours until dark, I decided to get back on the scooter for one last adventure. I took a road trip up to Lolai which has some of the best views of North Toraja. This was the final vlog from the Toraja lands. Thanks for joining me in exploring this beautiful area of Sulawesi, Indonesia. 0:00 Intro 1:58 Pasar Bolu Market 5:30 Fresh Coconut 10:09 Local Fish Meal 16:40 Tamarillo Drink 20:53 Toilet Hunt 24:18 Bargaining for a Bag 30:51 Bamboo Pork 40:23 Londa Ancient Graveyard 1:06:45 Lolai Scenic Road Trip 1:17:33 Finding Jesus ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.06 Market Snacks in Toraja, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

EdQP8SK1RDI | 20 May 2023

$0.06 Market Snacks in Toraja, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

A day of exploring in Tana Toraja. I jumped on my scooter and travelled from my home stay in North Toraja, down to Tana Toraja. My first mission was to find Jesus. In this predominantly Christian area of Indonesia, there is a massive Jesus statue at one of the highest points, looking down onto the village. It was surely built with inspiration from Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. I arrived at the Jesus Christ Blessing Statue in Buntu Burake, Makale and realised there wasn't much to do there, other than admire the statue and the incredible view. I did very much enjoyed the drive up there, however. The second half of the journey was on mountain roads that were beautifully paved, with brilliant views and barely any traffic. After visiting Jesus I decided to visit Makale town centre. Makale is main town in the Tana Toraja regency. I went to the Pasar Sentral (central market) there and found some friendly people selling local cakes and sweets. I sampled a few of them and liked everything I tried. So I bought a big back full. These cakes cost just 1,000 rupiah each. That's just $0.06 USD! There wasn't much else that interested me in the market, other than a souvenir Toraja t-shirt. So I bargained for one of them and then headed out onto the streets. I was looking for something to eat when I found a meatball shop. A pork meatball shop in fact. As there are so many Christians living in this area, it seems that the sale of pork isn't limited in any way, and is readily available. I enjoyed my Bakso Babi (Pork Meatballs), which was served in a nice soup. These Indonesian meatballs are very different to the meatballs we have in Europe. In Indonesia they use tapioca as a filler, which makes them cheaper to make and gives a very chewy texture. As the soup was very salty, and I was already struggling with the hot weather, my next mission after leaving the meatball shop was to find myself a nice refreshing drink, such as coconut water or Cendol. I ended up finding a vendor selling something called Pop Ice. This is some powdered drink that's sold in small sachets. The vendor had dozens of different flavours and I chose melon flavour. He added a lot of extra ingredients and toppings to the drink, so it was amazing value at just 5,000 rupiah ($0.33). Feeling refreshed, I was ready to head back to my homestay in Rantepao, but a local man invited me to his home to try his wife's Pisang Ijo dessert. I had planned to continue the adventure a bit longer but the weather changed quickly and ruined that plan. Instead, I waited for the worst of the storm to end and rode my bike back 30 minutes in the rain to the comfort of my homestay, a hot shower and a lovely home cooked meal. 0:00 Motorbike Ride 2:52 Jesus Statue 14:53 Central Market 18:38 Local Sweets 29:23 Toraja T-shirt Hunt 35:00 Bargaining for T-shirt 40:24 Pork Meatball Soup 47:05 Toraja Fishing Lake 49:58 Cendol Hunt 53:38 Pop Ice Drink 1:03:49 Pisang Ijo Dessert ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Toraja Funeral Buffalo Sacrifice (Extremely Graphic) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Qf4ySlVdTrE | 14 May 2023

Toraja Funeral Buffalo Sacrifice (Extremely Graphic) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

This vlog contains extremely graphic video of buffalos being sacrificed as part of the traditional funeral rituals of the Toraja tribe in Sulawesi, Indonesia. When someone dies in the Toraja community, they have very interesting rituals related to putting that person to rest. The full Toraja funeral rituals involve sacrificing many buffalo, which aren't cheap. Only the wealthiest in society, or those with strong financial support from a large family are able to have the full rituals. The Toraja people believe that the more grand the funeral ceremony is, and the more buffalos that are slaughtered as a sacrifice, the better chance the dead person has to make it to heaven. 0:00 Toraja Funeral 3:20 Buffalo Sacrifice 11:46 Pig Sacrifice 15:44 Megalithic Stones 19:46 Baby Graves 25:24 Nasi Goreng 27:44 Funeral Ceremony Ends 34:13 Coffin Walk ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$60 Village Homestay in Toraja, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

SM1iAmHkQc8 | 07 May 2023

$60 Village Homestay in Toraja, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I travelled from Makassar to the land of the Toraja people to stay with a local family. The Torajans are a tribe who live in Central Sulawesi and are famous for their interesting rituals. Ordinarily, travelling from Makassar to the Toraja regency would take a whole day of travel. The guide books will tell you it's a 9 hour bus ride on mostly bumpy roads. Thankfully, I learned that a new airport had been built in Tana Toraja and there were a few flights per week to there, directly from Makassar. A 35 minute flight beats a 9 hour bus journey, without doubt. The flight with Lion Air cost 1,100,000 rupiah ($75 USD) and to check 20Kg of luggage cost an extra 500,000 ($34 USD). Definitely more expensive than the bus option, but totally worth it to save a whole day of travelling. The new Toraja airport was really nice. Super clean and surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Tana Toraja. Since there's only a maximum of 1 flight per day, it's a hassle free experience. No long waits to collect the baggage or anything like that. I arranged with my homestay to be picked up in a car. Apparently there used to be an airport shuttle bus but due to lack of demand it doesn't run any more. So private transport is the only way. It cost 250,000 rupiah ($17 USD) for the 45 minute private taxi ride, which is pretty expensive compared to taxi and Grab app prices in Indonesian cities. In this part of Sulawesi there's no metered taxi's or ride hailing apps, unfortunately. I did rent a motorbike for my entire Toraja trip, though, so no more hassle or expense with transport. This was also arranged through my homestay at the cost of 100,000 rupiah ($6.80 USD) per day, which is quite reasonable. At my homestay, which is called Rura Raya, I was greeted by the lovely lady who runs it with her brother. She was so friendly and gave the type of personal welcome to the accommodation that you can only get in a homestay, not in a commercial hotel. The homestay is in Rantepao, the main city of the Toraja Utara regency. It's a separate regency from the Tana Toraja regency where the airport is located, but both these regencies are home to th Toraja people. The Rura Raya homestay is in a western style home, surrounded by Tongkonans, which are traditional Torajan buildings. There were many small Tongkonans which are used to store rice, and a big Tongkonan that was formally the family home, before they moved into the more modern building they built next to it. My room was simple, but very comfortable, with attached bathroom with hot shower. There was no AC but it wasn't needed as the climate in North Toraja is very cool, being at a high altitude. The room cost 855,000 rupiah ($58 USD) per night and I felt like it was good value compared to other options in the area. There are a few actual hotels in the Toraja area but they all looked pretty terrible, so homestays are definitely the way to go if you visit this place. After getting settled in to my new home, I took the motorbike out for a little bit of an adventure. I found a village called 'Ke'te Kesu' where they have a traditional Toraja cemetery. At this burial place, Toraja people are buried above ground, with coffins attached to the side of a cliff. It was an incredible sight, and like nothing I'd ever seen before. 0:00 Toraja Flight 2:52 Toraja Airport 7:28 Road Trip to North Toraja 10:15 Toraja Homestay 31:04 Toraja Motorbike Adventure 36:51 Ke'te Kesu Village 40:58 Toraja Cemetery ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.30 Meatballs at Makassar's Crazy Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

iIBkvsmBrJ0 | 30 Apr 2023

$0.30 Meatballs at Makassar's Crazy Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I visited Makassar's Cidu Traditional Market and it was one of the craziest night markets I've been to. It was actually less crowded than the Kodam night market in Surabaya, but the difference was that Cidu night market is on a street with heavy traffic from vehicles. As you walk around Cidu market, it's not just other people that you need to watch out for. You have to be careful not the get run over by a car or motorbike. I started my foodie adventure by trying some of the local meatballs. For 3 balls of Bakso Ayam it cost only 5,000 rupiah (just over $0.30). The chicken meatballs had a very chewy texture, like it was half minced chicken and half tapioca or some ingredient like that. Covered in the special sauce, they were very tasty. The local Makassar people were very friendly at this market. The girl who had a stall beside the meatball vendor offered me a free chocolate banana pancake. Yum yum! I washed that down with a mango juice, but the vendor I bought it from may have upsold me. He had the mango juice priced with two options, 5,000 and 10,000. I guess that's for small or large. He refused to sell me the 5,000 size and made me take the 10,000 one. I don't know what he was saying. Maybe that the small size wasn't available, but I don't know how that's possible. Couldn't he just make the same drink as the large size one but use half the ingredients? The juice vendor made the drink with fresh mango, but as usual he added loads of condensed milk and syrup. I think all juice vendors in Indonesia do this as standard, so if you want a natural drink you need to tell them before they start making it. After I finished with my drink I wasn't empty handed for long. Some kids carrying a basket of fried food convinced me to try a piece of fried chicken for the low price of 3,000 rupiah ($0.20.) As you can imagine, for that price, it wasn't great. It was all skin and bone with hardly any meat. Needless to say that I was still hungry after that. I went on the hunt for something tasty-looking that I hadn't tried before and found Indonesian Kebabs. It wasn't anything like what I was expecting by the name "Kebab." I enjoyed some cheap sushi and then a traditional Indonesian snack called Gogos Bakar to finish off my trip to this crazy night market. It was a fun but exhausting experience. 0:00 Chicken Meatballs 8:27 Banana Pancakes 10:50 Mango Juice 18:14 Street Fried Chicken 24:24 Indonesian Kebab 30:28 Street Sushi 35:48 Traditional Indonesian Food ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$2 Beef Heart Soup - Local Food in Makassar, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

cVqKTi2mOHc | 23 Apr 2023

$2 Beef Heart Soup - Local Food in Makassar, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

A friendly local guy I met at the mall in Makassar offered to take me to experience some local food. I was keen to try Coto Makassar, a local beef soup. I asked Victor if he knew a good place to go eat it and he suggested Rumah Makan Ranggong, an old family run restaurant. It was one of those local restaurants that had loads of pictures on their wall of famous people who had visited, including the old president of Indonesia. The Coto Makassar soup is a broth made from ground up peanuts, and beef meat is added. There's also the option to add various organs such as heart, brain, liver, lung and tongue. I opted for meat, heart and tongue. It seemed like a good combination. I liked the taste of the peanuty soup and the beef meat was good quality. The tongue was a bit chewy, as you would expect tongue to be, but still nice. The heart, I wasn't a big fan of. It was very dry. After doing a bit of sightseeing at Fort Rotterdam, a 17th century Dutch fort, we went to another popular local restaurant for another popular local food. Pisang Ijo is made from banana wrapped in a green dough made of flour, water, and green coloring from suji or pandan leaves. The banana is then steamed and served with a sweet sauce made of coconut milk, sugar, and starch. It's served over shaved ice, making it the type of cold, sweet and refreshing dessert that is perfect to eat in a tropical climate like there is in Sulawesi. Thanks to Mr Victor for taking me to these awesome local restaurants. 0:00 Coto Makassar 14:56 Fort Rotterdam 24:58 Pisang Ijo ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I Flew to Makassar for this Sweet Treat ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

-1n9r1NPW3g | 16 Apr 2023

I Flew to Makassar for this Sweet Treat ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Time to explore more of Indonesia. I flew from Surabaya in East Java to Makassar in South Sulawesi. At Juanda International Airport in Surabaya I was saddened to discover that I had no lounge access in the domestic terminal. There was a business lounge there but I couldn't get in with my Lounge Key membership that I get free with my credit card. It's rare that I'm in a situation where I don't have lounge access at an airport. I usually only fly in economy if it's a short flight, and the Lounge Key normally gets me into a lounge on those occasions. So this time I was forced to pay for an overpriced and mediocre quality nasi goreng in the food court, followed by an overpriced Coke Zero from the Circle K. The Lion Air flight to Makassar was quick at just 90 minutes. Thankfully, getting from the Makassar airport to my hotel was smooth as there's a Grab pickup point right outside the terminal exit. There are many Grab staff there to help you book a ride on the app if you need their assistance. I appreciated that. There was no need to get into a bargaining match for a fair priced ride, like what happened when I arrived in Surabaya. Arriving at my hotel, The Rinra, I was very impressed. The lobby was beautiful and the hotel was joined onto a mall, giving incredible convenience. My expectations for the room were high. $120 per night is a lot for a hotel in Makassar, where decent hotels can easily be found in the $40 a night range. The hotel itself was meeting those expectations up until I got to my room. It looked pretty small and basic, as well as a bit worn out. I had paid $120 per night for a premier room, rather than $60 for a standard room. It was double the price but also supposed to be double the size and with a balcony. I quickly discovered that the balcony was huge and that's what they were counting as the extra space. So I basically paid $60 for a standard room and another $60 for the balcony. I was quite disappointed in how worn out the room was. Everywhere I looked I could find scratches and grubby marks. Some of which could easily have been cleaned or painted over, but weren't. And there was what looked to be black mold in the shower area. Not nice! The internet speed was atrocious but after talking nicely with the staff they were able to give me a code which allowed me a faster connection, which was a bit closer to a reasonable speed. On the plus side, the swimming pool was awesome and I had it mostly to myself. The connection direct to the mall was also a massive plus. I made use of that every day to buy snacks from the big supermarket there. All in all, I'd say the hotel would be worth it if you stay in a $60 standard room but the $120 rooms aren't worth the price. After settling into my Makassar hotel I headed out into the city to explore for street food. Perhaps the most famous street food in Makassar is Pisang Epe and it was so easy to find. At Lossari beach there were dozens of vendors, who sold almost exclusively Pisang Epe. Pisang Epe is grilled banana that's then squashed and covered in syrup. Yum! After enjoying a 15,000 rupiah ($1 USD) portion of pisang epe, I explored further. I was looking to try the local soup, Coto Makassar, but found a vendor grilling up some Sate Ayam, sticks of chicken satay. The smell was so enticing that I couldn't resist. 8 sticks of Sataya Ayam covered in a tasty peanut sauce were just 20,000 rupiah ($1.35). So I spent just over $2 for dinner and dessert. I did eat my dessert before my dinner, but it was still a satisfying evening street food hunt. I bargained with a local guy to take me back to my hotel on the back of his motorbike and ended up paying about double the normal rate. That's what happens when you don't use Grab, guys. But still, the bargaining banter is always fun. Good night and see you on the next adventure in Makassar! 0:00 Surabaya Airport 2:02 Nasi Goreng 9:55 Lion Air Flight 17:36 Grab Taxi 23:41 Luxury Hotel 46:14 Losari Beach 49:33 Pisang Epe 59:30 Chicken Satay ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Surabaya - East Java's Big City ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

rZS8ow-Obh4 | 09 Apr 2023

Exploring Surabaya - East Java's Big City ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I spent a day exploring Surabaya, Indonesia's 2nd largest city. I started the day off with some famous local food. Rawon is a beef soup that originates from East Java and uses the Keluak as its main ingredient, to give the broth to give a very unique flavour. I researched for a good place to try this local delicacy, and found there was a restaurant near my hotel with a high rating, called Rawon Setan. The bowl of soup I was served at Rawon Setan didn't look too appealing but it tasted surprisingly delicious. The meat was high quality too. I'd definitely eat that again. With belly full of the local soup, I had plenty of energy to explore the city. I ended up visiting the massive submarine that's a popular landmark and tourist attraction in Surabaya. The submarine was once used by the Indonesian Navy and has now been turned into a museum. I was lucky enough to be able to explore the whole submarine by myself. After the sightseeing I was hungry for more local Indonesian cuisine. I went on the hunt for the local satay, called 'Sate Kolopo' which is satay that's covered in grated coconut while it cooks on the grill. I found another highly rated restaurant thanks to Google Maps and took a long walk there, stopping by a street vendor for some durian juice along the way. If you haven't tried durian, it's a type of smelly fruit that you either love it or hate it. The 'Sate Kolopo' at Sate Kelopo Ondomohen didn't look too appealing, just like the soup I had earlier on. But just like that soup, it was surprisingly tasty. I started off with just the chicken satay and then tried a beef one with bone marrow, which was incredible. I was feeling like some dessert and remembered Cak Faiz, who I met on my first night in Surabaya. He has a stall selling local porridge desserts. I enjoyed his Pisang Ijo before and remembered that he also had a dessert called Kacang Ijo that I didn't have a chance to try. I was going to walk there but saw a friendly Becak driver who was looking for some work. He offered me a fair price and off we went. The way his vehicle is set up, is with a motorbike at the back and a passenger car at the front. So you get a full unobstructed view. I'd love to do a full day tour of a city in one of these things. At Mr Faiz dessert stall, I finally tried the Kacang Ijo, which is a porridge made from beans. It was cold, sweet and delicious. Just what I needed as Surabaya is one hot city to be exploring in. This was my last day in Surabaya. Next destination is Makassar in South Sulawesi. 0:00 Intro 1:02 Rawon (Local Beef Soup) 9:33 Streets of Surabaya 14:45 Submarine Monument 32:41 Durian Juice 36:03 Sate Kolopo 46:50 Becak Ride 51:49 Mr Faiz Porridge Dessert ๐Ÿ“ *Rawon Setan*, Jalan Embong Malang No.78/I, Genteng, Surabaya ๐Ÿ“ *Surabaya Submarine Monument*, Jalan Pemuda No.39, Embong Kaliasin, Surabaya ๐Ÿ“ *Sate Kelopo Ondomohen*, Jalan Walikota Mustajab No.36, Ketabang, Surabaya ๐Ÿ“ *Cak Faiz Pisang Ijo*, Jalan Kranggan, Surabaya ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Chaotic Night Market in Surabaya, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

uCMmX6vSB9s | 02 Apr 2023

Chaotic Night Market in Surabaya, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I enjoyed a street food binge at the Kodam Night Market in Surabaya, Indonesia. This market was highly recommended to me by a local girl, when I asked her where the best foodie area of Surabaya was. When I arrived and saw the variety of tasty treats that were available I wasn't disappointed. The only disappointing thing was how crowded it was. Pasar Malam Kodam is huge but it's also hugely popular. I began my foodie adventure with some good local Indonesian food, Gado Gado. I first tried this dish in Bukit Lawang 4 years ago and loved it. Gado Gado is a salad with various ingredients, covered in peanut sauce. It's something healthy and also delicious. Also delicious was the Iced Milo that I enjoyed along with it. Indonesians love Milo and so do I, so I'm happy that it's available everywhere. That was all a nice light appetizer to get the food tour started. I left the Gado Gago vendor and went hunting for more delicious Indonesian cuisine. I was attracted to one stall that had a Super Mario theme. I thought they were selling Takoyaki but it was actually a local food called Pentol Goreng. Pentol is a typical street food, or Kaki Lima, as they call it in Indonesia. It's like a meatball with no meat. As it is served on a stick, it would be the perfect type of food to eat as you walk around the market. However, as one of my hands was taken up by my vlogging camera, I had to find somewhere quiet to sit down and enjoy it. Fortunately I sat next to some friendly people and was offered a stick of Sempol, which is something like a Korean Tteokbokki snack. After enjoying a 5,000 rupiah ($0.30 USD) mango juice, I went on the hunt for a local football jersey. I already bought the Persib Bandung jersey when I was in that city, and Persebaya Surabaya are like a brother club, so I went looking for that too. The market was mainly for food but there was still a big clothes section there. Whenever I successfully complete a market hunt, I like to reward myself with a nice snack. So, wearing my new football shirt, I searched the night market for something tasty. The fried mozarella cheese stick caught my eye. I tried one of them in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and it was delicious. So that's what I bought. I took it back to the quieter area and devoured it! That tasty, cheesy delight was washed down with a lemon iced tea at only 3,000 rupiah ($0.20 USD) from a stall with Mickey Mouse branding. I had room in the big Scottish belly for one more meal and it had to be dessert. The obvious choice was the soufflรฉ Japanese pancakes that seemed to be so popular at this market. There were so many stalls selling these souffle pancakes and all of them had a massive queue. I had a long wait before I could get myself one (actually two, because that was the minimum you could buy) but it was worth it. A sweet way to end this trip to the night market in Surabaya. 0:00 Crazy Night Market 7:33 Gado Gado and Iced Milo 16:54 Super Mario Pentol Goreng 30:30 Mango Juice 32:37 Persebaya Surabaya Football Jersey 41:22 Mozarella Cheese Stick 47:29 Mickey Mouse Iced Tea 54:43 Buying Japanese Pancakes 1:03:30 Fresh Orange Juice 1:07:31 Eating Japanese Souffle Pancakes ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1 Fried Duck - Street Food in Surabaya, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

fqSEiPPWr00 | 26 Mar 2023

$1 Fried Duck - Street Food in Surabaya, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

After checking in to my luxury hotel in Surabaya, I went out to explore the streets for some tasty local food. I was specifically looking for "Nasi Bebek Goreng" which is fried duck with rice. With the help of Google Maps I went exploring, and found a street cart with good reviews. At 20,000 rupiah ($1.30 USD) for a portion it was insanely good value for a big leg of duck, rice and tempeh goreng. For dessert I ate Pisang Ijo from the vendor working beside the Nasi Bebek cart. Pisang Ijo is a popular West Java dessert consisting of "green bananas" coated in coconut milk and palm sugar syrup. It has a sweet and creamy texture and a delicate coconut flavour. The bananas that they use are a specific type that are green even when ripe, and a big more starchy than regular bananas. As if dinner and dessert wasn't enough, I stopped by a Martabak stall on the way back to my hotel. Martabak is something like a thick savoury pancake. I enjoyed the Martabak with some friendly locals who didn't speak much English but were still willing to interact with me. 0:00 Local Shops 8:03 Fried Duck Vendor 13:24 Local Dessert (Pisang Ejo) 16:28 Eating Fried Duck 28:25 Martabak ๐Ÿ“ Nasi Bebek "Sanjaya" Blauran, Jalan Kranggan, Surabaya, Indonesia ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$100 Lion Air Flight to Surabaya, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

IbqBWRRyva8 | 19 Mar 2023

$100 Lion Air Flight to Surabaya, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I left Malaysia and headed back to Indonesia. This time to a city I've never visited before, Surabaya in East Java. My hotel in Kuala Lumpur was connected to the central train station, KL Sentral. This made it very easy for me to get to KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) as there's an airport train that leaves every 20 minutes. This ease of getting to the airport made me a bit too complacent about getting there on time. I ended up just missing the train I planned to take, and the one 20 minutes later would get me the airport not long before check in closed. The airport train was nice and decent value at 55 ringgit ($12 USD) but I had to compare it to the previous airport train I'd taken in Jakarta. The Jakarta airport train is much cheaper and has better seats. At KLIA airport there was a huge queue for my flight. Well, it wasn't just for my flight. Lion Air combined their flights into one queue. So that was annoying. It seems that Lion Air is a low-cost airline and like the budget airlines in Europe, you get a cheap fare but also a lot of hassle. Lion Air is basically the Indonesia Ryanair. Except at least on Ryanair you can buy food and drink during the flight. On this Lion Air flight there was nothing. Not even bottled water. At Surabaya airport I got my visa on arrival quickly. There can often be large queues for visa on arrival at the airports in Jakarta and Bali, but Surabaya has much less international flights arriving. Really it's just getting flights from neighboring countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. After bargaining for a taxi at the airport arrivals, because Grab and Gojek seem to be banned at the international terminal, I arrived in Surabaya city. My hotel, Doubletree by Hilton was good value at $70 per night for a standard room, and with my Hilton Diamond status I managed to get a free upgrade to a suite. I checked in to the hotel right in time for evening canapes in the executive lounge, also free for Diamond members. I had planned to go explore Surabaya for street food but I can't pass up on free food. I could only limit how much of the free food I ate, leaving just enough room to go out and enjoy a couple of local delicacies on the streets - Nasi Bebek and Martabak. 0:00 KL Airport Train 7:06 KL International Airport 14:11 Lion Air Flight 18:58 Surabaya Airport 23:42 Bargaining for a Taxi 28:50 Surabaya Luxury Hotel 33:14 Doubletree Executive Lounge 40:50 Luxury Suite Room Tour ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$6 Indian Banana Leaf Meal in Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

KDFh__yO1Xo | 12 Mar 2023

$6 Indian Banana Leaf Meal in Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I spent a day in Kuala Lumpur exploring Indian culture and cuisine. In this video. I began my day at one of the most famous Hindu shrines in the world, the Batu Caves. The massive staircase to enter the caves looked daunting, so I prepared myself by buying some sweet treats from an Indian sweet shop. I tried a variety of Indian Sweets, with my favourite being Gulab Jamun with cream stuff inside it, that they called Malai Jamun. It was very expensive compared to what I was paying for sweets in India, but it's at a tourist site, so what to expect? I grabbed myself a fresh young coconut to keep me hydrated in the humid weather of Kuala Lumpur. I was already feeling hot at sweaty before even climbing the stairs. As I approached the entrance of the caves, I was greeted by a massive statue of a Hindu god called Murugan, who is popular with Tamil people. It's one of the tallest Handu deity statues in the world. I made my way up the stairs, which was no problem for yer man with two strong legs, but the high humidity made it quite challenging. Once I reached the top, I was in awe of the limestone caves and the natural beauty that surrounded me. Although there were mostly tourists, there were also Hindu people doing rituals and praying. After my experience at the caves, I headed to a South Indian banana leaf restaurant for lunch. Most of the Indian/Hindu population in Malaysia come from Tamil Nadu, so it's easy to find good Tamil food in Kuala Lumpur. I enjoyed a delicious and authentic Tamil meal, which was served on a banana leaf. 0:00 Indian Sweets 6:05 Fresh Coconut 13:05 Batu Caves 24:41 Banana Leaf Meal ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Trying "STINKY TOFU" at KL's Best Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

DC3WUGoJ79M | 04 Mar 2023

Trying "STINKY TOFU" at KL's Best Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I asked locals in Kuala Lumpur where was their best night market. Most recommended that I visit Taman Connaught for the Wednesday night market. It's on the outskirts of the city and doesn't get many tourists, but is incredibly popular with the KL locals. Knowing that it was popular and likely to be busy, I arrived at 6 p.m. thinking that would be early, but the market was already bustling. What street food to try first? I was looking around when I saw a long queue at one stall. "It must be popular," I thought. A girl in the queue told me it was Stinky Tofu. Stinky? How can that possibly be good. She said I must try it and find out. I found out that the "Stinky Tofu" lives up to its name! After getting rid of that nasty food I found a drinks vendor so I could wash the taste out of my mouth. A massive cup of one of my favourite drinks, Milo, did the trick. I needed something delicious to eat after that, and you can't go wrong with Japanese food, so I enjoyed some tasty Takoyaki (octopus balls) and Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) which I washed down with a Japanese matcha green tea. I also found a delicacy that I haven't eaten since my trip to Penang in 2019. At that time I thought it was fried jackfruit, but it was actually a similar fruit called cempedak. They cover it in a batter and deep-fry it, with the result being a crispy, juicy, sweet treat. Scotsmen like me find any deep-fried food to be delicious but the Campedak Goreng was particularly tasty! More fried food was next, as I visited the Mao Mao Ultrachef who fries up food covered in a special salted duck egg batter. I ordered just the fried squid but the friendly owner, Mr. Mao, offered me a sample bag of everything he had available. The fried chicken was awesome. Fortunately some Bangladeshi subscribers stopped by and helped me eat all the Mao Mao Ultrachef food, so I still had room in my belly to explore for more tasty street food. The drink I chose next almost made me full though. A big cup of fresh avocado juice. It's not a light drink by any means, so I'll try to remember that in the future. I like to drink light so that I can eat heavy! I enjoyed two awesome desserts to end my food tour of the night market. One was the Crispy Po Pia which is made up like Peking Duck pancakes but the filling is boiled turnip. Definitely something I've never seen before on my travels, so I had to try it and the price was attractive too at just 3.30 ringgits ($0.75 USD) per portion. I liked the sweet turnip pancakes and will definitely eat them again if I find them at another market. My second dessert was "Fried Milk." I had no idea that you could fry milk but somehow this vendor was doing it. I tried to ask him about the ingredients or cooking method but he told me it was a secret. I expected the fried milk cubes to be made with gelatin or something to give me the solid texture, but when I ate them it was nothing like that. It was all soft, mushy and light. Very tasty too! I finished the night off with a fresh coconut / sugarcane juice combo and that was me fully satisfied. What a foodie adventure it was, and I barely tried 5% of the food that was available in the market. 0:00 Night Market 2:01 Stinky Tofu 6:13 Godzilla Milo 8:38 Tamagoyaki (Japanese Omelette) 12:19 Matcha Latte 15:37 Takoyaki (Octopus Balls) 19:48 Chinese Herbal Tea 23:40 Fried Cempedak 31:30 Taro Milk Tea 35:32 Salted Egg Squid 49:15 Avocado Juice 55:46 Crispy Po Pia (Turnip Pancakes) 1:05:39 Fried Milk 1:12:35 Coconut Sugarcane Juice ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1.50 Halo-Halo Dessert at KL's Filipino Mall ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

flDFhRMfGdQ | 26 Feb 2023

$1.50 Halo-Halo Dessert at KL's Filipino Mall ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I discovered a Filipino mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I had been exploring and eating in the Chinatown area of KL when the rain started. I consulted Google Maps to find the nearest mall, which was called Kompleks Kota Raya. I had been looking for some kind of sweet dessert such as Ais Kacang out on the streets, and hoped that this mall may have a food court where I could get it. I quickly found out that the Kota Raya mall was specifically a Filipino mall so I decided to look for some Halo-Halo instead. Halo-Halo is a famous dessert and the nearest thing to Ais Kacang that I could think of. I missed out on trying it during my only trip to the Philippines 7 years ago, but this Pinoy Mall gave me another chance to try it. Entering the Kota Raya mall was like stepping from Malaysia straight into the Philippines. The mall had many Sari Sari grocery stores selling food imported from the Philippines, Pinoy hair salons, clothes stores and most importantly for me, Pinoy restaurants and cafes. I found a nice looking restaurant on the 3rd floor, ran by a Muslim Filipina called Aling Berna. She serves fully halal Filipino food. I bought some of her baked goods, a cake called Ensaymada, a pastry bun with ube (purple yam) inside and cream and grated cheese on top. She then prepared me a bowl of Halo-Halo and kindly allowed me into the kitchen to watch. The Halo-Halo costs just 8 ringgit ($1.80 USD) and is made with sago, chopped banana, jackfruit, leche flan, flattened rice and ube, served in a bowl with shaved ice. The way to eat it is to mix everything up. In fact, the word "halo" means to mix. The Halo-Halo was a tasty treat but didn't feel unhealthy because Aling Berna makes it with little sweetness. Every ingredient she makes her self so nothing comes from a can. The canned ingredients are usually preserved in sugar syrup, so making each ingredient fresh makes a big difference in reducing the sugar content of the Halo-Halo. I also enjoyed some of Aling Berna's Turon. Turon is a Banana Lumpia or spring roll. Crispy, sweet and delicious. As I was leaving the cafe, Aling Berna was about to do her rounds, going all around the mall with a cart to sell her food directly to people working in the shops and salons in the Pinoy mall. She invited me to follow her around and meet her friends. 0:00 Intro 5:13 Pinoy Cafe 8:57 Making Halo Halo 13:10 Eating Halo Halo 15:17 Turon (Banana Lumpia) 20:07 Selling Pinoy Snacks ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Full Day of Eating in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

YlLfprglvxI | 19 Feb 2023

Full Day of Eating in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I started my day in the Imbi area of Kuala Lumpur, looking for some Malaysian breakfast food. Nasi Lemak is known as the "national dish" of Malaysia and is commonly eaten in the morning, so that was what I was specifically hunting for. I found a restaurant that sells it, packaged to takeaway, but was able to eat it at one of their outdoor tables. The Nasi Lemak is rice that's been cooked with pandan and coconut milk, with all those flavours soaked right into the rice. It's served with anchovies, peanuts, egg and a spicy sambal sauce. It was incredibly tasty but ridiculously spicy, especially for me first meal of the day. After visiting the KLCC urban park in the centre of KL for a bit of exercise, I returned to my hotel for a well earned siesta. In the afternoon I took a trip to Chinatown. Petaling Street is a big pedestrianised road hosting a popular market. There is a roof cover over the street, which I really appreciated as it started raining as soon as I arrived. I was there on a food hunt but there was little on offer on Petaling Street itself. It was mostly clothes and knockoff watches and bags. Still, it was a good opportunity for me to add to my football shirt collection. I successfully bargained for a jersey of the Malaysia Super League champions, Johor. I was leaving Jalan Petaling to find food and found it right at the end of the street. There was a stall selling pork jerky. I'd tried this type of meat before in Macau and it was very tasty. A lot juicier than the type of jerky you'd buy from the supermarket. I got the pork bacon version and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was covered in a sweet, tasty glaze. Mmmmmm! I had asked the vendor how long the meat lasts for and he said 2 weeks, however I finished it in 2 minutes! The bussin' bacon got my appetite perked up and I continued the food hunt, stumbling upon the Tang City Food Court. It was like one of those "hawker centres" you find in Singapore, where there's many simple street food cart type vendors, but they have stalls inside the centre rather than out on the street. Seafood dumpling noodle soup seemed like a good choice of Chinese food in Chinatown. The soup and noodles were tasty but nothing special, but I really loved the dumplings, each one stuffed with a seafood meatball. I went searching for a local Malaysian dessert such as Ais Kacang, but then it started raining. I found the nearest mall on Google Maps and hoped they'd have a food court. But I had no chance of getting local food there because it turned out to be a Filipino Mall, where almost all the shops, restaurants and staff were Filipino. So instead of Ais Kacang I enjoyed some Pinoy Halo Hallo dessert! With still enough room in my belly for one last meal, I went on the hunt for Ayam Penyet. It's another famous Malay dish that I hadn't tried yet. I found a street vendor that was highly rated on Google Maps, but after trekking all the way there the vendor was nowhere to be found. Instead I went to the nearest food street in Bukit Bintang and asked the locals where I could get Ayam Penyet. I'm not sure the one I tried was fully authentic, as I had heard that "penyet" means they smash up the chicken before cooking it, but they didn't do that. So I will have to try this dish in another restaurant in the future. ๐Ÿ“ *Nasi Lemak:* Mei Sin Kopitiam, Jalan Melati, Imbi, Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ“ *Pork Jerky:* Loong Kee, Petaling Street, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ“ *Dumpling Noodles:* Tang City Food Court, Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ“ *Filipino Mall:* Kota Raya Kompleks Kota Raya, Jalan Tun Tan, Kuala Lumpur ๐Ÿ“ *Ayam Penyet:* Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 0:00 Nasi Lemak 9:13 KLCC Park 11:53 Chinatown 14:29 Football Jersey 22:09 Pork Bacon Jerky 28:36 Seafood Dumpling Noodles 38:08 Filipino Mall 42:26 Ayam Penyet ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.20 BBQ Chicken - Beach Food in Sabah, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yf2Geo-7Ro8 | 08 Feb 2023

$0.20 BBQ Chicken - Beach Food in Sabah, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I left my hotel in Kota Kinabalu on the hunt for some Ais Kacang, a famous Malaysian dessert that I haven't had the pleasure of consuming since my 2019 trip to Penang. After consulting with some friendly locals, I was directed to a shop called Cendol Ina Kampung Air but as the name suggests, they only sell Cendol and not Ais Kacang. No worries though, a big cup of Cendol was the refreshing sweet treat that I needed, before embarking on a hike up Bukit Kopungit. Bukit Kopungit is a big hill next to Kota Kinabalu airport and has a beautiful viewpoint of the city from the peak. It also has some caves and tunnels there were using by the Japanese during their occupation of Borneo during WW2. After working up a big appetite on my trek, I headed to Tanjung Aru, a beach that I was told was the perfect spot to see the sunset. I was also told that there would be a lot of street food there, and that's the main reason I went. There were lots of food stalls there and it's basically a night market right next to the beach. People were buying food from the vendors and then taking it to the beach to enjoy. I tried a bunch of things there and left feeling full and satisfied. 0:00 Cendol 8:44 Bukit Kopungit Hiking Trail 20:50 Japanese Tunnels 34:14 Tanjung Aru Beach 36:49 BBQ Chicken 38:24 Grilled Squid 42:19 Oden Fried Seafood 52:43 Fruit Cocktail 57:23 Mozzarella Sausage ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$5 Street Massage in Sabah, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

XC9cTKMF16U | 29 Jan 2023

$5 Street Massage in Sabah, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I visited the Gaya Street market in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah which is open every Sunday morning from 6am until midday. I arrived fairly late, at 11am, but still was able to enjoy a good hour there. My first mission was to get myself kitted out in the local football team's jersey. It wasn't difficult to find a Sabah FC shirt but the prices were a lot more than I was paying for football jerseys in Indonesia. After a bit of friendly bargaining I still ended up paying $16 USD, but the quality of the shirt was certainly high. The material was much nicer than the cheaper versions they had available. I found a quiet spot to get changed into my new Sabah Football Club top, then went exploring for a refreshing drink. There weren't too many food or beverage options available at the market, unfortunately. It's the same street where there is a night market on Friday and Saturday nights, but on a Sunday morning it's mostly goods that are being sold. I did find myself some refreshing beverages though. A fresh young coconut and a cup of roselle juice. Roselle is a flower and I never knew it could be used in a drink, but apparently it's popular in Sabah and they mix it with honey to make it sweet. After buying myself a very practical souvenir, a Sabah fan to keep me cool, I found the perfect way to conclude my trip to the Sunday market. There was a side street with a huge row of chair where people were enjoying leg massages. I enquired the price, just 25 ringgit for half an hour. That's just over $5 USD. Well worth it. The lady who gave me the leg massage was very strong. So strong that it hurt, but those are the best type of massage as you feel great afterwards. She started off with a foot massage, rubbing lotion into my feet, then onto my legs with some oil. The man next to me was also getting a back massage and his wife told me that if you pay an extra 20 ringgit they also do your back. She also told me that all the massage ladies and masseurs are blind or visually impaired. They are from Sabah Society for the Blind. I hadn't realised until she told me. The strong masseuse did a great job and I left the market feeling relaxed and happy. With my freshly massaged legs I decided to go on a little hike up to Signal Hill, which is known as Bukit Bendera locally, for the Kota Kinabalu viewpoint. However that was a complete fail as when I reached the viewpoint the observation tower was closed for renovation and I got soaked in a thunderstorm on the way back down. It wasn't until late at night that the rain stopped and I was able to get back out and finish the vlog. I went on the hunt for some local Malaysian cuisine and ended up at a place that's known as the Filipino Market. There I enjoyed some Keropok Lekor (fish sausages) and a deep-fried snapper. All the seafood at that market is super fresh because it's right next to the harbour. I was feeling pretty satisfied with how the day turned out, despite getting soaked in the afternoon. 0:00 Bargaining for Football Jersey 9:13 Fresh Young Coconut 15:28 Roselle Juice 18:34 Sabah Fan 22:32 Street Massage 35:15 KK Viewpoint 38:05 Night Food Hunt 41:26 Keropok Lekor 47:38 Deep-Fried Snapper ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1 Fried Mozzarella at Sabah's Best Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

InT55pKVrEQ | 20 Jan 2023

$1 Fried Mozzarella at Sabah's Best Night Market ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Back in Malaysia for the first time in a few years, I visited the most popular night market in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for an evening street food rally. The Api Api Night Food Market on Gaya Street is open every Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. until midnight. After spending a rainy Saturday afternoon in my hotel room, the downpour finished just in time for me to go out and visit the food street at opening time. The first culinary delight I indulged in was a big mozzarella stick. A huge chunk of mozzarella, covered in dough and breadcrumbs, deep-fried and then covered with mayonnaise, cheese sauce and chili sauce. It was every bit as delicious as it was messy. About half of the sauce ended up on my leg as I attempted to walk and eat it. Unfortunately there are no tables and chairs set up at the market so it was going to be difficult for me to eat the food while standing up and holding a camera in one hand. Since my hotel, the Hilton Kota Kinabalu, was nearby, I had the genius idea to just buy food and take it back to my room to consume it. So that's what I did with the next thing I bought, a plate of black pepper lamb. I ended up needing a metal knife and fork to eat it properly so I was patting myself on the back for having the idea to enjoy it in my hotel room. I headed back out to the night market and the first thing that looked appealing to me was Takoyaki. It's a famous Japanese street food from Osaka. The food street seems to be more Asian street food in general rather than specifically Malaysian cuisine. I enjoyed that tasty Japanese snack, again, back in my hotel room, with one of my favourite drinks. A delicious ice Milo. On my third trip to the food street I went for something more local, the Char Kuey Teow. There was a massive queue for it so I knew it must be good. According to the guy in front of me in the line, this stall 'Penang Kuew Teow' is famous after going viral on Facebook. After grabbing a lychee juice, I took Malaysia's famous noodle dish back to my room to much. My thoughts - delicious! I'd definitely eat it again. After nipping out to the market for the fourth time, I returned with meatball pasta, Tahu Perkedel and an iced green tea. The Tahu Perkedel is fried tofu with minced beef inside. It was decent but a bit on the bland side. Definitely should be consumed with sauce. And after that I was well and truly stuffed! I ate a ton of food at the Api Api market but spent very little money. Malaysia seems a bit more expensive than Indonesia but it's still definitely a great budget travel destination. 0:00 Api Api Food Street 2:11 Mozzarella Stick 8:39 Lamb Black Pepper 17:45 Takoyaki 31:53 Char Kuey Teow 43:33 Tahu Perkedel ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Bali's South Coast (and giving my honest opinion) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Bod5ptWcA4g | 31 Dec 2022

Exploring Bali's South Coast (and giving my honest opinion) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Today's adventure in Bali took me on a journey through the island's stunning south coast on my trusty 110 cc scooter. My first stop was a place marked as "Waterblow" on Google Maps. That sounded interesting, so I did some research and found out it was a place where the waves crash into some craggy rocks and shoot high up into the air. The photos I saw looked incredible, but the reality was much less impressive. I went on the wrong day and time, it seems. It all depends on the tide. I continued my journey along the south coast to the region of Uluwatu. It took me much longer than it should have to get there because I kept getting lost. It's difficult to navigate on a motorbike when your phone is in your pocket and you don't know the roads. I kept having to stop an consult Google Maps, which kept advising me to take roads that were like footpaths. I eventually got to my destination, which was the Uluwatu Temple, an ancient Hindu place of worship built on the edge of a massive cliff. Normally if I knew I'd be visiting a place like that I'd go there wearing trousers, but I'd learned from the reviews on Google Maps that they rent you sarongs for free. So I could comfortably turn up there in shorts. The temple itself was nothing spectacular and no worshiping was going on when I was there. The highlights were more the awesome view from the cliff and the hundreds of monkeys roaming around. Before returning to Nusa Dua I went on the hunt for a secluded beach that 's famous for having a washed up shipwreck on it. Pantai Nunggalan, or "Nunggalan Beach," is only accessible with a drive down some narrow roads and then a 15 minute hike on foot through a forest on a steep cliff. The effort it takes to get there means that very few people were on the beach, which was amazingly beautiful other than one thing. The beach is covered in trash. I believe the trash gets washed up from the sea each day and because this beach isn't maintained by anyone, it never gets picked up. The washed up shipwreck was cool. I've seen it in other people's Instagram photos in the past, so now it was my turn to get a selfie with it. And it looked different, as over time the graffiti on it is updated by new artists. I left the beach and trekked back up the cliff so that I could ride the scooter back to Nusa Dua before sunset. I'm not confident riding a bike in the dark at all. After returning the scooter to the rental shop on my street, I visited a local warung, a small family owned restaurant. The menu item that looked appealing to me was "Cumi Mentega" which translates to "Butter Squid." I enjoyed many Butter Chicken dishes in India so I wondered if this would be equally as tasty. It was! It wasn't my favourite day of travelling but ending it with a delicious meal felt good. 0:00 Waterblow 8:06 Getting Lost 12:12 Uluwatu Temple 22:52 Journey to Secluded Beach 27:59 Nunggalan Beach 38:38 Returning the Scooter 40:59 Butter Squid ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1 Pork Feast in Bali, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

nLz3-oiANmY | 24 Dec 2022

$1 Pork Feast in Bali, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

After a week of relaxation at the luxurious (and budget-friendly) Amnaya Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali, it was time to get out and do some adventuring. I'm staying at Amnaya Resort Nusa Dua, which is mind-blowingly good value at just $60 for a spacious junior suite, with open plan bathroom and a balcony. This hotel has been the perfect place to relax, even though the pool area gets a bit crowded. Nobody uses the gym though, so I've always been able to enjoy my workouts in peace. Nusa Dua is a popular but fairly relaxed area in Bali. There's not the wild nightlife that you'll find in other areas, such as Kuta. It's mostly nice hotels, restaurants, spas and a few bars. A nice area to chill for a while, but a bit boring for someone who loves adventures. That's why it was necessary to hire a scooter to get out and explore Indonesia's most popular tourist island a bit better. I did some research and discovered there was a highly rated motorbike rental shop on my street. I took a stroll down there but they had no bikes immediately available. I would have booked in advance but it was only that very morning that I decided to leave the resort and do some exploring. The manager of the bike rental shop did his best to help me, contacting other local rental shops, but nothing was available. In the end he offered to rent me his personal bike, which was very nice of him, charging just 70,000 Rupiah per day ($4.50 USD). With my new transport I headed towards Ubud, stopping on the way to fuel up the bike, and then again to fuel up my belly. I ate *Babi Guling* at a roadside restaurant, which translates to "Pig Roast" in English. I just recognised the word "Babi" and knew there would be a delicious pork treat there. My portion of Babi Guling contained a variety of pork goodness. It wasn't just the white meat, but also what looked like liver, crispy skin, fried fat, and other stuff that I've got no idea what it was. It was very tasty but I can't say the same for the drink I chose. I took a bottle of Sari Temulawak off the table, because it looked interesting. The taste was certainly interesting. It's made from tamarind, which I like, but it was like it was fermented or something and not appealing. It may even be alcoholic. With a belly full of pork, I continued my journey to Ubud and the Sangeh Monkey Forest. The big monkey forest is a famous tourist site in Bali, but that's not the one I visited. This one is a bit smaller but much less crowded and friendlier. The guides don't try to cheat and they charge foreigners the same ticket price as local, at just 30,000 Rupiah ($2 USD). The forest has an old Hindu temple and three families or clans of monkeys. There's literally hundreds of them. They roam around, climbing all over tourists, resting on their head or shoulders waiting for food such as peanuts. After a fun time playing with the monkeys, I did a bit of trekking, going out of bounds at the monkey forest to see the river, then back on the scooter to visit a local waterfall. Thankfully I was able to drive back from Ubud to Nusa Dua just before sunset. The roads in the south of Bali are very busy and I wouldn't have like to drive on them in the dark. So my evening transport was my two strong legs, which I used to explore the local neighbourhood for something to eat. I found a local warung and took the owner's recommendation to try her Prawn Sauce Tiram (prawns in oyster sauce.) A delicious way to end the day's adventures! I walked back to my hotel, feeling very satisfied. 0:00 Bali Hotel Resort 09:59 Motorbike Rental 17:52 Road Trip to Ubud 20:27 Babi Guling (Suckling Pig) 28:04 Monkey Forest 43:30 River Trek 51:34 Pengempu Waterfall 1:03:43 Prawn Sauce Tiram ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Extreme Jungle Trek in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

LNFURKS2kfs | 17 Dec 2022

Extreme Jungle Trek in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

We escaped the big city of Jakarta in @BuleBolang 's car and headed south to Mount Salak for a jungle adventure. There's a tiny village near to where we started our trek, so that was a good opportunity to pick up some extra fresh supplies, including ingredients for a traditional Indonesian dish called sayur asam, or sour vegetable soup, that we planned to cook in the jungle. We also bought some tempeh, a fermented soy product that's very popular in Indonesia. With huge backpacks full of gear, we were well prepared for several days in the wilderness. The initial plan was to spend 3 days living in the jungle. I've never trekked with a backpack that heavy before, and I don't think you can imagine how much harder it makes it just to walk on flat ground, never mind up a steep hill. And steep it certainly was. We were taking the most extreme route up Gunung Salak. It was a slow and steady grind up the mountain with all the weight our equipment on our backs, but as Ryan says "It's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it." It wasn't easy but we made it to Post 3, our planned campsite, just before dusk. We were all looking forward to reaching Post 3 as we were told there was a tap there with fresh water, but no such thing existed. So we had to be conservative with our water supply and cooked food mostly using oil rather than boiling. Ryan's porter Bang Sam is a master chef in the jungle and cooked up some beautiful cassava that he bought from a farmer at the start of the trek. Some good carbs to replenish our energy. We enjoyed that along with some chicken nuggets and french fries we picked up at Indomaret before we started the trek. With some delicious dinner inside us it was time to sleep. But I just couldn't. I was sharing a tent with 2 other guys, on hard bumpy ground, and I just couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep. So I just lay awake all night, with the occasional wander around in the jungle in the pitch dark, using just a head torch. Day 2 started off a bit rough for me, as you can imagine after a sleepless night. However, I was soon freshened up by swimming in the beautiful rock pool that we trekked down to. The water was freezing cold but getting in it with aching muscles, it strangely felt good. When we got out the water we were treated to the "sayur asam" soup that Sammy was able to cook, as we now had a fresh water supply. We enjoyed that with some "tempeh goreng". Sammy had sliced the tempeh and covered it with a batter and fried it. Delicious! That's as much as we did on this adventure. Our plans for the full 3 day trek had to change due to a landslide making our planned route impossible. I was kind of glad about that because I couldn't take a 2nd sleepless night in a row. Next time I go trekking overnight I'm hiring 2 porters to carry a Tempur-Pedic mattress for me. Only joking. Or am I? 0:00 Getting Prepared 9:56 Welcome to the Jungle 15:23 Gunung Salak Base Camp 26:29 Meeting Fellow Trekkers (Post 1) 32:46 Litter Problem (Post 2) 36:36 Jungle Survival Techniques 44:45 We Made it to Post 3 48:03 Camping in the Jungle 1:03:38 Breakfast in the Jungle 1:09:55 Slippy Downhill Trek 1:16:31 Nature's Swimming Pool 1:20:06 Sayur Asam and Tempeh Goreng ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$25 Luxury Train in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

kazffUdpyo8 | 11 Dec 2022

$25 Luxury Train in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

The rail network in Java, Indonesia is an awesome way to travel around the island in comfort. I've had good experiences so far when taking the airport rail link, the commuter line train and an executive cabin train. Today I had an even better experience, by travelling in the 'Luxury Executive' cabin on a 3 hour journey from Bandung to Jakarta. This costs $25 compared to the $10 seats in the 'Executive' cabins. Is the difference in price worth it? I think so. In the luxury cabin there's a 1-2 seating configuration, compared to the 2-2 executive configuration. This means a third more width and if you're travelling solo, like me, then you can book a seat alone, without having to sit next to a stranger. You get a meal and a snack box in the luxury cabin, compared to just a bottle of water in executive. There's also in-flight entertainment, or should that be in-rail entertainment, through the TVs embedded in the back of the seats. The seats are more cushioned and comfier. They have more recline than the executive cabin seats and recline electronically. All in all, I was very impressed with the luxury travel experience on Indonesia's trains. The value for money is incredible and so I'll be travelling by rail whenever I get the opportunity, while in Java. As for the reason why I was travelling back to Jakarta, it was to meet with my friend Ryan aka @BuleBolang. Ryan is experienced at trekking through the jungles in Indonesia and invited me to do a 3-day hike with him. The bags are packed and we're well prepared. See you guys on the next video for the extreme jungle trek at Gunung Salak. 0:00 Bandung Train Station 2:58 Luxury Train 5:44 Free Meal 9:26 Luxury Toilet 12:21 Jakarta Train Station 19:20 Bule Bolang's Pets 25:53 Jungle Trek Bag Packing ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Eating Chicken Feet at a Sundanese Restaurant ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

0CTwkAjypNQ | 07 Dec 2022

Eating Chicken Feet at a Sundanese Restaurant ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Spicy chicken feet and crispy eggplant were amongst the many Sundanese foods I tried at this restaurant in Bandung, Indonesia. Dapoer Pandan Wangi is an upscale local restaurant owned by Mr Clift, who is a fan of this channel and invited me to sample his food. In fact, the food that I ordered were the same items that Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, ate when he visited the restaurant recently. It's a very traditional setup inside, with lots of bamboo and wood. The tables are low to the ground and so we sat cross-legged. Very similar to Japanese or Korean style. Food items I tried: *Terong Raos* - It's thin slices of eggplant that have been battered and deep-fried. They're coated with soy sauce and spices. Very crispy and very tasty! *Perkadel Kentang* - Breaded mashed potato balls. Very similar to potato croquettes back home. *Ayam Ungkep* - Chicken that's boiled, steamed in a closed container and then fried a little bit. The meat tasted like boiled chicken but the skin was all crispy like fried chicken. It's served with a traditional Sundanese sambal sauce that's extremely spicy. *Gurame Bakar Polos* - A local fish that was swimming around in the kitchen's fish tank, just seconds before it was fried up for us. It's served with a tasty peanut sauce. *Ceker Bacem* - Chicken fingers / chicken feet cooked in a tomato based, slightly spicy sauce. There's not much meat on them so it feels like eating pure fat, but more chewy. Certainly interesting! *Tumis Campur* - Stir fried vegetables with bean sprouts and squid. *Es Pandan Wangi* - The dessert that the restaurant is named after. It's a bowl with ice, similar to the Korean dessert 'Bingsu.' It includes cendol, coconut jelly and fermented cassava, which has an intense sweetness. Thanks to Mr Clift for treating me to these local delicacies, and for the ride back to my hotel on his bike. What a guy! 0:00 Sundanese Restaurant 7:42 Kitchen Tour 10:46 Trying Sundanese Food 23:36 Dessert 26:22 Bike Ride ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Bandung's Inner City Farm ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

LFkZO2chIGQ | 03 Dec 2022

Exploring Bandung's Inner City Farm ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I visited an inner city neighbourhood in Bandung, Indonesia where the local community have created something special. They've turned their narrow outdoor living space into urban farm, by utilising the space over the river that runs through the neighbourhood. In the past, the river was full of garbage, making their area look dirty and polluted. Now, semi-permanent structures have been made to cover the river, stopping people from throwing garbage and also serving as a space for the locals to grow vegetables, plants, fruit, herbs and even farm fish. The whole community are involved in this project. People allow access to the farm through their gardens and provide the water from their homes. Local people are buying the seeds and are involved in every part of the farming process. The hard work of this local community means that they now live in a green paradise and get to enjoy the fresh, organic fruit and vegetables that are produced. Thanks to this amazing community for letting me explore their incredible urban farming project, and to my guide and driver Mr Cokey for taking me there. He works with 'Raja Tour Bandung' and you can easily find their contact details and tour packages with a Google search. ๐Ÿ“ Location: Agrowisata Urban Farming, Pajajaran, Cicendo, Kota Bandung, Indonesia. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Active Volcano in West Java, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

oLo8ou_Ktng | 26 Nov 2022

Active Volcano in West Java, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano that's erupted as recently as a few years ago. I've never been up close to an active volcano before, so visiting this site was a new experience for me. And that's what travelling is all about. Located 30 km to the north of Bandung, it's easy enough for someone staying in the city to visit as a day trip. That is if you have a vehicle. I researched getting there with public transport but it seemed like mission impossible. My only real options were to hire a motorbike for the day or hire a car and driver. Since I haven't ridden a motorbike for 3 years and I've been in Bandung long enough to see how crazy the traffic is, I chose the less adventurous but safer option. In fact, I hired a licensed tour guide because if I had just hired a driver they almost certainly wouldn't have been able to speak English. Mr Cokey from Raja Tour Bandung was my guide. I found this tour operator through a Google search. They had hundreds of 5 star reviews so it seemed like a safe bet. Cokey was friendly, honest and knowledgeable and spoke perfect English, so the 5 star rating was true. So getting to the volcano was easy. A nice drive through the scenic outskirts of Bandung in an air conditioned car. At the entrance to Tangkuban Perahu I had to pay a foreigner entrance price of 200,000 IDR ($13 USD). Locals pay 1/10th of that. At least I went on a weekday. If I'd visited on a weekend the ticket would have cost 300,000 IDR. The car park is located on the ridge of the main crater so I was greeted with a fantastic view right from the beginning. I was also greeted by a local guide, who's services were included in the ticket price. Mr Uca is 66 years old and has been a guide at the volcano for 45 years. He basically knows everything about Tangkuban Perahu and was there during its past eruptions. After taking some awesome photographs I was given a surprise by the main guide, Mr Cokey. It was a glass of Bandrek, a hot sweet and spicy local drink that the Sundanese consume to feel good. That gave me the energy to do a bit of hiking. I paid an extra 200,000 IDR for the volcano guide, Mr Uca, to trek with me down to Domas, which is a hot springs area of the volcano. In typical Indonesian fashion, it's mandatory to pay for the volcano guide to visit the hot springs. I'm not keen on being forced to pay for a local guide, especially when I already have my own guide who brought me there, but there was no choice. After bargaining for a local souvenir during the trek down to Domas, I enjoyed dipping my feet in the hot spring water. Although I did get pestered by vendors offering to massage my legs with mud for the ridiculous price of 150,000 IDR. Fortunately, one of the vendors recognised me from YouTube and saw that I was filming. They quickly eased up on the hard sell and I got to enjoy my time in the hot springs mostly in peace. After visiting the volcano I still had plenty of time with my guide / driver Mr Cokey. I wanted to try some local food that I wouldn't be able to find in other parts of Indonesia, so he took me to the Floating Market. It's a tourist spot with lots of vendors who sell their food from boats on a lake. At that place I tried a local food called Colenak. It's a very local food, in fact. It's specific to Lembang which is the town that the floating market is located. The colenak was delicious, as its name suggests. "Enak" means delicious in Indonesian language. It's fermented cassava that's then grilled, making it all sweet and caramelised. Then it's covered in a sweet sauce to make it even more tasty. There's about 50 food stalls on boats at the floating market and other touristic things such as feeding animals, Instagram-able gardens and a rainbow slide. The next stop after the floating market was a strawberry farm, which was a huge letdown as they barely had any strawberries. The day got better from there, though, and will be continued in the next video. 0:00 Intro 06:16 Active Volcano (Tangkuban Perahu) 16:01 Traditional Java Drink 24:22 Trek to Domas 28:53 Bargaining for Souvenir 35:44 Hot Springs 48:44 Floating Market 55:16 Rainbow Slide 1:03:01 Colenak (Local Snack) 1:10:08 Strawberry Farm ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Bandung's Best Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I5o6RooIOSc | 13 Nov 2022

Bandung's Best Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Let's explore Bandung's best market - Pasar Baru. The market mainly exists in a "Trade Centre", which is what Indonesians call a very casual type of mall where it more resembles a market, except it's indoors. There was a huge variety of products available there, including local traditional batik clothing. The local clothing I was looking for, however, was the jersey of Bandung's football team - Persib Bandung. Usually when I hunt for a sports jersey it turns into a huge adventure to try and find one. Here, however, the football shirt was easy to find. That was thanks to the locals showing me where to go. Everyone I met in the market was very friendly. Even if they couldn't speak much English they were very willing to try to help me out. After paying 2,000 rupiah ($0.13 USD) to use the bathroom, just so I could change t-shirts without getting bare-chested in front of the lady shoppers at the market, I was now proudly wearing my nice new 60,000 rupiah ($4 USD) Persib Bandung jersey. With the football shirt mission complete, it was time to reward myself with some local food. There "Trade Centres" always have a food court on the top floor, so I headed there and ordered some Soto Bandung, a local soup. It was some kind of beef in a clear soup with vegetables. It was tasty but felt healthy. I'm not sure about the price though. At 45,000 IDR ($3 USD) it seemed like double the price I'm normally selling these types of soups advertised at when I'm out and about. Since they didn't have any prices on their menu I'm a bit suspicious that they gave me the 'bule' aka 'white man' price. After buying some more Bandung t-shirts in the market, I rewarded myself again. This time with a fresh coconut. The coconut vendor split the top open with only 4 chops and I had myself a nice and natural electrolyte beverage to slurp on as I wandered the streets. I returned back to my hotel, which was 1km away by bicycle rickshaw, or a "Becak' as they're known in Indonesia. Again, I thought I was being quoted the foreigner price at 60,000 ($4 USD). When I travel that distance by car using the Grab app it's about 12,000. So it didn't make much sense for a bicycle rickshaw to cost 5 times that. Anyway, I bargained it down a bit to 50,000 and headed back to my hotel. Perhaps being the only guest at Hilton Bandung that's ever arrived there in a becak. 0:00 Intro - Pasar Baru 7:00 Persib Bandung Jersey 13:52 Soto Bandung 28:37 Bandung T-shirts 36:55 Fresh Coconut 45:53 Quality T-Shirts 48:20 Becak (Bicycle Rickshaw) Ride ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Pork Meatballs in Bandung, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

DF6Dqhf-yUk | 05 Nov 2022

Pork Meatballs in Bandung, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Hungry Dale on a street food hunt in Bandung. Let's get some! Most of the streets near my hotel had plenty of food available but I headed to one that was actually designated as a food street on Google Maps. Sudirman Street is styled as a "day and night food street." My first impressions of Sudirman Food Street were great. It was a fully pedestrian street with a covered roof. No traffic to watch out for and no worries if it rains. A perfect place to grab some local snacks and relax. I was surprised to see pork available at many stalls in this food market. Indonesia is a Muslim majority country, so it's not that common to find pork when you're just walking around. It is available in some places but you need to know where to go. It seems that Sudirman Street is one of two areas in Bandung that are designated areas for the selling of pork foods. Plenty of options were available, including pork meatballs, which was the first food I tried there. The lady working at the "Baso Goreng Babi" (Pork Meatballs) stall was wearing a hijab. It didn't occur to me at the time that it was strange for a Muslim lady to be selling pork. Only after this video did I do some research and found out that the lady has been featured in local news about her pork selling. Her name is Lia and is an employee of the meatball stall, not the owner. In the local news article she said "I never eat them, because I know that they contain pork." She always makes clear to customers that the meatballs contain pork, especially to the Muslim customers, so that they don't eat them by mistake. With a camera in one hand and a portion of pork meatballs in the other, I had to find myself a table and chair. The food street is made comfortable with a seating area in the middle of the alley, between the stalls on either side. I've been to plenty of food markets in Asia where they don't provide this, and expect you to just walk around the busy market and eat. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a free table in this popular food street, so I went looking for some friendly people who might allow me to sit with them. Fortunately, I didn't have to look too hard. In fact, I didn't have to look at all, as someone found me. A Batak man who lives in Bandung mistook me for Food Ranger. After having a chat with him I invited myself to sit with his family. They were a super friendly bunch and I ended up spending all my time there with them. After my pork meatballs were demolished I ordered 20 sticks of "Sate Babi" (Pork Satay) to share with the table. After the pork feast I was onto the sweet stuff. I searched for a famous Bandung snack called Bola-bola Ubi, which are sweet balls made from sweet potato. The way they are cooked is interesting, and they end up is light, airy, chewy balls. I tried another famous Bandung dessert thanks to the Batak Family. They brought Ronde Royal to the table. It's a sweet, hot soup with tapioca pearls like you'd find in Bubble Tea, except they have peanuts inside them. The Ronde comes with a sachet of ginger paste, to be added to the sweet soup. Ginger is one of the main ingredients in Ronde but it's given on the side so that you're in control of how gingery your dessert is. I like mine just a little bit gingery! I thoroughly enjoyed the food street experience in Bandung and will surely be back there for more in the future. 0:00 Street Food Hunt 1:40 Bakso Goreng Babi (Pork Meatballs) 12:23 Sate Babi (Pork Satay) 27:40 Bola-Bola Ubi (Sweet Potato Dessert) 39:22 Ronde (Ginger Tapioca Dessert) ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$10 Executive Class Train in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

9AfbfjGYkKM | 26 Oct 2022

$10 Executive Class Train in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

From Jakarta I headed to Bandung by rail. Intercity travel in the massive Java island is made easy with the excellent rail network. The trains are modern but the prices are so much lower than the UK. The 3 hour journey in Executive Class was just 135,000 rupiah ($8.84 USD). For that, you get nice cushioned leather seats that recline. There's plenty of leg space so even if you fully recline your seat you're not inconveniencing the person behind you. Bandung is the capital city of the West Java province and the fourth largest city in Indonesia. My first impression of the city was that it was less chaotic than Jakarta. It was also apparent that the air was cooler and fresher. My hotel, Hilton Bandung, was located near the train station. I specifically booked this hotel because if its location. It would be so easy to take the train to Bandung and just walk to the hotel. It wasn't as easy as I imagined though. As the pavement is all messed up, dragging a suitcase was a real pain. When checking in to the Hilton I was told that I'd been upgraded. That never really means anything, because a lot of the time the upgrade is just the same room that you booked, but on a higher floor. Here, it meant that I got a corner room, which is actually pretty decent because you get a view from two sides, and only share a wall with one other room. The potential to be disturbed by loud neighbours is halved. The room was very spacious and well furnished, with a proper working desk and chair. That's what I like about staying in a big chain hotel like a Hilton or Marriott, you rarely get a bad desk setup. A lot of the independent hotels, while they can be more unique and interesting than the brand name hotels, they somehow get the desk situation all wrong, with uncomfortable wooden chairs and desks that you can't fit your legs under. I was settling in to my room when I found a surprise that the hotel staff had left for me. A full afternoon tea set, with sandwiches and cakes. Superb! A nice little treat to whet the appetite before going on an evening street food hunt, which you will see in the next vlog. 0:00 Gambir Train Station Jakarta 7:55 Executive Class Train Ride 15:32 Bandung Train Station 19:53 Hilton Bandung 29:50 Hilton Afternoon Tea 43:11 Hilton Swimming Pool ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1 Rujak on the Streets of Jakarta ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

lFdbT7Aid7I | 15 Oct 2022

$1 Rujak on the Streets of Jakarta ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I visited Pasar Baru, a market in central Jakarta. My mission was to find a Songkok, the stylish hat that was made famous by Sukarno, the first president of independent Indonesia. I was confident I'd find one there, as all sorts of clothing was available. But I had no luck. I talked to some locals and they pointed me in the direction of Masjid Istiqlal, the largest mosque in Indonesia and also one of the largest in the world. Outside the mosque was a small market area, and as this type of hat is popular with Muslims, it was easily available to buy there. I even got a nice garuda (eagle) shield badge to decorate the newest item in my hat collection. Everyone in that area were very friendly. Even the kids. As you may have seen in my previous vlog, all the kids I'd met in Jakarta so far were smoking and being impolite. The kids at the Istiqlal area were much nicer and represent their country well when meeting a foreigner. On my way back to the Pasar Baru market area I was looking for some kind of cold and refreshing treat. I stumbled upon a guy selling rujak. I'd eaten rujak before, many years ago, on a trip to Penang and I liked it. They call it "rojak" there, with an "o". It's chopped up fruit and vegetables, covered in a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. Fairly healthy, as far as street food goes. Again, everyone at the rujak stall were very friendly, including the vendor, so I gave him a big tip, paying 5 times the price. I asked for a small portion but I don't think he understood me, and I couldn't remember the Bahasa Indonesia word for small, so I ended up with a portion that was big enough to feed a family. I still ate it all, and enjoyed it. The sauce wasn't too spicy and was more on the sweet side, which is what I prefer. The vendor gave me another portion to take away with me for free, which was nice of him. I put it in my bag to take back to my hotel for supper. Back at Pasar Baru, I noticed there was a mall called Metro Atom Plaza. It was basically an indoor market that was much bigger than market outdoors. Exploring it, it reminded me of the Platinum Fashion mall in Bangkok, Thailand. Loads and loads of small shops selling locally made and designed clothes. Just like the one in Bangkok, there was a food court on the top floor. I was looking for something non-sweet, as I'd just eaten that massive portion of rujak, but somehow I ended up with a bowl of Sop Buah, which literally means fruit soup. The Sop Buah was chopped fruit in a bowl with ice, covered in condensed milk. An interesting ingredient was avocado, for two reasons. For one, it's normally an expensive ingredient and this whole bowl of fruit soup was only 15,000 rupiah (less than $1 USD). And secondly, despite avocado being a fruit, it's normally eat like a vegetable, similar to cucumber. You wouldn't expect it in something like a fruit salad. As the ice started to melt it soaked up the flavours and colours of the fruit, especially the dragon fruit which is bright purple. It was an interesting combination of flavours, with the avocado in there, but I enjoyed it. Full of energy from the rujak and sop buah, I went exploring again, this time for an Indonesia national team football shirt. Unfortunately, not one of the hundreds of shops at Pasar Baru sold football shirts. The friendly vendors did tell me where I could find them though, at another market called Tanah Abang. I took a Grab Car there and arrived just before the closed. It seems like these types of markets all close at 4 p.m. which is very early. I somehow ended up with not only the Indonesia national jersey but also a Scotland one. I've never seen a Scotland jersey in any market I've been to in my global travels, so I had to take the opportunity to buy one. So the market hunt ended successfully. I got my Indonesian shirt and hat, as well as filled my belly with Indonesian food. Job well done! 0:00 Jakarta Market (Pasar Baru) 8:14 Indonesian Hat 18:53 Rujak 33:38 Indoor Market (Metro Atom Plaza) 39:22 Fruit Soup 47:18 Football Shirt Hunt 58:16 Huge Indoor Market (Tanah Abang) 1:05:12 Indonesia Football Jersey ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Jakarta - Indonesia's Big City ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

5Hoqr7xmusk | 02 Oct 2022

Exploring Jakarta - Indonesia's Big City ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

It's my second visit to Jakarta but my first chance to really explore. The last trip was just a 24 hour stopover where I spent all my time at Dufan amusement park. I started my day with a full belly of local food. I made good use of my free hotel breakfast at the DoubleTree hotel in the Cikini area. The biggest benefit of earning Diamond status with Hilton is that you're always entitled to a free breakfast in their hotels and I'm not one to pass up on value. I wanted to check out a couple of famous landmarks in the city. My hotel wasn't far from the Proclamation of Independence Monument so I walked there. I took the backstreets rather than the main road so I could get a glimpse of local life and chat to some Jakarta locals. When I got to the park which hosts the independence monument, it was surrounded by construction and all gates were closed. I walked the full loop before asking one of the security guards if I could come in for one minute and he was nice enough to let me. So I had the whole park to myself. The monument I came to see was a statue of Sukarno, the first leader of independent Indonesia, standing beside his deputy, Mohammad Hatta and reading out the proclamation that Indonesia was now an independent country. The statues were erected on the spot where this event actually took place, which used to be Sukarno's house. After visiting that landmark I took a break, with a swim at the DoubleTree's swimming pool, then went back out onto the streets exploring. I was headed to the National Monument, which was a fair distance away, but I decided to walk it and see what interesting things I could find along the way. I found the street called Jalan Surabaya which is a famous antiques street. It's a big row of small shops selling ornaments, wooding carvings and such like from all over Indonesia. I made two further pit stops before reaching my destination. One at Indomaret for a durian ice cream and another at a mall for some air conditioning, where I found a cafe selling jackfruit cendol. Those cold and refreshing sweet treats were just what I needed. I arrived at MONAS (the national monument) just as it was closing. I had no idea it would close as early as 4 pm. I had thought it was going to similar to India Gate in Delhi where the area around the monument is a big hangout area for people in the evening, but it seems this place is only open in the daytime. Rather than end the vlog with a fail, it decided to just pause it and resume the adventure the next day. That's commitment for you! I returned to the monument, only to find out that I needed to book a time slot to get up the tower, so again I left and returned. Thankfully there's a big market near the entrance to the monument park and lots of food options are available. I tried Soto Betwai which is a local Jakarta beef soup. I thought the broth tasted very similar to a Tom Yum soup in Thailand. Unfortunately the beef wasn't the best quality and was very chewy. I returned, again, and spent some time looking at the museum in the basement of the monument. It tells many stories from Indonesia's history and was quite interesting. It helped me pass the time until I was finally able to get up the tower and have a full 360 panoramic view of Jakarta. 0:00 Indonesian Breakfast 16:29 Local Streets 25:43 Sukarno Hatta Statue 33:05 DoubleTree Pool 36:20 Antiques Street (Jalan Surabaya) 46:22 Durian Ice cream 49:03 Jackfruit Cendol 57:38 National Monument (MONAS) 1:06:07 Soto Betawi (Jakarta Beef Soup) 1:15:32 Indonesia History Museum 1:24:20 MONAS Tower ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$4 Jakarta Airport Train ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

fhwOpKeuJrM | 24 Sep 2022

$4 Jakarta Airport Train ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I'm back in Jakarta, the largest city and the capital of Indonesia. I was here, previously, in 2019 when I had a 24 hour stopover in the city. I made the most of that day by visiting Dufan, the large amusement park in the Ancol entertainment area (https://youtu.be/cMFDc0aeEEU). This time I hope to spend a little bit longer in Jakarta and explore the city. On the last visit, I remember how bad the traffic was to and from the airport. So, this time I decided to travel by train to save both time and money. There's a modern train that runs from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, right into the city centre. At just 70,000 rupiah (just over $4) the train was much better than I expected. Spacious, clean, air conditioned and with leather seats. I was more than happy with my decision to travel by train. When you take a taxi, you can't make friends, like I did during the train journey. Some local Indonesians were very helpful in giving me suggestions on places to visit and things to eat during my stay in their country. My hotel in Jakarta was located near a train station on the commuter line. The airport line only stops at a few big stations, then you can switch the commuter line easily enough, although I did have to buy a card to load money onto. You can't just buy a ticket for a single journey. I enjoyed the short ride on the commuter train with a sunset view of the Jakarta skyline. I had hoped to get to my hotel well before evening, considering that my flight was scheduled to land at 1 p.m. but with all that hassle at the airport with being made to download contact tracing apps and a huge queue for Visa on Arrival, that didn't happen. Fortunately I still made it to my hotel, the "DoubleTree by Hilton - Diponegoro" in the Cikini area, just before the swimming pool was closing, so I got to enjoy a good swim to end the long travel adventure that started in Dubai. 0:00 Jakarta Airport 5:26 Airport Train 17:41 Commuter Train 22:48 DoubleTree Hotel ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Sri Lankan Food in Business Class ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

ScOnTwmdUD4 | 17 Sep 2022

Sri Lankan Food in Business Class ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I travelled to Sri Lanka for the first time in 3 years, but only for a couple of hours. I used Sri Lankan Airlines to get from Dubai to another country, with a quick connection in Colombo. It's been a while since I had some good, authentic Sri Lankan food, so I was looking forward to some during my journey. The national carrier of any country will always have some typical food from that country as a meal option. I had indented to get some British food in my belly first. The last time I flew from DXB to CMB I was able to use the British Airways lounge at Dubai Airport. Sri Lankan Airlines and BA are both part of the Oneworld Alliance. If you're flying with an airline that's in an alliance, and you have lounge access through your status or flight ticket, you can use any lounge belonging to other airlines in that same alliance. Unfortunately the BA lounge was closed. I think they only open it at times when there's actual BA flights leaving from Dubai. So, I had to use the Ahlan Lounge, which I could have used even if I wasn't travelling in business class as it's one of those third party lounges where you can get in with the Priority Pass or Lounge Key that you can for free with any decent credit card. Usually those third party lounges aren't as good as the airline lounges, and they're usually crowded as well, since so many people have free access to them through their credit cards. This Ahlan Lounge was quite crowded but at least the standard of the food was very high and I enjoyed some delicious beef short ribs. When I went to board my flight to Colombo, the business class queue had already been roped off and there was a huge queue for economy. I just lifted the rope for myself and a lady who was in the same situation as me, and we let ourselves to the front of that big queue. Fortunately the aircraft was the A330-300, which is the good version of Sri Lankan business class. I've travelled Sri Lankan Airlines in business before and just had a reclining seat with not even any inflight entertainment. On the A330-300 it's the full lie-flat bed, and the seating is in the "wishbone" format, meaning you can have a seat without a neighbour. Any flight where I don't have to sit next to someone is a good one. And all the better when you have a delicious Sri Lankan meal and fully flat seat. I chose the lamprais from the dinner menu. Lamprais is a popular Sri Lankan food that was originally introduced by the Dutch Burghers. It's a packet of rice, vegetables and sometimes meat, wrapped in a banana leaf. I can't say that the version I had on the flight was authentic because it was get some rice and vegetables in the usual airplane food container. The crew were very nice and offered me a second dinner. I was brought some Fish Ambulthiyal. Ambulthiyal is a type of curry where the strong masala turns the fish black. It didn't look too appealing and the first couple of mouthfuls tasted strange, but mixing it in with the vegetables, I really liked it. After two Sri Lankan dinners and a pot of Ceylon tea, I was ready to nap for the remainder of the flight. At Colombo airport I visited the Serendib Lounge, which is the official airline lounge for Sri Lankan Airlines. I'd been there on a previous trip and was given a free 15 minute massage in their spa. However, I wasn't able to repeat that experience as their spa was closed during the covid times and never reopened. I just spent my time in the lounge eating, instead. Some Sri Lankan breakfast food was brought to the buffet just after I arrived and so I was able to enjoy some Milk Rice as well as Sambar and Idli. The next leg of my journey was again on an A330-300, which I was happy about. This time it was breakfast food that was served and I chose the sweet option. String hoppers filled with jaggery with starfruit jam on the side. One of the tastiest breakfasts I've ever had. Between the two flights and the lounge, I surely got my fix of delicious Sri Lankan food on this trip. 0:00 Dubai Airport 3:58 Boarding 1st Flight 14:51 Sri Lankan Dinner 23:00 Colombo Airport Lounge 32:07 Boarding 2nd Flight 36:01 Sri Lankan Breakfast ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Old Kathmandu ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

8Oahbo3_xHA | 30 Aug 2022

Exploring Old Kathmandu ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

It's my last day in Nepal, so my last chance to have a good explore around Kathmandu. My previous stay in the city was ruined by a case of extreme food poisoning that left me confined to my hotel room for an entire week. This stay in Kathmandu was mostly ruined by constant rain, but that stopped in the mid afternoon of my final day, so I took the opportunity to get out and have a wee adventure. My first mission was to find a local samosa shop that had been recommended to me. I walked through the narrow streets, avoiding motorbikes and other obstacles and found the place I was looking for, Tip Top Samosa. One huge vegetable samosa cost just 30 rupees ($0.24 USD / ยฃ0.20 GBP). Definitely the cheapest food I've bought in Nepal so far but the quality of the samosa was excellent. Nice crispy pastry, stuffed with potatoes, lentils and a delicious masala. After washing that salty, spicy samosa down with a fresh, sweet lassi, I took a bicycle rickshaw to the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The word 'Durbar' means 'Royal', so it's the old royal square. The chancer tried to charge me 500 rupees for a 1 minute ride. I bargained him down to 100 rupees but that's still a ripoff. I got gouged again at the Durbar Square. Just to enter the area foreign tourists must pay 1,000 rupees ($7.80 USD / ยฃ6.65 GBP). There's a bunch of a interesting old temples in the area but it's still a regular area with shops, businesses and residential buildings. 1,000 is a bit much to just wander around those streets, especially when you have to pay for another ticket to enter the museum that's in that area. I was planning on exploring the area myself with the information pamphlet that I received at the ticket booth, however I was convinced to take a guide. Fortunately so, because he was really good. I'd been on the hunt for a Dhaka Topi, the traditional hat that Nepalis wear, for some time. I asked my guide, Mr Doga, to help me find one. He was determined to find one for me that was both high quality and low priced, so we tried a bunch of different shops before we found a man who specialises in Dhaka Topis. Proudly wearing my new Nepali hat, we wandered back to the royal square and visited the Kumari's house. Kumari is a little girl who the locals believe is a living goddess. She lives in a house with a caretaker family that she's only allowed to leave 13 times a year, during Hindu festivals. Other that that, local people can visit the house to get blessed by her and foreigners like me can see her appear at the window at certain times of the day. There were a lot of other interesting things to see in the area, including an old stone water tap that the locals in that area still use, as they still don't have running water in their homes. Nearby, there was a fertility temple where people come to worship Shiva and ask to have a boy as their first child. My guide was very knowledge and honest, so if any of you guys want him to give you a tour in Kathmandu you can contact him on whatsapp +9779820514228 His name is Doga Dahal. 0:00 Thamel Area 4:38 Vegetable Samosa 11:56 Sweet Lassi 13:56 Bicycle Rickshaw Ride 16:45 Royal Square 21:37 Bargaining for Tour Guide 27:38 Dhaka Topi Hunt 49:53 Living Goddess Home 56:46 Rooftop Cafe 1:06:14 Stone Water Tap 1:09:29 Fertility Temple 1:14:58 Temples of Old Kathmandu ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Full Day of Exploring in Pokhara, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

CRkSei9k2tw | 20 Aug 2022

Full Day of Exploring in Pokhara, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

I spent a day exploring Pokhara by foot. Not in the main city, but on the other side of the lake where the World Peace Pagoda and Shiva Statue can be found on top of the hills. I left my hotel, Pavillions The Farm, in the Furse Khola area by foot and started heading for the pagoda. The route on Google Maps seemed like a long way to get there, giving how close it was in direct distance, so I was looking for any shortcuts to get me there. I did find one. A staircase that had been created as a walkway to the Shanti Stupa, which is what the World Peace Pagoda is known as locally. That wasn't on the Google Maps route, but I happened to see a sign for it. The trek to the top of the hill was grueling, especially in the mid day heat. I was enjoying the exercise, fresh air, beautiful views and peace though. What I wasn't enjoying was the sight of litter everywhere. I had gotten 45 minutes into my trek and the whole way there was litter on the ground. Crisp packets and plastic bottles that people had just carelessly discarded on the road. It was a real shame to see that in what is otherwise a very beautiful environment. When I finally arrived at Anadu Gurung Village there were many little homestays and casual restaurants set up. It looks like the locals are getting some good industry out of the pagoda, with plenty of local people and tourists visiting. I barely saw anyone on the route that I took, but I later found out there was an actual road on the opposite side of the hill which is how normal people get to the stupa. Very few people are trekking up there like me, especially in the summer. The main rule at the Peace Pagoda is complete silence. You have to stay completely silent the whole time you're there. Unfortunately most people weren't obeying that rule. People couldn't stop themselves from sneakily talking to each other and the security guard kept having to "Shh!, Shh!" people. There weren't that many groups of people there but it was still annoying. I imagine if it was more crowded it would be even worse. It's not that difficult to stay silent for a few minutes but it seemed that nobody could manage to do that. I was vlogging and I still managed to shut up for 5 minutes to enjoy some peace. After the stupa, my plan was to trek to the Shiva Statue, a large statue of the major Hindu God, Lord Shiva. It looked close to the stupa on the map, but again, it would be a long trek according to Google Maps. I enjoyed a fresh coconut from one of the vendors in the village, found the road from the opposite side of the hill that I hiked up, then bargained with a taxi driver to take me there. He asked for 1,000 rupees which seemed like a huge amount, given the distance. The road was absolutely terrible though, so he deserves 1,000 for wrecking his car to take me up there. The Shiva Statue is a major tourist spot in the area, with plenty of people visiting it, so I don't know why a decent road hasn't been built to it. Just like the World Peace Pagoda, I spent just 5 minutes at the Shiva Statue. There's not much to do there, other than look at it. From the statue I found a footpath down a hill that looked like it could take me to Phewa Lake. The trail had stunning views of the lake, so I tried to concentrate on that rather than all the litter that was scattered everywhere. I took a boat trip to the lakeside, with a stop at the Tal Barahi temple that's on a little island in the middle of the lake. This is one of the most important Hindu structures in Nepal and many people go there to get blessed. I just went there for a quick look. Again, there wasn't much to see, so I spent just 5 minutes there. All three of the places I'd visited so far were like that, but I enjoyed the journey to each of them. After splashing the boat captain while trying to help him paddle, I got dropped off at the Lakeside and went on the hunt for some food. I found a nice looking place with a windmill in the garden but the staff wouldn't allow me to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and view of the lake. It was slightly drizzling with rain and they didn't want to get wet serving me. Fair enough, so I sat inside. Their menu was basically typical Indian food. I didn't see anything that was uniquely Nepali, so I ordered Vegetable Pakora and Chicken Biryani. Some nice energy replenishment after a long day of exploring. 0:00 Intro 5:28 Foot Trail to Pagoda 20:35 World Peace Pagoda 26:31 Fresh Coconut 29:11 Bargaining for Taxi 35:13 Shiva Statue 38:33 Trek to Phewa Lake 46:56 Local School 1:02:23 Phewa Lake Boat Ride 1:11:28 Hindu Island Temple 1:18:18 Biryani and Pakora ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip

Himalaya Helicopter Adventure ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

tPkgpkZllTo | 07 Aug 2022

Himalaya Helicopter Adventure ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

I made it to the peaks of Annapurna! Well, a helicopter with me inside made it up there. I had no intention of visiting the Himalayan mountain tops on this visit to Nepal. I was planning on leaving the trekking until another trip, possibly in the autumn or spring time, when the climate is more suitable for such activities. However, an opportunity came up that I couldn't say no to. I was eating dinner at my hotel in Pokhara and got chatting to Alexander, another guest who was staying there. He told me that he'd booked a helicopter to take him into the mountains the next day and offered for me to come along for free. How could I say no to that? To rent a helicopter for that kind of trip normally costs around $2,400 and he was offering me an opportunity to enjoy that experience at a 100% discount. So I went to bed early, woke up at 5 a.m. the next morning and off we went to Pokhara Airport. It's always best to take these flights in the morning as that's when the clearest weather conditions are. It was extra important for Alex as his sole reason for taking the helicopter was to capture photos. Alexander Maria Lohmann is an artist who combines photography with oil painting to produce stunning works of art. You can check out his work on his website and Instagram account: https://www.alexandermarialohmann.com/ https://www.instagram.com/alexandermarialohmann Please some him some love as without him this video wouldn't have been made. Unfortunately we were waiting around at the airport for hours, with the helicopter operator giving us a bunch of excuses for the delay. By the time we got up in the air, there were a bunch of thick clouds at the place we wanted to visit. Still, we had a good fly around the peaks of the Annapurna mountain range as we waited for clearer weather to touch down at Mardi High Point. The views were incredible. I'd seen nothing like that in my life, up close. When we touched down at Mardi base camp our helicopter immediately took off with other people in it. I figured that meant it would be a while until it was back to pick us up, and that I'd have plenty of time to explore. I left Alex to take photos of Machapuchare, the holy mountain, while I had a wander through the village that has been set up to provide food and shelter to trekkers. There's a bunch of guesthouses up there but I only found two trekkers, so I've no idea how the owners of these places are managing to make a living. I had a nice cup of tea with a view of the beautiful Annapurna mountains at one of these "teahouses". They are called teahouses but are there to provide accommodation and food in addition to simple cups of tea. They can be found along all trekking routes in Nepal. I asked to view the rooms and they were very simple. Just cabins made from thin wood with some beds stuck in them. Nothing else at all. No bathrooms, just a toilet in a shack outside. After spending a bit of time talking to two trekkers I could hear Alex shouting. He wanted me to run to the helicopter. At first I assumed he was joking because it hadn't been that long since we arrived, but it turned out he was serious and they were close to leaving me behind. Thankfully they waited for me but they weren't happy. I wasn't long back in Pokhara airport when I was taking off again, this time in an Ultralight. The pilots recognised me while I was waiting for the helicopter ride and offered to give me a free flight when I returned from that trip. The ultralights are tiny aircraft that almost look like toys. They didn't look like the safest things in the world but weather conditions were calm so I felt safe. Up in the air, we basically toured the whole of Pokhara and its surroundings in 15 minutes. We flew over Sarangkot, over Phewa Lake and then past the Buddhist stupa and Shiva statue on the other side. After bargaining with the airport taxi drivers I arrived back at my hotel at Pavilions The Farm for a well deserved swim and then went out to eat Dal Bhat at a local guesthouse / restaurant. 0:00 Pokhara Airport 3:23 Helicopter Hanger 10:50 Helicopter Ride 16:38 Mardi High Point 31:50 Return to Pokhara 37:13 Ultralight Flight 44:35 Indian Tourists 47:58 Bargaining for a Taxi 54:31 Local Restaurant ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$200 Luxury Eco Resort in Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

98y1h8uS6TM | 30 Jul 2022

$200 Luxury Eco Resort in Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

On the outskirts of Pokhara, I found the best hotel of my trip to Nepal so far. My previous hotel stay at Tiger Mountain had included free transport to and from the lakeside area. So after being driven back to that part of the city, I searched for a taxi to take me to my next hotel, 'The Pavilions Himalayas The Farm.' I approached a group of taxi driver, who claimed to know where my hotel was, but I wasn't convinced by their body language. Sure enough, we drove for a bit and then I had to phone the hotel for them to give the driver directions. It was way much farther than the driver thought it was, and the later part of the journey required slow driving on a very bump road, so I offered to pay more than we had originally agreed. If you visit Nepal during the summer be prepared for downpours. I wasn't. Thankfully, at the entrance to the resort I was greeted by a member of staff who had an umbrella for me. I earned myself some good karma by spinning the Buddhist wheels as I entered the eco resort. I was immediately impressed by the hotel. The swimming pool was a very decent size, with incredible views of the countryside. I was even more impressed when I checked into my room, which was actually a detached duplex villa. Everything about this chalet was perfect. It was spacious, beautiful and luxurious. It even had decent internet, which wasn't something I was expecting, given the rural location. So many hotels I've stayed in have either been very fancy-looking but not very practical, or vise vera. But this hotel ticked both those boxes. It looked incredibly elegant but was also very practical and comfortable. After getting settled in I went for a bit of an explore around the local village, bought some snacks and drinks from the little shops that people operate out of their homes, then got back to the resort just as the sun was coming out to enjoy a nice swim in their luxurious pool. I booked my hotel through an agent as it was the same price as booking direct but included a free dinner on the first night. So I enjoyed a delicious mushroom salad and Nepali thali beside the pool, made with many ingredients grown in the resort. I've stayed in some nice hotels in Pokhara so far, but this has definitely been my favourite. I would have booked for longer than just 3 days if I knew how much I'd enjoy staying there. 0:00 Pokhara Taxi 5:16 Eco Resort 8:41 Room Tour 26:27 Village Explore 40:09 Coca Cola Hunt 52:04 Swimming Pool 55:32 Nepali Dinner ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$500 Mountain Resort in Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

s8vV5BDDa6A | 24 Jul 2022

$500 Mountain Resort in Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

I escaped the hustle and bustle of Pokhara's lakeside area for the more serene village of Kandani Danda, where the Tiger Mountain resort is located. Peace and tranquility was more or less guaranteed, given that the resort have only 19 rooms. To my surprise, 18 of those rooms would be empty for my entire 3 night stay. I was the only guest staying in the whole hotel! I guess that given how expensive the resort is, it's not within the budget of 99% of tourists who visit Nepal. Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is the most expensive hotel that I've been since that $1,200 luxury tented villa I stayed in during the summer of 2020. Check out that video if you haven't already: https://youtu.be/A2wsnjnI0ac At $500 per night, the room itself is fairly small and basic, except for some luxuries such as a beautiful 4 poster bed. That price did include 3 meals per day, transport to and from the lakeside and guide services. I was picked up from my hotel in the lakeside area by the resort's driver in a Land Rover. After a scenic road trip we reached a hill 1,000 ft above Pokhara. I was met by Hari, who is a guide working at the resort and we made the final part of the journey to the hotel by foot. Tiger Mountain is located on top of a ridge and walking that final short distance is the only way to get there. When I arrived the weather was very gloomy but the views from the lodge were still incredible. The staff had lunch prepared for my arrival and served me a beautiful Nepali thali. Normally I get a welcome drink when I check into a hotel. Here it was a welcome lunch. They had emailed me a few days earlier asking if I had any special food requests and I'd asked them to prepare something local for me, hence the thali of Nepal food. After getting settled into my room, which was the top floor of a cabin, I went for a swim in the resort's natural water outdoor pool. The water wasn't heated by anything other than the sun but was still very nice at this time of year. And of course, I got to enjoy the whole swimming pool to myself, as I was the only guest in the resort. It really felt like I was in my own private resort with my own private pool. The staff arranged with me what time I'd like dinner and what type of cuisine. Of course, I asked for more of the local food! The attention from the staff was incredible. They were very friendly, professional and serviced my every need immediately, without ever being a nuisance. They knew exactly when to assist me and when to leave me in peace. When I went for breakfast, I'd spend 20 minutes demolishing the plates of delicious food, return to my room and find it was already completely made up. When I went for dinner, I'd get back to my room and the mosquito nets were set up around the bed and the sheets turned over. I've never had that level of service in a hotel before. After a very comfortable first day, consisting of eating, swimming and relaxing in my cabin room, I went for a bit of exploring the next morning. After breakfast, the resort's guide, Hari, took me on a trek through the local villages. Village life in Nepal looks very peaceful. There's very little noise, other than the sound of the animals kept on the farms. There were many small farms, each owned by a family. It's very different to in my country where farms are huge and very commercial. In Nepal, most of the farming is done on a much smaller scale, with families using their land to produce food for their own needs, and a bit extra to make an income. After the village trek I had another refreshing swim in the pool and enjoyed the rest of my stay at the hotel in peace, without vlogging. Namaste. 0:00 Escaping Pokhara 4:01 Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge 9:03 Nepali Lunch 18:20 Cabin Room Tour 28:09 Swimming Pool 31:13 Nepali Dinner 41:11 Morning Views 45:25 Village Trek ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$30 Paragliding in Pokhara, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

LUpb2boy5XA | 17 Jul 2022

$30 Paragliding in Pokhara, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

I used the new cable car in Pokhara to make my way to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is a very popular hill station, a beautiful village, high up in the hills that overlook the Pokhara valley. The 'Annapurna Cable Car' has only been operational since earlier this year and comes from a Japan company. It's very new and modern, although there's no AC. The journey cost 1,000 rupees ($8 USD) for a return ticket. That's the foreigner price. Nepalis ride for 700 and Indians for 800 rupees. Since summer is not a popular time of year for tourists, because of the heat and rain, I was the only passenger there and got a whole cabin to myself. I settled in, ready to enjoy some stunning views but the sun immediately disappeared behind a dark cloud. A few minutes into the journey and the heavens opened up. A huge thunderstorm. When I got to Sarangkot I tried to wait it out, hoping the weather would clear up, but it never did. I wasn't prepared for rain, with no raincoat or umbrella. Even if I was prepared it wouldn't have been much fun to walk around the village in that weather. I abandoned the adventure and took the cable car back down into Pokhara. Thankfully I did that because the thunderstorm continued through the night. The next day I tried again. This time heading up a bit earlier. It seems to rain every day in Pokhara but usually it's in the late afternoon. Thankfully the weather was glorious and the views from the cable car going up were stunning. I saw many people paragliding around the valley. It looked like so much fun and something I'd want to do. After having a good explore around the village, and reaching the viewpoint for the best panoramic view of Pokhara, I went in search of the paragliders. I could see from the viewpoint the slope where they were all taking off from, so I headed down to there. Fortunately there was a pilot available to take me immediately. The cost was 3,500 rupees ($28 USD), which is really good value for such an activity. I had just asked a guesthouse owner how much it would cost and he said he could book it for me for about 6,500 rupees. So by turning up to the paragliding "airport" myself and cutting out any agent I got it for half the price. The cost to use one of their GoPro cameras was 1,500 rupees but since I brought my own I didn't have to pay that. They were good enough to let me borrow the stick from their GoPro that could be hooked up to my harness, so I couldn't drop it. Taking off was a little bit scary but once in the air it was a very relaxing adventure. My pilot, Nitesh, has paraglided thousands of times so I was in safe hands. He said they also have a paragliding school, so that anyone who wants to spend a couple of weeks learning can do so and obtain a license to fly solo. It was a fun adventure and I got back to the lakeside in time to enjoy a sunset stroll, with fresh fruit juice and kulfi from the local vendors. 0:00 Intro 3:12 Annapurna Cable Car 8:53 Next Day 10:17 Sarangkot Viewpoint 17:17 Paragliding Airport 24:54 Paragliding 39:40 Mango Juice 43:39 Saffron Kulfi ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$70 Buddha Air Flight to Pokhara ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

_AopUhw-8hA | 10 Jul 2022

$70 Buddha Air Flight to Pokhara ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

I travelled to Pokhara from Kathmandu, the easy way. I had originally planned to do this trip by road, which would have taken 8 hours. However, when I discovered that you could fly there in just 30 minutes for only $70, it was a no brainer decision to book the plane ticket. I arrived at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport 2 hours ahead of my flight. When checking in, they moved me to the earlier flight, so I barely had to wait. Buddha Air have flights to and from Pokhara every 45 minutes and it seems like it's their policy to just shift you onto the earlier flight if you check in early. I was very happy with that service. That's never happened to me before in all my years of flying, but according to local passengers that I spoke to, it's normal in Nepal. The aircraft I was flying in was a small ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop. I actually expected it would be something even smaller than that, as there were so many tiny aircraft around the airport. It seems the ATR 72s are used for the Kathmandu - Pokhara route and the smaller planes are used for many of the small and remote towns across Nepal that have airports. We weren't in the air for long, so there was no in-flight meal, snack, or any in-flight service at all. I made the obvious decision to book a window seat, so I could enjoy the stunning views of Nepal from a bird's eye view. Due to the short flight time, we were flying fairly low for most of the journey, so I was looking out of the window for half the flight. After landing, things were very casual at Pokhara Airport. You're free to walk around airside at the airport. You could easily walk onto the runway if you wanted to. There's no barriers or anything. Interestingly, there's no baggage carrousel. The luggage just gets transported from the plane by carts, then shoved through a big door in a small building where everyone waits. I got my luggage fairly quickly and headed out the gates of the airport. You never get a good price on a taxi from inside the airport area. I quickly flagged down a taxi from the road and the driver recognised me. However, he hilariously recognised me as another vlogger, Harald Baldr. The taxi driver charged the fair price of 300 rupees to take me to my hotel at Pokhara lakeside. I booked the Glacier Hotel based on the Google reviews ratings. It was a fair bit pricier than other hotels but those other hotels all had mediocre ratings at best. There weren't many hotels with high ratings, so I guess those good hotels can get away with charging a high price. I booked the hotel's Honeymoon Suite, which had its own floor on the 7th level, with its own private terrace. The terrace was beautiful and had a nice view of the Phewa Lake. The room itself was spacious and comfortable, other than the desk. It had my pet peeve, where it's so low that you can't fit your legs underneath it. Who designs these things? It's unbelievable that this is such a big problem in so many hotels around the world. Something I did find very comfortable was the jacuzzi bathtub. I made good use of that. I had planned to enjoy some Nepali food, sitting on my terrace, looking out at the lake. Unfortunately, just after ordering my food, it started to pour with rain. It's the rainy season and it rains every day, but you can't predict exactly when. I enjoyed my Himalayan Thali in my room, instead. I left the windows open to enjoy the sound of the rain from the comfort of my dry, luxury room. The room has windows on two sides, with a balcony on the third side and the terrace on the fourth side. So you get a full panoramic view. The Nepali thali was tasty but I couldn't distinguish it from a typical thali I'd get in India. It seems that most of the typical food, other than momos, which are Chinese, in Nepal is Indian. Lots of thalis, biryanis, etc. After enjoying my room service lunch the rain stopped. With a couple of hours of daylight left I headed out to explore Pokhara's lakeside area. There is a long pedestrian path along the lake, with many vendors, restaurants and guest houses. Near the end of the path is Pokhara Disneyland, a fairground that's about as far from being an actual Disneyland as you could imagine. Still, they had a big Ferris Wheel and I do love a Ferris Wheel ride. 0:00 Kathmandu Airport 0:55 Buddha Air to Pokhara 6:13 Pokhara Taxi 8:22 Luxury Lakeside Hotel 14:05 Himalayan Thali 21:20 Pokhara Lakeside 27:02 Pokhara Disneyland ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Enjoying Kathmandu - Nepal's Big City! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

agLMvyrgOXo | 03 Jul 2022

Enjoying Kathmandu - Nepal's Big City! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

I spent a day exploring Kathmandu, Nepal's largest city with a population of almost 1,000,000. The weather was very hot, so thankfully I got an early start to the day. I'm not usually waking up and going out until after midday, but my body clock was still messed up from the overnight flight to get to Nepal. I was even awake early enough to enjoy the hotel breakfast. I miss out on so much value when I stay in hotels where the breakfast is included in the room rate, because I normally sleep in too late. Not this time though, and the delicious western breakfast was the prefect fuel to begin my Kathmandu adventure. I had a main destination in mind. The Swayambhunath Stupa, better known to tourists as the Monkey Temple. It was 5 kilometres away from my hotel but I decided to walk it. When you walk to places you end up seeing things and meeting people that you otherwise wouldn't. I covered a lot of ground the whole day without using any transport other than my two strong legs. It wasn't long before I was refueling. I saw a lassi shop and couldn't resist. They even a sugarcane machine and, of course, I couldn't resist a fresh glass of sugarcane juice either. It turns out that the owner of the shop was a subscriber to my channel and was excited to tell me about videos of mine that he'd enjoyed, such as me getting scammed for a horse ride in Karachi and me driving a rickshaw in Jaipur. Right outside the lassi shop I saw a clothes store with an interesting t-shirt on display. It was a sports shirt with the Nepali flag. I was looking for a Nepal cricket or football shirt. This was just a generic sports shirt but it looked good. The vendor wanted 650 rupees and I bargained him down to 600. I feel like it should cheaper but I didn't bargain too hard because I wanted to keep it friendly. Still, I think the locals are buying that type of shirt for more like 300. After my shopping expedition I navigated my way through the narrow streets of the Thamel area and towards the Monkey Temple. The stupa is located at the top of a huge hill, with a steep staircase to climb to get there. Fortunately there was liquid refreshment on offer, by way of some fresh coconuts. Coconuts aren't grown commercially in Nepal, so these coconuts were imported all the way from Kerala. A long, long distance. I paid 300 rupees for one, which is almost 10 times the price it would have cost in Kerala. Lots of vendors line the steps up to the stupa, selling the same sort of tourist souvenirs that you find in shops in the Thamel area. There were also a few child beggers demanding, while their mothers sat chatting to each other. I quickly powered my way up the steps and away from all of that. At the entrance, everyone seemed to be walking straight in, despite their being a ticket office to the side. It turns out that it's free for local people to visit the stupa but foreigners have to pay 200 rupees. I bought my foreigner ticket and was immediately approached by a guy asking if I wanted a guide. I said no and as I walked away he was shouting "only 25". I'm pretty sure that's a scam where they make you think it's 25 rupees and tell you at the end it's $25 dollars. I wasn't going to find out though. I just wanted to have peace to walk around and enjoy the stunning view of Kathmandu. As the name 'Monkey Temple' suggests, there were plenty of monkeys roaming around. The last time I was at such a place the monkeys wanted to attack me for my Fanta. This time I had nothing of interest for them, and they seemed content to be eating the offerings at the temple. I walked back through the Thamel area, stopping at a dessert shop with lots of dairy based snacks on display. I bought Carrot Halwa, which I tried in Pakistan and thought was very tasty. It tastes like a healthier version of carrot cake. Sweet and delicious. I was walking back to my hotel, about to end the vlog, when I saw a big Ferris Wheel. That looked like fun and a good way to get another good view of Kathmandu. It turns out it was in a fun park, so I had to pay to get into that and then was able to buy a ticket for the Ferris Wheel. It didn't feel 100% safe but it was fun and a perfect way to end my first day of exploring in Kathmandu. 0:00 Breakfast 4:51 Lassi Shop 9:57 Nepal T-Shirt 19:06 Kerala Coconut 27:00 Monkey Temple 42:01 Carrot Halwa 46:58 Kathmandu Fun Park ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$250 Heritage Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

lu5da0TCQJw | 26 Jun 2022

$250 Heritage Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต

My first ever visit to Nepal. I decided to ease myself into Kathmandu by staying just outside the tourist area, in a luxury heritage hotel. I stayed for two nights at Baber Mahal Vilas, which was built and is run by the descendants of Maharaja Chandra Shumsher Rana, Nepal's longest serving prime minister. From my research, it should cost a maximum of 500 rupees ($4 USD) to get to the hotel from Kathmandu airport, by taxi. So imagine my shock when the pre-paid taxi counters were asking me for amounts between 1,500 - 2,000. I decided to just walk outside the gates of Kathmandu Airport, as I've done in many countries, and try my luck with the taxis on the street. The first one that I flagged down agreed to 500 straight away, without any negotiation. I had a little bit of trouble finding the hotel as the location on Google Maps was wrong. I've been in that situation many times before. Thankfully local SIM cards are available and cheap at KTM airport arrivals, so I was able to call the hotel from my phone and hand it to the driver for them to communicate. That never fails. The SIM card provided 28 GB of data for 28 days with a bunch of calling minutes included for only $10. Instant activation as well. A much better experience compared to Pakistan where there were no SIM cards available at the airport and it took 48 hours for activation once I found a shop that could sell SIM cards to foreigners. I was warmly greeted at Baber Mahal Vilas and given a tour of the complex and hotel by Prabin. The Baber Mahal complex is a few dozen fancy shops, bakery and restaurants. The hotel started off as the residence of the owner which was converted into a hotel in 2015 and is currently being expanded in size. The complex and hotel are built from an area that was originally the horse stables and cow sheds for the palace. I was given an upgrade to the highest category of room because the room I booked was right next to the noisy construction. Regardless, the construction noise could be heard from anywhere in the hotel, just at different decibel levels. I wouldn't have booked the hotel if I knew it was under such heavy construction but I was able to put up with it and it at least stopped at 6 p.m. each night, so it was possible to relax in the evening. For a small-ish boutique hotel they have a lot of facilities such as gym, swimming pool and spa that you wouldn't expect of a hotel that size. As I had an overnight flight to get to Nepal, a nice swim in the pool was welcome refreshment. After getting settled in to the hotel I went on a momo hunt. Momos are bite-sized dumplings that are normally steamed. The are famous food around this part of the world. It didn't take long for me to find an inviting-looking momo shop. Just up the road from my hotel was Durbar Momos. 'Durbar' means royal. This shop had momos with different stuffings such as veg, chicken, buffalo, banana and paneer. I ordered Fried Buffalo Momos and Special Chicken Momos. The fried buffalo momos were small and crispy, with a taste of Scotch Pie. The special momos, in their own 'Durbar' style, were steamed chicken momos covered in cheese, salsa and jalepenos. Those were my favourite. It was like eating a combination of momo and loaded nachos. 0:00 Kathmandu Airport 4:45 Heritage Hotel 22:15 Royal Suite Room Tour 29:34 Swimming Pool 34:09 Mini-bar Hunt 41:13 Room Change 49:49 Momo Shop ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Bargaining in Cairo's Oldest Market ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

EHcT-AfG6oc | 16 Jun 2022

Bargaining in Cairo's Oldest Market ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Bargaining skills are a must if you venture into Khan el-Khalili, the oldest market in Cairo. This bazaar (or "souq" as they're better known in this part of the world) dates back to the 14th century and is one of the most popular places in the city for tourists to visit. Wherever there is a tourist hotspot in Egypt, you can bet that the vendors are experts in overcharging foreign visitors. Be prepared to bargain or be prepared to be every vendor's fool. I started off exploring in a non-touristic part of the market. It seems to be split into two, with one of them being where all the tourist tat such ornaments of the pyramids are sold. That type tourist tat was exactly what I was looking to buy, though, so off to that section I headed. Before I found any goods to bargain for I stumbled across a falafel shop, where the chef was frying up these bean paste patties out on the street. The staff convinced me to try it burger style, inside a flatbread with some tomato-y sauce and eggplant. It was extremely tasty and only $1, which seemed like a reasonable price, but many locals have since told me that It should have been, at most, half that price. Maybe I need to start bargaining for street food as well as goods if the vendors are going to inflate the price for tourists. Just up the street from the falafel stand were two men selling exactly the type of cheap tourist souvenirs that I was looking for. These guys were extremely tricky but I bargained hard and avoided their tricks. I feel like I dealt with them pretty well and didn't overpay for their cheap stone pyramids. I was looking for some liquid refreshment after eating the spicy, salty falafel and found a street cafe. I really wanted a nice, cold, fresh laban drink which is a type of fermented milk / drinking yoghurt that I frequently consume in the UAE. There was some confusion though because in Egypt, laban just means normal milk. What I ended up with was milk tea and a rice pudding dessert. And noticing how inflated the prices were, I did indeed bargain the price down a bit. The main thing I was looking for in the market was a Mohamed Salah t-shirt. Mo Salah is the captain of the Egypt national football team and one of the best players in the world. He's a hero to Egyptians. Many shops in the market were selling the Egypt football jersey with Salah's name and number printed on them. I was invited into a shop and shown the original and the copy football shirt. I just wanted the cheap copy but it turned out to be not so cheap at 200 pounds. I did some hard bargaining but we couldn't agree on a price and I left the shop. I walked down the street a bit and recognised the shoe cleaner gentleman that was in a@LukeDamant filmed in this market. My shoes were still filthy from the day walking around in sand at the pyramids so I decided to get a shoe clean. The shoe cleaner, however, didn't want to be on video. He didn't speak much English but some of the shop keepers nearby came and explained that his daughter was getting verbally bullied at university because the video of her dad cleaning shoes had gone viral on Facebook. With a nice and shiny pair of clean shoes, I went back to Reda Trika's shop to continue bargaining for that Mo Salah shirt and we finally agreed on a reasonable price. On my way leaving the market, I found a bag vendor who was feeding the street cats with sliced beef. I thought that was nice, as everywhere in the market there are vendors trying to overcharge and trick people but this kind man was spending his time and money to help these poor stray cats. ๐Ÿ“ Falafel Shop: Borai Ful Falafel, Khan el-Khalili, Cairo ๐Ÿ“ Mo Salah Shirt: Star Sports (Reda Trika), Khan el-Khalili, Cairo 0:00 Egypt's Oldest Bazaar 5:00 Falafel Burger 15:40 Bargaining for Pyramids 21:40 Egyptian Rice Dessert 30:59 Bargaining for Mo Salah Shirt 38:00 Shoe Clean 40:57 Mo Salah Shirt 46:40 Kind Egyptian Feeds Cats ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$300 Hotel on the Nile River ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

3y1s5RIRgFk | 07 Jun 2022

$300 Hotel on the Nile River ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

I left the tourist area of Giza, with all its hustlers, touts and scammers to stay in a more peaceful part of Cairo. Zamalek island is located in the middle of the Nile river and isn't so touristic, although there are a few nice hotels there. I chose to stay at Sofitel El Gezirah, a big tower hotel that's located on the southern edge of the island. It looked like it would be the best place to an incredible panoramic view of the Nile and downtown Cairo. The basic rooms were around $250 but I chose to pay $300 for a room on a high floor with panoramic view. I have no status with Accor Hotels, which Sofitel as a part of, so my chances of being upgraded after booking a basic room would have been very slim. At check-in I was told that the room category I had booked was full and that I'd been upgraded. This made me hopefully that my room was going to be a suite, as I'd booked the highest category of room that wasn't a suite. It turned out that my upgraded room was just an ordinary room but on one of the highest floors, that's the club floor. However, my upgrade didn't include access to the club lounge, so really all I got was probably staying in a room that was 1 or 2 floors higher than I otherwise would have got. A bit of a let down. The room was nice enough but a bit small and not worth $300 in my opinion. Hotels are expensive in Cairo, though. I couldn't find any (what I would consider) decent hotels in the downtown area that was under $200. Hopefully the facilities and view would make the $300 per night cost worthwhile. After fully exploring my room, I saved the best part for last - the panoramic view from the balcony. Again, it was a huge letdown as the balcony door was locked. I had to call reception and then wait 20 minutes for someone to come unlock it, which the didn't do before I had to sign my life away on a contract. I had to sign an agreement that I wouldn't do anything illegal or that could cause harm from my balcony. Completely absurd. I've stayed in plenty of hotels with balconies before and never had to sign any form to get them to unlock the door. What exactly are they expecting their guests to do from the balcony? The balcony itself was disappointingly tiny, with no room for a chair or table or anything like that. It's more just a balcony to stand for a couple of minutes and admire the view, than to sit and relax on all afternoon. Something that I was impressed by was the gym and swimming pool. If the room itself wasn't worth $300 then at least some of the hotel facilities like that make up for it. I went out into Zamalek island to have a wee explore and try to find some groceries but couldn't find anything. I ended up going back to my hotel and getting two big bags of goodies delivered using the Talabat app that I'm familiar with using in Dubai. I went back out again, this time in search of local food for lunch. I headed to a famous local sandwich shop called Yokal. I'd read online that the only thing they served was a box with 4 sandwiches, Kofta, Sogo (Egyptian Sausage), Liver and Halva (Dessert), so I ordered the box of 4. What I ended up with was 2 sogo sandwiches and 2 liver ones. A bit of a disappointment, as I wanted to experience the full selection but those sogo sandwiches were delicious. Sogo is a type of Egyptian sausage that's sold as street food and this was my first time trying it. I was able to see a lot of Zamalek island on my way to and from Yokal, and I was very impressed with the architecture of the buildings. They all look like something out of the Netherlands. It's a very different vibe to the other parts of Cairo that I've experienced. Back at the hotel and I finished off my day with a nice relaxing sunset swim in the heated pool, which I had all to myself. Bliss! ๐Ÿ“ Hotel: Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah, 3 El Thawra Council St, Zamalek, Cairo ๐Ÿ“ Sandwich Shop: Yokal, 118 El-Aziz Othman, Al Gabalayah, Zamalek, Cairo 0:00 Breakfast at The Pyramids 3:19 Sofitel El Gezirah 6:18 Room Tour 14:43 Balcony View 19:03 Minibar Hunt 30:07 Gym and Swimming Pool 31:38 Egyptian Sandwiches 40:21 Sunset Swim ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$60 Pyramids View Hotel ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

jRLeXosKSp8 | 02 Jun 2022

$60 Pyramids View Hotel ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

I checked out of my $400 luxury hotel room, with a view of the pyramids, for an even better view and far more decent price. I checked into the Pyramids View Inn, right beside the main entrance to the pyramids complex. You can't have a room any closer to these historic monuments than that. Getting to my guesthouse should have been easy. However, in Egypt, nothing is ever easy. My first Careem driver wasted my time driving by in the opposite direction of the pickup. I guess he didn't want to honour the short ride. The second driver just straight up cancelled on me. Thankfully the third driver actually showed up and took me to my destination without problems. Problems only started when I opened the door and some man acting like a policeman was telling me to turn my camera off. This big, rough looking fella told me that cameras weren't allowed. I asked if he was police and to show me his badge, which he couldn't. So if he wasn't police, then why was he so keen for me to turn my camera off? Because he wanted to hustle me, that's why. Scammers are everywhere outside the pyramids, so just talk to nobody and ignore everyone in that area. After I got rid of that annoying pest, I turned the camera back on and crossed the street. I crossed it carefully as it was covered in camel and horse manure. At the guesthouse I, again, had an angry person tell me to turn off my camera. It was the receptionist. He was really angry that a tourist, in his guesthouse, located right beside one of the world's more famous tourist attractions, was holding a camera. So I had to wait until I'd listened to his spiel and then a room tour before I could turn the camera back on and continue the vlog. Before resuming my vlog, I decided to make a quick Instagram Story from the balcony with my phone. I just finished recording the 15 second video when a group of men on the street below started screaming at me, angrily. I've never felt so unwelcome as a tourist anywhere in this world. If these people hate tourists so badly then just close down the hotels and the pyramids complex, then nobody will visit and they can all live in the camera-free tranquility that they want. What did I think of the my $60 room? It's very small and basic. The internet is atrocious and it's in a very noisy location. The view from the balcony is incredible. You face directly on to the Great Sphinx of Giza. I believe this guesthouse has rooms starting at $40, but without any view or with just a window view. I chose the highest priced room because I wanted to be on the highest floor and have a balcony. I was one floor below the rooftop terrace, which, regardless of which room you're staying in, you can visit and enjoy the best view possible. All in all, I could put up with the room for one night and I'll remember that view for a lifetime. The sound and light show, which is visible from the hotel, was a bit of a letdown There was way too much noise coming from the street down below to be able to hear the commentary. Several buses were waiting outside with their engines running loudly. That noise completely drowned out the sound, so all your left with is the light, which gets boring very quickly. I did venture out of the hotel once to search for some street food. I walked a good 10 minutes away from the pyramids complex, hoping to find a local shawarma stand or something but didn't find anything like that. I was walking down a main road, passing pizza restaurants, burger joints and places selling similar western junk food, when I eventually found an eatery that looked local. It was called Elkerdasy - King of the Liver. There was a lot of confusion because the staff spoke very basic English and I know next to zero Arabic. I thought they were serving beef kebabs, but then the chef mentioned liver, so I thought the kebabs were made of beef liver. Then he mentioned camel, so I thought they were camel liver kebabs. What I ended up receiving was a beef kebab with rice and plate of fried camel liver. Camel liver doesn't sound like the most appetising of foods but I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was. 0:00 Intro 2:31 Careem Ride 5:54 Pyramids View Inn 13:30 Camel Liver Restaurant ๐Ÿ“ Hotel: Pyramids View Inn, 10 Sphinx street, Al Haram, Giza ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ“ Restaurant: Elkerdasy, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Avoid Hustlers at The Pyramids ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

aRHN0oXB5cA | 28 May 2022

Avoid Hustlers at The Pyramids ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

After spending the night in a luxury hotel room, with an incredible view of The Great Pyramids of Giza, it was time for me to venture out to have a closer look at these incredible ancient structures. The entrance to the pyramids complex is very close to Mena House, where I was staying, but I still had to do my best to avoid getting hustled on the short walk to the ticket office. There is an area, right next to a police checkpoint, that's used as a car park for rickshaws, camels and horses. Men stand outside, trying to convince you that is the place to buy your entrance ticket to the pyramids. It's not. It's the place where these scammy hustlers try to sell you overpriced camel and horse tours. I avoided those scammer's trap and made it to the real ticket counter, where things were well organised. I walked straight up to the counter and bought my ticket for 200 EGP ($11 USD / ยฃ9 GBP roughly, at today's rates.) You can also buy tickets to enter 2 of the 3 main pyramids. I've visited the pyramids before and been inside one of them, so I didn't think it was worth doing it again. There's nothing inside them. Just some small dark empty rooms. It's also forbidden to take photos or videos inside there. As I entered the pyramids complex, several men tried to give me "gifts". I put the word in quotes because they're not really gifts. It's common practice for these guys to give you a cheap cloth headscarf or little trinket as a gift "for welcome you to Egypt" and then demand money from you. I avoided these hustlers near the entrance and was able to explore around the pyramids complex for a good while without getting hassled. The ratio of hustlers to tourists wasn't too bad. There seems to be enough tourists to supply each hustler, so they aren't too sticky. When you brush them off, they just wait for the next tourist, rather than following you and hassling you. I did fall victim to one scam artist of a hustler though. I saw a camel with a tattoo and asked the owner about it. He gave me a stick and told me to hold on to it. That was to keep me there while he finished up with his previous customer, who had jumped on the camel to get a photo taken. The camel man told me he wanted to take a photo of me on his camel. I asked him how much that would cost and he said "Whatever you want to give me is no problem." I asked if 20 was acceptable and he agreed. As soon as I got on the camel and handed him my photo to take photos, he demanded that I put my GoPro camera away. He wasn't even satisfied with me putting it in my pocket. He wanted me to put it in my bag. His reason was that it was somehow a problem for the police, which is total nonsense. It was a problem, only for him, because he was planning to scam me and didn't want to be exposed. The scam was that he didn't just want to take "a photo". He wanted to take a bunch of photos and force me to go for a ride around. I kept demanding that he stop and let me off the camel but he refused. I knew how this was going to turn out and that the longer I was on the camel, the more money he'd be demanding from me, so I just kept yelling, telling him to stop. Eventually he let me down. Remember the 20 that we agreed I would pay him? I tried to pay him 50, acknowledging that he took more than just the one picture, but he was very angry, telling me that 50 is nothing and that I should pay him 200 - 300 Egyptian Pounds or give him some "American money." It was only when I pulled my camera back out that he was friendly again and agreed to accept the 50. When he thought it was just me and him, he was his mean, scammy, horrible self. What an awful man, a scammer and a disgrace to his country. Thankfully, after that experience, I did find an honest camel man. He took me on a full tour for 1 hour and helped me take some better photos, for only 150. That shows how cheeky the first guy was demanded 200 - 300 for a few minutes being forcibly led around. The honest camel man's name is Hamdi and his WhatsApp number is +201222893392 0:00 Going to Ticket Office 2:51 First Hustler 5:15 Camel Men 9:58 Egyptian Headscarf 14:09 Sphinx 15:16 Khafre's Valley Temple 17:53 Touching the Pyramids 20:49 Stories from the Pyramids 25:55 Scammer Camel Man 34:24 Honest Camel Man ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$400 Luxury Hotel in Cairo, Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

beOODjYGCk8 | 20 May 2022

$400 Luxury Hotel in Cairo, Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

I booked a two night stay at the best hotel in Giza, right next to the famous Pyramids of Giza. Marriott Mena House is the highest rated pyramid view hotel in Giza and is also a heritage property. There's a lot of history there. Many notable people such as presidents, heads of state and celebrities have stayed there, as far back as the 19th century. My hotel room was a bit expensive at $400 per night. That was for a pyramid facing room. Most rooms don't have a view of the pyramids, and those were priced at $300 per night. You're basically paying $100 per night extra for the view. I did consider booking the cheaper room and hoping for an upgrade due to my Gold Elite status in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, but in the end I decided not to chance it. For me, there's no point staying in a nice hotel right next to the pyramids, unless you can actually see the pyramids from your room. I arrived in Cairo the previous evening, so I decided to stay in one of the airport hotels for the night, which were significantly cheaper than Mena House. I booked a 1 night stay at the Novotel Cairo Airport for just $60. I wasn't too impressed with Novotel room. It was small and cramped. Towels, bedsheets and even the wall were covered in filthy stains. The desk was so low that there was no space to fit my legs under it and the internet speed of 1.5 Mbit/s was pathetic. On the plus side, they have a nice swimming pool area, well equipped gym and an authentic Italian restaurant. Over all, I was happy enough with the 1 night stay for the price of $60 but I certainly wouldn't want to stay there longer than a night. After checking out of the Novotel, I booked a Careem to my hotel in Giza, which is about an hour drive away from the airport. Careem is the ride hailing app that is most popular in that part of the world. I've used that app in Dubai and Pakistan and it's proved useful in getting me to exactly where I want to go, without getting ripped off. It's difficult as a foreigner to get a fair price from taxi drivers in Egypt, so I was determined to use Careem for every journey, even when there were regular taxis right there, immediately available. It wasn't looking good when after 10 minute my Careem "Captain" cancelled on me, but I tried again and got another driver. The ride to Giza cost just $10, which is good for a 1 hour journey. (not shown in the video) Our car was stopped at a police checkpoint, right before reaching the hotel. The policeman tried to sell me a tour and other stuff. I just kept telling him that I already have all that stuff booked through my hotel and eventually let us drive on. There's a lot of police around this area who moonlight as tourist touts. If you catch any of them on camera they force you to delete the footage, so I did my best to avoid filming them. At the gates of the Mena House hotel I was offered a golf cart to take me to the main entrance lobby. I declined and instead had a nice walk through the hotel gardens, which are pristinely kept. Unfortunately my room wasn't ready when I tried to check in at 2 p.m. so I went to the swimming pool to relax until it was available. The swimming pool is huge and magnificent. After finally getting my room, then making the essential trip to the nearest grocery store to stock up my fridge, I made full use of that incredible heated pool, which I had all to myself. Swimming lengths in that spacious pool was the perfect way to build up an appetite for a lovely Egyptian dinner in my room. I enjoyed an Egyptian mixed grill, with Egyptian dessert, Um Ali, on my balcony with a view of the Egyptian pyramids. I enjoyed this hotel for the view and facilities but I thought the room itself was a bit basic for the price being charged. This may be the best hotel near to the pyramids but there's certainly better value options available. 0:00 Cairo Airport Hotel 8:32 Careem Ride to Giza 12:55 Mena House Hotel 22:08 Room Tour 27:29 Mini-bar Hunt 30:25 Swimming Pool 35:24 Egyptian Mixed Grill ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Street Food in Chaotic Old Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

AC684twL1Tk | 13 May 2022

Street Food in Chaotic Old Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I ate local street food in crazy and chaotic Old Lahore. This is an area of the city that is noisy and bustling with people at the best of times, but at dinner time crowds surround the street food carts. I was brought to a stall selling bhature by my local friend @ghoomlopakistan. Bhatura is a type of fried bread and is served with chickpeas in a gravy. We ordered two portions but after that I had no idea what was going on. It was total chaos there. There was one table but no free seats. So we were to stand and eat, next to a small table, but as soon as the food arrived, half a dozen random hands started eating it. Chaos. The bread was served straight from the fryer and was burning hot. I couldn't rip a piece off without burning my hands, which the brats standing beside me thought was hilarious. It seemed like most of the people standing around making the situation chaotic weren't even there to eat. They were just there making a nuisance of themselves. Despite the utter madness, I enjoyed the Chole Bhature. Any kind of fried bread is always going to be delicious. After eating the Chana Bhatura we took a short trip on my friend's motorbike to a stall selling chicken soup. Again, it was a chaotic area but we found refuge in my friend's uncle's shop, where we could eat our soup in piece. The chicken soup tasted like it came from a can, like a Heinz or Baxter's Chicken Soup but it was served with slices of chicken and a boiled egg. It was tasty and a protein feast. It's tremendous value at 100 Pak rupees per bowl, which is just $0.50 USD. Although I wasn't allowed to pay. For dessert I had something called Laddu Peethi which are lentil patties, covered in chutney. The owner of the stall was very proud of his food and wanted me to try it. I was already full but a plate was served for me so I did the polite thing and ate it. And I'm glad I did, because it was very tasty. It was very spicy on the first mouthful but they served me more of the sweet chutney to balance that out and it was more like a sweet dessert. Again, he wouldn't allow me to pay but it normally costs just 30 PKR for a serving, which is $0.15 USD. Incredible value. 0:00 Intro 0:58 Chole Bhature 9:00 Chicken Soup 16:27 Laddu Peethi 21:44 Sugarcane ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Local Guy Helps Me in Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

TqYYdAMcKDs | 08 May 2022

Local Guy Helps Me in Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I was wandering around the market streets of Old Lahore, hunting for a cricket t-shirt and not having much luck. In these market areas everything is in sections, so you won't find just one sports shop while looking around, they will all be in the same area. I asked some local for directions one friendly guy asked me to follow him. He is also a YouTuber @ghoomlopakistan who travels all over Pakistan by motorbike and shows his experiences on his channel. We made our way through the crazy, chaotic streets, into the sports area of the market. Unfortunately none of the shops sold what I was looking for, the Lahore Qalandars official shirt. My new friend suggested that we try the Anarkali market area and he borrowed his cousin's bike to take me there. In New Anarkali bazaar we found the shirt in the first shop that we looked, Star Sports. There were two options. One that the staff said was original, for 1,350 rupees, and one that they said was a copy for 550 rupees. The "original" one was much better quality than the "copy" but in my opinion it was also a copy, just a better copy. It had no label and there was ink marks on the back of each shirt. Pointing out the flaws we were able to bargain the shirt down to 1,000 rupees and I was happy with that. After leaving the sports shop a man asked me if I'd like to try on a sherwani jacket. He saw that I was wearing a Jinnah Cap and thought it would be good for me to also wear a type of jacket that Muhammad Ali Jinnah would wear. I was happy to try it on and it looked very dapper. After the shopping trip we went to eat street food, which you'll see on the next vlog. 0:00 Intro 1:24 Friendly Local 3:50 Sports Shops 5:15 Bike Ride 10:27 Bargaining for Cricket Shirt 15:59 Sherwani Jacket ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Unwanted Tour Guide in Lahore, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Xk0Xs59ybtM | 02 May 2022

Unwanted Tour Guide in Lahore, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I visited the bustling, hectic Anarkali Bazaar in the old town of Lahore, Pakistan. There were two items that I wanted to buy in the market. First was a Jinnah cap, also known as a Karakul. It's a very distinctive type of hat that was popularised by the founding father of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The second was a cricket shirt, for the local team, Lahore Qalandars. I started exploring the bazaar, that's spilt into sections. In each section there's dozens of shops, all selling the same type of goods. This is good for the customer as you have a wide selection of the type of item you are looking to purchase. You also get a low price because the shops are having to compete with each other. I started off my market adventure in a section where every shop was selling celebration items. Not what I was looking for but it was interesting to see. I roamed around, asking people where the best place to buy a Jinnah hat was. I hoped to find a section where there were many shops selling hats. One man told me I must go to the Rang Mahal area. On my way to the Rang Mahal I saw a crowd of men buying some sort of street food. Whatever it was, it seemed to be very popular. I asked a local gentleman, who told me it was pakora. Pakora is type of fritter that's popular in India and Pakistan. It's also very popular in Scotland, at Indian restaurants, so I was aware of what it was. Apparently the shop, Butt Pakora, is very famous in that area of Lahore, and popular, hence the huge crowd. Whenever you see a massive crowd of local people excited to buy food, you really must try it because it's sure to be good. I asked what the system was to order. Do I ask for how many pieces I want? Or for 1 portion, or what? I was informed that the pakora is priced based on weight, at 600 rupees per KG, but if I just give them some money, like 100 rupees, they will give me whatever weight in pakora that works out to be. I handed over 100 rupees and asked for the vegetable pakora that I saw was being made fresh by the boss man, Mr Butt. He was mixing onion, spinach and red chili into a chickpea flour batter then throwing handfuls of it into the boiling oil. I was given 50 rupees back by the staff, as they knew that I was trying to buy one portion for myself. A 50 rupee portion would be the correct size. And it sure was. I never through I'd get such a big bag of pakora for just $0.27 USD The pakora was tasty. The batter was crispy with a lovely seasoning, but it wasn't fried for long, so the onion and spinach beneath the batter still tasted fresh. With a belly full of pakora I continued my hunt for a Jinnah topi. Some friendly locals pointed me in the direction of where I should go, and a guy, who I though was one of them, started leading me. So I followed him. After 10 minutes of him walking through the streets, pointing at things, I figured out that he was just some random guy that was trying to take me on a tour and earn some money from me. It took me a while to realise that because the guy was deaf and mute. When I did realise, I gave him some money and gestured that I didn't need him anymore. I feel like he tricked me into this tour. Looking back at the video footage, when the guys in the shop were pointing with their arm the direction I should go, he was standing beside them also pointing. So it was a bit of a scam and I hate to hand money over to a scammer but by the time I figured out what was happening it was a bit late. If I had figured it out in the first minute or so I would have lost the guy pretty quickly. After getting rid of my unwanted guide, I found one shop selling the Jinnah hats. I got an idea of the different qualities available and their price but I decided to shop around before comfiting to one. This was the only shop in the area selling hats and I wanted to find the actual section where every shop is selling hats, or maybe even where they are being made. After a lot more exploring, a pitstop for some fresh grapefruit juice, and a bit of bargaining, I eventually got the hat I was looking for at a price of 1,500 PKR ($8 USD) and I was happy. The next task was to find the cricket t-shirt, but that was another huge mission, so you can watch that adventure on the next video. 0:00 New Anarkali Bazaar 04:35 Butt Pakora 12:05 Unwanted Tour Guide 18:17 Hat Shop 1 26:22 Grapefruit Juice 33:17 Luke Damant Fan 35:15 Jinnah Cap Purchase ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Dressing Like a Pakistani in Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

TIZKGago7qM | 21 Apr 2022

Dressing Like a Pakistani in Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I visited the Anarkali market in the old town of Lahore, Pakistan. My mission was to find a nice shalwar kameez, the traditional local dress that Pakistani men wear. I thought it would be easy to find in the bazaar, but I struggled to find it and also struggled with the traffic. The area is chaotic, with pedestrians having to fight against vehicles to move down the street. Some friendly locals told me that I was looking for a shalwar kameez in the wrong part of the bazaar. I was in Old Anarkali and they told me I'd find traditional clothing in the New Anarkali Bazaar. I was headed towards the New Anarkali market area when a Lahori policeman saw me and invited me for lunch. He and his colleague ordered a bunch of local food from a street side stall and we sat there, having some banter and enjoy the delicious desi food. Two plates of Golgappa (Pani Puri) were brought to the table. The policemen were really keen to see how a foreigner would manage eating this local street food. Fortunately, it was not my first time eating this snack. Although, the puris (fried bread balls) were very big and the pani (water) was extremely spicy, so I did still struggle a little bit. We also ate fruit salad, or as they called it 'Pakistani Salad'. It was a bowl full of energy with all sorts of fresh fruits and nuts in there, covered in syrup. There were so many ingredients. There were kiwi, grapes, pomegranate seeds, pineapple, banana, dates and almonds. And probably more that I didn't notice. After eating that I was full of energy to go exploring in the market. Straight away a sunglasses vendor approached me with a handful of knockoff shades. I tried a few and liked them all, so I bought all three of them. My favourites were the fake Ray-Bans, which looked authentic and even came in a case. I finally made my way into New Anarkali, to look for a salwar kameez. In market areas in Pakistan and India, they are usually split up into sections, so once you find the item you're looking for, there will be dozens of shops selling the same type of stuff right beside it, but you likely won't find that item at all elsewhere in the market. Fortunately I came across a bunch of shops selling traditional wear and one with the prices clearly market. 1,500 PKR ($8 USD) for the shalwar kameez, top and bottoms, seemed like a good deal to me. The shop was operated by a bunch of young guys, all of whom were wearing American style clothes. I ended up being the only one there who was wearing the traditional Pakistani clothing. The shalwar kameez that I bought did feel over-sized and quite loose, but at least it felt comfortable to walk around in. Perhaps one day I'll spend a bit more money and get one tailored. Market hunting makes me thirsty, so after my successful purchase I went searing for the local juice vendors. I visited one guy who makes orange juice and another who does pomegranate. 0:00 Old Anarkali 4:13 Police Invite Me To Eat 8:40 Pakistani Pani Puri 12:33 Pakistani Fruit Salad 14:21 Fake Ray-Ban Seller 21:40 Shalwar Kameez 31:45 Fresh Orange Juice 36:29 Fresh Pomegranate Juice ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Let's Explore Old Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

z1v7oR2DOWA | 13 Apr 2022

Let's Explore Old Lahore ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

My first day exploring Lahore, I went straight to the old town, known by foreigners as the 'Walled City' and by as locals by 'Androon Shehar' (Inner City). The walled city of Lahore has existed since medieval time but during the Mughal period it became the Mughal capital and a huge fort was built. I entered the walled city through Delhi Gate, one of the 6 still existing ancient gates that serve as passageways through the massive fortified walls. I wanted to make my to Lahore Fort, which was within easy walking distance according to Google Maps. According to reality, it was really difficult. The walled city seems to be a huge market area with very narrow streets. Narrow streets that were packed with people, motorbikes and other obstacles. When I reached Lahore Fort I had a lot more walking to do, as I seemed to have arrived at the opposite end from the main entrance, which is the only way in. Outside the fort there is a nice green area where people were relaxing in the sun and eating snacks from the vendors. It's a nice vibe. To enter the fort I had to buy a 'special' foreigners ticket that was 500 rupees. I don't know how much it costs for locals but I saw people ahead of me in the queue buy tickets for their whole family, hand over 500 rupees and get a piled of change back. Inside the fort area there were hundreds of people relaxing on the grass, among the ruins. It had the same kind of vibe as Lodhi Gardens in Delhi, which is one of my favourite places in that city. The fort itself, some areas were well restored and had information signs and other areas were unrestored, with no access to visitors and no signs. I spent a good half hour in there, walking around at a decent pace, and that was enough for me. There was another huge structure next to the fort that I thought was a large palace, but when I got to the entrance I discovered it was a Mosque, which I couldn't enter because I was wearing shorts. I finished off the Old Lahore adventure with some street food snacks. One vendor was selling 'Dragon Balls' which were little maize crisps things in a cup with liquid nitrogen. When you eat them you breathe out smoke, hence where the dragon name comes from. That perked my appetite up a bit, so I went looking for more local snacks and discovered some sort of sweet. I was given a free sample by the vendor and I loved it. It was some sort of sticky, chewy rice cake that tasted like toffee and had cashew nuts through it. I washed that down with a fresh orange juice, served in a pint glass, from a vendor on the same street. I was fully satisfied and then caught a rickshaw back to where I'm staying in the upmarket Gulberg area. 0:00 Walled City 0:50 Outside Lahore Fort 3:00 Inside Lahore Fort 13:56 Big Mosque 15:41 Dragon Smoke Balls 18:10 Local Lahore Sweet 19:47 Fresh Orange Juice ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Lahori Fried Fish (Luxury Hotel In-Room Dining) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Gp2lW3LX-qs | 09 Apr 2022

Lahori Fried Fish (Luxury Hotel In-Room Dining) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I stayed at a luxury hotel in Gulberg, Lahore. Gulberg is a very upscale area, known for its high end residences, designer shops and fancy restaurants. I'd been suffering from food poisoning and needed somewhere comfortable to rest and recover. The Nishat Hotel looked like the kind of place I wanted to stay for a while. I recorded this video on my 7th day at the Nishat, when I finally had an appetite for the local food and the energy to vlog. I'd been eating from the Nando's and Hardee's restaurants across the street for my previous meals. I was impressed by the hotel. There's an indoor pool with heated water and nice lighting, which is perfect after a workout in the hotel gym. My room was very spacious, clean and elegant. The only real negative thing I have to say about it was that the windows were filthy, covered in grubby marks. Also, they put me on the lowest floor which isn't great for privacy, as the security guards and people walking by can see into the room. The hotel have a 'no outside food' policy, and there's a sign at the door stating that, but I had many grocery and meal deliveries, which they clearly saw but didn't try to stop me. This was my first time ordering food from the in-room dining menu. I chose the most local sounding food on the menu. When you're staying in Lahore, Pakistan, I think it's only fitting that you try the 'Lahori Fried Fish'. I wondered if it would be something like a British battered fish, that we'd get from a chip shop back home, just with Pakistani spices. It was a bit different to what I expected though. The fish was served as 6 chunks and the batter was likely made with chickpea flour and was very crunchy. The fried fish was very tasty. Biting through that crispy well seasoned batter into succulent, tender white fish meat was a delightful combination of textures and taste. Yum yum! It could only have been better if they served it with some chips. I mean, who eats fried fish on its own? I didn't have anything with the fish, but I did have something after. Two delicious Gulab Jamuns soaked in syrup. An ultra sweet desi dessert to finish off the luxury hotel in-room dining experience. 0:00 Intro 1:07 Room Tour 8:45 Gym and Pool 9:53 Lahori Fried Fish 14:53 Gulab Jamun ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$140 Dreamworld Resort in Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

KuIOBcsx1Wo | 06 Apr 2022

$140 Dreamworld Resort in Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I stayed at Dreamworld, a fun resort on the outskirts of Karachi. They have a golf course, water park, hotel and many activates available there. Unfortunately, I was extremely sick with food poisoning when I arrived. I barely survived the long taxi tide to the hotel and spent the first 24 hours in bed. Fortunately, the resort has a doctor available 24/7, with free consultations and medicine, so I was able to get some treatment while staying there. I didn't quite have the energy to enjoy any of the fun activities that are available at Dreamworld, so this vlog is just me having a look around. It was filmed on a Monday, when there were very few guests staying there. It was very peaceful, which I appreciated. Dreamworld is primarily a resort for members who take out annual subscriptions. It seems that these members have higher privilege than the overnight guests of the hotel when it comes to the resort's facilities and activities. They have an 18 hole golf course, which is supposed to be the main feature of the resort, but the grass doesn't look in the best of condition. There's also a mini-golf course which looked good. Other interesting things I saw were two huge swimming pools, a boating lake, cricket pitch, bowling alley, go kart track, horse rides and bowling alley. Probably this is the place I should have taken a horse ride, as it's unlikely that I would have had the same scam experience that I did on Clifton Beach. The bowling alley is only open to hotel guests between 10 pm and 4 am. The rest of the time it's open to members only. Some activities are totally exclusive to the members and overnight guests can't use them at all. The main reason I booked this hotel was the waterslides but they weren't even operational. I was too sick to enjoy them anyway, so whatever. Over all, it seems like a decent place to spend a few fun days but I do have two big complaints. They don't allow food delivery services like Food Panda to come to the hotel. So you're forced to eat inside the resort. My biggest complaint is that the place is completely infested with mosquitoes. I've never had so many mosquitoes in my room ever, in any hotel, in any country, over two decades of travelling. When I checked in, there were at least 100 mosquitoes swarming all over the room. It was like stepping in to hell. They immediately sprayed the whole room but it didn't kill all of them, and more kept coming into the room as there are gaps around the doors. They gave me my own huge can of mosquito spray and I practically used all of it over two days, but it still wasn't enough to kill all of them. I did have some of the Odomos Mosquito Repellant cream and covered my face, arms and legs in it before going to sleep, but still woke up covered in bites. I'm allergic to mosquito bites so the mosquito infestation at this hotel was a lot more bothersome to me than it would be to most people. Without medication, one bite can make my whole arm swell up. So I take anti-histamines daily if I'm anywhere near mosquitoes, as a precaution. Still I end up with huge red lumps though. I booked this resort intending to enjoy some days of fun. Instead, my whole time there was spent sick in bed, getting attacked by evil flying beasties. 0:00 Intro 2:58 China Lagoon 3:48 Boating Lake 4:27 Go Kart Track 5:38 Bowling 8:29 Sugar Cane Juice 11:09 Room Tour ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Karachi's Best Food Street ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

FcC2gIOwngU | 02 Apr 2022

Karachi's Best Food Street ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Karachi has many 'food streets' but the most famous one is Burns Road, which was named after a Scotsman in the 19th century. Its name was changed to 'Muhammad Bin Qasim Road' after the formation of Pakistan but everyone still knows it as 'Burns Road'. Before heading to Burns Road I had to pick up my Pakistani Cricket shirt from Azeem Sports in the lighthouse market area. I left it with them for printing the name and number 'Babar Azam 56' on the back. I changed into my new Pakistan top in the back of their shop and was ready to begin my Pakistani street food adventure, in Karachi. The first Pakistani cuisine I tried at Burns Road was the haleem, at Karachi Haleem. I ate haleem on my first day in Pakistan and loved it, so this was my second time trying it. I loved this just as much as the first one I tried. Haleem is like a thick lentil soup with shreds of meat through it. The making of it is a very laborious process of constant mixing. Beef and chicken options are available but beef is the most tasty, so that's what I ordered. At 140 Pak Rupees ($0.80 USD) the beef haleem is incredible value for a meal with meat. After demolishing the plate of savoury haleem I had quite a thirst. I was looking for some kind of juice, then I came across a dessert shop with a big picture of falooda on the wall. The owner recommended that I try a falooda with pistachio ice cream. The falooda was a huge glass filled with so many tasty ingredients. Milk, vermicelli noodles, jelly, nuts, pistachio ice cream, rose syrup, basil seeds and rabri. It was both a tasty dessert meal and a refreshing drink, all in one glass. The falooda normally costs 230 Pak Rupees ($1.28 USD), which is superb value, considering how many ingredients are in there. However, the kind owner would not accept money from me. He gave me the falooda for free as a gesture of hospitality to a foreign guest, and I'm very grateful for his kindness. I was feeling full after the falooda but it would have been a short vlog if I ended it there, so, for the sake of the viewers, I powered on. I went on the hunt for some biryani. While roaming all over Burns Road I met two subscribers of mine. One of them had some good suggestions for beef biryani. Al-Naz Biryani and Food Centre were the restaurants that he recommended. The restaurant suggestions were helpful enough but he was good enough to give me a lift on the back of his motorbike to Food Centre. The Food Centre weren't stingy at all with the portion size of the beef biryani. At 320 PKR ($1.80 USD), again it was ridiculously good value, considering the daddy size portion that was served. I found the rice to be very flavoursome. There was a lot of masala in the biryani, and also potato. The only other place I've found potato in my biryani was Kolkata, West Bengal, India. So this Karachi Biryani was similar to a Bengali biryani. I did find the meat to be a bit dry, but eating it with the homemade raita sorted that out. The perfect spoonful was with rice, potato, beef and raita. Succulent and delicious! I could only manage to eat half of the biryani but the staff are always willing to package up the leftovers in such a situation. I took the package back to my guesthouse to be eaten for supper, later in the evening. 00:00 Pakistan Shirt 06:05 Karachi Haleem 12:02 Pistachio Ice Cream Falooda 22:13 Meeting Subscribers 26:31 Beef Biryani ๐Ÿ“ Azeem Sports, Lighthouse Market, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ Karachi Haleem, Burns Road, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ Delhi Rabri House, Burns Road, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ Food Centre, Burns Road, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Karachi Family Invite Me For Dinner ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

XNhYJbXvCz8 | 24 Mar 2022

Karachi Family Invite Me For Dinner ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I was invited for dinner by Zulfi, the friendly Karachi theatre actor that I met the previous day. He hosted a meal in my honour at his family home. Zulfi invited many of his close family members, including his friendly cousin Mubarak, who loves to meet foreigners. I was told that he would often visit Karachi's Jinnah airport just to see foreigners. Tourism is a fairly new thing in Pakistan, so many Pakistanis haven't seen foreigners roaming around in their country before. Zulfi prepared a huge selection of local Karachi food that he wanted me to try. Some were bought from outside and some were made in his home. For starters we had: Chicken Malai Boti - Chicken covered in a delicious thick cream. Shakarkandi - Sweet potatoes, seasoned with masala. Finger Fish - Crispy, fried fish. All were extremely flavoursome, my favourite being the Malai Boti. It was so soft and creamy and delicious. The Karachi cuisine that we had for mains: Beef Nihari: A savoury and spicy beef stew with tender chunks of meat. Beef Pulao: A beef and rice dish. Beef Malai Boti: Beef covered in a delicious thick cream. Reshmi Kabab: Kebabs made from minced chicken, cream and cashew nuts. Kheema Karela: Bitter gourds stuffed with minced beef. I believe I've tried Reshmi Kabab before. I think that's what the chicken kebab was at Qureshi Kebab in Delhi, that I ate in a previous video. It was so extremely soft, creamy and flavourful. The Kheema Karela was a completely new dish to me. I've tried chicken and mutton kheema (minced meat) before but not the beef version, and never stuffed inside a karela (bitter gourd). That Kheema Karela was my favourite. I love to try food that I've never ate before. It's like giving your taste buds a big surprised, as you don't know what to expect until the food hits your tongue. For dessert we had Carrot Halwa, a sweet made from carrots that I thought tasted like a carrot cake. I love carrot cake so I loved the carrot halwa. There were almonds and pistachios mixed in with it so it was a sweet and nutty taste with a combination of soft and crumbly textures. Delicious. I've met so many friendly people in Karachi. It's such a wonderful feeling to be a guest in this city. For someone to go to so much effort for someone they had only just met shows real generosity and kindness. Not only did they treat me to a meal fit for a king but I was gifted a traditional shawl and an English language version of their holy book. And as if all that incredibly hospitality wasn't enough, they drove me back to my guest house, 1 and a half hours drive away, stopping halfway to treat me to chai. Simply incredible. 0:00 Family Meal 08:55 Starters 09:40 Chicken Malai Boti 10:11 Shakarkandi 10:47 Finger Fish 12:12 Sweet Lassi 20:08 Traditional Shawl Gift 20:34 Main Dishes 23:04 Beef Nihari 24:36 Beef Pulao 25:01 Reshmi Kabab 26:21 Beef Malai Boti 29:03 Holy Book 30:22 Kheema Karela 34:26 Kasturi Milk 35:47 Chai Shop ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Avoid this horse ride SCAM in Karachi, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

NtyhnS13lGw | 19 Mar 2022

Avoid this horse ride SCAM in Karachi, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

This was easily my worst experience in Karachi. Actually, other than getting awful food poisoning, it was my only bad experience in the city. 99% of people in Karachi are kind hearted but if you stay in any city long enough, eventually you're bound to run into some bad guys. I had visited Karachi's Clifton Beach previously and had a wonderful time there. I met friendly locals, had enjoyable camel and dune buggy rides, ate some tasty biryani and fried fish. Nobody tried to take advantage of me the whole time I was there. I enjoyed that beach experience so much that I booked a hotel right next to it. I was planning on enjoying many more happy days at the beach. After checking in to the hotel I went straight to the beach. The area of the beach I was staying next to was called 'Sea View Beach' by the locals but it's just another area of Clifton Beach. It was very quiet, with it being a Friday. As soon as I entered the beach, two guys on horses sprinted towards me. I had planned on take a horse or camel ride at some point so I negotiated a price of 200 rupees with one of them for a ride to the Chunky Monkey amusement park. He didn't take me to Chunky Monkey, though. He took me down to the water and then handed me off to another guy on a horse. I felt like I was getting scammed in some way. Maybe they were going to ask for double the money because the second guy was taking me for a second ride or something. He was taking me towards Chunky Monkey, which is where I wanted to go though. As I rode with this guy, I tried to reconfirm the price with him, so there would be no disputes afterwards. He made it clear that 200 was for, what he called 'one ride', and that I'd have to pay for multiple rides. I immediately asked him to stop and said I'd walk the remaining distance but he refused to stop. Not only would he not let me get off the horse but did a u-turn and took me back to where I started the ride. I was screaming at him telling him that was not the way I wanted to go but he made the excuse that if he takes the horse back himself without a rider that the two horses would fight. After finally getting off the horse the two scammers asked me for 5,000. As if I was just going to give them 25 times the price that we had agreed. How stupid did they think I was. I tried to give him 1,000 rupees, which is what I would have given him anyway as a tip, just like I did with the camel and dune buggy guys in my previous Clifton Beach video. He wouldn't accept it but I slipped it in his pocket and walked away. They kept arguing with me and tried to stop me leaving but I was determined not to give them even 1 rupee more. I thought I had gotten rid of them and decided to take a camel ride to Chunky Monkey but the horse guys seen me from quite a distance and sprinted over to me. They were either side of the camel harassing me non stop. The camel boy refused to let me down off the camel so I was trapped there, sandwiched between the two scammers. There were very few people on the beach so it was scary to think what might happen. Who knows what these guys were capable off if there were no witnesses around. Fortunately a local guy that I called out to for help came over and tried to talk to the scammers. While he talked to them the camel boy got the camel to lie down so I could get off. I explained the situation to the friendly local, while the two scammers were arguing with him that I owe them 5,000. I just decided to walk away. There was no scenario where I would willing hand over another rupee to those scammers so there was no point in me staying there. Fortunately I got away from the beach but I was constantly looking over my shoulder the whole time. And despite staying in a hotel next to the beach I never visited that beach again. I was worried I'd run into those same guys again and what might happen if there was nobody else around. ๐Ÿ“ Sea View Beach, Karachi, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Exact co-ordinates where this incident took place: 24.782269, 67.050278 (near Playa Bar and Grill) ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$85 Beach Guest House in Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

TvpHq5N-Plg | 17 Mar 2022

$85 Beach Guest House in Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I had such an amazing time visiting Karachi's Clifton Beach that I thought I would move closer to that area so I could visit it more often. I left my luxury hotel at Avari Towers, in the Saddar district, and headed towards the Arabian Sea. There are no big hotels next to the beach, but there are guest houses. The best guesthouse that I could find online was called 'Beach Resort' and the rooms looked to be hotel standard. So that's what I booked. The price of this guest house was also hotel standard at 15,000 PKR ($85 USD) per night, considerably more than a room in an ordinary guest house would be, but if it was as good as it looked then it would be worth it. In my opinion the room was mostly up to hotel standards. There were a few annoyances like not having a great place to set up my laptop and some security concerns. For instance, there was no in-room safe and the balcony door couldn't be locked. They also don't accept credit cards so I had to bring a stack of rupee notes. Otherwise, the room was exactly what you would expect from a decent 4 star hotel. They even have a swimming pool, which isn't a feature that you're going to find at most Karachi guesthouses. After checking in to the Beach Resort hotel I headed straight for the beach. The part of Clifton Beach where my hotel was is known as 'Sea View Beach' by the locals. It's the same beach as Clifton Beach, but they just call that area Seaview. It was a lot quieter than the area of the beach I visited last time (Check out my vlog from there if you haven't already: https://youtu.be/gd-dCFU7fuk ). The sand was also a lot cleaner and less black. I began having a lovely, peaceful stroll along the beach but two guys on horses quickly spotted me and sprinted towards me. I'd planned on taking a horse or camel ride at the beach at some point so I thought that I may as well go with one of them, so I negotiated a price of 200 rupees. Unfortunately it turned out to be a huge scam and a whole lot of hassle and stress. I will release the full footage of what happened and how I dealt with the situation as a separate 20 minute video, to warn people of what to expect when dealing with these cheats at this beach. After that awful scam incident I'd had enough of the beach for one day. I decided to take a rickshaw to the light house market area to pick up my cricket t-shirt. I had left it at the shop for name / number printing. Unfortunately no rickshaw wanted to take me there. I decided to try Careem instead. Careem is a ride hailing app, like Uber. So far it's been useful, as the fare is determined by the app, but drivers always seem to have a difficult time finding me to pick me up. Despite the app using GPS technology, meaning they can see the passenger's exact location, they always feel the need to phone me up to ask me where I am. I didn't know the exact location of Azeem Sports, where I bought the cricket shirt, so I got dropped off in the general lighthouse market area and went searching for the shop by memory. It took a while but I eventually found it, only to learn the bad news that they'd forgotten to print my shirt. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ A fresh glass of grapefruit juice and chat with the locals, then I went through the stress of getting another rickshaw to my next destination. Again, I had to rely on Careem as I was going to a friend's house and there's no way I could explain to the driver where to go. At least with these apps you can select the exact location on the map and leave it to the driver. This driver didn't have his phone mounted on his dashboard though. He kept it in his pocket and kept asking me for directions. Argh! I did get to my friend's house, eventually. It took two hours, between the hassle getting a Careem to pick me up and the crazy Friday evening traffic jams in Karachi. You'll see the full vlog of the awesome family dinner at Zulfi's home in a future episode. 0:00 Intro 0:43 Beach Resort 7:18 Horse Ride Scam 9:13 Ice Cream 15:13 Lighthouse Market 19:58 Grapefruit Juice ๐Ÿ“ Beach Resort, Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue, Sea View, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Kind Pakistani Shares His Meal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

NPxd42YG1EU | 12 Mar 2022

Kind Pakistani Shares His Meal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Wearing my new Karachi Kings cricket shirt, I went on the hunt for a famous Karachi dish called nihari. Mr Bilal at the sports shirt shop advised me to go to Burns Road, the most famous food street in Karachi. When I got there I asked a local man where I could get some Nihari and he pointed me to Malik Hotel. When you see 'Something Hotel' in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, the word 'hotel' actually means restaurant. You can't sleep there. At Malik Hotel there was a man sitting at the storefront with a big pot of nihari. Nihari is a spicy meat stew and this one was made with beef. I ordered a portion, a portion was served up and handed to the waiter, who I was told to follow. He served the nihari at a table with a man already sitting there and I was super confused. Was this his nihari or mine? It turned out it was actually his but he said "no problem" and offered to share it with me. He acted like it was a completely normal thing to do. I couldn't imagine a stranger offering to share his meal with me like that in the UK. The kind man, Mr Ghulam, didn't touch the meat at all. He left it all for me and was just eating the gravy with the roti. He claimed that he didn't like the meat, he only likes the gravy. I claim that he is just far too kind and generous. The nihari was delicious. Very tender beef swimming in a spicy, meaty gravy and eating it with the roti was just fantastic. Talking about fantastic, the three guys at the table behind me invited me to join them for tea. So I went with them further down Burns Road to a chai shop. They asked me if I had tried Kahwa. Kahwa is a type of green tea that's grown in Pakistan. I had never heard of it before but I'm always open to trying new things. We sat outside the chai shop, on plastic chairs on the pavement. This is a common thing to do when the weather is pleasant. It was approaching sunset so it was a lot more comfortable than the afternoon Karachi heat. The Kahwa was fantastic. They made it sweet for me and added some extra ingredients such as clove and ginger. It's said to be a very healthy drink. It was tasty and I'd definitely drink it again. After we finished our tea, the guys took me to visit the National Academy of Performing Arts, which is where they had previous studied and have now graduated. All are theatre actors. The NAPA is located in a beautiful, old, historic building that was once an gymkhana. They gave me a full tour of the place and introduced me to students and teachers. Just like when I was shown the MMA gym and hockey stadium in a previous video, I really wasn't expecting to visit such a place. Karachi if full of surprises and friendly people, so you never know who you are going to meet or where you're going to visit when the day starts. 0:00 Karachi Nihari 6:46 Fantastic Tea 24:00 Acting Academy ๐Ÿ“ Malik Hotel, Shahrah-e-Liaquat (Burns Road), Gari Khata, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ Quetta Mannan Chai Hotel, Shahrah-e-Liaquat (Burns Road), Gari Khata, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ National Academy of Performing Arts(NAPA), M.R Kyani Rd, Civil Lines, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Cricket Shirt Hunt in Karachi, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

-nT6n2JS1rg | 26 Feb 2022

Cricket Shirt Hunt in Karachi, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

In an effort to blend in more with the locals, I went on the hunt for a Pakistan cricket shirt. I have a friend who had visited Karachi before and told me that I should be able to find a good one at a place called Lunda Bazar for about 400 rupees. So I flagged down a rickshaw and of course, ended up in some totally different place than where I asked to go. It happens to me almost every time. I have a local SIM card now, so I'll probably start using the ride hailing apps from now on. Apparently the area I wanted to go to is better known as the Lighthouse Market. I eventually got there and went on the hunt for a Pak cricket jersey. The first shop I visited specialised in sports trophies but also sold some sports shirts. They showed me 3 different Pakistan shirts with different qualities and different prices. The cheapest one, at 500 rupees, was poor quality. The material didn't feel nice at all. The mid range one, at 1,000 rupees seemed decent enough and there was another one at 2,000 rupees that they claimed was original, rather than the other ones which were fake. I decided not to buy there and then, but to use that info as a baseline while I searched around other shops in the area. Right outside the shop, a guy told me to go to Jama Cloth Market which is a big wholesale market. So that's where I headed to next. I couldn't resist stopping for a freshly squeeze pomegranate juice along the way. There are juice carts everywhere in Karachi, just like Mumbai and Kolkata in India, where I have fond memories or exploring the streets. Nothing feels better when you're wandering around outside, all sweaty, than a glass of fresh fruit juice. At the Jama Cloth Market there were no sports goods. It was mostly suits for men and saris for women, formal wear. It was still worth the walk up there though, as I got to chat to a nice gentleman who makes wedding dresses. I headed back to the lighthouse area and eventually found what was surely the best sports shit store in the whole area. This one shop sold nothing but sports shirts. They specialised in them 100% and were the store where the other stores were buying their stock from. From there I was able to get good quality Pakistan national team and Karachi Kings PSL team shirts for 900 rupees each ($5 USD). They even offered to print a name and number on the back of the Pakistan shirt for me, so I left that one with them. I'll come back to pick it up with Babar Azam 56 on it. I'd worked up a bit of hunger with all my exploring. The guy at the cricket shirt shop told me to visit Burns Road, where I could get some Nihari. Nihari is a spicy meat stew and is a special dish of Pakistan. That's where the next vlog will begin. Intro: 0:00 Rickshaw Ride: 1:14 Cricket Shirt Hunt: 2:51 Pomegranate Juice: 11:29 Jama Cloth Market: 13:56 Cricket Shirt Hunt Part 2: 20:06 Orange Juice: 36:57 ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Pakistani Pani Puri ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

sfKcMyNVR2g | 16 Feb 2022

Pakistani Pani Puri ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Dinner time in Karachi. I was on my way to eat at a steak restaurant with my local friend but we decided to stop off, on the way, for some local street food. We pulled up next to a small truck that was selling chaat and pani puri, at Hassan Square in the Gulshan area of the city. It was surrounded by people who had just finished working for the day. It's popular for the local people to eat a snack at this time, to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner, as they tend to eat dinner quite late in the evening. The plates of mixed chaat contained chickpeas and potato soaked in gravy, vada, onions, crispy crackers, dahi (curd), tamarind sauce and masala. A variety of textures and flavours heaped onto a plate, costing a very reasonable 80 Pak rupees ($0.46 USD). Everything on the plate were foods that I had eaten before during my travels in India. However, I'd never eaten this combination of those items all together. They made the chaat just lightly spicy for me and asked if I wanted it more spicy. Instead I asked for it to be more sweet and they gave me another spoonful of the tasty tamarind sauce. After demolishing the plate of chaat it was time pani puri time. They call it Golgappa in Karachi, just like they do in Mumbai, India. It seemed to have a different name everywhere I went in India. In Delhi it was known as pani puri and in Kolkata it was known as puchka. The way the golgappa was served was different to what I'd tried before. It was served on a plate with an individual bowl of spicy water, for you to dip the puri into at your own pace. When I had pani puri in India, each individual puri was already containing water before it was given to me. These puris also contained chickpeas and yoghurt inside. Previously I'd only tried them containing potato. They were very tasty but very spicy. I guess they didn't have the ability to give me a 'light spicy' version, like they did with the mixed chaat, as the spice was already mixed into the water. We then continued driving until we found a lassi shop for a tall glass of fresh sweet lassi. It was the first time that I'd had a lassi that was as good as the ones I'd been drinking in India. I've been to Indian restaurants in other countries but the lassi they served was never quite the same taste and thick texture that I was used to in India. Here, it was fully authentic. We headed to the MMA gym to pick up the guys we were going to dinner with, including Ovais Shah who is the owner of the gym and an international fighter in One Championship. It was good to get a further insight into how this sport is developing in Pakistan. We went to a restaurant owned by the business partner of Ovais. It was an international cuisine restaurant with the name Sizzlerz, perhaps inspired by the American chain restaurant Sizzler. There wasn't any Pakistan food on the menu. It seems that when Pakistani people go out to a nice restaurant they want to eat something that's different to what they are used to eating in their homes. However, these international foods are tweaked a little to be more palatable to the local Pakistani taste buds. I ordered the 'fire steak' which was definitely Pakistan-level spicy. 0:00 Intro 0:44 Mixed Chaat 5:28 Pani Puri 12:39 Fresh Lassi 16:22 MMA Gym 27:08 Fire Steak 32:03 Fitness Centre ๐Ÿ“ Pani Puri: Muhammad Iqbal, Hassan Square, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ MMA Gym: 3G MMA, KHA Hockey Ground, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ Steak Restaurant: Sizzlerz, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ“ Fitness Centre: Iron Fitness Center, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Making Friends at Karachi's Crazy Beach ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

gd-dCFU7fuk | 05 Feb 2022

Making Friends at Karachi's Crazy Beach ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I decided to escape the hustle and bustle of Karachi city and head for the beach, Clifton Beach. I was expecting it to be similar to the beaches I'd visited in Chennai and Mumbai in India, where it's like a big hangout area for the locals, with many vendors selling snacks and drinks. That's pretty much what it is but there's also camels, horses and dune buggies to ride. I started off with a refreshing fresh orange juice at only 20 rupees ($0.11) and then found one of the games where you shoot balloons with a BB gun. I thought I was good at this time from the times I played it in India, but my performance this time was poor. I'm pretty sure the gun was faulty as I was aiming correctly and coming nowhere near to hitting the balloons. I racked up a bill of 50 rupees ($0.29) firing shots at the balloons and a friendly local man insisted on paying the bill for me. I don't like accepting things for free or other people paying for me but in these situations they simply don't allow you to pay, no matter how hard you try. It's their way of showing hospitality to a guest. I definitely appreciate the kind gesture but I'm going to try hard to pay for things by myself whenever I can. There were a lot of local people enjoying the beach. It was a Sunday afternoon, with everyone relaxing on their day off. It seemed even more crowded to me as I always had a crowd gathered around me. I must have taken at least 100 selfies with people. The most fun thing to do at Clifton Beach looked to me to be the camel rides. There were so many beautifully dressed, well groomed camels. I was quoted 200 rupees ($1.15) for a ride. It seems that "one ride" is an undetermined length and if you go far you have to pay for multiple rides. Fortunately I figured that out, with the help of some locals, while I was riding the camel, so I didn't rack up a huge bill. The camel ride was fun, but bumpy. It feels like you're getting kicked on your butt once per second. The camel man dropped me off right beside the dune buggies so I did that next and invited one local guy to join me in the second seat. It cost 500 rupees ($2.87) for "one long ride". It seemed that two long rides would mean I could cover the whole of the beach and back, so I did that. It was a quick way to explore because I would never have covered that area of the massive beach by food. I'd worked up an appetite with the camel and dune buggy rides and fortunately there was a stall set up in the middle of the beach selling biryani. I thought it was chicken biryani but it was actually chana biryani. Chana is the local name for chickpeas. At only 50 rupees ($0.29) for a full plate, it was cheap, delicious and healthy. If there's one thing I like better than street food, it's beach food! It's basically street food but in a better environment. After a bunch more selfies and chatting with the local guys I discovered that I could pay a man to look after my shoes so I could get my feet wet in the Arabian Sea. I had brought my swimming trunks but had nowhere to change into them so I didn't go for a swim. Most people were just enjoying standing up to their knees in the sea, facing the sun which was getting close to setting. I ended my trip to Pakistan's most fun beach with some more delicious beach food, some tasty masala fried fish. It was only 150 rupees ($0.86) for each full plate of delicious and meaty fish. The masala was so tasty that I was even sucking it off the bones. Yum yum! 00:00:00 Intro 01:27 Rickshaw Ride 5:04 Clifton Beach 6:51 Fresh Orange Juice 12:17 Balloon Gun Game 19:00 Camel Ride 27:06 Dune Buggy 37:47 Chana Biryani 48:17 Shoe Man 1:03:30 Fried Fish ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Karachi with a Local ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

XM2cWgrMwM0 | 29 Jan 2022

Exploring Karachi with a Local ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I was exploring Karachi, wandering the streets, eating some coconut, when a local guy pulled up on his motorbike along side me to chat. He told me his name is Muhammad Ali, like the legendary boxer and that he too is a fighter. Muhammed was kind enough to offer to show me around the area and some of the places that he frequents, so I accepted his offer and jumped on the back of his bike. We stopped at the club where he plays snooker, which was just around the corner from where he picked me up. It looks like snooker is a popular sport in Pakistan. We then stopped off at the street book market that I had passed earlier. The vendors were selling books that looked new for just 200 PKR which is just over a dollar. According to Muhammad the booked are either new or second hand but not counterfeits. It looked like most of the books had come from the UK as there were price stickers listed in GBP. My guess is the books were probably surplus stock from the UK. The market has a huge selection of book at it seems like at least half of them were in English so it wasn't difficult for me to find something good there. After a successful book hunt we stopped off at a fruit juice stand where we ordered date milkshakes. Dates are a very popular fruit in Islamic countries. They are intensely sweet and the perfect food to consume when you need a quick burst of energy. Refreshed and full of energy, we headed to the local sports complex where Muhammed trains for MMA. There was a hockey stadium with under 21's training. Their coach is a very famous and well respected hockey player called Hanif Khan who is an Olympic gold medalist and played for Pakistan during their hokey glory days when they were the best team in the world. One of the Pakistan national hockey players came over to chat and I learned a lot about this sport and its popularity in Pakistan. Even though I had dropped by unannounced and was just casually checking out their hockey field, they took time out of their training to talk with me and even presented me with some souvenir gifts - a hockey stick, ball and t-shirt. Incredible hospitality. We then visited the MMA gym. It's called 3rd Generation Mixed Martial Arts. The students who are training there are the third generation of Pakistani MMA fighters. There was no class running when I visited but a student and striking coach were there who told me all about MMA in Pakistan and even taught me some moves. 0:00 Karachi Local Guy 3:54 Snooker Club 5:44 Book Market 10:25 Date Milkshake 13:48 Hockey Ground 28:15 MMA Gym ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.70 Beef Haleem in Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

xQkr-NfGD9U | 21 Jan 2022

$0.70 Beef Haleem in Karachi ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I was wandering the streets of Karachi, looking for some authentic Pakistani cuisine, when a local man I met recommended that I try Haleem. He told me it's one of the most famous foods in the city. Haleem is like a thick lentil soup with shreds of meat. It's cooked in huge pots and has to continuously stirred for hours while it's cooking. The local man, Mr Nabeel, told me he had eaten at Jahanzaib Haleem many times and their Haleem was delicious. Since we were standing almost right in front of the restaurant and I was hungry, it was an obvious decision to make that the place I have my first meal in Pakistan. As I walked into their shop I looked at the menu board on the wall. The menu was written in English instead of Urdu which was surprising but most helpful. It seems English is used a lot in Pakistan, especially on signs. Some shops have their nameboard displayed in only English, others in only Urdu and other have both. It was a small menu with only two different meals available, Haleem and Biryani. If a restaurant specialises and sells just one or two items like this then those items must be exceptionally good. There were two types of haleem available. Beef and chicken. I took the restaurant staff's recommendation to go for beef, taking the smallest portion of 250 grams so that I'd hopefully have room to try the chicken one after it. Each plate is weighed to make sure you get the portion size that you paid for. My 250 gram plate of Beef Haleem, which was actually a pretty decent portion, was just 120 Pakistani rupees ($0.68 USD). Really incredible value for money. My reaction to my first spoonful of Beef Haleem was "WOW!", the level of flavour was intense. I wasn't expecting it to have so much spice in it. The best way I could describe it is if you've ever eaten a really thick bowl of dal that's made with a lot of masala, it's like that, but with shreds of tender beef mixed through it. I cleared the plate quickly and then ordered the chicken version. It was also very tasty but the beef one was the winner in my opinion, especially with the added lemon and crispy fried onions added to it. I'd worked up a bit of a thirst eating the Haleems (plural) and walked down the street to where I'd seen a sugar cane juice stall earlier. I was drinking the fresh sugar cane juice regularly throughout my adventures in India so I was pleased to see that it's easily available in Pakistan too. One large glass of fresh juice, about 500 ml, cost only 30 PKR ($0.17 USD). Again, absolutely incredible value for money. There were a bunch of small stalls around the area so after the sugar cane I visited one selling coconut, which I learned from the local guys is called "copra". A slice of copra was just 20 PLK ($0.11 USD). ๐Ÿ“ Jahanzaib Haleem, Gulshan 13-B Block, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. 0:00 Beef Haleem 8:07 Chicken Haleem 11:09 Sugar Cane Juice 15:39 Coconut ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$150 Suite in Karachi's Best Hotel ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

_3Z38kLk1wQ | 14 Jan 2022

$150 Suite in Karachi's Best Hotel ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

My first day as a tourist in Pakistan and I decided to start of the trip with a bit of luxury. I booked a suite at the best hotel in Karachi, according to user ratings on TripAdvisor anyway. When searching for a good hotel in the city there were only four really good options. They were the Marriot, Movenpick, Pearl Continental and Avari Towers. It seems like Karachi has plenty of cheap and basic hotels but there's only a handful that fit in the luxury category. I chose Avari Towers based on the fact that it was listed as number 1 out of 149 hotels in Karachi by 'Traveler Rank' which is based on the actual reviews of travellers. Just because I was staying in an expensive hotel didn't mean that I wasn't up for some adventure. I got a quote for taxi prices from the booths at the airport and then exited by foot onto the main road in an attempt to beat those prices for transport to my hotel. That's the advantage of travelling with only a small backpack. When you are burdened by a lot of luggage you end up taking the easiest option, which is also the most expensive and least fun option. I was out on the street, considering finding a bus to jump onto to take me at least some of the way to the Saddar area, where my hotel is, when both a motorbike and a rickshaw pulled up beside me to ask if I needed transport. The rickshaw already seemed to have passengers and I hadn't even considered getting on the back of a motorbike, considering that I was wearing a backpack and it was about 40 minutes drive from my hotel. The bike man suggested I put my backpack on the front of the bike for him to look after and for me to sit on the back, which actually seemed doable. He wanted 400 rupees ($2 USD) for the journey which seemed very reasonable for such a long journey so I didn't even bargain. The bike ride was a fun introduction to Karachi. Friendly locals were giving me thumbs up and waves and even some subscribers were saying hello from their vehicle. At Avari Towers I was able to check in right away despite it being early in the morning and 5 hours before the official check in time. Some of the big international hotel chains will charge you extra for checking in so early but usually independent hotels and smaller local group hotels will give you the room without charge if they have it ready and available. Thankfully this was the case at Avari Towers. I had booked the 'Business Suite' category of room because it wasn't much more expensive than an ordinary room at the time of booking. It includes complimentary mini bar, fresh fruit, nuts, two pieces of laundry per day and access to the business lounge that has complimentary snacks are drinks available throughout the day. I liked the design of the suite which was a cozy and well furnished living room with a separate bedroom with working desk and office style chair. The bathroom had separate bathtub and shower areas, which I always appreciate. I hate having to stand in a bathtub to take a shower. The swimming pool was huge, with no other guests using it. Whenever I stayed in hotels with pools in India I always had the pool to myself as most Indians have never learned how to swim. Hopefully it's the same in Pakistan and I can keep getting these awesome pools all to myself. After getting settled in I went on a Pakistan SIM card hunt. I always get a local SIM card in any country I travel. Roaming data from a foreign SIM card is expensive and it doesn't help with ride sharing and food delivery apps. You need an actual local phone number because the drivers will almost always phone you up. I had planned to buy a SIM card at Karachi Airport, but with caution so as not to get scammed. I had seen a video from another vlogger, Indigo Traveller, who got scammed there at the SIM card booths last year. Well, those booths no longer exist. They were all empty and cleared out and I was informed that it's no longer possible to buy a SIM card at the airport. I'd have to wait until I was in the city. I was recommended to use the Zong mobile network, so I saved the location of the nearest Zong franchise on my Google Maps while I was in the hotel and had WiFi. I walked all the way to the branch and it didn't exist. Some other business was operating from that address. So a whole mission started from that point to procure myself a local SIM card. 0:00 Motorbike Taxi Ride 6:55 Hotel Suite at Avari Towers 20:42 Pakistani SIM Card Hunt ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$70 Flight to Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

jzIZpMl5XPU | 07 Jan 2022

$70 Flight to Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Looking for new adventures, I traveled to Pakistan which is fully open and safe for tourism these days. I flew there on the cheap with SereneAir, a small Pakistani airline that have a fleet of just 7 aircraft. I flew from Sharjah Airport (SHJ) in the UAE which is much smaller than Dubai Airport (DXB). It may not be as fancy as the airport in Dubai but they have a nice modern lounge in departures and it's really quick to get checked in, through immigration and to your gate. A good tip for anyone looking for who's looking for flights to/from Dubai is to also search to/from Sharjah as it's not that far away and you can often find cheaper or a flight at a more convenient time. Although I paid just 250 AED ($68 USD) for the ticket, Serene Air don't market themselves as a budget airline. Still, with such a cheap ticket I wasn't expecting much in the way of a meal on the flight. I expected we'd get just a sandwich and water or something like that. So I was glad to have lounge access at the airport for a relaxing sit down meal before the flight. The main credit card I use gives me unlimited free entries to third party (non airline specific) lounges in airports through a club called LoungeKey. I've always kept a credit card that has either Lounge Key or Priority Pass membership ever since I started travelling and have made good use out of it. 'The Lounge' at Sharjah airport was certainly a premium lounge. These lounges can be a bit hit or miss as far as quality goes but I was class this one as one of the better ones. Unfortunately there was no hot food buffet but they did have an ร  la carte menu with two choices of meals. I went for the 'Arabic Choice' which came with a main of Lamb Machboos and gave me an opportunity to try a meal that I hadn't tried before. It looked to me to be an Arab version of a biryani but much lighter with the spice. It was served with a tomato sauce that tasted exactly like the sauce you'd get on the base of a pizza, which was interesting. I was one of the last passengers to board the 737-800 aircraft and was pleasantly surprised to see how empty the cabin was. It was only at about 20% capacity. There were some stickers on the tray tables with Arabic and Urdu writing that were covering up Chinese writing, so I assume that Serene purchased the aircraft second hand from an airline in China. Still, for a second hand aircraft the interior was in good condition and looked as good as new. I was happy to have the whole row of seats to myself and thought I would get a quick nap in but as soon as my head hit the pillow (my scrunched up jacket) I was woken up for breakfast. The breakfast meal was decent. Some kind of scrambled eggs with veg and some things that were like potato croquettes except they also had chicken in them. They were very flavourful. The meal was overall light but satisfying. I enjoyed the flight, with plenty of legroom and not having anyone sitting next to me. That makes a huge difference in an economy flight. Sharing an arm rest and having nowhere comfortable to put your elbow is my least favourite thing about flying, even on a short flight like this. The flight time was only 1 hour and 45 minutes. Karachi is located right on the southern coast of Pakistan so it's very close to the UAE. I arrived at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) in Karachi feeling fresh and ready for a day's adventuring in Pakistan! 0:00 Sharjah Airport 0:39 The Lounge 5:45 Serene Air Economy 9:22 Karachi ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Dubai's Biggest Thali (50 Indian Foods!) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

7QMrWqLWtc0 | 01 Jan 2022

Dubai's Biggest Thali (50 Indian Foods!) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I ate a massive 50 item thali in Dubai with a little help from @LukeDamant This massive plate full of a variety of Indian food is supposed to be shared between 4-5 people but we 2 hungry vloggers decided to give it a go on our own. We visited Ponnusamy Restaurant in the Al Qusais area of Dubai with empty bellies and a huge appetite, as we both had a good workout in the hotel gym before going. We were feeling confident about this food challenge until we actually saw the challenge that we were up against with out own eyes. The thali plate was so big that is didn't even properly fit on a table that's designed for 6 people. It was hanging over the edges. When they say it's 50 items, that means 50 unique items. Each small container has something different. Lots of veg dishes as well as chicken, mutton and fish. No beef or pork. Quite often in Dubai the Indian restaurants have beef options because most are run by Kerala people, but this restaurant was run by Tamil Nadu people. The head chef is from Chennai, where I've visited in previous vlogs. The thali took 20 minutes to be served after ordering it and we were given some bowls of soup as a starter while we waited. I'm not sure if they counted towards the 50 items or not. When the thali was brought to the table we immediately knew there was no way we'd be finishing everything on the plate so we had to be smart. There were a lot of rice dishes there but we didn't focus too much on them. Instead we went for the meat and veg dishes in gravy, but didn't take too much of the gravy. For me, not wasting any meat is the most important thing. The first desi dish that I tried was also my favourite from all 50 items. I'm not sure if that was because I was so hungry that it made it taste even better. It was paneer butter masala. The smooth creamy gravy was delicious and the paneer was melt in the mouth soft. A perfect start to the meal and after eating a variety of delicious items it was the perfect end with some gulab jamun. 0:00 intro 2:10 Chicken Soup 3:57 Thali Arrives 6:39 Paneer Butter Masala 8:57 Gobi Curry 11:09 Strange Drink 12:07 Wee Fishes 13:39 Masala Omelette 14:57 Ultra Spicy Chicken 17:19 Pepper Chicken 20:10 Light Spicy Chicken 22:31 Curd Rice 23:20 Mutton Curry 24:10 Kerala Parotta 27:39 The Tamil Chef 30:32 Mix 36:50 Tandoori Chicken 39:18 Spicy Fried Chicken 40:29 Tamarind Rice 44:26 Chicken Chow Mein 46:20 Boiled Egg Curry 49:48 Snacks 52:01 Biryani 55:16 Boondi 59:49 Gulab Jamun ๐Ÿ“ Ponnusamy Restaurant, Damascus Street, Al Qusais, Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Istanbul's Best Street Food ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

BGEHtKCezM0 | 18 Dec 2021

Istanbul's Best Street Food ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Time for another Istanbul foodie adventure. And adventurous is what you have to be to start your day with a sheep's head sandwich. My Airbnb host suggested that I try 'kelle' (the meat from a boiled sheep's head) as it's a local delicacy that's been enjoyed in the city for hundreds of years. The best place to try it, she said, was Muammer Usta in the BeyoฤŸlu area which has been in operation since 1890, through 4 generations of the same family. Muammer Usta's Kelle joint isn't actually a restaurant but a wooden stall out on the street. The stall has glass windows with the sheep skulls on display, so you can see what you are in for. The skulls are cleaned and boiled in the morning, then refrigerated. It's at the stall at the time of ordering the food that the skulls are cracked open and the meat is carved out. The three cuts of meat are the cheek, the fat behind the eye and the tongue. No brain. The meat was fatty and delicious. It was seasoned with herbs but lightly enough not to overpower the taste of the meat. It was like eating some high quality meat from a delicatessen. I was served the meat with a warm, freshly backed baguette so I made myself a kelle sandwich. That made it even more yummy. I took a recommendation from the staff for a good place to eat kokorec. Kokoreรง is a sheep's organs with the intestines wrapped around it. Unfortunately and surprisingly, the place that was recommended, Ozzie's Kokoreรง, was reservations only so I had to find another place. I wandered the streets of Beyoglu for a while and didn't find any Kokoreรง. I decided to ask a shoe cleaner and after he brightened up my 3 year old pair of North Face hiking shoes, he took me to Galata Kokoreรง, near Galata Tower. Again, I had my kokoreรง as a sandwich, just like I did with the kelle. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it just tasted like a chopped meat sandwich. I couldn't tell I was eating a bunch of organs and intestines. After that big lunch I went back to my Airbnb apartment to relax and freshen up, only to get back out and continue the food explorations at dinner time. I went on the hunt for an islak burger. Islak is the Turkish word for wet, so it's a 'wet burger'. It's a famous fast food in Istanbul. It's called wet because the bun is soaked in tomato sauce and it steamed. I got my islak burger from the same place I've been getting kebabs, Taksim Doner on Taksim Square. The staff there are incredibly friendly so I always look forward to going there. The wet burger was tasty but a bit light on the meat. It was only 7.50 lira so you can't expect much but I would happily pay a lot more for one with a thicker beef patty. The bun, soaked in an Italian style tomato sauce, was so soft and delicious. The texture is like one of those Chinese steamed buns. I ended my day of food exploring with a trip to one of the cheeky, tricky Turkish ice cream men. A happy end to a fun day of stuffing my face in Istanbul. ๐Ÿ“ Sheep' s head Restaurant name: BeyoฤŸlu Kelle SรถฤŸรผลŸ Muammer Usta Address: Hรผseyin aฤŸa mahallesi kamer Hatun Caddesi, Balฤฑk Sk. No 2, 34435 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul ๐Ÿ“ Kokoreรง Restaurant name: Galata Kokorec & Midye Address: Bereketzade, Yรผksek Kaldฤฑrฤฑm Cd. No:12, 34421 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul ๐Ÿ“ Islak Burger Restaurant name: Taksim Dรถner Address: Taksim Square, Istanbul 00:00 Kelle (Sheep's Head) 16:46 Ozzie's Kokoreรง 18:19 Orange Juice 19:58 Shoe Cleaner 23:01 Galata Kokoreรง 34:34 Lemonade 36:53 Antique Shops 41:34 Islak Burger 1 47:18 Islak Burger 2 49:18 Fresh Ayran 50:43 Turkish Ice Cream ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Tour of Istanbul (Europe Side) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

D5Gy1pCXpQY | 04 Dec 2021

Tour of Istanbul (Europe Side) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Join me on a tour of Istanbul's European side. Would you rather see this city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide, or would you rather stumble your way around this city with yer man? I think we know the answer to that, so let's go for a wee explore. I started off in my Airbnb apartment in the BeyoฤŸlu area and took a stroll through the backstreets where there are ancient hamamis (Turkish baths), antique shops, hip cafes and stunning classic architecture. I followed those streets up to Taksim Square which is a major landmark in Istanbul and has many nice hotels, kebab shops and tricky ice cream sellers. From Taksim Square I took the vintage local tram. Most of the trams in Istanbul are the new, fancy modern ones but they've kept one line in operation for the classic trams. It's a bit slow but you must take a ride on it at least once when visiting Istanbul. The tram took me to near Galata Tower, which was Constantinople's tallest tower when it was erected in 1348. The view from the top is amazing and you can walk around and get a full 360 degrees panoramic look at this huge city from above. I had a further wander around the backstreets and a lovely cup of fresh fruit juice from one of the local street vendors before making my way to the bridge to cross the Golden Horn. Just before the bridge I saw a vendor selling Simit, a traditional Turkish bread. I kept seeing those vendors everywhere and had been meaning to try it for so long. I finally did and had mine with Nutella spread all over it, which I'm sure is the traditional way it was eaten hundreds of years ago by the Ottoman people. After crossing the bridge I went on a Turkish Delight hunt. I wanted to visit the original turkish delight shop, Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir, which was established in 1777. I bought some of their sweet treats on a short stopover in Istanbul 6 years earlier and they were indeed Turkish delightful. Unfortunately it seems that Haci Bekir, like many independent shops in Istanbul, are closed on Sundays. Instead I went for Plan B and visited Koska, which has a bunch of branches all around Istanbul and seems to be popular. I took a selection of their premium lokum and found a place to sit down outside and give them the taste test for you guys. After so much sugar I was full of energy to go on a bargaining spree in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. Unfortunately it too is closed on Sunday's, so I had to come up with a plan B to keep the vlog going. One hour isn't enough. I walked all the way from the Grand Bazaar to the Blue Mosque, which was also closed. Well, it was closed to anyone who wasn't there to pray. Somehow I came up with a plan C, which was to visit the Topkapi Palace. It was the home to the sultans of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years and is incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately they don't allow cameras in many of the interesting rooms, which is annoying. If they are opening the place up to mass tourism they should expect that people will want to take photos and videos there. After spending at least an hour in the palace I re-visited the Blue Mosque, which was open to the general public again after prayer time finished. Unfortunately it was a waste of time because it was under renovations and the entire ceiling was covered, so there was nothing to see there. Timestamps: 00:00 Beyoglu Backstreets 05:56 Taksim Square 08:04 Vintage Tram 22:00 History of Istanbul 24:20 Galata Tower 35:09 Backstreets 40:45 Fruit Juice Vendor 44:44 Nutella Simit 55:59 Luxury Turkish Delight 1:08:57 Grand Bazaar 1:13:13 Blue Mosque (Outside) 1:17:50 Topkapi Palace 1:32:05 Pomegranate Slushy 1:33:47 Blue Mosque (Inside) ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$2 Delicious Doner in Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

opd2fWrb0k0 | 26 Nov 2021

$2 Delicious Doner in Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Dinner time in Istanbul and I a craving for a doner kebab. @LukeDamant and I headed for a famous place called Durumzade that was too busy the last time we tried. As we approached Dรผrรผmzade thing were looking good. It looked quiet. But then we got the bad news. It was quiet because it was closed, and yet again we wandered the streets of the BeyoฤŸlu area on another kebab hunt. We ended up at the very touristy area of Taksim Square. I was extremely doubtful that we'd get a good dรผrรผm there. At the main tourist spots in every European city the food is generally inauthentic, mediocre and overprices. We decided to give it a try, though, as we were fed up of walking around. There's a bunch of kebab joints all right next to each other so we chose the one that had the tastiest looking meat. The meat at Taksim Doner looked glistening and juicy. Luke tried the veal one and then I tried the chicken one. Both were out of this world delicious. The chicken dรผrรผm was 12 lira ($1.20 USD) and the veal dรถner was 21 lira ($2.10 USD). I was surprised on both fronts, the taste and the value. I never would have expected that the food would be so good and so cheap at Taksim Square. Usually you have to explore deep down the backstreets of a city to find that. I feel like one kekab is equal to half a meal, so with two kebabs in my belly I was ready for dessert. Luke wanted to visit one of those Turkish ice cream men that play tricks on you. He absolutely loves them and visits one almost every day. I wanted something different for a change and he suggested a waffle place that he knew was good. I had just been criticising people at Taksim Square who were eating at Burger King rather than the authentic local grub, and there I was off to get a waffle, which definitely isn't a Turkish thing, but oh well, it sounded good. The waffles we got were delicious, covered in chocolate, fresh banana and strawberries. Unfortunately the waffles were premade, though. The difference between a warm, soft in the inside / crispy on the outside, freshly cooked waffle and one that was made hours ago is huge in my opinion. Nevertheless, it was a sweet way to end another dinner time adventure in Istanbul. ๐Ÿ“ Kebab Joint: Taksim Dรถner, Taksim Square, Istanbul ๐Ÿ“ Waffle Joint: Vivaldi Waffle, ฤฐstiklal Cd. No:199/C, 34440 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul 0:00 Kebab Hunt 4:15 Veal Doner (Luke) 6:49 Chicken Doner (Dale) 15:09 Veal Doner (Dale) 22:13 Waffle House ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.70 Luxury Baklava in Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

vT_uZ3WhSHw | 19 Nov 2021

$0.70 Luxury Baklava in Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

I went on an Istanbul street food adventure of deliciousness, culminating in a trip to a famous handmade baklava delicatessen. My Airbnb host had suggested that I visit a popular restaurant near the apartment called Suat Usta Mersin Tantuni. They specialise in 'Tantuni' which is crushed meat that is boiled in salted water and then fried on a large pan with cotton oil. The best way to eat tantuni, according to the owner's son, is in a durum wrap and with lemon squeezed on top of it. I tried both the beef version and the chicken one. The 20 lira ($2 USD) beef tantuni was the winner for me. The strips of beef are tender and aren't overly seasoned. There's no sauce added, so most of the flavour of the meal is coming from the beef, a nice meaty, natural taste. I did find the tantunis to be a bit on the salty side, so I left the restaurant with a good thirsty. Fortunately I stumbled upon a fresh fruit juice seller and immediately ordered a large pomegranate juice. My juice was made from two and a half large pomegranates, which the vendor squeezed the juice out of using a hand-powered juicer. He showed me the pomegranates when he cut them in half, so I could see how fresh they were. Turkish pomegranates are always a deep, deep red colour and the taste is just as intense. In other parts of the world the pomegranates can be more pinkish and weaker in taste. A large pomegranate juice cost 45 lira ($4.50 USD) which is a lot more than I'm used to paying when travelling in places like India, where the cost is more like $1 USD. Nobody said that travelling in Europe was going to be cheap! Further up the street I found a place selling what I thought was some kind of kofte or Turkish meatballs. It turned out that it was vegetarian ร‡iฤŸ Kรถfte, which didn't sound too appealing to me at first but the vendor gave me a free sample and it was nice, spicy and full of flavour. I ordered a portion of Cig Kofte in a durum wrap. That and a cup of ayran (a local yoghurt drink) cost only 8 lira ($0.80 USD). By far the cheapest meal I've had on my travels for a long time. After leaving the kofte joint I went on a dessert hunt. There's many shops selling local sweet treats such as lokum (turkish delights) but I was looking for somewhere with tables and chair so I could sit down and enjoy it there and then, rather than to take home. I found Karakรถy GรผllรผoฤŸlu, a huge and very busy delicatessen with about 100 people sitting and enjoying baklava. I found my dessert place! Karakoy Gulluoglu specialise in baklava and it's all handmade. At 7 lira ($0.70 USD) per small piece it's quite reasonably priced for what is a very premium baklava. Especially when you can dine in. All the baklava was delicious but the personal favourite of mine was the chocolate one. Baklava pastry soaked in chocolate syrup, nuts, and chocolatey crisp pastry on top. An intense combination of flavour and textures that results in a very special little snack. ๐Ÿ“ Tantuni Restaurant: Suat Usta Mersin Tantuni Address: Katip Mustafa ร‡elebi, Tel Sk. No:1, 34433 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul ๐Ÿ“ Kofte Restaurant: Serince ร‡iฤŸ Kรถftecisi Address: BoฤŸaz Kesen Cad. No:53, 34433 BeyoฤŸlu/Istanbul ๐Ÿ“ Juice Vendor: BoฤŸazkesen Cd. 43, 34425 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul ๐Ÿ“ Baklava: Karakรถy GรผllรผoฤŸlu Address: KemankeลŸ Cad. Katlฤฑ Otopark Altฤฑ No: 3-4, 34425 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$2 Turkish Street Food in Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Jh8IXoxEn_Q | 12 Nov 2021

$2 Turkish Street Food in Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

What started off as a doner kebab hunt ended up with us trying some completely different Turkish foods. The popular doner restaurants in the Beyoglu area of Istanbul were too popular and we couldn't get a table. So we wandered the streets aimlessly until I found something that looked interesting, a small 'Nohutlu Pilav' restaurant on a street corner. The massive glass box display of rice, separated by layers of chickpeas, caught my eye. I ordered some of that along with some chicken liver and potatoes. The shop made fresh ayran, a type of yoghurt drink that's very popular in Turkey, so I chose that as my drink rather than the cans of soda in their fridge. All together it was the healthiest meal I've eaten in a long time. @LukeDamant Was saving his appetite for the doner kebab that we were originally hunting for, so played camera man for me while I sampled the food. The ayran tasted fresh and delicious and had some mint added to it for an extra bit of a kick. The food tasted nice enough, but wasn't that exciting. What do you expect from healthy food? I did decide to spice it up a bit with some tomato ketchup, which went well with it. Shout out to the staff of that shop who were super friendly and helpful in explaining what the food was. Restaurant details are down below. The durum / doner kebab hunt continued. We tried the original place that we wanted to go to, Durumzade, but it was still packed with kebab lovers. So we continued to wander the streets. Unfortunately my camera was on all the wrong setting for this video. I accidently changed the profile. This meant all my footage was cropped in, noisy, and with loads of motion blur that was especially awful in low light. The result is that all the footage of us wandering the streets, which was just after sunset, was completely unusable so I had to cut it from the final video. So fast forward about 30 minutes and we found a small restaurant that had lots of tasty looking local grub on display. You see a lot of these places that have pre-made food in trays, displayed in their window, and it always looks tempting. While I was thinking about which one I should get, the owner's nephew suggested Pide, also known as Turkish Pizza, which they make fresh in a special oven. That sounded good to me and Luke was up for it too, despite his heart being set on a kebab. We ordered the KuลŸbaลŸฤฑlฤฑ Pide, which has meat, cheese, tomato and peppers. Again, the owner was very friendly and happy for us to watch him make the pide from scratch. The doughballs were rolled out into an oval shape, not round like a traditional pizza. There was no pizza sauce, instead a pre-prepared topping containing all the ingredients was added. It looked like a Mexican salsa. Cheese was then added on top. It looked like mozzarella but I asked and was told that it was a type of Turkish cheese. The edges of the base are rolled up and covered in egg, giving a nice crust to the pide after it cooks in the massive oven, which looks big enough to fit about 100 pizzas. Of course the pide was delicious. The owner's nephew asked me to rate it out of 10 and I give it 11. Luke gave it a 12. We didn't stay for dessert. Instead we decided to go back to the main street in Beyoglu and get bullied by the tricky ice cream vendors. Something you have to do at least once on a trip to Turkey. ** 1st Restaurant (Nohutlu Pilav) ** Name: MeลŸhur Unkapanฤฑ Pilavcฤฑsฤฑ BeyoฤŸlu Address: Kalyoncu KulluฤŸu, TarlabaลŸฤฑ bulvarฤฑ, mahallesi No:230/A, 34435 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul ** 2nd Restaurant (Turkish Pizza) ** Name: Karadeniz Pide Evi Address: Asmalฤฑ Mescit Mh, Oteller Sk. No:8, 34430 BeyoฤŸlu/ฤฐstanbul ** 3rd Restaurant (Turkish Ice Cream) ** Name: Bรถrek Center Address: ฤฐstiklal Cad 00:00 Kebab Hunt 00:40 Nohutlu Pilav 10:46 Turkish Pizza 34:37 Turkish Ice Cream ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$4 Kebabs in Istanbul (Locals Recommend!) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

zECzPYiapEA | 07 Nov 2021

$4 Kebabs in Istanbul (Locals Recommend!) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

I went on a kebab hunt with an Australian backpacker that I ran into in the streets of Istanbul. We walked from the Beyoglu area, across the bridge to the famous Grand Bazaar where there is a lot of street food and small local eateries. Exploring the backstreets, we asked the locals where we could get a good kebab and they directed us to Lezzet-i Sark restaurant. It's always a bit awkward, walking into a restaurant with a camera, not knowing how I'll be received. Fortunately the staff at this place were extremely friendly and were encouraging me to take video of them making and serving the food. I ordered three different kebabs (beef, chicken and a minced mix), thinking that I was literally just getting those meat kebabs. It turns out that each kebab is served as a meal with bulgur, bread and salad. It was far too much for even my big Scottish belly, so I was grateful that @LukeDamant helped me out and made sure that the food didn't get wasted. We both had just enough room for dessert and the staff recommended the Kunefe that was saw them making when we walked in. It's a cheese dessert that's cooked on a grill, smothered in sugar syrup and sprinkled with a generous amount of Turkish pistachio nuts. The kunefe was delicious enough on its own, but with Turkish ice cream (Dondurma) on top, it was heavenly delicious! My first meal of the trip and I couldn't be happier. I'm looking forward to exploring more of what Turkish cuisine has to offer. Restaurant: Lezzet-i ลžark Antep Sofrasฤฑ Address: Rรผstem PaลŸa, Hasฤฑrcฤฑlar Cd. No:38, 34116 Fatih/ฤฐstanbul, Turkey 00:00 Istanbul Kebab Hunt 03:03 Lezzet-i Sark 09:53 Turkish Kebabs 22:57 Kunefe and Dondurma ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$45 Istanbul Seaview Apartment ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

IhlnsVtjfNY | 04 Nov 2021

$45 Istanbul Seaview Apartment ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Let's see what $45 a night gets you for accommodation in Istanbul, Turkey. It gets you a cozy studio apartment in the BeyoฤŸlu area and that's where I stayed for two weeks. BeyoฤŸlu is a bit of a hectic area of ฤฐstanbul, with crowds of tourists and locals shopping and out for nightlife. However, when you walk a little bit down certain side streets it can become a lot quieter. The place I booked was in a quiet, hipster kind of area with a lot of antique shops and small cafes but was literally just a minute walk from the busy Beyoglu main street that's flooded with people. The apartment is located in an old building which is being run as a bookshop. I have to actually enter and walk through the bookshop to reach my apartment. At night, when the shop is closed, I have a code to open the door and access my place. The highlight of this airbnb for me is the big working desk. I spend quite a bit of time on my laptop so having a comfortable place to work from is important to me. It's something that's missing from a lot of hotels and holiday apartments. The view from the balcony is also very special and I kept the patio doors wide open when I was in the room during the day. ๐Ÿ  This is the Airbnb listing here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/50440351 ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$2 Best Shawarma in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

zgTvH4Sl0Gc | 28 Aug 2021

$2 Best Shawarma in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I enjoyed some delicious Arabic fast food in Dubai. My friend Trevor AKA @thefoodranger had been recommended Laffa restaurant by multiple people. They claimed it was one of the best places in Dubai to eat Shawarma, so we drove to their Al Barsha branch to see if it lived up to the hype. It was extremely busy in the restaurant. We were fortunate to walk in and get a table straight away. Every table was occupied the whole time we were there and countless people came in to order takeaway. The waiter told us that Thursday afternoons are always very busy as people like to start the weekend in a good mood by eating some tasty shawarma. (The weekend begins on Friday in the Arab world.) As in most shawarma joints, they have an open kitchen, so you can see all the shawarma making action. There were four massive shawarma meat stations that the chefs stood beside, slicing off thin cuts of the freshly grilled chicken and beef as the main filling for the shawarmas. We each ordered a beef and a chicken shawarma. The broasted chicken is also a famous item at Laffa so we got some of that too, as well as a tub of freshly hummus to compliment the shawarmas. Prices were: Chicken Shawarma: 7 AED ($1.90 USD / ยฃ1.40 GBP) Beef Shararma: 9 AED ($2.45 USD / ยฃ1.80 GBP) Hummus: 10 AED ($2.72 USD / ยฃ2 GBP) Half Broasted Chicken: 25 AED ($6.80 USD / ยฃ5.00 GBP) Both types of shawarma were awesome. They bread was all toasted and crispy on the outside but all soft on the inside, as it soaked up the mayonnaise. The meat was high quality with no gristle, just pure tender and delicious meat. I preferred the beef shawarma, while Trevor preferred the chicken one. However both were delicious and even more so when smothered with the thick creamy hummus. The broasted chicken with it's thick crunchy, spicy coating was also a hit. It's made using some sort of special frying technique. I found it to be a lot less greasy than regular fried chicken but just as tasty. I'll definitely be hitting up Laffa or a similar shawarma joint in Dubai the next time I need my fast food fix. It's much cheaper than the typical American fast food chains there and also more tasty. 0:00 Laffa Restaurant 5:34 Chicken Shawarma 11:13 Beef Shawarma 15:54 Broasted Chicken ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$120 Balcony Room - QE2 Luxury Cruise Liner ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

XN1WI8gEpIQ | 21 Aug 2021

$120 Balcony Room - QE2 Luxury Cruise Liner ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

The QE2 is a luxury British cruise liner that ended her service in 2008. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a couple of nights on the ship though, as it is now permanently docked in Dubai and being used as a hotel. 0:00 QE2 Cruise Liner 2:03 $120 Captain's Room 8:26 $50 Afternoon Tea 32:15 Exploring the Ship 47:35 Pot Noodle 52:18 Day 2 57:39 Sea View Room 1:01:07 Gym 1:06:18 Fish and Chips 1:17:18 QE2 Heritage Tour When the ship was bought by Dubai they originally had plans for it to be located at The Palm. Those plans, like many other ambitious projects, were put on hold due to the financial crisis at that time and it wasn't until 10 years later, in 2018, that it finally opened as a hotel, moored at Port Rashid, which is the main cruise terminal for Dubai, 60 km distance from The Palm. I paid $120 per night for a 'Captain's Room with Balcony', which, as one of the higher categories of rooms, is significantly cheaper than it would have cost while the ship was in service. The rooms have been renovated to bring them up to modern hotel standards. It did feel like a standard 4 star hotel room, albeit quite a bit smaller. I've been staying in a similar standard of room, not too far away, for $40 per night, so it doesn't represent value for money as an actual hotel room, but you're mostly paying for the experience when you stay on the QE2. Shortly after checking in I visited the Queen's Grill restaurant for afternoon tea. This was the first class restaurant when the ship was sailing, serving only the passengers with the higher priced tickets. It was necessary to book and pay for the afternoon tea 24 hours in advance. Not because the restaurant was busy. Far from it. I think it must be because it takes some time to prepare the 13 items in the set, so it's difficult to make it available to walk-ins. I booked the Britannia package which cost 195 AED ($53 USD / ยฃ39 GBP). It included: 5 Finger Sandwiches (Cucumber / Cheddar & Branston pickle / Smoked salmon, chives and cream cheese roulade / Egg mayonnaise with watercress / Roast chicken with Pommery mustard) 3 Hot Pastries (Chicken & Herb Wellington with horse radish cream / Quail Scotch eggs wrapped in smoked fish mousse / Mini sundried tomato & mushroom pie) 5 Desserts (Chocolate profiteroles / Lemon and thyme posset / Fresh strawberry tart / Bakewell tart / Carrot cake) It also came with a couple of scones. Drinks were also included. I enjoyed all the food apart from that Branston Pickle. That stuff is nasty! The Scotch Egg, Mushroom Pie, Bakewell Tart and Scones were especially tasty. After lunch I got very lost trying to find my way back to my cabin but it turned out to be an excellent way to explore the ship. I found the theatre, ball room and an old casino with slot machines from the 1970's. I didn't have the best night's sleep on my first night on the ship. This was mainly due to the noise from outside. There's some loud droning noise that is constant and can be heard from inside the room. It looked as if there was some massive power generator or something near the ship. On the second day I asked to be moved to the other side of the ship, from a city view to a sea view room. It normally costs 50 AED per night extra but they relocated me there without charge. This was much better as that horribly irritating noise couldn't be heard from there. It was also much a nicer view, of water and ships. The city view room did have a view of the Dubai skyline but it's very far away and there's nothing pleasant to look at in-between there and the ship. I used the gym on the second day, which is located on the 7th floor. The numbering system of the floors is the opposite of a tower building, so the 7th floor is actually the bottom one. I had seen photos of the ship when it was in service and the gym was equipped with first generation Cybex equipment. I was happy to find out that those have been replaced with latest generation Technogym machines. I enjoyed a post-workout fish and chips in my room at sunset. It would have been nice to enjoy it on the balcony, but even at sunset it's just too hot to enjoy the outdoors in Dubai during summer. After I checked out I was given a tour of the ship by Mr Peter who was a member of crew during the QE2's active service. He is full of information and has loads of interesting and humorous stories to tell. The heritage tour lasts an hour and costs 85 AED ($23 USD / ยฃ17 GBP) according to their website but they only charged me 65 AED, maybe because I was a hotel guest. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Kerala Dum Parotta in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

IqZN46rfI4w | 13 Aug 2021

Kerala Dum Parotta in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

When I was travelling in Kerala last year I didn't get a chance to eat much of the local food due to illness. However, it's easy to make up for it in Dubai, where a large percentage of the population are Keralites. There are plenty of restaurants catering for the Malayali taste buds. I was in a small mall, buying some groceries and about to eat in the food court, when I saw a sign saying "Calicut Foodies". I recognised the name Calicut, as that's the region of Kerala that's most famous for food. I ate a delicious Nadan Mutton Curry there and spoke to the staff. They said that if I returned at a time when they weren't busy that I could make a vlog inside their kitchen. So, one week later, here I am making this vlog for you guys. I left the menu choices up to the staff, and they wanted me to try their two most popular items, which then became three. First was the Kerala Dum Parotta. It was three layers of different non-veg curries, separated by layers of parotta - a type of fluffy flat bread made with refined wheat flour. The three meat layers were Nadan Beef Curry, Alleppey Chicken Curry and Quail Roast. Second was Dum Puttu. Puttu is the Kerala name for Sri Lankan Pittu, the ground rice steamed in a cylinder. The chef, Mr Jaison, smashed up the Putttu and mixed it with the beef curry and put it in a clay pot with more Puttu, boiled egg and Alleppy Curry. It was then sealed and cooked, Dum style. Third was Stuffed Chicken. A semi-cooked masala chicken was deep fried and then smothered with a sweet and spicy sauce. All the food was delicious but my favourite was the Dum Parotta. There's so much variety and different flavours in one meal and the portion size could fill even the hungriest man's belly. 00:00 Calicut Foodies 02:24 Cooking Dum Parotta 09:44 Cooking Dum Puttu 13:08 Cooking Stuffed Chicken 17:33 Eating Dum Parotta 24:25 Eating Dum Puttu 28:34 Eating Stuffed Chicken Restaurant details: Calicut Foodies, Madina Mall, Al Qusais, Dubai ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Mumbai's Famous Street Food in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

YgKRJOtiNVo | 09 Aug 2021

Mumbai's Famous Street Food in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I enjoyed some delicious desi chaat such as Mumbai's famous Vada Pav, right here in Dubai. I visited 'Mumbai N Chinese Street', a restaurant in the Karama area that specialises in typical Mumbai street food and Indo-Chinese good. Being located in a local area, rather than a tourist area, the food is specifically aimed at the Indian expat community as well as Indian food lovers such as myself. That means the authenticity is on point and prices aren't inflated. I was invited into the kitchen to watch my chaats being made from scratch. Food like Vada Pav, Raj Kachori, Dahi Puri and Sev Puri are always made fresh with each order. They can't be pre-made because the food will be ruined after some minutes. For example, putting anything moist into a puri is going to make it soggy in a short amount of time. After enjoying the chaat I wanted to enjoy a main meal from the Indo-Chinese menu. That's all I had room for in my stomach, one main meal. I ended up with four of them though, because the restaurant owner was keen to show me more of his most popular dishes. Again, I was invited into the kitchen to watch the making of my Garlic Chicken Chili Fried Rice, Schezwan Chicken Noodles, Drums of Heaven and Paneer. The most popular dish on the menu is the Drums of Heaven which are fried marinated chicken drumsticks that fried again in a wok with a thick sweet and spicy sauce. They tasted amazing but the spice level was too much for me and I started sweating. The did taste so good that I was prepared to battle through the spiciness though. Of course I couldn't even come close to finishing the four meals which were all served in a generous size portion. It's all good though because my Airbnb has a microwave and this type of food like fried rice re-cooks later very well. Restaurant address: MUMBAI - N - CHINESE STREET ( Karama Branch) Shop Number 18, Zabeel Building, Karama Dubai 0:00 Making Chaat 06:51 Eating Chaat 14:17 Making Indo-Chinese 19:51 Eating Indo-Chinese ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Enjoying Indian Food at Bollywood Parks, Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

B67X9XAMtWo | 03 Aug 2021

Enjoying Indian Food at Bollywood Parks, Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I visited a Bollywood theme park in Dubai to enjoy some fun rides and delicious desi food. @LukeDamant and I visited Bollywood Parks in the afternoon of a weekday, hoping the park would be quiet and we wouldn't have to queue for any rides. It turned out not just to be quiet, but completely dead. There were almost no other visitors there. We bought tickets on a third party booking site for 220 AED ($60 USD / ยฃ43 GBP) that also got us access to another theme park and 'Q-Fast' wristbands, which is what they call their fast pass, in order to skip the line. Of course in an empty theme park a fast pass is as useful as an inflatable dart board. Unfortunately there was only one ride there that we really enjoyed and that was the huge swing. They have what they are saying is the longest wooden roller coaster in the world but it's still under construction and the Ferris Wheel was closed for testing purposes, we were told. So that was disappointing. The other rides were indoor rides that were mostly in the dark, or 4D movie experiences where you get sprayed in the face with water and stuff. I couldn't film any of that because the staff were strict about telling me to put my camera away. Since there were more staff than visitors it wasn't easy to record sneakily, like I usually do in theme parks. So what I had planned to be a full theme park vlog with a few scenes of food just ended up becoming another food vlog. They have a fancy and authentic Indian restaurant called Namaste India, where I was able to get a properly made Chicken Biryani. A lot of the "biryani" dishes that you find outside of India are not made the proper way, and there's a big difference. When it's done properly the rice soaks up all the flavour of the meat, the masalas and everything else in the pot and is so delicious. Luke is a bread addict, so he went for some authentic naan that was cooked in a tandoor oven to go with his Dal Taka (lentils cooked with fried herbs and spices.) Another one of their restaurants in designed like a Mumbai Train station, where they even have Mumbai local trains outside that you can sit in to eat your food. I got some delicious Dahi Puri there. Puri is a type of puffed, fried wheat flour and they were stuff with potato and then covered in boondi (little balls made from fried chickpea flour), spicy mint chutney, tamarind chutney, sev (crunchy chickpea flour noodles), pomegranate seeds and of course dahi (milk curd). The food was delicious. I did feel like the biryani had very little spice to it. 0:00 Bollywood Parks 0:58 Swing Ride 2:36 Chicken Biryani 12:50 Dahi Puri ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

10,000,000 Litre Aquarium in Dubai Mall ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

65c0nee3izU | 30 Jul 2021

10,000,000 Litre Aquarium in Dubai Mall ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I visited the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, the world's largest suspended aquarium, which is inside Dubai Mall, the world's largest mall. They have a 10 million litre tank with around 150 species including sharks and stingrays. There's also a penguin enclosure, crocodiles, exotic birds and plenty of other creatures. I visited the aquarium with @LukeDamant. Every time we visit Dubai Mall we get lost and end up using the aquarium tank, that has a glass wall facing out into the mall, as a landmark to get our bearings. This time the aquarium was the actual destination. As usual, I plan to visit anywhere like this at the absolute quietest time of day of the quietist day in the week. There weren't so many other visitors. It was very enjoyable to stroll around and observe the sea life without a million bratty , noisy kids ruining the experience for us. My favourite part of the experience was the penguin enclosure. It is possible to have a penguin encounter if you upgrade your tickets. The next time I visit I will do that for sure. We ended up getting a bit of a private, behind the scenes tour. What started off as a group tour ended up with me being the only person asking the guide questions and the rest of the group just disappearing. It ended with us being allowed to feed the fish in the big tank. 0:00 Dubai Aquarium 5:15 Penguin Cove 10:23 Fish Feeding 14:06 Night Creatures ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Snowboarding in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

KD5r1HMpYtM | 23 Jul 2021

Snowboarding in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I found the perfect way to escape the summer heat in Dubai. I visited Mall of the Emirates with @LukeDamant where they have Ski Dubai, a massive artificial snow slope. I hadn't snowboarded since 2013, at the very same place, and was barely better than a beginner at that time so my chances of me landing flat on my butt were pretty high. We got a good deal on a 2 hour slope pass on a third party booking site for 177 AED ($48 USD / ยฃ35 GBP). When booking direct on Ski Dubai's website, the cheapest package is 260 AED for a 3 hour pass. The pass included unlimited chairlift rides as well as the rental of the boots, snowboard, pants and jacket. No gloves though, but I knew that and brought my own. The slopes are in great condition, covered in beautiful white snow and were longer than I remembered from my 2013 visit. Because it was a weekday afternoon there was almost no other people using the slopes. Fantastic, as having lots of space on the slope makes a massive difference when you're not completely confident in your snowboarding ability. There are a bunch of other things you can do at Ski Dubai, like interacting with penguins, a zip line and a snow cinema. We were only interested in the snowboarding though. There is a wooden chalet hut half way up the slope where you can get hot chocolate and snacks but we decided to go explore in the mall for food. It was pretty busy so we ended up at another huge mall - Dubai Mall where I found a Jollibee. Jollibee is the famous fast food from the Philippines and I've heard Filipino people talk about it a lot over the years. I finally got the chance to try it. They have burgers and fried chicken so it's like a Philippines rival for both McDonalds and KFC. 0:00 Ski Dubai 6:13 Snow Slopes 8:50 1st Run 14:37 2nd Run 17:36 3rd Run 21:35 4th Run (POV) 22:59 5th Run (Top Slope) 26:26 6th Run (Top Slope) 29:16 Jollibee Dubai Mall ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$200 Indian Luxury Hotel in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

lyIxtl37KxE | 15 Jul 2021

$200 Indian Luxury Hotel in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

It isn't possible to travel to India as a tourist tight now, but I got to experience some Indian hospitality and cuisine by checking into the Taj hotel in Dubai. At $200 a night there are certainly cheaper rooms to be found in Dubai, but for some 5 star luxury and being located close to Dubai Mall in the downtown area, I thought it was worth it for a short stay. My room on the 31st floor had an amazing view of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. I paid extra for this view. I remember when I was booking that I could have got the room as cheap as $150 if I had chosen a room on the other side of the building and didn't included the buffet breakfast. After quickly getting settled in to my room I made it to the Bombay Brasserie for lunch just before they closed. I was only going to have a light meal like some chicken tikka and rice but I saw some lavish set menus and I couldn't resist. My set menu had appetisers of Basil Tikka Chicken, Bhatti Prawn, Minted Lamb Chop and Achari Scallop. The main dishes were Butter Chicken, Jhinga Alleppy Curry, Martabak Lamb Curry, Edamame Spinach Curry and Dal Makhani with loads of naan and some raita. The desserts were Matka Phirni, Ras Malai, Fig and Date Halwa and Gulab Jamun. Pure gluttony and it didn't stop there because at the a la carte breakfast buffet the next morning I couldn't resist ordering one of each of the South Indian breakfast foods on the menu. 0:00 Taj Dubai Hotel 1:39 Burj Khalifa View Room 6:49 Indian Mini Bar 8:20 Bombay Brasserie 9:33 Bhatti Prawn 11:12 Minted Lamb Chop 12:00 Chicken Tikka 12:25 Achari Scallop 17:40 Butter Chicken 18:58 Dal Makhani 20:50 Edamame Spinach Curry 21:52 Martabak Lamb Curry 23:07 Alleppy Prawn Curry 28:08 Ras Malai 29:21 Matka Phirni 29:36 Gulab Jamun 33:24 Taj Dubai Swimming Pool 36:44 Badam Drink 38:44 $3,000 Maharaja Suite 47:44 Surprise Guest 51:47 Bath Time 54:34 South Indian Breakfast 58:04 Granola Muesli 1:01:45 Aloo Dosa 1:04:18 Uttapam 1:06:29 Idli 1:07:25 Upman 1:09:11 Gobi Paratha 1:16:21 Outro ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$4 Chicken Thali in Fujairah, UAE ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

8JL9KkM-QzU | 30 Jun 2021

$4 Chicken Thali in Fujairah, UAE ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I found a great value, authentic Indian restaurant while roaming in the UAE. Dosa Hut is located in Fujairah, about 90 minutes drive from Dubai. It caters to the Indian residents that make up a huge percentage of the population there. I enjoyed a delicious chicken thali and fish fry at Dosa Hut so I decided to return the next day with my camera and vlog the experience. Then I decided to return again two days later to try their special dosas that are only available in the evening. A dosa is a type of South Indian pancake made from rice flour. It's usually a simple breakfast food but when you stuff it with meat or other delicious fillings it becomes a dinner time food. I enjoyed a double decker pizza dosa and butter chicken dosa, that were packed with delicious, tender meat and mozzarella cheese. 00:00 Dosa Hut 02:08 $4 Chicken Thali 09:30 $2.50 Masala Fish Fry 17:58 Dosa Chef 22:48 Double Decker Dosa 27:54 Butter Chicken Dosa ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Delhi's Best Seekh Kebab ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

-C93hhStpXU | 21 May 2021

Delhi's Best Seekh Kebab ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Time for another street food adventure in Old Delhi. The area outside Jama Masjid has so many small restaurants and stalls selling tasty treats. Most of them have existed for many decades and provide high quality food at low prices. After a bit of light bargaining with the rickshaw drivers and some heavy traffic we made it to Old Delhi just after sunset. This was a very busy time as people were going to eat dinner and other people were picking up food to take home after finishing their job for the day. We tried a bunch of different things in the area but the highlight was the kebabs at Qureshi Kabab Corner, a world famous restaurant that has many won awards for it's food and service. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the owner there who showed me that they have a separate building where customers can sit down and eat in peaceful environment. I already tried the delicious mutton and chicken seekh kebabs outside on the street with all the craziness but I feel like that's half of the experience when trying street food. The kebabs were delicious, with the most tender and juicy meat that you can imagine served swimming in a buttery sauce. Mmmmmmm so good. 00:00 Rickshaw Bargaining 02:20 Beggar 04:30 Exploring Old Delhi 08:26 $0.40 Chicken Shawarma 13:05 $0.25 Banana Milkshake 18:52 The Best Bakery in India 25:42 Delhi's Best Kebabs 41:00 Saffron and Almond Milk 43:42 Fresh Pomegranate Juice ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

This Place Inspired the Taj Mahal ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

HRaSMEaV1u8 | 13 May 2021

This Place Inspired the Taj Mahal ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

More sightseeing in Delhi, India as I visited Humayun's Tomb. This is the building that was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal 100 years later. After the 2nd Mughal emperor, Humayun, passed away, his wife ordered this massive tomb to be constructed. A building so big and beautiful that it resembles more of a luxury palace than a man's resting place. The grounds surrounding the tomb are beautiful and well maintain with manicured grass lawns and stone paths. This place is a must for tourists in Delhi. A huge respite from the chaos of the city. I visited during 'golden hour' - what photographers call the last hour before sunset and it really was stunning with the low sun directly hitting the front face of the tomb full on. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

800 Year Old Stone Tower in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

QNbbF6IMJ54 | 09 May 2021

800 Year Old Stone Tower in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited the Qutub Complex in Delhi which hosts the Qutub Minar, a minaret constructed as a "victory tower" by the first sultan of Delhi, Qutb al-Din Aibak, over 900 years ago. I paid the foreigner price of 600 rupees, 15x more than regular ticket price of 40 rupees, to enter this UNESCO world heritage site. However I did save some money by sneaking my camera in rather than paying for a video camera permit, which was only fair. I was very disappointed that it's was not permitted to enter the minaret. I learned that it was closed to the public 40 years ago after a tragic incident and has never been reopened since. I probably wouldn't have visited it if I knew that I couldn't go inside it. 600 rupees seems a bit much just to be able to look at it from the outside and walk around the ruins surrounding it. It was a beautiful area to walk around on a sunny day though and I did learn a bit about what the different ruins were and when they were built. Not everything had an information sign next to it though so I just had to fill in the blanks with my imagination. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$8 Theme Park in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

5eGS0f574iw | 28 Apr 2021

$8 Theme Park in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited Worlds of Wonder in Delhi for my second theme park experience in India. Previously I've been to Imagica, the huge park that's halfway between Mumbai and Pune and had an enjoyable visit. Where as Imagica was a full sized amusement park with big roller coasters and some fairly modern thrill rides, the Worlds of Wonder is smaller with more simple rides that are decades old. Also, two thirds of the rides are for little kids. It does have two things going for it: 1) There's almost no visitors on a weekday so you don't have to queue for rides. You can try all the main rides in a casual hour. 2) It's very good value. It's only 599 rupees, which is ยฃ6 GBP or $8 USD for a ticket that gives you unlimited rides. The drinks and snacks such as ice cream are only about 50% marked up from regular prices. In most theme parks the prices are hundreds of percent marked up. 0:00 Intro 1:25 Mega Disko 4:27 Big Beat 7:05 Download (Drop Tower) 9:12 Fresh Coconut 11:10 Rockin Roller 15:00 Loco Moto (Dodgems) 22:00 Wall's Ice Cream 24:20 Fast Forward ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Delhi's Best Burger ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

OMyae5zTtAQ | 03 Apr 2021

Delhi's Best Burger ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

It was a rainy day in Delhi so I found myself in a mall food court for dinner. The street food adventures will have to wait for another day. The top floor of the Select CITYWALK mall has many options but I found myself drawn to the Cafe Delhi Heights restaurant that had a menu full of comfort food. It was tough to choose between all the appealing menu items so I asked the staff for a recommendation. Straight away they suggested the Juicy Lucy Lamb Burger, which must be their signature dish as they have a big sign on the wall counting how many they have sold over the years. The count stood at over 300,000. After getting some vastly overpriced tea and coffee (it is a "fancy" mall) myself and Broke Forever (https://youtube.com/BrokeForever) tried to find a table in the packed food court. It looked as if we were in luck as the staff had just finished cleaning the only free table in the place, but just before we sat down a man in a suit came scurrying across telling me "Vlogging is not allowed." "Turn off now". I'm not one to let a stupid rule stop me from doing something. Especially a "No Vlogging" rule. Do they hate free publicity or what? We slipped out onto the terrace area where we could be more discreet and put my small GoPro camera across the table from me hidden by Broke Forever's body. After a 10 minute wait our lamb burgers were ready. They were about the size of a football. Massive. They were almost big enough to be one of those challenge burgers where you get it free if you can finish it. Did I manage to fit all of it into my big Scottish belly? Watch and find out. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.25 Street Food in Thieves Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

8kmfEoa5L88 | 22 Mar 2021

$0.25 Street Food in Thieves Market ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

After spending a fair amount of time in Delhi's green and peaceful areas it was time to brave the chaos of Old Delhi. We took a rickshaw straight from outside the Agrasen ki Baoli stepwell and as soon as we got stuck at a red traffic light we were surrounded by beggars. In my opinion it's best not to give these people any money for the reasons I state in the video. The huge Jama Masjid was the landmark in the Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi area where I asked the rickshaw to drop us off at. It's right next to Chor Bazar (Thieves Market) and some busy streets where almost every shop is selling food. The first thing I tried at Meena Bazar (the more friendly name for Chor Bazar) was Shahi Kheer. I thought it tasted like a creamy rice pudding but the grain is actually puffed lotus flower seeds. Very tasty and I'll definitely eat it again whenever I find it. I enjoyed more dairy deliciousness next with a fresh lassi. The lassi that you buy fresh, served in clay pots is always an amazing taste experience. The thick layer on top, the sweet creamy taste, mmmmm. While we were exploring for food a policeman walked through the market and all the illegal vendors packed up their stall in a matter of seconds. It was quite a sight. Many of the vendors just have their goods laid out on a blanket. When they see the police coming they just fold it all up like a samosa and run. We found a stall selling sunglasses. It was already sunset but I wanted to look cool so I bought a pair anyway. Another (local) customer was buying before me and I was happy to see that. That meant I could watch to see how much he paid for his glasses and know how much to pay myself. That trick already came in handy in my India Gate video where the cream roll man tried to charge me double the price but we had seen how much the previous customer had paid and got it for the correct price. I ended my tour of Thieves Market by eating a biryani at the same stall that Bald and Bankrupt ate in one of the India vlogs that kicked off his vlogging career a couple of years ago. I didn't really want to repeat the content of another vlogger but after fully exploring the market and not finding a better option for a nice hot meal I decided to eat there anyway. Since I was being a copycat I may as well do it properly, even sitting in the same place he sat. We left the chaotic Chor Bazar after sunset and headed back out on to the even more chaotic streets that surround it. Pedestrians share the street with cars, bikes, rickshaws and even live goats. Almost every shop is selling food and many of them have people sitting on the ground outside waiting for people to donate them a meal or receive leftovers from paying customers. I found some delicious sweet bread item there called Sheermal. It was hot, saffron flavoured and covered in almonds. The small shop 'Haji Nadeem Shahi Sheermal' was very busy and the owner claims to sell 500 - 700 of these pizza-shaped flatbreads ever day, needing as many as 8 staff working to keep up with the demand. We'll back to explore more of this area in a future video. Stay tuned! 00:00 - Rickshaw Bargaining 01:14 - Avoiding Beggars 04:09 - Thieves Market 05:34 - $0.25 Shahi Kheer 10:14 - $0.50 Sweet Lassi 17:34 - Police Raid 22:53 - $1.50 Sunglasses 26:14 - $0.70 Chicken Biryani 34:22 - $1 Sweet Bread ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Ancient Stepwell in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

wVONXQjixLM | 19 Mar 2021

Ancient Stepwell in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Agrasen Ki Baoli is a 14th century stepwell located in the centre of Delhi, less than a kilometer from Connaught Place. Its 108 steps are used by the locals as a place to sit and hangout. It has also been used as a filming location for many Bollywood movies. I was in the area so decided to check it out. Unfortunately only the main section was possible to explore as all the gates in the archways were locked. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$80 Artistic Apartment in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

LFLvX6mzVT8 | 19 Feb 2021

$80 Artistic Apartment in Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I checked in to an Airbnb apartment in the Kailash Hills area of Delhi. It's a very clean, quiet and safe part of the city. Most Airbnb I'd looked at in Delhi were uninspiring. You know, the type of apartment where an investor has bought the place specifically to turn it into an Airbnb and has fitted it out with basic Ikea furniture. I was looking for something a bit more homely (yes, I do mean "homely" - I speak British English) This place in Kailash hills was indeed more homely, with art on the walls, family photos, books, games console and sound system. There's a lot of fun in staying in this type of place because you don't know what you'll find. I remember one Airbnb I had in Prague where the host had a cross trainer machine in the living room and a proper Vitamix blender in the kitchen. Join me in this video as we have a good explore of this Airbnb apartment and then go up on the roof for a view of one of Delhi's iconic buildings. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Eating Fire Paan at India Gate, Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

lHR2sC6eNTA | 31 Jan 2021

Eating Fire Paan at India Gate, Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited Delhi's most popular evening hangout area - India Gate. It was set up as a memorial for soldiers and is used by the locals as a nice open, clean space to hang out with plenty of vendors selling the popular local snacks. Although there were loads of people there it didn't feel crowded because the area is so huge. It's a very relaxing place to walk around, eat some Indian street food and make friends with random people if you so wish. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Mumbai's Famous 'Vada Pav' in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

5wR04esNVmg | 09 Jan 2021

Mumbai's Famous 'Vada Pav' in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

At Dubai's 'Global Village' theme park you can find authentic street food from across the globe. I found a stall selling Vada Pav aka 'Indian Burger' that I had eaten during my trip to Mumbai. Was it some authentic Indian cuisine or just an expensive rip-off? 0:00 Vada Pav 3:27 Mango Lassi 5:15 Turkish Ice Cream ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

The World's Longest Zipline ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

Dcxbs-h3uCY | 02 Jan 2021

The World's Longest Zipline ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

The longest Zipline in the world is at the top of the highest point in the UAE. No, not the Burj Khalifa in Dubai but the Jebel Jais mountain in Ras Al-Khaimah. It was a long drive from The Palm Dubai where we're staying, although 185 km and 2 and a half hours didn't seem that lengthy as it was an enjoyable drive up there. Half of it was a long straight highway - turn on the cruise control, music and relax. Then the second half was all on windy mountain roads that are freshly tarmacked, have zero traffic and there is eye candy in every direction. They have two zipline side by side, giving you an opportunity to race against your friend. It was a Scotland vs Wales as I competed against the Welsh Casey Neistat aka Simon Wilson. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Enjoying Delhi's Green Paradise ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

zU7dVCI8pu8 | 04 Dec 2020

Enjoying Delhi's Green Paradise ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited what could easily be described as Delhi's most beautiful area, Lodi Garden. I had visited the Lodi Garden a few years ago on my first trip to India and remembered how impressed I was with the place. This was my first time returning to Delhi since then and it was a place I wanted to visit again. The park is a 90 acre green area with many tombs of sultans from the 15th century Lodi dynasty. An excellent place to spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather with a delicious kulfi from the Mother Dairy cart parked right outside the entrance. I was a big fan of ice cream vans when I was a kid growing up in Scotland and I'm equally a fan of the many ice cream carts that can be found all over Delhi in the most convenient of places. They have a lot of variety, are very good value and everything I've bought has always tasted amazing. 00:00 Bicycle Rickshaw 01:13 $0.30 Rose Kulfi 2:37 Tomb of Muhammed Shah 7:16 Bara Gumbad Mosque 9:48 Shish Gumbad 10:44 $0.20 Starfruit 16:14 Water ATM Scam 18:30 Tomb of Sikandar Lodi ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$2 South Indian Uttapam - Street Food in Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

sNPldNn1bUw | 30 Oct 2020

$2 South Indian Uttapam - Street Food in Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I explored more of Delhi's street food offerings, this time in the INA Market area. Riding the Delhi Metro was a convenient way to get there as the market begins right outside the station. What was also convenient was having my own camera man, Mr Broke Forever (https://www.youtube.com/BrokeForever) The first stall we came across was selling fresh fruit juice. I love these stalls as they are everywhere in Delhi, the quality is usually good and the price is always low. Even better when a generous local appears and offers to pay for your drink! With thirst quenched we walked further down the main street and came across a Vada stand. Vada are deep-fried lentil fritters. I usually find them quite dry but at this Vada stand they were soaked in Sambar (a spicy broth) and topped with a generous amount of coconut chutney. At only 20 rupees for the meal that was easily the best value meal I've had so far. With the stomach only half full I was in search of more and was introduced to a South Indian Pizza known as Uttapam. It's like a thicker version of a Dosa, covered in toppings. Delicious and certainly something I'll be eating again. With a full stomach I turned my attention to clothes and in particular a baseball cap but didn't see anything I like. So what was intended to be a full market spree video with equal amounts of food and bargaining over t-shirts and caps just turned into being a street food video. No worries though. We ended the trip to INA Market by getting scammed for some Lemon Sodas. Almost made it through the video without a scam. Almost!!! 0:00 INA Market 0:20 Anar Juice 5:12 Sambar Vada 11:00 Indian Snack 13:42 South Indian Uttapam 22:39 Clothes Market 26:22 Lemon Soda Scam ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$2 Chicken Tikka. Indian Street Food in Delhi. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

ZkxRlLZ3sYQ | 16 Oct 2020

$2 Chicken Tikka. Indian Street Food in Delhi. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

After finishing off 30 momo between us in my Hauz Khas apartment, myself and Broke Forever went for a stroll in search of some more local delicacies. I spotted a man pushing a cart along the road carrying oranges and a grinding machine. It was pretty obvious what he sells so I flagged him down and ordered two cups of delicious fresh orange juice. The orange man juices the fruit with manual power. No electricity is involved. At 30 rupees a cup, considering how much effort goes into making the juice, it's superb value. After downing the OJ's we crossed the street again where some hot food was being cooked up. One vendor had all sorts of meats on display and I pointed at one that was sitting on the cooking grill, meaning it was probably the one most recently cooked. I want to avoid anything that was cooked hours ago and has been sitting there harvesting bacteria. What I got was Chicken Tikka drenched in butter. The meat was nice but the fact that it has been cooked and then re-cooked meant the meat wasn't as tender as it could have been. It was still delicious though and again I thought it was good value. I had room for though and a couple of stalls down there was a vendor with Hyderabadi Biriyani. Apparently what makes the Biriyani a Hyderabadi version is a particular spice that's added to it. We tried to order, with a bit of difficulty, half a plate but what we were served was a massive plate of chicken and rice. A bigger portion than I could finish, even with my friend trying to help me. The taste was lovely and the meat was nice, juicy and tender. More so than at the Chicken Tikka vendor. It had a subtle taste of aniseed through it, which you may think wouldn't go well with a chicken and rice dish but I liked it, and so did the street dog that we gave the leftovers to. I had an idea to finish the street food adventure with a nice fresh lassi in a clay cup but it seems that those fresh lassi vendors have shut up shop by the evening. We came up with a Plan B though, which was to visit Mother Dairy, a famous chain of milk vendor, and get their pre-packaged lassis. They do have a 15 day expiry date on them so they are kinda fresh. That was the street food tour of Hauz Khas finished but on the way back to the apartment we found a Kulfi shop and I couldn't resist. Kulfi is a type of Indian ice cream on a stick. One for now and four for the road. Fantastic. I'm happy to say that none of the vendors in the area tried to scam or overcharge me. With Haus Khas being more of a residential area and local hangout zone you don't have to be on your guard so much as you would in the popular tourist areas of Delhi. 0:00 Orange Juice Vendor 5:19 Chicken Tikka 16:28 Hyderabadi Biriyani 24:44 Mother Dairy 27:39 King's Kulfi Broke Forever's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/BrokeForever ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

My Favourite Area of Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

P10LJ2IxLro | 09 Oct 2020

My Favourite Area of Delhi, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

It's easy to think of India's capital New Delhi as a massive concrete jungle. Most foreigners impressions of the city is that it's chaotic and dirty. Plenty of those areas do exist in Delhi but there's also plenty of nice, clean and peaceful areas. Hauz Khas is a 13th century village in Delhi and if you watched my previous video you'll know that's where I decided to stay for a few days in an Airbnb apartment. Shortly after checking in I went out to explore the local area. The streets are narrow with not much traffic. It's a gated area where only residents can enter with their vehicles, making for a peaceful experience as a pedestrian. I first explored the temple ruins that I could see from my apartment's balcony and then into a massive park that has a walking path around a lake, very similar to Benjakitti Park in Bangkok, large open green areas where people were playing cricket and a deer park. I worked up a good appetite explore that area so I bought some momos from a street vendor on the way back. I asked for 100 rupees worth, thinking that I was gonna get 10 but actually got 30. Thankfully my friend and fellow YouTuber Broke Forever (https://www.youtube.com/brokeforever) visited me and made sure no momos went to waste. 0:00 Hauz Khas Village 2:35 Archeological Complex 15:05 Hauz Khas Tank 18:58 District Park 21:47 Coconut Vendor 23:30 Deer Park 24:58 $0.04 Momos 28:08 Dinner with Broke Forever ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Luxury Duplex Apartment in Hauz Khas, New Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

i9wq61BL4pE | 04 Oct 2020

Luxury Duplex Apartment in Hauz Khas, New Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

During my previous visit to Delhi two years ago my favourite area was Hauz Khas, so for this trip I looked on Airbnb for the best apartment I could find there. This is what I came up with - a luxury duplex right next to the park. I was very impressed with the apartment. Stone walls, stained glass windows and antique furniture are certainly not things you'd find in a hotel or even a regular Airbnb apartment so this was the unique experience that I was looking for. It was all very homely. Cushions, coffee table books, fresh fruit in a marble fruit bowl, drinks in the fridge and basic food in the cupboards. I felt right at home as soon as I moved in. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Knockoff Shopping Spree at Delhi's Palika Bazar ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

V1ZgQFS8SR8 | 29 Sep 2020

Knockoff Shopping Spree at Delhi's Palika Bazar ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I always pack light when I travel and in India that's no problem. There's always a market nearby selling clothes for a cheaper price than my hotel is charging for their laundry service. My friend Broke Forever (https://www.youtube.com/BrokeForever) introduced me to Palika Bazar, a underground market at Delhi's Connaught Place. It's a popular place to buy knockoff clothes and the massive amount of competing businesses there means prices are low.. Knockoff t-shirts start at around 150 rupees although I managed to pay 350 for my fake Gucci. A lot of the shops have Fixed Price stickers but I think you can actually bargain in those shops too. I didn't bargain too hard in the non-fixed price shops, keeping it friendly as the vendors were generally giving good banter. Something that I only noticed later while editing the video was that every time I entered a shop a vendor from a nearby shop would follow me in, act as if he was staff there but as soon as I was exiting the shop he'd try to lead me to his own shop. I think this happened in every single shop that I visited. The ones who were most assertive in trying to get me into their shops were the ones selling fake Pashmina which they claimed to be legit. If everything else in the market is fake then there's zero chance that the Pashmina is real. Karl Rock made a video exposing the Pashmina sellers in this market which got a lot of views, which is probably why a lot of the vendors were angry when they saw my camera. I got shouted at at least a dozen times. The shops that I actually visited, the ones selling fake Puma and Adidas and openly admitting that they were copies, didn't care at all though. They've nothing to hide. We spent less than an hour in the market and I got a full set of clothes including a lovely knockoff CK watch. Of course everything I bought was terrible quality but I only intended to wear them once anyway. 0:00 Palika Bazar 1:36 T-shirt Shop 8:06 Fake Gucci 10:50 T-shirt Shop 2 17:19 Calvin Klein Watch 21:45 Fake Nike Shoes 26:52 Gucci Jogging Bottoms 29:14 Pashmina Shop 32:23 India Cricket Shirt 37:10 Puma Shorts ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Enjoying Mutton Korma at Aerocity, New Delhi. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Pq7TB5ynfMQ | 21 Sep 2020

Enjoying Mutton Korma at Aerocity, New Delhi. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

After an overnight flight to Delhi, India I was in need of some comfort before doing the real adventuring. I wanted a nice clean hotel and some nice clean Indian food that wouldn't make me sick on the first day of my trip. I'll leave the adventurous street food rallies for later in the trip. The perfect place for me seemed to be the Aerocity hospitality and entertainment district which is connected to Delhi Airport by the airport metro line. It wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be. I had imagined it would be similar to some of the massive mall / entertainment / hotel areas in Bangkok where you take the metro or SkyTrain and are right into areas with 5 star hotels, luxury malls and endless amounts of food options. Getting out of the metro station I was faced with a massive construction site that I had to walk around to get into the Aerocity which just looked like hotels and office buildings. Everything is modern and sparkling clean but there wasn't much interesting stuff going on. I didn't see any sign of a mall on my first look around but the concierge in my hotel gave me directions to some underground area. It was just one department store and a food court which had half western food like Subway and Pizza Hut and half local foods. There were other spaces for shops but they were just empty shells. It seems that this area is very much a work in progress. So I was very underwhelmed with the area and would definitely skip it on future trips to Delhi. I did however have an amazing Mutton Korma from the food court. Amazingly delicious and amazingly delicious. I always struggle when they give me meat on the bone in India with something like a plastic or wooden disposable spoon that I'm supposed to use to carve the meat off. It's a choice between struggling with that and making a mess or just picking it up with my hand and making a mess. 0:00 Delhi Metro 2:40 Holiday Inn Hotel 7:14 Aerocity 9:19 Mutton Korma 18:01 Mango Lassi ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Godfather Themed Hotel Suite in Dubai. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

sKh0mFdzYoM | 12 Sep 2020

Godfather Themed Hotel Suite in Dubai. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I stayed in a Godfather themed hotel suite in a Hollywood themed hotel in Dubai. I enjoy hotels that have a theme. It reminds me of Las Vegas where everything is geared towards fun. Unfortunately you just don't find many theme hotels in other parts of the world. Paramount Hotel opened recently and I wanted to check it out. Their standard rooms looked very cool with Hollywood touches such as stage lighting for a lamp and a mirror with lights around it like you'd find in a movie set dressing room. However as I browsed their more expensive rooms, one of the suites really interested me. They call it the Don Corleone Suite as they've given it a Godfather theme. It was about 4 times more expensive than their standard rooms but I booked it for only 1 night just to get the experience. I was very impressed with the suite. It looks incredibly elegant but at the same time it's extremely comfortable. Two things that often don't go together. It's decorated in a 1940's style. That is, furnishings that a very rich person would have in the 1940's. We all know that Vito Corleone wasn't short of money. There's beautiful leather everywhere and everything looks immaculate and brand new. In fact everything in the hotel is like that. Because it is - brand new. I was comparing it to that Al Wadi Desert hotel where I was paying for ultra luxury but the rugs were stained and the wooden floor was worn and scratched. When everything is flawless you feel much better about your decision to splurge on an expensive hotel room. Outside of the hotel room, what I didn't like was that it seems to be geared towards a party crowd. The main swimming pool hosts brunches on Fridays and Saturdays so it's just packed with drunk people and loud music. Completely not my scene. The only restaurant that was open between lunch time and dinner time featured a live singer that was uncomfortably loud. So I ended up just eating in my room from the in-room dining. Thankfully their Wagyu burger was amazing and it's much easier and less embarrassing to eat while vlogging in a quiet and private space. The only thing I did outside my room was use the family pool that I think actually belongs to the adjacent condominium buildings and the hotel gym, which is huge and has the latest and greatest equipment. Unfortunately they close it between 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm for disinfection. How utterly inconvenient is that? Can't the 'rona be destroyed after midnight or something? I think the Don Corleone Suite was worth staying in for 1 night but their standard hotel rooms at 1/4 the price would be better for longer stays. The suites don't seem to be very popular which is good if you want check in early and check out late. I could see from their website that my suite wasn't booked on the day of my departure so I was sure I'd be able to bag a free late check out and I did just that. 00:00 Paramount Hotel 02:00 Living Room Tour 13:30 Yer Man's Mini-Bar 17:38 Bathroom & Bedroom Tour 25:32 Agoda Issues 27:43 Restaurant Hunt 33:50 Wagyu Burger 43:54 Swimming Pool 46:44 Small Gym 49:33 Big Gym 57:00 Melrose Club ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Empty Theme Park in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

EbqZL8JqVX0 | 04 Sep 2020

Empty Theme Park in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I love theme parks but I hate queuing. I traveled to Dubai's IMG Worlds of Adventure on a weekday during the 'rona so it was as quiet as you could imagine! IMG is said to be the biggest indoor theme park in the world but that claim is also made by Warner Bros World in Abu Dhabi. Regardless, it's pretty huge and can take in 20,000 visitors per day. I don't think there were more than 200 visitors when I went, so about 1% of peak capacity. Some of the queuing areas snaked through 4 different rooms. All were completely empty. No queuing at all, including for the major thrill rides. Unlimited access usually costs 295 AED but was discounted to 195 AED (about $50). There's normally a Fast Pass you can buy to skip the queues but they weren't even advertising it as it would have been completely useless for anyone to buy it. I started off by visiting the Haunted House. I expected it to be a ride but it was an actual house where you walk through dark rooms with actors hiding, waiting to jump out and provide the scares. It was very well done but it was too dark for me to really film anything. They had also warned me twice to put my camera away so I thought the third time may have gotten me thrown out. Down the street from the haunted house I found what claimed to be "The World's Largest Pacman" game. It wasn't included in the unlimited rides access so I had to pay 10 AED, but it was so quiet that the girl in charge of the machine was willing to let me play it for as long as I wanted. IMG is split into multiple worlds. Cartoon Network has all the lame and boring kiddie rides, Marvel has immersive 3D rides featuring Marvel characters and Lost Valley is a dinosaur themed area with roller coaster thrill rides. I began in the Marvel section with Hulk Epsilon Base 3D. It's a type of ride I haven't experienced before. There was a giant circular seating area that could move in three dimensions surrounded by a wrap-around screen providing 360 degree viewing of 3D video. The 3D effects were so good that it felt like we were in the middle of the action and that the action was happening in the middle of our seating area. I was genuinely impressed. The next Marvel ride I tried, Avengers Battle of Ultron, was another fun 3D ride but nowhere near as impressive as the Hulk ride. I definitely went on those rides in the wrong order. Later in the day I tried two other Marvel rides. Thor Thunder Spin is one of those rides where you're lifted in air and the seat spins in a somersault fashion, forwards and backwards. It was less impressive than its advertisement which showed flames and water shooting up from the floor. Those effects weren't present when I did the ride, or if they were I was spinning so fast that I didn't notice them. Spider-Man Doc Ockโ€™s Revenge is an indoor roller-coaster where the seat spins around horizontally. It was decent but definitely not the best roller-coaster in the park, those were in the Lost Valley area. My first ride in the Lost Valley I got totally to myself, a Euro-Fighter type of roller-coaster called Predator with a vertical incline and a steeper-than-vertical decline. It's a very short ride but it's 100% thrill and being indoors in near darkness adds to that, although it's terrible for trying to capture the fun and excitement on camera. Welcome to the only part of the video that wasn't ruined by terrible lighting. The main thrill ride of the park, The Velociraptor, is the only one that goes outdoors. I arrived just after a group of girls but I waited until the next group so that I could get the front seat. Getting the front row can make an awesome roller-coaster an even more exciting experience. The other rides in Lost Valley were pretty boring in my opinion. There was a carousel that had dinosaurs instead of horses that I didn't bother to ride and Forbidden Territory is some slow ride with dinosaur animations that is put to shame by similar types of rides at Disney and Universal Studios. Talking about being put to shame by Disneyland and Universal, the same goes for their Character Parade that just featured a couple of guys in Incredible Hulk and Spiderman costumes making some half-assed effort dancing to some cheesy pop music. 0:00 IMG Worlds of Adventure 0:52 Haunted House 2:29 World's Largest Pacman 4:00 Hulk Epsilon Base 3D 5:20 Avengers Battle of Ultron 7:01 Predator 8:25 Samosa House 9:57 Slushy Drink 11:23 Velociraptor 13:20 Thor Thunder Spin 14:34 Spider-Man Doc Ockโ€™s Revenge 16:20 Forbidden Territory 17:34 Character Parade 18:28 Chicken Wings ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1,200 Luxury Villa in the Desert ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

A2wsnjnI0ac | 27 Aug 2020

$1,200 Luxury Villa in the Desert ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

Where better to escape to in these perilous times than somewhere remote? I see that the big travel vloggers like Kate and Nate are all living in RVs or camping in tents. My accommodation in the UAE's desert was something like a tent. Well the roof was like a tent anyway. The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi dessert is the most I've ever spent on a hotel room. Well, not a hotel room but a detached and secluded luxury tented villa with a private swimming pool. Such things don't come cheaply in the United Arab Emirates but I was celebrating a very special occasions and such things are worth spending a little extra on. Being in the middle of the desert there were the typical desert animals roaming around. Mostly camels and oryx. I got on a lot better with the camels than the oryx as you'll see in the video. Again, I was smart to bring my own mini bar supplies. It seems that all the hotels in the UAE have removed their mini bar items as part of the current 'rona restrictions to reduce the number of contact points. Okay, the real reason was that I didn't want to pay 10 times the price for my Coke Zero but the previous point is still valid. I really enjoyed the private swimming pool in the villa more than anything else. I had complete privacy and was able to reenact my experience at the nudist hot springs in Sumatra (after the camera was turned off!) The water wasn't quite as hot as the hot springs but the pool was temperature controlled so that it stayed at a constant 29 degrees C. Unfortunately the pool has a huge metal handrail that really gets in the way of swimming. If there were one thing I could change in the hotel it would be to get rid of that. There were other things I wasn't too happy about such as huge stains on the carpets and chairs and a wooden floor that was all scratched - you expect better than that in this standard of hotel. In fact at that price you expect everything to be perfect. The hotel is actually a resort and there's loads of desert activities that you can do there. Being the middle of summer it was just too bloody hot though. The only thing I did was go play with a hawk for 5 minutes and then came back to my villa with a t-shirt that was soaked through with sweat. So was the villa worth the money? Of course not. How can any accommodation be worth that amount? But for a special occasion I was happy for the luxury experience. 0:00 Ras Al -Khaimah Desert 0:40 Saying Hi to the Camels 1:58 Encounter with an Arabian Oryx 3:11 Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert 4:53 Tented Villa Tour 12:03 Yer Man's Mini Bar 14:13 Private Swimming Pool 20:03 Yer Man's Book 21:44 Yer Man's Bike 25:11 Falcon and Hawk Show 28:33 Arabic Food 35:53 Feline Visitor 39:31 Thoughts about the Villa ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Gordon Ramsay's Beef Wellington. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

wtRq9k12iVE | 21 Aug 2020

Gordon Ramsay's Beef Wellington. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I tried Gordon Ramsay's Beef Wellington, one of his most famous dishes. Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen is a popular restaurant in London serving a premium British menu. It now has a branch in the Atlantis resort in Dubai, where I was staying so I took the opportunity to find out if this beef wellington of his is really worthy of its legendary status. My waiter was from Sri Lanka. I've noticed that there are many Sri Lankans working in Dubai, especially in customer-facing roles. As Sri Lankans have a well deserved reputation for incredible hospitality it isn't surprising. I went into Bread Street thinking about a two-course lunch but I didn't take much convincing by the waiter to go for three. The Short Ribs that I had as a starter were incredible. The meat was tender and seared on the outside with a crispy and intensely sweet glaze. The Beef Wellington was as good as I expected. My knife just sank through the striploin steak as I went to cut it and there was almost no chewing required. It came with a marrow bone sauce but it wasn't needed, the flavour of the beef was so rich. The wellington was served on a bed of truffle mash which I think must be 50% cream, it was so creamy and delicious and pairs with the wellington absolutely perfectly. My dessert was an Apple Crumble Tart. I've had apple crumble many times as it was a regular dessert in our house growing up but I'd never had it inside a tart before. I guess this was like a combination of apple crumble and apple tart. It was lovely but my mother makes a better apple crumble, sorry Gordon! 00:00 Intro 00:39 Bread Street Kitchen & Bar 10:23 Short Ribs 12:56 Beef Wellington 21:59 Apple Crumble Tart If you noticed any ghosting in the video, it's because in my original footage the lights on the ceiling were flickering massively. I don't usually run into this problem as my GoPro is set up with X/50 shutter speed and filming at 50 frames per second as I'm always in countries where the electricity supply is at 50hz but for some reason the lights in this restaurant seemed to be running at 60hz or something else. I had to put my footage through a de-flicker filter and it kinda faded the colours and made some ghosting when there was any fast movement but the original footage was completely unwatchable so this is still a massive improvement. Again this restaurant was playing copyrighted music but having a lav mic close to my mouth helps a lot in this regard as my voice is louder and the background noise is lower. If I had used a mic attached to the GoPro or the internal mic then the music would have been clear enough for YouTube to detect it. I'm happy I was able to make a decent vlog despite the obstacles and I'm happy that I was able to share a delicious meal with you guys. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Sliding in to Aquaventure Dubai. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

gPau66Prk28 | 16 Aug 2020

Sliding in to Aquaventure Dubai. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

The best thing about staying at the Atlantis resort in Dubai is being able to come and go as much as you want to the Aquaventure water park that's part of the resort. I decided to brave the UAE's extreme summer heat to spend a whole afternoon there. Due to the 'rona, the park is only allowed to operate at 30% capacity. Awesome - less queuing for rides. I was under the impression that masks had to be worn in the park when you weren't actually on a ride but thankfully that wasn't the case. The whole water park was a mask-free zone and it was truly awesome to experience something resembling normality for an afternoon. I started off floating around the river that circles the park. It's a 2.3 km route with river rapids and lazy sections where you travel on a tube. It was a good way begin the day as there's no queuing. Just find a spare tube and jump in. It was a little bit tricky to steer while holding a GoPro in one hand but most of the time the flow of the river take you where you want to go anyway. When it doesn't there's staff in the water to help out and keep everyone going in the right direction. Those staff are super friendly despite being forced to wear a mask for the whole day while working outdoors in 45 degrees C heat. Most of them seem to come from African countries. I can't imagine many Europeans being able to handle that. I was suffocating just walking into the park wearing a mask. 00:00 Dates and Camel Milk 02:27 Aquaventure Water Park 08:13 Torrent River 19:15 Shark Lagoon 25:11 Leap of Faith 27:08 The Surge 29:02 Leap of Faith (again) 31:00 Poseidon's Revenge 33:22 Slitherine 35:25 Zoomerango 37:00 Ice Slushy 39:36 Nasi Goreng 50:00 The Falls The only ride that I queued more than five minutes for was the thrill ride Leap of Faith - the one where you shoot through a tunnel that passes through a shark tank. I may have been in that queue for up to half an hour. Then shortly after that I saw the queue had disappeared, so I guess I got unlucky with my timing. Even for the absolute fastest ride in the park, Poseidon's Revenge, the number of people ahead of me in the queue were zero. I very much enjoyed the afternoon. If you've ever made the atrocious mistake of going to a theme park or a water park on a peak day you can truly appreciate how awesome it is not to have to queue for rides. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$200 Dubai Tasting Menu at Nobu. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

wu-qRebDORI | 11 Aug 2020

$200 Dubai Tasting Menu at Nobu. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

One of my favourite experiences of staying at Atlantis in the Bahamas was dinner at Nobu. Staying in Atlantis in Dubai I decided to recreate the experience, except rather than with a group of friends, I took you guys! Nobu is a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant chain started by a guy called Nobu who had a hit independent restaurant in Beverley Hills that was popular with celebrities and then expanded into different cities by partnering with Robert De Niro. As you can imagine, it's not cheap place to eat but I feel like it's worth treating yourself to a meal in a place like this every so often, especially when you're staying somewhere like Atlantis, it's all part of the experience. I was the first one to enter the restaurant when they opened at 6 pm. I don't usually eat dinner this early but as I planned to vlog the experience I thought I would make life easier on myself. A quiet restaurant with fewer other diners is less embarrassing to vlog in and knowing how bad the GoPro is in low light, I planned to make full use of Dubai's last hour of daylight. Sunset right now is around 7 pm. I was welcomed into the restaurant with a shout of "Irasshaimase!", which you will hear when you enter most Japanese restaurants, a greeting to welcome you and alert the other staff that there's a new guest has entered. As part of the precautions relating to the 'rona there were no physical menus on the table but instead a card with QR codes on it. I wasn't prepared for that. I never use QR codes for anything and my phone wasn't set up for it. Thankfully, the waitress seeing my frustration made life easier by giving me an actual physical menu which is disposable. I've since figured out how to get QR codes working on my phone but I would still rather have a physical menu to look at in these restaurants. I think having to pull your phone out and zoom in and out on your screen takes away from the dining experience. At Nobu in the Bahamas I had tried the Omakase. Omakase is Japanese for "entrust" or "I'll leave it up to you" and is the name they give to the Chef's tasting menu, six courses of Nobu's most popular dishes. At Nobu Dubai they have a special Dubai tasting menu with dishes that are popular or were invented in the Dubai location, with some more premium dishes including Wagyu Beef. That's what I went for but customised for me with the famous Black Cod Miso from the signature Nobu tasting menu replacing the Chilean Sea Bass on the Dubai one. 00:00 Nobu Dubai 08:11 Course 1 - Nori Taco Caviar 09:32 Course 2 - Chutoro Sashimi 13:43 Course 3 - Sushi Platter 19:48 Course 4 - Crispy Shiitake Salad 22:26 Course 5 - Black Cod Miso 26:57 Course 6 - Wagyu Beef Yakiniku Flambรฉ 32:27 Course 7 - Pinky Pavlova From those 7 courses my favourite was the Black Cod Miso again. I can't describe how delicious it is so you must try it for yourself at least once in your life. My 2nd favourite was the Crispy Shiitake Salad. I wouldn't have imagined a mushroom salad could taste so good. It's a dish that was invited by the head chef of the Dubai restaurant and is made from flash-fried shiitake mushrooms and covered in truffle oil. The texture is like eating very thin nachos and has a very intense savoury flavour. The total bill would have been 750 AED (just over $200) but I took advantage of a current promotion to knock 30% off that. Basically everywhere has such promotions right now as business try to entice customers back after the lockdowns so this is a great time to indulge. I'm not sure if I'd attempt to vlog in such a place again. This kind of restaurant always has low light and play copyrighted music so it's a bit of a challenge. I did my best to edit out most of the music but as for the low light, it made for some terrible footage but hey, amateur vloggers gonna vlog amateurishly. A professional vlogger would have brought an LED light and diffuser but who wants to sit and eat dinner in a fancy restaurant with a spotlight on them? I prefer to vlog as discreetly as I can for a number of reasons and refuse to even attach a shotgun mic to my low profile GoPro. The perfect solution for me vlogging in fancy Dubai restaurants it seems would be to do it during Ramadan when no music is being played and do it at lunchtime rather than dinner. I'll bear that in mind for the future. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Enjoying Atlantis Luxury Resort in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

bryZ3urClPY | 08 Aug 2020

Enjoying Atlantis Luxury Resort in Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

In the middle of the Arabian Desert, in the middle of summer, what would you crave the most? Water! Lot's of it! That's why I drove to Atlantis, a water-themed luxury resort in Dubai. I'd already visited the original Atlantis resort in the Bahamas so I had a good idea of what to expect. The main building and water park are very similar and they have both have one of my favourite restaurant chains, Nobu. The only thing I wasn't sure about was how fun it would be with the restrictions relating to the global situation. It seemed that inside the hotel building people were wearing masks at all times except when eating but outside on the beach and next to the pool it was masks off. Everything was pretty much running and open but at less capacity. I took advantage of a long stay rate with 25% off the room rates which were already selling at a below average price for this resort. After the discount I paid 886 AED (about $240 USD) per night for a room that could easily cost double that when the hotel is in high demand. The room was nice, about what I'd expect from a 5 star hotel really. Having both a powerful overhead rain shower and a bathtub of a suitable size for a tall person, I was very happy with the bathroom. Even though it's a vacation resort there was a proper desk in the room, which is a huge benefit to me. The most notable feature though, was the clear view of The Palm from my 15th floor balcony. I planned ahead and brought my own mini bar supplies, knowing that the resort wasn't near any kind of supermarket, just like Atlantis in the Bahamas. They can charge pretty much any ridiculous price they want for things like juice and chocolate in that situation. It turned out that not only did my forward planning mean that I had cheaper snacks but it actually meant that I HAD snacks. The hotel's mini bar items had been removed in order to minimise contact points as part of their "global situation" measures. After getting settled into my room I made a reservation at Nobu (reservations in restaurants are mandatory right now, no walk ins allowed) and headed down to the main pool to work up an appetite. The pool was huge but not deep at all. Maybe about 1 meter deep even in the middle. It's more catered to splashing about in, although actual swimming is possible. All the sunbeds were spaced a decent distance from each other, which I like. The fact that you're forced to wear a mask walking around the hotel is somewhat balanced out by all the extra personal space you get at the pool and in the restaurants where they've removed every second table. So this current situation does have some upsides. I did manage to get in decent bit of swimming but I worked up even more of an appetite by kayaking around the Palm. The water sports shop staff were Sri Lankan and super nice. I paid for 30 minutes but was out there for probably an hour and they didn't mind at all. My meal at Nobu was delicious. Food of that quality will always be nice but when you're hungry good food tastes even better. I plan to make this experience into a separate vlog once I can edit out enough of the copyrighted music that they were playing to satisfy YouTube. Other than the huge water park Aquaventure with its thrill rides, Atlantis is famous for it's massive aquarium called The Lost Chambers. It's full of sharks, sting rays and all kinds of tropical fish. Unlimited access to Aquaventure and Lost Chambers Aquarium are included in the price of the room. They gave me an RFID wristband to use during my stay. It is possible to stay in a cheap hotel elsewhere in Dubai and just pay separately to access these things at Atlantis but obviously staying in the resort and coming and going whenever you want is a much more enjoyable experience. They're both worth doing every day while staying at Atlantis in my opinion. 00:00 Desert Road Trip 01:42 Atlantis Check In 03:22 Atlantis Room Tour 13:48 Main Swimming Pool 18:48 Main Beach 20:03 Seawake Watersports 27:20 Kayaking Around The Palm 37:17 Date Balls Taste Test 39:51 Lost Chambers Aquarium 51:57 Bathtime ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$20 Theme Park in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

FriOioFi-Bw | 03 Aug 2020

$20 Theme Park in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I like to visit large amusement parks when I travel and I found that there was one reachable from Mumbai by train. Imagica is a theme park located halfway between Mumbai and Pune. The train from Mumbai goes most of the way to Imagicaa and then it's just a cheap ride in an auto rickshaw from there. Well it's cheap if you bargain like a local. Thankfully I enjoy a bit of bargaining AND I brought a local so it was easy. The ticket price for Imagica including all the tax and fees they add on to the base price is โ‚น1,532 INR (ยฃ16.24 GBP / $20.22 USD) and college kids get a 25% discount from that. I wasn't expecting it to be the Indian version of Disneyland or Universal Studios but for just $20 I was expecting it to be value for money. For comparison, the small Disneyland in Hong Kong costs $80, so Imagica is 1/4 the price of that. Imagicaa turned out to be very similar to Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) in Jakarta (you can see my vlog of that here: https://youtu.be/cMFDc0aeEEU). Many of the rides seem, especially the main ones, seem to be near identical. I wonder if there's one big business that supplies the rides to different parks throughout Asia. The Hot Wheels licensed ride 'Nitro' is the main thrill ride in the park so that's where we started. It's a very fast rollercoaster ride with a 850 meter track that reaches 40 meters high and has 360 degree loops. Even for the main thrill ride we barely had to queue. We visited on a weekday so there was almost no queues on any of the rides. I've always made sure to schedule my theme park visits for days when kids are in school as that is what makes the difference between 5 minutes or 50 minutes wait to get on a ride. The Dare 2 Drop ride is one of those towers that shoots up into the air. I knew what to expect from riding the same thing at Dufan in Jakarta where I was taken by surprise when I was blasted in the air. This time no shock but I still let out a scream just for fun. The Wild West themed Gold Rush Express rollercoaster looked quite tame compared to Nitro judging by the lack of loops and the type of chair where you're only locked in by one metal bar. It hits a speed of 65 km/h, which doesn't sound that fast but as you're going around sharp bends and through tunnels it's a decent thrill. The Haunted House is one where you don't walk through but sit in a ride. I thought was underwhelming with low technology anachronistic but they do have a couple of humans in there dressed as ghosts who jump out to provide some realism. Their laser gun game Alibaba Aur Chalis Chorr, again I thought it was low technology. You are supposed to shoot things to earn a score but you actually have to hit some electronic sensors. I felt like many of my shots didn't register properly so it was a bit frustrating. The Deep Space ride is an indoor rollercoaster inside a dome. It turned out to be exactly what I suspected it to be, a copy of Space Mountain from Disneyland. It's a decent immitation. The slow cup and saucer ride was basically a kid's ride and not something I'd bother to ride but my friend was keen on it. The ride itself was boring but we were joined by a bunch of school kids who were more entertaining than the ride. The reason for the group of schoolkids on a weekday is that once per year each class gets to go on what they call a picnic. It's a day out to reward them, or maybe something that their teachers can take from them if they are bad in school. "Better behave or you're not going to the picnic" - that kind of thing. The last fun ride we went on was the Rajasaurus River Adventure. It's a slow ride through an indoor river with dinosaurs. Again it's very low technology anachronistic. Towards the end of the ride the track inclines steeply so you know what to expect. A sharp decline with a big splash and that's exactly what we got - soaked! All in all I'd say Imagicca is worth the $20 for a fun day out, on a weekday at least. Those rides were fun enough when you could just jump right on them but they definitely wouldn't be worth waiting an hour for each. 00:00 Train to Imagica 00:30 โ‚น10 Vada Pav 02:00 Rickshaw Bargaining 04:45 Hot Wheels Nitro (Rollercoaster) 05:42 Dare 2 Drop (Thrill Ride) 07:37 Gold Rush (Rollercoaster) 09:26 Gola (Slush Ice) 12:37 Haunted House 14:50 Alibaba (Laser Gun Game) 18:06 Deep Space (Space Mountain) 19:56 Cup and Saucer (Selfie Time!) 26:37 Rajasaurus River Adventure (Water Splash) 28:34 Jumbo King Vada Pav ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Trying Mumbai's Famous Pani Puri (Golgappa) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

oJiDmRf2UP4 | 31 Jul 2020

Trying Mumbai's Famous Pani Puri (Golgappa) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Mumbai is an awesome city for street food. There are stalls and hole-in-the-wall type shops everywhere and hygiene standards tend to be fairly good if I'm comparing it to certain other cities in India. My local friend and I were deciding which snack to buy from a local bakery when the friendly owner engaged me in conversation. It seemed like he was deaf and he was talking to me by writing questions in English on a piece of paper. To go to that effort to chat with a guest in his country shows true hospitality. He recommended we try his Plum Cake, which was a moist and delicious sponge with chewy pieces of dried plum. I gave it the two thumbs up and he gave us the two slices for free. What a gentleman! The address for the bakery is Zeenat Bakery, 171 Maulana Azed Road. A short walk down the same street the bright colours of neatly stacked fresh fruit caught our eye. I'm always in need of liquid refreshment in India so I love the fact that these juice stalls are ubiquitous and I can have a fresh, healthy drink any time I want and for pennies. This place was called Tahir Juice Centre and is also located somewhere on Maulana Azed Road. The famous Indian snack called Pani Puri seems to be slightly different in every part of India that I travel to. In Mumbai they call it Golgappa. We wanted to find a good Golgappa in the Churchgate area where we were walking so started asking the locals. A man selling white work shirts from a table in the street told us there was a stall right there selling Pani Puri but after we asked where the popular one in the area was he gave us some directions through the local pedestrian subway. His recommendation didn't disappoint. The Golgappa at the Ari Sareeta 144 shop were delicious and at 6 for 25 rupees an absolute bargain in my opinion. I had some trouble getting anyone to tell me what the ingredients of the Pani Puri actually were but then out of nowhere the owner showed up with perfect English and knowledge to let me know. Apparently the shop was started by his father in the Churchgate area back in 1971 and he's carrying it on, providing inexpensive and delicious food to the local commuters. The Pani Puri tasted both sweet and spicy. It was an unusual combination of flavours for me and the first mouthful took me by surprise. I was hit by the spiciness of it and then started tasting all the sweetness. Apparently the sweet flavour comes from ground up dates which is not an ingredient I would have expected to find in Pani Puri but it works well. When I eat anything sweet I just want more and more. The ultimate blast of intense sweetness in India for me, even more than the fruit juice stalls, comes from the Sugar Cane Juice vendors. I always ask these vendors for no ice as I'm trying to get refreshed, not sick. I would actually love to drink sugar cane juice ice cold but there's just no way that someone who is trying to make a profit from selling 15 rupee glasses of sugar cane juice is buying ice that's made from pure, filtered water. If water isn't pure and filtered in India, just don't! Especially if you're a foreigner. Usually they will charge 5 rupees extra if you don't want ice. I had a lot of comments about this on another video as people didn't understand where. It's because they need to give you more juice to fill the glass without any ice in it, so you're paying for the extra volume of juice. 00:00 Plum Cake at Local Bakery 01:35 Colourful Fruit Juice Shop 04:00 Famous Pani Puri (Golgappa) 15:04 Fresh Sugar Cane Juice 17:23 Another Fresh Sugar Cane Juice ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Kolkata with EVERY Form of Transport ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

W1qUUnMDiAI | 27 Jul 2020

Exploring Kolkata with EVERY Form of Transport ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

My mission was to explore Kolkata using as many different forms of transport as I could. Kolkata is famous for its yellow taxis and colonial era trams. Hard working men transport people through the streets in bicycle or manual powered rickshaws. Not everywhere in India has these things so I felt like to get a real feel for Kolkata I must experience them. I started with the Metro as their was a station near my hotel in the New Market area. It was less modern and more busy than the metro system in Chennai but still very nice, fast and cheap. I wanted to explore a little of each area after taking each form of transport. I didn't really have a plan where I was going though, I just worked the itinerary out on the fly. I exited the metro at a green area on Google Maps so I assumed it would be a nice park to walk around. A correct assumption but that nice park, Elliott Park, hadn't opened yet so I walked down to the next green area which I found was a massive field massively covered in litter. It was actually pretty shocking. Not something I expected to see in the centre of a major international city. It could probably be cleaned up by a team in just one day so I've no idea why it isn't. Kolkata people pay taxes, right? So I wonder why the local government don't just employ some cheap labour to keep the area nice. When Elliott Park opened at 1 pm it was like entering a different world. Perfectly manicured grass and trees, flowers everywhere, a lake. It was lovely and free to enter. The sign outside said it's maintained by the Ministry of Defense so it seems they spend more on maintaining the park than the local government do on the rest of the area. I walked a full loop of Elliott Park then jumped on a random bus. A friendly local helped me communicate with the bus conductor and I just jumped off at the traffic lights before the next stop. That counts as a bus ride, right? I found a fairly quiet road that had street vendors. One man sorted me out with a lovely fresh sugar cane juice and another cleaned my shoes. These enterprising vendors are something I love about India. They provide real value to people with the services they provide. With a clean pair of shoes I wanted to get off the streets and into one of the old style yellow cabs. They have written on them "no refusal", which is a lie. They also have meters, which they don't use, as I learned the hard way. Fortunately two friendly guys and helped me resolve the situation though and I only get cheated a little bit rather than a lot. The cab was supposed to take me to another park. He was too lazy to do the U-turn though, so I had to cross the road and walk up the street only to find that the park was closed. It seems that these small parks in Kolkata all have certain times that they are open. The rest of the time they're probably being maintained. I still hadn't seen a single tram in Kolkata since I arrived in the city. With some google research I found the nearest area would be Park Circus and I was walking that way when I saw a cycle rickshaw headed in the same direction. I obviously took that golden opportunity. The mall I arrived at was a welcome sight as I was bursting. I went in to use the lavvy and ended with a mutton biriyani. Very nice. I like the food courts in Indian malls. The food is way more expensive than the local joints but the hygiene standards are high and you can eat in air conditioned comfort. I did find the tram after leaving the mall and was lucky to get a carriage all to myself. The tram is very old, classic style with open windows you can stick your head out of. If I had more time I would have done the full loop of the track. A ticket is only 6 rupees ($0.08) so you can't get much better value than that as a tourist for a fun and authentic experience in Kolkata. My last form of transport was the manual rickshaw where I was able to give my strong legs a rest and let someone else's strong legs transport me through the city. It's a nice leisurely way to travel as you are elevated and have time to look around and take everything in. I'd love to spend all day being transported in one of those but it's probably not possible. I guess they are used for short distances unless the drivers (?) have ultra-marathon athlete-like endurance. ** TIMESTAMPS ** 0:00 Intro 0:48 Kolkata Metro 6:33 Garbage Park 8:23 Balloon Game 10:49 Elliot Park 12:51 Local Bus 16:45 Sugar Cane Juice 18:24 Shoe Cleaning 20:58 Kolkata Yellow Taxi 27:38 Cycle Rickshaw 32:08 Mutton Biriyani 35:17 Kolkata Tram 43:45 Traditional Rickshaw 53:36 Chai Vendor ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip

Market Mayhem in Kolkata, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Rkk2VS9YvQc | 17 Jul 2020

Market Mayhem in Kolkata, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

After spending a few hours relaxing in my luxury hotel I ventured out onto the streets. It was a stark contrast, leaving the spacious lobby where soothing piano music filled the air to be confronted with crowds of people and the loud and never ending "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP" of the traffic. The Oberoi Grand is in the New Market area of Kolkata, where the streets are lined with vendors who have no shortage of potential customers. The area is very popular and it's obvious why. The level of competition that exists there drives the price of goods to bargain levels. Knockoff clothes are sold openly, even in front of the actual legit shops that sell that brand. Even those big brand shops are selling their wares at a deep discount as they are forced to compete with vendors selling fake versions right on their doorstep. I had my bagged my first bargain at a juice shop. There were three juice shops that looked almost identical right next to each other. That sounds like a recipe for some good prices to me. A pint glass of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice was only 50 rupees and the vendor topped me up with an extra half a glass for free. Compare that to the video I made in Dubai where I paid over 500 rupees for about half the volume of the same drink. Just a 20 X value difference!!!! I explored further, avoiding the local scammers and touts and found a Pani Puri stall. It looked like this was going to be a street food vlog. I actually had no idea what this video was going to be about when I made it but I just pressed record and decided to figure it out on the fly. I wandered back into the market streets and then decided it would be more of a market spree video than a food one. A 350 pair of knockoff Puma shorts and a 200 knockoff Nike t-shirt later and yer man was happy but further bargains and delicious food were still to come his way. I have one more video from Kolkata that I'll be making public before the end of the month. It's an hour long and full of fun and adventure. ** TIMESTAMPS ** 0:00 Exploring Kolkata 0:27 Fresh Juice Vendor 2:00 Scammy Tout 4:03 Kolkata Pani Puri 7:52 New Market 8:40 Knockoff Puma Shorts 13:48 Knockoff Nike T-shirt 22:43 Handkerchief Vendor 26:21 Indoor Market 31:33 India Cricket Shirt 34:42 Street Food ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

โ‚น10,000 LUXURY HOTEL in Kolkata, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

bavCPvWhLGU | 07 Jul 2020

โ‚น10,000 LUXURY HOTEL in Kolkata, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I flew all the way from Kerala to Kolkata to conclude my India trip and end it with a bang by staying in a 5 star hotel. I chose to stay at the Oberoi Grand hotel due to its prime location. As I was bedridden in Kerala for days with flu I had time to do a bit of research on Kolkata. I explored the city with Google Maps to find the general area that I'd want to stay and from there tried to decide which was the best hotel in that area. Every time I say anything negative at all about a hotel in my videos I get a dozen comments saying "Why didn't you do research before you booked?" or "If you wanted luxury, you should have stayed in a 5 star hotel!!!!!" Well, you bunch of self righteous nincompoops, you'll be glad to know that I checked on TripAdvisor and this 5-star hotel's rank based on traveler reviews is 6 out of 529 hotels, with a 5/5 average rating from 2,800 reviews. Happy now? Well maybe you won't be because I still managed to have at least one thing to complain about. Nowhere is perfect. However I spent 3 nights in the hotel and overall had an excellent experience. The bed was as comfortable as it could be and I enjoyed 3 nights of perfect sleep that were followed by delicious breakfast feasts. The buffet selection was a little bit on the small side relative to the size of the hotel but it really was a case of quality over quantity. The hotel is a heritage property so there are some pros and cons that go with that. It's an obvious cliche but I have to say that "they don't make 'em like that anymore." If a hotel was built in 2020 it would be very different to one that was designed and built over 100 years ago. You have the chance to live inside a piece of history. The downside to that is that they're not allowed to make any major changes to the building. Having a small en-suite bathroom may have been considered a luxury in the early 1900's but nowadays guests come to expect one of a decent size in a top hotel. I paid โ‚น10,000 rupees per night (ยฃ104 GBP / $132 USD) for my room, which is actually pretty good value for staying in one of the best hotels in the center of a major city, with breakfast included. There were balcony rooms available that look over the pool / courtyard area. It would have been nice to wake up to that view but they were around 15,000 per night, 50% more expensive. I couldn't justify paying 5,000 a night extra just for the luxury of a small balcony. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Oberoi. The 5/5 rating it has earned on the review sites is deserved. What I liked most was how good the staff were. Everyone from the receptionist, to the housekeeper, to the pool boy, to the waiters, to the chefs showed the highest level of hospitality even when they were under the stress of being extremely busy. The hotel has a policy of not encouraging the handing of tips to individual members of staff. This is perfect as it takes away a lot of awkward situations. Sometimes when staying in a low or medium standard hotel you don't know if the staff member is going out of their way to help you because they're expecting a tip in return or they're just genuinely showing you good hospitality. In this hotel their policy was, if you felt that you wanted to, you could put some money in an envelope and leave it in a box at reception to be shared by all the hotel's staff. I left 3,000 which is 10% of what I paid for the 3 nights. It seemed appropriate to me. Maybe some Americans are reading this and are fuming "Tips should be 25% minimum!!!!" and maybe some other nationalities are reading this thinking that I was generous. The point is I didn't have to worry about what anyone though of the amount I tipped or the fact that I did or didn't tip at all. Nobody saw how much I put in the envelope and nobody saw me put the envelope in the box. I just did what I thought was appropriate and gave it no further thought, until right now when I'm writing about it. :) I only made another 2 videos in Kolkata. I had planned to use the last day to film 3 separate vlog ideas but it rained hard from morning until evening so I had to write them off or at least postpone them until my next trip to Kolkata. I guess that will be sometime in 2021 at the very earliest. On the plus side, I think the 2 videos that I did make were awesome so let's just pretend that I went for quality over quantity. ;) ****** TIMESTAMPS ****** 00:00 Luxury Hotel Strategy 01:24 Oberoi Grand Hotel 06:00 In-room Check-In 11:19 Room Tour (Likes / Dislikes) 17:33 Swimming Pool 20:21 Hotel Gym 21:55 Breakfast Buffet 41:20 Turndown Service ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Stories): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minute): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Eating Kerala Cuisine on a Backwaters Cruise ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

yAHONgpdxKE | 30 Jun 2020

Eating Kerala Cuisine on a Backwaters Cruise ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

For my last day in Kerala I went on a day cruise through the Kerala backwaters. Organised group tours are not something I usually do as I much prefer to go explore on my own and have authentic experiences but I was still feeling quite weak after being ill for more than a week, so a relaxing cruise with a set itinerary seemed like a good idea. I was picked up in the city of Kochi and taken to what looked like an ordinary house along the canal in the suburbs of the city. Parked up were three wooden canal boats and unfortunately our whole group were shoved into only one of them. It was full, or rather over-full as there wasn't even room to move my legs. Bad memories of flying on budget airlines came right back to me. The Kerala backwaters are a network of canals where the water is "brackish", meaning it's a mixture of fresh and salt water, caused by the tide going out and coming back. The boat that we were riding didn't have any engine. It was powered only by two strong men who pushed it down the canals using sticks. This meant that when nobody was talking we had complete silence. Unfortunately it was hard to fully enjoy the serenity and feel relaxed because of the seating situation. It was quite an awkward situation for me to try to make a vlog as I was packed in so tightly with strangers and it would have been rude to be talking loudly all the time. I just whispered a few times into my lav microphone as we slowly made our way through the backwaters. We had two stops during the cruise. One was to a garden where they were growing coconuts and other produce. The guide was very knowledgeable and I definitely learned some stuff, including how the locals make their "toddy" drink from fermented juice from coconut buds. The second stop was for lunch where we enjoyed a banana leaf thali of Kerala cuisine. It was fully vegetarian but still I managed to enjoy it. Some unexpected entertainment throughout the meal came from a clown. No, not a clown that they brought in for us like it was a kid's birthday party, but one of the Americans on the tour is an actual clown and specialises in balloon tricks. The joys of traveling. You never know who you will meet. All in all the tour was pretty decent but there's definitely more comfortable ways to enjoy the Kerala backwaters, including staying in a houseboat. This day tour was fairly cheap but I made a mistake booking it through Airbnb Experiences. The other guests all booked it through their hotels and paid just 1,200 rupees each, which is about half as much as I did. * TIMESTAMPS * 00:00 Road Trip 00:59 Kerala Backwaters Cruise 05:40 Coconut Garden 16:34 Kerala Cuisine (With a Clown) 30:47 Return Cruise ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

What Did I Find Exploring KOCHI, KERALA? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

4lmMkYxAa_E | 26 Jun 2020

What Did I Find Exploring KOCHI, KERALA? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

This is the first video I made in Kochi, a major city in Kerala, India. Previously I was in Munnar. I made no more videos from there after I caught the worst flu I can ever remember, leaving me bedridden. I then got food poisoning from the hotel room service while trying to recover from the flu. Not the best travel experience I've ever had. Kochi is where I was resting up, in a decent Airbnb apartment in a quiet residential area far from the touristy Kochi Fort area. Still with a bit of a fever but mostly recovered, I decided it was time to get out and explore, so I booked an Ola to the Church of Saint Francis, which seemed like the best place to start exploring, from the small amount of research that I did. I wasn't too impressed with the St Francis Church from the point of view of it being a tourist attraction. There really isn't anything to see and the church doesn't even have frescoes or stained glass windows. Still, I only got dropped off at the church because it seemed to be in the center of the area that I wanted to explore. So that's exactly what I did, start exploring and made my way to the beach, that was very underwhelming. The beach in the Kochi fort area looks like it should be a nice place for people to relax but it's covered in litter, so not many people are using it. It seems that people like to hang out around the promenade area instead that is much cleaner, has vendors selling snacks and has trees lining it, proving some shade from the strong sunlight. After picking up a 50 rupee mango ice cream cone to cool me down, I went to check out the Chinese fishing nets that are a famous symbol of Kochi. Only one of them was in use and it turned out that they weren't actually fishing but just doing a demonstration for the tourists. There was no entry fee but in that situation it's implied that you leave a donation if you visit. One of the fishermen talked to me for 5 minutes and I got to try my hands at pulling the net up and down. I left him a 110 rupee donation but he wasn't happy. "This small money!". I'd say that 110 rupees was more than reasonable for a 5 minute tour. After reading about other traveler's experiences at the Chinese fishing nets it seems that no matter how much I left for a tip they were going to ask for more. That's just the way they operate. The nets were something cool to check out but they are best avoided unless you feel comfortable dealing with the situation of having someone trying to gouge money out of you. For myself, I'm becoming quite experienced in dealing with this type of thing in India. From there, more exploring without a plan and I quickly noticed that everywhere I went there was graffiti, and most of it actually quite good. I wondered if the local government give people permission to do this as most of it was like murals rather than gang tags or whatever. Being unimpressed with the two top tourist attractions that I'd visited in Kochi, I went off the beaten path and found something that I declared the new number 1 tourist attraction in Kochi. I had to do a bit of climbing to get there but I didn't break any door, gates or locks and I couldn't read the sign at the front so technically I wasn't trespassing. I ended my exploration of the Kochi Fort area at a nice juice bar that serves fresh fruit juice in cups made from the actual fruit. For example, my guava juice was served in a hollowed out guava. It's a no waste, very eco friendly concept. There's a lot of that attitude around in Kochi, with garbage bins strategically placed where they're needed and separate bins for organic material. It seems that people take a lot of pride in not contributing to waste and to keeping their city clean. It's just a shame that nobody rakes up all the garbage that's on the beach. * TIMESTAMPS * 00:00 Apartment Tour 3:42 St. Francis Church 11:00 Kochi Beach 13:10 Chinese Fishing Nets 22:35 Graffiti 24:20 Number 1 Tourist Attraction 30:40 Kochi Beach 2 34:42 Fruit Juice Vendor 39:47 Dutch Cememtery ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Scammy Guide takes me Hiking in Kerala ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

ge-nrN30Hls | 21 Jun 2020

Scammy Guide takes me Hiking in Kerala ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

As soon as I arrived in Kerala I was reminded of Sri Lanka's central highlands. Rolling green hills and tea trees growing everywhere. One of my favourite things to do in Sri Lanka was trekking so that's what I most looked forward to doing near Munnar, one of Kerala's most scenic towns. Unfortunately I was told that it was not possible to trek alone since it's all private land. You must pay for a guide who has permission to access the tea estates. I'm not a fan of taking tour guides, especially in India where I've yet to find an honest guide in any part of the country but I had little choice if I wanted to get out and explore those beautiful green hills I could see from my hotel room balcony. I paid 1,250 rupees for 4-5 hours trekking, the first half hour of which was spent walking along a main road. I was puzzled as to why we hadn't just paid 50 rupees for an auto rickshaw to do that part of the journey. An hour into the trek, the guide, who hadn't paid me much attention up until then, despite me being his only guest, suggested we go on a different trekking route that would take 4 hours. It sounded appealing until he asked for an extra 2,000 rupees for it. If I had gone on his detour we still would have likely finished the whole trek in less than a total of 5 hours, but I'd have had to pay an extra 150% surcharge on top of what I'd already paid at the office. Obviously I rejected that and immediately lost the small amount of trust I had for him. But I was stuck with him. It's not as if I could just ditch him in the middle of nowhere like I would do if I was in a city and my guide started getting all scammy. I'd just say goodbye and that would be that. Unfortunately the detour wasn't the end of his nonsense. He wanted to take a break every 20 - 30 minutes and at each break tried to convince me to go on another route that would take extra time (a lie) or try to get me to book him again tomorrow or ask me to give him some British currency, or even one of my t-shirts. Who asks someone to give him their clothes, I mean, seriously? In the end, even with all the 10 - 15 minute breaks he took trying to string the trek out, the longer route he took me on (I think that was a lie and we were always going on that route) took just 3 hours and 40 minutes. I knew what was coming at the end of the trek. He started telling me about how poor he is and how low his salary is, setting me up to feel sorry for him and tip him well. They all do this. Every one of them. It's as if all Indian guides follow the same guide textbook on how to scam as much as they can out of their guests any way they can with begging and trickery. Sure, he makes a low amount of money, especially by western standards but how about instead of trying to scam and beg and ruin his guest's trips that he instead actually provides a good and honest service and earn a tip for that? I don't want the up-selling, the begging, the laziness and the outright deceit. That makes him deserving of no tip at all in my opinion as he's done less than actually provide the service I paid for to a minimum standard. However I did still tip him. It just doesn't feel right to have a personal service lasting hours and not give him something. It did seriously cross my mind though. So despite trekking in one of the most beautiful areas of India I ended the day feeling frustrated. I have good memories of trekking around Ella and along the rail tracks to Ohiya in Sri Lanka, that all cost me nothing and I enjoyed a lot more. Unfortunately the Munnar hiking experience couldn't live up to that. * TIMESTAMPS * 0:00 - Start 1:30 - Tourist Office 3:26 - Chocolate Stall 6:10 - Entering the Tea Plantation 10:25 - Christian Grave 16:40 - "Extra 2,000 Rupees" 23:46 - Escaping the Guide 28:19 - Welsh Friends 32:04 - "Extra Time" 34:19 - Reaching the Peak 41:20 - Treehouse Hotel 47:07 - New Yorker Friends 49:00 - End of the Trek 52:22 - My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

What Did I Find in Munnar, Kerala? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

N7OKwFo26ug | 15 Jun 2020

What Did I Find in Munnar, Kerala? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

My first experience of Kerala was the lush green mountain town of Munnar. Most people's first experience of travellng to Kerala would be a stay in the city of Kochi, which has the big airport but I travelled into the Kerala by road from Tamil Nadu. I went into Munnar town looking to rent a scooter so that I could fully explore and get off the beaten tourist trail. Munnar is very much a tourist town but with 99% of those tourists coming from other parts of India it doesn't feel as much of a tourist trap to a westerner. It's not Kuta, Bali, or Phuket, Thailand where you see more white guys wearing elephant pants and singlets than you do local people. Unfortunately my bike rental mission was a huge fail. Bike rentals have been fully banned in Munnar due to frequent accidents. I'd like to make my own choices and evaluate risk / reward for myself (I'm pretty good at that) but it seems like the local commy government take that choice away from you in Munnar. Just as well that I have two strong legs, so at least exploring the town area wouldn't be any problem. It seems like half the businesses in Munnar are chocolate shops. It's a very popular thing there as there are large cocoa plantations near by. I'm a big fan of chocolate so I like the fact that I can get some good, homemade varieties from just about anywhere in town. Another sweet treat that could be found anywhere, because 'tis the season, were plum cakes. Plum cakes are a famous food eat an Christmas and I saw them being sold all over town. As I walked off the beaten path, down some alleyway, I followed my nose to a local bakery and picked up a freshly baked cake for the incredible price of 30 rupees. A bargain! In my Tamil Nadu videos people kept commenting that I was in South India and always eating North Indian food. Well, here in Kerala I tried some Chicken Pulao. Pulao is rice that's cooked in broth with spices added. I don't know if that's South Indian food or not but I did follow the locals recommendations for the restaurant, Soma, so don't blame me if it's not authentic Kerala cuisine. I found a place on Google Maps that said "Munnar Viewpoint" so, again with the help of the friendly locals, I found my way up there to get the absolute best view of Munnar, well away from all the other tourists. I was the only person up there and even though it was quite a short trail I did feel the kind of satisfaction that one feels when reaching the summit of a mountain after a long trek, with the reward of the amazing view. Since I'd burned off the energy from the Pulao rice meal, a bit of bargaining with tuk-tuk drivers later, I was back at my hotel destroying their buffet. Apparently the first evening meal was included for free in my room package. I hadn't even realised that until I checked in. We all know that food tastes even better when it's free, so I definitely wasn't going to miss out on the buffet as a perfect way to end my first day in Kerala. What do you think? Did I make the most of the buffet? * TIMESTAMPS * 0:00 - Start 5:01 - Rickshaw Ride 6:35 - Scooter Hunt 15:11 - Chocolate Shop 19:50 - Local Restaurant 26:11 - Local Bakery 30:24 - Viewpoint Hike 42:54 - Rickshaw Bargaining 45:12 - Hotel Buffet ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Kerala Road Trip ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

XTU0Ko3S2cA | 09 Jun 2020

Kerala Road Trip ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I made the journey to Munnar, Kerala by road from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Most people travel to Kerala by flying to Kochi and spending at least a night in the city. I decided to go by road and have the beautiful mountain area of Munnar be my first experience of Kerala. I booked a taxi using the Ola app that cost 3,500 rupees plus 500 for a state permit (42 GBP / 53 USD total). I could have made the journey much cheaper by traveling on a combination of two buses but it would have taken the whole day. Time was more valuable to me than the potential money saved so it was worth it to take the taxi and enjoy an extra day in Munnar. As we drove out of Tamil Nadu and into Kerala the scenery changed from flat dusty roads into rolling green hills and coconut plantations. There was eye candy for the whole journey. The driver turned off the AC and we rolled down the windows to enjoy breathing in the cool, fresh mountain air as we made our way through the mountains on the windy roads. Almost every hotel in Munnar was fully booked when I was planning the trip 6 days earlier, so I had to settle for a place just outside of the town. This turned out to be a good idea as the town turned out to be quite a busy place and where I was staying was very serene. My room had a balcony with an incredible view and the only noise was the soothing sound of the river down below. I was happy that I got into Kerala and settled into my hotel with still a full afternoon available to explore Munnar town. You can see that in the next video. * TIMESTAMPS * 00:00 Tamil Nadu / Kerala Border 1:37 Tamil Coconut Vendor 3:21 Kerala Mountain Drive 6:58 Munnar Resort Hotel ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Madurai and Eating South Indian Thali ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

_RQ_TGFc6Gg | 04 Jun 2020

Exploring Madurai and Eating South Indian Thali ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I left my luxury hotel to go explore the old streets of Madurai. My goal was to sample some authentic local Tamil food. I cooked my Ola rickshaw to take me to Meenakshi Amman Temple, the huge historic Hindu temple that Madurai is famous for. I wasn't really that interested in visiting the temple but used it as a place to start off exploring the streets of Madurai. Anywhere there's a big temple or mosque in India thre will be many dozens of restaurants nearby to cater to the worshipers. You're going to be spoiled for choice for authentic local food and the high turnover of customers means you're always going to served freshly cooked food. A large part of the city was pedestrianised. Not by design but because of some roadworks. I really appreciated it though and think they should really consider making it a permanent feature. I looked for a restaurant that was recommended to me called A2B, also known as Adyar Ananda Bhavan that serves South Indian vegetarian food. I got fed up of eating veg when I was in Jaipur and actually would have preferred to eat some meat but when a restaurant is recommended to you, it's best to go with that. Thankfully I wasn't disappointed. I was a bit confused with their system of how to get a table, how to order and what the food actually was but luckily some friendly locals helped me out. After the meal, back out on the streets exploring, I came across a little hole in the wall shop selling Jigarthanda, some kind of local faluda-type of drink. I'd seen Jigarthanda promoted in my hotel's room service menu as some kind of local specialty and had planned to try it but since I had the opportunity to get one from a local place at a fraction of the price I didn't pass it up. It was a strange taste but not in a bad way. With a full belly I headed back to Heritage Madurai hotel to relax, eat and relax some more. This is the life. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Luxury Hotel in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

sSZ4Vl6D1G0 | 31 May 2020

Luxury Hotel in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

With relaxation on my mind I checked into a nice hotel for my one night stay in Madurai; the 5 star Heritage Madurai resort. Paying $110 for a room in India isn't something I do that often. I'm usually out exploring and adventuring all day so I don't get enough benefit out of a luxury hotel to warrant the expense. As I was just stopping over in a city famous for its temples and having little to no interest in temples, I thought it would be worth staying in some nice accommodation. A nice big swimming pool where I can do some proper lengths, a fully equipped gym and the finest local food on the room service menu, these are the benefits of staying in a nice hotel and exactly what you want if you're planning on spending a lot of time in your accommodation. I tried a local specialty food from the in room dining menu; Madurai Kari Dosa. I wasn't disappointed. Its thick layer of mutton kheema in the soft pancake textured dosa was incredibly satisfying and cured my late night hunger pains. The room rate included breakfast and for once I was determined not to miss out. I've lost count of the number of free hotel breakfast buffets that I've squandered by sleeping in too late. This time I planned expertly and gave myself just enough time to fully enjoy the hotel breakfast before my driver arrived to take me on a road trip to Kerala. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

India's Largest Beach (Marina Beach, Chennai) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

EOt8Bb7mmmI | 27 May 2020

India's Largest Beach (Marina Beach, Chennai) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

A trip to Marina Beach, Chennai. Indian beaches are very different to what we have in Europe. From what I've experienced they seem to be more like hangout spots, especially around late afternoon / early evening. The experience is more like a cross between a fairground and an Asian night market with many food stalls, vendors selling all kinds of inexpensive items and lots of carnival games. I've never been much of a beach person and certainly have never found the appeal of sunbathing. I'd be bored in 5 minutes. At an Indian beach however, nobody is sunbathing. In fact nobody is even swimming in the sea. Everyone is fully clothed, with some rolling up their trouser legs to dip their feet in the ocean. They are there to spend time with their friends or bring their kids to eat some pani puri and ride the merry-go-round. This beach can attract more than 50,000 people visitors per day and most of them are welcoming to foreigners so you could never be bored walking around there. Always someone to talk to and relative to the number of visitors, the beach is quite clean. Not sure about the water though. I wish I'd spent more time at this beach but I was already tired and with a full stomach when I got there, just before sunset. I'll return one day and do it more justice with a 1 hour vlog, that I'm sure I'll have no problem filling with fun content. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Old Madras and Eating Tandoori Chicken. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

jNJWESsov44 | 23 May 2020

Exploring Old Madras and Eating Tandoori Chicken. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I left modern Chennai to go explore old Madras using the city's impressive metro system to get there. Compared to the Bangkok MRT that I've rode literally thousands of times, the Chennai Metro is spacious and cheap. Exploring the old town in the baking sun was hard work but fortunately there were many street vendors selling delicious fresh juice, so there's no excuse not to be hydrated. I had four glasses of juice in the first half hour. I headed from the Madras High Court metro station to Parry's Corner, that the hotel concierge said was a landmark in the old town. When I got there I didn't see much action. It was a Sunday and most businesses were closed. It was still interesting to explore the old streets and check out the colonial era buildings. In amongst all the old stuff I found a very modern looking restaurant. It looked very out of place so I went in to have a look and a small snack. They had a tandoor oven and served meat so Tandoori Chicken was the easy choice. It had been difficult to find meat restaurants at this point on my India travels so I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity of some good protein. With a fully belly I gave my two strong legs a rest and let someone else's do the work. I took a cycle rickshaw instead of walking to my next destination. * TIMESTAMPS * 00:00 Sugar Cane Juice Vendor 1:50 Riding the Chennai Metro 7:44 Sweet Lime Juice Vendor 10:32 Friendly Melon Juice Vendor 15:48 Streets of Madras 21:18 Tandoori Chicken Restaurant 28:44 Riding a Bicycle Rickshaw 37:45 George Fort Museum ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

India's Modern City? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

pW60MJXacQE | 19 May 2020

India's Modern City? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

My first experience of India's south. This is my third trip to India and the first time I've explored outside the north of the country. I flew from Jaipur to Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu and my first impressions were that it's a very modern and clean city, by Indian standards. During the drive from the airport to the city centre I saw a lot of green, new-looking buildings, the roads were in good condition and people actually obeying the rules of the road while driving. I chose to stay at a hotel close to a metro station so that I could easily get around. The metro also goes to the airport but I forgot about that and took an Ola (an Indian Uber alternative.) The E-Hotel is attached to the Express Avenue mall which makes for a lot of convenience. I checked out the mall food court which mostly has international food. I guess when Indians visit a Western style mall it's Western food that they are looking for, not Indian cuisine. I did find some local food though. That's if you can call eating northern Indian food in a southern state authentic, maybe locals won't. I had a delicious Amritsar Kulcha Paneer from a Punjabi street food vendor. As nice and modern as new Chennai is, I wanted more to explore the old Madras. That's just what I did and you can see my adventures in the old town on the next vlog. * TIMESTAMPS * 00:00 Mango Krispy Kreme 00:50 First Impressions of Chennai 3:01 E Hotel Check-in 4:43 Express Avenue Mall (Food Court) 12:01 E Hotel Room Tour ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring the Crazy Streets of Jaipur, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

KkBhR8Dwk90 | 15 May 2020

Exploring the Crazy Streets of Jaipur, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Let's take a walk though the hectic streets of Jaipur, India. Why take a cab or rickshaw to your destination when you can walk and experience the madness that is Jaipur's roads and alleyways? It's impossible to be bored for even a second when walking in Jaipur. Bright colours everywhere. Policemen smacking rickshaws with big sticks. Camel-drawn carts. Monkeys running along the rooftops. Kids flying kites from every rooftop. It's about as different from a sterile, boring European city as you could imagine. I stopped for a fuel up at a hotel with a rooftop restaurant and tried some local food they called Veg Jaipuri. It's some local twist on a Jalfrezi and was delicious and gave me just the energy I needed to tackle the steep hike up to Nahargarh Fort. The view from the fort was incredible. You can see all of Jaipur and really appreciate how massive it is. After the entertaining walk though the streets, the delicious meal and the amazing views I was left quite disappointed by the fort. Sometimes the journey is much, much better than the destination and this was one of those times. I'm so happy I didn't take a cab there like most people do! ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Dinner in Jaipur (Let's Eat Rajasthani Food!) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

JCTBCIC5Wtc | 10 May 2020

Dinner in Jaipur (Let's Eat Rajasthani Food!) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Always keep to try the local food, my first dinner in Jaipur was a Rajasthani Tali. I wasn't feeling so hungry until I grabbed a quick lassi at the Bapu Bazar market and that perked up my appetite. Rajasthani food is vegetarian as it's a part of India with a massive Hindu majority population. You pretty much need to get used to eating veg in Jaipur. Non veg restaurants do exist but certainly aren't' everywhere. The restaurant that I went to, LMB (Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar), is rather famous in Jaipur. It's famous for it's massive Rajasthani Thali which provides a sample of many different Rajasthan foods with unlimited refills. I didn't even know about the unlimited refills, otherwise I would have went there on a more empty stomach. I definitely didn't get the full value out of that meal, which is definitely expensive by local standards but a nice treat and a perfect way for a tourist to sample the local food. As you'd expect in an expensive restaurant, the staff are very well trained and speak English well. That meant I was able to get a good explanation of the food. It's always good to know what you're eating. Half the time in India I don't know what the food is, although that never stops me from trying it. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Can I get a FAIR PRICE in INDIA? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

j6IvaclLIKg | 07 May 2020

Can I get a FAIR PRICE in INDIA? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I went shopping at the Bapu Bazar, a huge market street in Jaipur. As the evenings were cold when I visited Jaipur I needed a jacket. Since I was probably only going to use it for a couple of days before heading to South India, I wanted to find a cheap one. I figured that this type of market would be the place for that, especially if I bargained. I ended up being led into a basement of a shop where a scam artist tried to convince me that the same type of jacket that he was selling for 2,500 costs 4,000 in H&M. He was lying of course and that is why I label him a scammer. Deceit. In the end, with 10pm approaching and the shops about to close, I was left with the choice of bargaining this guy down to a reasonable price for his cheap quality jackets or just going to a legit shop and paying the fair price on their labels for their good quality clothes. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

"DO NOT GIVE HIM MONEY!" ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

slfUPo6zmg4 | 03 May 2020

"DO NOT GIVE HIM MONEY!" ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Avoiding scammers, touts and hustlers is a big part of travelling in a touristic part of India. In Jaipur this is as true as anywhere in India. After exploring the forts I tried to walk away from the tourist spot to visit the local side of Amer, hoping to see a more authentic side of the city away from scams and hassle. After making my way through annoying rickshaws, vendors trying to sell me cheap junk and a guy who tried to massively overcharge me on some snacks, I found myself in a local neighbourhood being guided by the local kids. All was well until some big guy turned up and started demanding money from me. The kids had warned me about him so I was determined not give him any money. You can watch for yourself to see how that turned out. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

The Secret Tunnel to Jaigarh Fort. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

koh8IUdCwpw | 29 Apr 2020

The Secret Tunnel to Jaigarh Fort. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

More adventuring in the Amer Fort area near Jaipur. I found the secret passageway that allows you to walk from Amer Fort to Jaigarh Fort, meaning no need to deal with the scammy rickshaw drivers outside. Okay, the path is not really a secret but it isn't easy to find either. There's no signs or anything. A 20 minute uphill trek takes you to the entrance of the fort. If you watched my video with the Jaipur rickshaw driver, this is the walk that my rickshaw driver said was impossible. It wasn't impossible, just a big effort. An even bigger effort for me as I was trying to run away from my Indian stalkers on the way up there. While the overall structure of Jaigarh Fort is less impressive than Amer Fort it has one of the most amazing views I've ever seen. Jaigarh Fort looks down over Amer Fort as it was actually built to protect it. There wasn't much inside the fort but I was entertained thanks to one of the security guards who became my unofficial guide. This is quite a common thing to happen at these types of places in India. The guards get paid low wages but make a decent sum on the side by giving tourists a lot of extra information about the place. These guys usually walk up to you and start giving you unsolicited information about the place. They never ask first if you want to hire them for a guide or for what price. I wouldn't really call that a scam as it's pretty obvious what they're doing and you can get rid of them pretty easily if you don't want their services. They do always ask for more money no matter what you pay them though. It's standard to give them 100 - 200 rupees. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Raja Man Singh's Palace ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

iI6rdXo754w | 26 Apr 2020

Exploring Raja Man Singh's Palace ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I visited one of India's most spectacular castles, Amer Fort. I like to explore off the beaten path everywhere I go but in Amer it's "Not Allowed!", as the locals kept screaming at me. No, not people who work there but ordinary people such a nut vendors and guides who think it's their duty to enforce the rules. I wonder what secrets they are trying to hide. It just wants to make me explore off the beaten path even more. I could have ignored them but with it being the first day of the trip it was a bit early to start getting myself into trouble, so I ended up sticking to the allowed areas for most of this video. Foreigners are charged 5 times the price of the locals to enter Amer Fort, which is fairly standard for such places in India and Sri Lanka. It always starts off the visit with a bad taste in one's mouth. It wouldn't be so bad if you thought of that extra money as a donation to help maintain the place but who knows where that money really goes. I had a lot of fun exploring this massive Rajasthan fort but it seems like the very best parts are out of bounds. Amer Fort also goes by the names Aamer Fort, Amber Fort, Amer Kila, Amer Palace. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Inside an Indian Kitchen: Aloo Paratha. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

4uDvIiYTuh4 | 23 Apr 2020

Inside an Indian Kitchen: Aloo Paratha. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Before exploring the spectacular Amer Fort I stopped by a small restaurant for a quick Indian breakfast. The food the waiter suggested I try was Aloo Paratha. Aloo is potato and Paratha is a flatbread. A perfect meal to carb up for a day's adventures and some protein by way of a fresh Lassi. As I was the only customer I didn't think it would be too cheeky to invite myself back into the kitchen to watch how it was made. This is a nice thing about traveling in India. People rarely feel that you're invading their privacy and are happy to show you behind the scenes. In the west I cant imagine a restaurant allowing someone to walk unannounced into their back kitchen with a camera. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Jaipur Rickshaw Driver WON'T ACCEPT "NO!" ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

gID0cMDS1Sc | 19 Apr 2020

Jaipur Rickshaw Driver WON'T ACCEPT "NO!" ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I thought I was safe from scammy, hustler types of rickshaw drivers when I downloaded Ola, an Indian ride hailing app similar to Uber. Then I met this guy. He didn't ask me for my OTP; the code that the passenger gives to the driver to initiate the ride transaction. Instead he started driving and tried convincing me to hire him for the day for a temple tour. I already had a good plan for how I was going to spend my day so I wasn't interested at all. He pulled over and (pretended to?) talked to his wife on the phone, then turned around and asked me to cancel the ride on the app. His English was bad so I wasn't sure exactly what was going on. Did he want me to get out? No, it seemed he was still willing to drive me to my destination for the price stated on the app. I just wanted to get to my destination and was getting a bit annoyed, so fine, I cancelled the ride. I figured he was trying to earn a bit of extra money by cutting out Ola from the transaction and scamming them out of their commission. That's when he turned the hustling up a notch, thinking he could win me over by letting me drive his tuk-tuk. I was hesitant at first, seeing how crazy the traffic is in India, but it did seem like it would be fun. I still wasn't going to hire him for the day though. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Staying in a 280 Year Old Jaipur House. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

E8IG_dGfuRE | 16 Apr 2020

Staying in a 280 Year Old Jaipur House. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

My accommodation in Jaipur, India was a 280 year old grand house that was very recently converted into a homestay. As much as I like fancy hotels with a gym, pool and massive buffet breakfast, they get a bit boring after a while. It's nice to stay in a local homestay every now and then and experience something unique, especially ones that come with a story. Jaipur Haveli was built in 1740 and is located in a residential block in Johari Bazar in Jaipur's Pink City. This is an old area of the city that's full of life. Narrow streets with local businesses, street vendors and monkeys running along the rooftops. There's no big hotels in the area so the only opportunity to stay there is in a small homestay type of accommodation. Unbeknownst to me when I was booking my stay at Jaipur Haveli, it was rated as the best hotel in all of India in 2018, soon after it opened. It's obvious why it achieved such an accolade as it's a very special and unique place and the level of hospitality shown by the family who own it is incredible. The room was a little small for my liking as I usually want a place where I can set my laptop up at a desk. I was only there for a couple of nights though with no plans to do any work so it was sufficient. A cozy room to crash in after spending all day having adventures in Jaipur. Hotel contact details below. I booked on Agoda but they're probably on all the booking sites and you could always contact them directly. Name: Jaipur Haveli Address: 1404, Tarachand Nayab, Bordi Ka Rasta, Johri Bazar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003, India Phone: +91 98290 18833 ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1.50 Masala Dosa at Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

S4UXI90NPZU | 29 Mar 2020

$1.50 Masala Dosa at Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

I wouldn't normally think of a beach as a place to visit in the evening but Girgaum Chowpatty is famous for it's local street food. There are around 50 vendors in a section near the entrance to the beach selling all kinds of desi delicacies. The beach itself I found to be very crowded, even after dark. It seems to be a very popular hangout spot for the locals but personally I don't see the appeal of hanging out somewhere so busy and with no privacy. Foods that I tried were a Royal Falooda, which contained saffron, basil seeds, jelly and something called Kulfi, which I had no idea what it was but determined to be similar to dairy fudge. After starting off with dessert I then went in search of a savoury Indian main meal. I asked around for recommendations and that lead me to Dosa with masala potatoes. I'd tried Dosa before in Jaffna, Sri Lanka but this one was much better as it was cooked fresh. The one I had in Sri Lanka was cooked hours before I ate it and was stale around the ends. Finally I tried a fresh dosa and it was delicious! I ended the food spree with a few sugary drinks while walking back to my hotel. It's impossible to get a taxi during rush hours in Mumbai. The city is one massive traffic jam. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Vloggers Not Welcome at this Indian Tourist Spot. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

7_JM_iE6_nM | 25 Mar 2020

Vloggers Not Welcome at this Indian Tourist Spot. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

A short boat trip from Mumbai is Elephanta Island, also known as Gharapuri. I traveled there to visit the Elephanta Caves which were carved out of the rock by Hindus in the 7th century. The inside of the main cave contains sculptures carved into the walls. The only problem is that you can't film them. Well, you can, you're just not allowed to. I've never let some ridiculous rules get in the way of my videos in the past so I wasn't going to this time either. The biggest problem I've had in India is being able to find an honest guide at this type of place. There have been many occasions where I've just decided to go without a guide because I know the likelihood is that they are just going to spend the whole time trying to hustle money out of me. At the Elephanta Caves I thought the sculptures were impressive but had no clue what I was looking at really. I asked some friendly Indian locals who were helpful and then a guide approached me. I decided to give him a chance. Was he an honest guide or a scammer? Price for the return boat trip was 205 rupees and entrance to the caves was 600 rupees (foreigners must pay 15 times the price of locals, who pay 40 rupees.) Watch until the end to see me finally buy a baseball cap, after failing to bargain one for a fair price in the previous video in the Mumbai market streets. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Bargaining Like a Local in Mumbai, India. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

NAcZR6GPx5E | 21 Mar 2020

Bargaining Like a Local in Mumbai, India. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Mumbai is an overpopulated and noisy city with street markets everywhere. There's barely enough space for people to walk and cars to move but you will find many vendors who have set up shop right on the street. It's the perfect city for a fun shopping adventure. As in Sri Lanka, it's easy to find knockoff versions of branded goods for sale at cheap prices. Vendors will try to charge you double what a product usually sells for so some hard bargaining is a must. For some people that may seem like hassle but for me there's something satisfying about scoring a "Nike" backpack for $3.50 after some tough negotiation. During my street market spree I came across some delicious looking street food. My instincts told me it was a bad idea but a local woman assured me it was safe. It was just some fried potatoes and chickpeas in a tomato sauce. Can't go too wrong with that, right? ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.14 Local Train in Mumbai, India. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

5NbpTP0Lyzs | 18 Mar 2020

$0.14 Local Train in Mumbai, India. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

It's always an easy option to take a taxi from the airport to our hotel. However I have a strong sense of adventure and take pleasure out of saving money, so I decided to try out Mumbai's public transport system. Mumbai has a Metro system that goes past the airport but doesn't have a station anywhere near it. The only way to get to the metro without the use of an auto rickshaw or cab is to use your two strong legs and walk for 20 minutes. The metro was very clean and modern and the ride cost me only 20 rupees ($0.28). I took it to a station that was linked to a station for the local trains. The local trains are a lot older and less comfortable than the modern metro trains but they're also even cheaper. My ride cost me just 10 rupees ($0.14) and took me near enough to my hotel. Walking to my hotel I stopped by a lassi shop. Lassi is a classic Indian drink made from yoghurt, water and spices. I like to consume every day in India as it's cheap, healthy and delicious. By the time I got to my hotel (Hotel Elphinstone Annexe) I already felt like I'd had a day's adventure in Mumbai and it was a much better experience than I would have got sitting in a cab with the driver trying to hustle me or wanting to know my life story. So I was very glad that I chose to go on the public transport adventure. * TIMESTAMPS * 00:00 Walking to the Mumbai Metro 8:36 Riding the Mumbai Metro 11:21 Riding the Local Train 18:02 Lassi Shop 24:42 Elphinstone Hotel ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

They Upgraded Me to First Class! ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ

z347s-T0YrQ | 15 Mar 2020

They Upgraded Me to First Class! ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ

On my flight from Oman to Mumbai, India I was upgraded to First Class for free. I had paid for Business Class as it represented good value. It's a short haul route, with just 3 hours in the air, but Oman Air use long haul aircraft on the route so you get the type of seat that can recline into a bed. It turned out that Business Class was overbooked so they upgraded me, for free, to First Class. That's one advantage of travelling alone. You're much more likely to get an upgrade. If they've oversold your cabin by 1 seat, they are not going to split up people travelling together to upgrade 1 of them. They are much more likely to chose someone who is travelling solo. In this video I give you a tour of the Primeclass Lounge at Muscat Airport. This is one of my favourite lounges and can be accessed even if you are flying economy class if you are a member of any of the lounge membership clubs. I have Lounge Key membership for free with my Mastercard World for such situations. The aircraft used on the MCT - BOM route was fitted out with the last generation seats. First Class was very comfortable but not as good as the current generation of First Class. I was on a newer aircraft of the return flight but sadly wasn't upgraded to First that time, or I could have done a proper comparison. The Business Class seat was very nice though and beat the old style First Class seat in many ways except for the amount of personal space it provided. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Street Food Feast at Global Village, Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

H0gs42ZnIiI | 13 Mar 2020

Street Food Feast at Global Village, Dubai ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช

I visited Global Village; a massive theme park in Dubai. The theme of this park is that many nations from across the globe have a space where their local food and products are sold. I went to Global Village specifically for the food. The theme park is much bigger than I expected. As I went on a weekday and before evening it was very peaceful with lots of room to walk around and no queues anyway. I indulged in food and drinks from India, Thailand, Japan, Turkey and Bosnia. I'd originally planned to buy one item from each country but India, Japan and Thailand temped me back for seconds. I tried food that I hadn't experience before such as Dahi Puri, an Indian snack, and also many things that I'd eaten before but are difficult to find overseas such as Takoyaki, a Japanese street food. Global Village is very well laid out and has a big fairground in the middle of it with roller coasters, Ferris Wheel, ghost house and all that sort of stuff. I dared not try it with a belly full of food though. They're also quite strict about not taking cameras on the rides. I'd usually just find a sneaky way to use my camera on the rides, as I did at Dufan in Indonesia, but it's not really a good idea to break rules in the UAE. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$1 Shoe Repair on the Streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

dqMHx6U8SOw | 02 Mar 2020

$1 Shoe Repair on the Streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

While walking through the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka I noticed two men sitting on the street with what looked like materials to mend shoes. As I had a slight tear in my North Face hiking shoes, it looked like a quick, cheap and convenient place to get it fixed. Sri Lanka is full of these type of micro entrepreneurs working on the street. You can have someone hack open a coconut for you, repair a rip in your shirt, clean your shoes for you, without really having to look for them. That is something that you don't see in developed countries and is an interesting part of Sri Lankan culture to me. Bonus content. At the end of the video, while walking around Pettah I unexpectedly ran into the scammer from my Tsunami Temple Scam video. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Smartphone Gift for Sri Lankan Kid. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

11Lovdk1wr0 | 26 Feb 2020

Smartphone Gift for Sri Lankan Kid. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

While walking through a village on my way to Mundagiriya Rock Temple, I was helped out by some Tamil brothers. They took me off the beaten path to show me some secret paths that led to amazing viewpoints. I had been carrying around a new smartphone with me on my travels, looking for someone deserving to give it to. It was donated to me by my friend Jack who was gifted it by someone who must not have known that he has a iPhone. I'd been carrying it around for weeks and hadn't found someone suitable to pass it on to. These helpful Sri Lankan kids were taking selfies with me on a really awful phone, so as people who helped me and could really get a lot of benefit from a decent Android phone it was obvious that they should get the phone. As the Mundagiriya Rock Temple at the very top of the hill is Buddhist, the Tamil brothers didn't come with me all the way. Most Tamils are following Hindu religion. I went up there alone and was invited in to the monk's living quarters. All in a days adventure in Sri Lanka. 0:00 Tuk-tuk to Mundagiriya Rock 3:24 Hiking Mundagiriya Rock 18:21 Guided by Local Kids 28:37 Smartphone Gift 33:05 Mundagiriya 43:16 Those Kids Again ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Sri Lanka's Trains - They're an Experience! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

db30B7ODDIk | 21 Feb 2020

Sri Lanka's Trains - They're an Experience! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Riding the train is an experience that every traveler must have in Sri Lanka. They are very different to the trains that we have in the west. Most notably, they're decades old. So I boarded an old train at Kandy Railways Station to go find even older trains, including the first ever passenger train in Sri Lanka. It had it's first journey 154 years ago! The railways system is a very interesting part of Sri Lankan culture. It's a very cheap way for locals to travel and I've used it a lot as tourist as you have seen in my previous vlogs. Sometimes I've had whole cabins to myself, like on the Jaffna and Batticaloa routes. Other times I've been packed in like a sardine. Unfortunately for me Kadugannawa from Kandy involved travelling on the busy Kandy-Colombo line and without a reserved seat it was inevitable that I'd end up standing and squashed in a mass of people for the journey. At only 40 rupees for the ticket, it's hard to complain too much though. Across the rail tracks from Kadugannawa train station is the National Railway Museum. It is small but neatly laid out and hosts many old train carriages including the originals from the late 19th century which is when the Sri Lankan railway system opened. That's where today's adventure takes place. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I Got Lost in Sri Lanka's Most Remote Village ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

YGrqvW5jFfw | 15 Feb 2020

I Got Lost in Sri Lanka's Most Remote Village ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

We attempted to visit Sri Lanka's most remote village, Meemure, on a day trip from Kandy. Situated in the Knuckles mountain range, it took over 4 hours by tuk-tuk on a mostly terrible road to reach Meemure. A bumpy and uncomfortable experience. If I were to do this again I'd want to be in a Jeep. A regular car, well it would have no chance on that road. We struggled to find somewhere to eat on the way but after trying many places that looked like shops we were able to enjoy some delicious Sri Lankan food for breakfast. Rotti, Wade, Paratha and all that kind of stuff, with some dal gravy. That was some cheap and delicious fuel for a day's adventure in remote Sri Lanka. The plan, that we came up with only the night before, was to hike the most beautiful mountain there called Lakegala. Lakegala is a stunning triangular shape rock that overlooks Meemure village. The plan was to just arrive in a village and ask people's advice on the hiking trails. As soon as we got there and seen the mountain in person it was obviously it was going to be a lot more difficult than we assumed. The mountain looked like steep rock and was surrounded in jungle with wild animals. Oh well, it's an adventure! 0:00 Tuk-Tuk to Meemure 2:58 Traditional Sri Lankan Breakfast 10:10 Meemure Village 44:07 Waterfall Swimming My friend in the video @Wonderboyjeremy ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Kottu Fueled Adventure in Kandy, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

2AGuI9FMzeg | 12 Feb 2020

Kottu Fueled Adventure in Kandy, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

After arriving in Kandy I had a meal of Kottu, a Sri Lankan specialty. This was the fuel for an afternoon of exploring Udawattakele Forest Reserve, a huge green area in the center of the city. The first time I ate Kottu was for supper at Pilawoos Hotel in Colombo. Being such a heavy meal it works much better as something to eat earlier in the day, when you want to fuel up with energy for something like a hiking adventure. That's exactly what I did this time. This kottu, at Green Cafe in Kandy, was different than what I'd had before, that was loaded with chicken and cheese and came with a side of gravy. This one was without gravy and loaded with many different meats and seafood. So many different flavours in each mouthful. The kottu-fueled hiking adventure began not so far away, in Udawatta Kele. This massive park is walking distance from the main streets in Kandy's city centre and has a varierty of flora and fauna. There's wild monkeys, deer, bores, owls and other creatures. Taking a pair of binoculars there would have been a good idea. 0:00 Restaurant Hunt 1:42 Sri Lankan Kottu 4:38 Friendly Locals 7:53 Udawatta Kele ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$13 Homestay in Kandy, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

KJckeBF_scw | 07 Feb 2020

$13 Homestay in Kandy, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

We stayed in a historic family home, right next to Kandy Lake. The hotels in this area are pretty expensive, but with a room in this homestay with private bathroom was only 2,500 rupees (ยฃ10 GBP / $13 USD) per night. @Wonderboyjeremy had stayed in this place several times before and recommended we stay there as a base to explore some areas near Kandy. It's always good to have a recommendation from someone you trust as it holds a lot more weight than reading the reviews on the booking sites. I do enjoy the comforts of a hotel like swimming pool, gym and a buffet breakfast but I also enjoy the experience of staying in a family home, especially one that comes with a story and a lot of history. When you take the massive price difference into consideration the homestay option is much better value. Here's the details for the homestay. Booking direct will be cheaper than the booking sites: Fortuna Heritage Home Address: No.32/7, Dharmadasa Weerarathna Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka Phone: +94 77 717 7825 ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Sri Lankan Hospitality. They Invited Me For Lunch! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

jGsOex4WF98 | 01 Feb 2020

Sri Lankan Hospitality. They Invited Me For Lunch! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

While driving down a small street in rural Jaffna we saw what looked like a traditional Tamil wedding. We stopped to check it out and the friendly folks invited us in to join them for their wedding lunch. Another show of amazing hospitality in Sri Lanka. I was pleasantly surprised that the lunch included meat. I had always assumed that Tamils were Hindu people and therefore are vegetarian but it seems that not all Hindus are Vegetarian and not all Tamils are Hindus. That was the best meal I had in Jaffna. Much better than the food in my hotel and free, thanks to the generous people. My friend's channel: @Wonderboyjeremy ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Bathing in Jaffna's Holy Pond. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

tcKWCdnr2IA | 29 Jan 2020

Bathing in Jaffna's Holy Pond. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

After a breakfast of 10 different Sri Lankan foods we found a small shop to hire scooters for the day. That gave us the freedom to explore much more of the Jaffna region than we did the previous day by walking. We left the city to look for somewhere to relax and swim and found a beach resort hotel on an island connected by a bridge. Unfortunately it was never ending shallow water so we couldn't swim there. Somewhere that we definitely would be able to swim was Keerimalai Pond, an ancient and holy water spring next to the sea. The legend goes that there were two people in India, one cursed with a mongoose face and one with a horse face. They crossed the water to bathe in this spring that was known by Hindus to have miraculous healing properties and their faces then changed into humans. There were quite a few visitors to the pond but they were all coming just to look at it. We were the only ones to actually go for a swim. I enjoyed it a lot more than the pool in my Jaffna hotel. On the way back to Jaffna city we stopped off to eat some delicious local mangoes and chat with the local Keerimalai people. Apparently the type of mango we tried were called Vlad. I've never seen them before. They were small and extremely sweet. I'll definitely be looking for them again during my travels in Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Exploring Sri Lanka's Peaceful City. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

a1EDBt4ya44 | 24 Jan 2020

Exploring Sri Lanka's Peaceful City. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

After a 6 and a half hour train journey from Colombo we arrived in Jaffna, the capital city of Sri Lanka's northern province. Jaffna is so far from other points of interest in Sri Lanka that I hadn't visited up until now. We took the first morning train so that we'd arrive just after midday and not waste a whole day travelling. My hotel, North Gate by Jetwing was conveniently right next to the train station so no need to deal with the tuk-tuk guys. At 11,000 rupees (without breakfast) I felt like it was overpriced for the size of the room and hotel facilities. My friend @Wonderboyjeremy stayed at a nearby hotel that was much cheaper and was just as good as mine. Our first mission was to explore for food outside of our hotels. We went searching for seafood but somehow ended up at some local vegetarian joint where we ate some stale Dosa. Our exploration of Jaffna by foot eventually led us to Jaffna Fort which is amazingly free to enter. Tourism is so low in Jaffna that they haven't yet though about screwing over the foreigners with absurd ticket prices like they do in places like Sigirya and Horton Plains National Park. Apart from a few that came off the train I didn't see another white face the whole day. Although Jaffna is easily accessible by train from Colombo, it doesn't fit in well with a typical tourist's itinerary. Especially if they are either limited by time. You would have to take another 6-9 hour train journey back to Colombo before taking another 7 hour train journey to somewhere like Ella or Sigiriya. It seemed that every bus only went to Colombo too. We tried and failed to find a bus to Kandy. I found Jaffna to be a peaceful and relaxing city to explore by foot. There's no touts harassing you and no scammers targeting tourists, just genuine people going about their everyday lives. At the end of the day I did get that Jaffna Seafood Curry and was feeling pretty good about the day's adventures. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I flew to Sri Lanka to eat Street Food. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

GH5bSSHwaVk | 20 Jan 2020

I flew to Sri Lanka to eat Street Food. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

My Sri Lankan friend Jeremy took me to a street food festival in Colombo. It seemed to be very popular with the locals but I didn't see any other white faces there. I guess the tourists don't know about it yet. The event is called Eat St CMB and is held in the Colombo 07 area, which I'm told is an upmarket area of the city. There were about 50 stalls selling international cuisine and some local Sri Lankan street food as well, the type you normally see somewhere like Galle Face Green. The only local food I actually tried was the crab and once again it got the better off me. I've really no idea how to eat those small crabs as it just seems to be all shell and no meat. The highlight for me was the Kunafa. An Arabian dish that I'd never heard of before but will certainly be ordering again the next time I see it on a menu. I ate until I was full and only spent 1,420 which is less that ยฃ6. I'm well satisfied with that. My friend's channel @Wonderboyjeremy ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$15 Theme Park in Jakarta ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

cMFDc0aeEEU | 15 Jan 2020

$15 Theme Park in Jakarta ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I visited Dunia Fantasi (Dufan) during a 24 hour stopover in Jakarta, Indonesia. At 200K Rupiahs or $15 it's certainly a lot cheaper than the major amusement parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios that I've visited in other countries, but how does it compare to those parks for entertainment value? Dufan is located in the Ancol entertainment complex. I found the hotels there to be quite pricey so I strategically booked the nearest hotel that was outside. It was only a couple of minutes walk away but wasn't easy as it involved crossing a busy highway. This was my first time in Java but exploring Dufan is as much as I did. I will be back in the future to properly explore the island. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Penang Foodie Adventure. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

0RoMdTkm4qU | 10 Jan 2020

Penang Foodie Adventure. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Penang is the food capital of Malaysia, which is why I've visited the island many times. Exploring the streets for delicious restaurants and hawker stalls is the best thing to do with your time there. Far better than visiting the tourists traps such as the Clan Jetties and Fort Cornwallis, that I recommend you avoid. I had planned a day of trekking, with a long hike up to Penang Hill. Unfortunately the weather wasn't on my side and instead I decided to spend the day going on a foodie adventure. I got on my scooter and went exploring in search of some of Penang's best food. Places visited: Passion of Spices - Banana Leaf Cuisine The Jetty Food Court New World Park Gurney Drive Hawker Centre ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Avoid Penang's WORST Tourist Traps. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

QQuQCzhfGgw | 05 Jan 2020

Avoid Penang's WORST Tourist Traps. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I wasted my time and money at these Penang tourist traps so that you don't have to. The Clan Jetties of Penang: Some old houses on wooden stilts next to the sea. They've almost all been turned into shops selling tourist tat. The Clan Jetties somehow has rating of 4.0 (out of 5) on Google Maps. That just shows you how easily pleased the average tourist is. Buying tacky souvenirs and taking cringy Instagram photos makes for a such a wonderful touristy time, apparently. Fort Cornwallis: An old fort with nothing inside it except a few rusty old cannons and gift shop. Heavy construction is going on at 3 of the 4 sides and has huge sections of it closed off to the public. Foreigners pay double here! It's basically a scam that are allowing people to pay full price for a ticket without mentioning the heavy construction and closed off areas first. I usually enjoy visiting old forts but this was my worst fort experience in any country. Do yourself a favour by avoiding the popular tourist attractions in Penang and instead spend your time eating up all the delicious food that Penang is famous for. That's probably why you came to Penang in the first place. 0:00 Fake Money 0:45 The Clan Jetties 7:22 Fort Cornwallis ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Eating Penang's Famous Nasi Kandar. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

dL3vSdIIPho | 01 Jan 2020

Eating Penang's Famous Nasi Kandar. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Looking for a late night meal in Penang I came across Nasi Kandar Line Clear; a joint famous amount Penang foodies. Nasi Kandar is steamed rice served with a variety of curries and toppings. For me those toppings were chicken, lamb, veggies and about 5 different sauces. I was already sweating before I got there as I decided to explore on foot rather than dare to drive the scooter in the dark. As it's a semi-outdoors join with just ceiling fans it wasn't the most comfortable experience for me. Malaysia has the be the most humid country I've ever visited. I've been to Penang and KL many times before and the weather is always close to unbearable for me. The food was delicious though and I did eat it the local way, with my hands. Penang is an awesome place for street food, and just food in general. That's what makes it worth visiting again and again, despite the difficult to cope with heat and humidity. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Don't Swim Here! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

ru3xY2ql42c | 29 Dec 2019

Don't Swim Here! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

I visited Penang National Park which is an area of forest and unspoiled beaches. It's also free to enter, making it a perfect day trip for a Scottish traveler. I walked from my Airbnb condominum (see my last video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW0wlTOaEqo) into the tourist trap area to the backpacker street called Lebuh Chulia. It's basically Penang's version of Bangkok's Khao San road but nowhere near as awful. I visited that area because it's very easy to rent a scooter in less than a few minutes. At the first guesthouse I tried I got a scooter right away for 30 ringits per day and I was on my way, to the National Park. The traffic was annoying in the city centre with many one way streets, I kept going around in circles and having to stop to pull out my phone for Google Maps. Eventually after getting out of that mess it was a pleasant drive along the coast with not much traffic. I fueled up for the hike with a nice young coconut and a local delicacy of jackfruit deep-fried in batter. Anything that's battered and deep-fried is delicious to a Scotsman's taste buds but the jackfruit was particularly nice. I'd planned to hike to Monkey Beach as I had several years ago. I had good memories of that trek and wanted to relive the experience while vlogging. Unfortunately, do to landslides the path was closed and I instead did the hike to Turtle Beach which is less popular but more unspoiled. It also has a small turtle sanctuary there that's also free to enter. Disappointingly, it seems that swimming is banned at Turtle Beach. Well, yer man's never been one for following the rules, has he? ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$40 Apartment in Penang, Malaysia. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

LW0wlTOaEqo | 26 Dec 2019

$40 Apartment in Penang, Malaysia. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Feeling tired of hotels I decided to rent a condo for my trip to Penang. Let me show you around and show you what you get for $39 a night. The condo is in the Georgetown area but far enough away from the main backpacker tourist area. Some may find that a disadvantage but I do enjoy staying in residential areas when I travel rather than being surrounded by other tourists. There's usually more authentic food close by, cheaper prices and no scams. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Nudist Hot Springs at Lake Toba, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

_SkitCiNwPs | 22 Dec 2019

Nudist Hot Springs at Lake Toba, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

After a freezing cold shower at the Efrata Waterfall and nowhere to swim I attempted to save my day by driving to Aek Rangat, an area of the Samosir region that is famous for its hot springs. It's easy to find as you can see from a distance the white-grey rocks that stand out from the lush green landscape. My mission was hot water and a swim. I got that and since I had a pool to myself, I got to experience it in the nude. Always a special experience. Use of the hot springs is free as long as you buy something to eat or drink at one of the restaurants. So for a couple of bucks you can enjoy a meal and a soak in the volcanic heated water. A true bargain in my opinion. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Ice Cold Sumatra Shower ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

o9it1yL40YE | 18 Dec 2019

Ice Cold Sumatra Shower ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

As I continued to explore the Lake Toba area, I took a road trip to the Efrata Waterfall. This time, instead of driving the bike around Samosir island, I decided to cut through the middle, over the mountain. So I've now driven the length of all the major roads in Samosir. Cutting through the middle is more scenic but takes much longer and has worse roads than driving around the coast. The waterfall was quite impressive but there were a lot of people there and nowhere really to swim, so all I had from the experience was a freezing cold shower and a chat with some of the other travelers. 0:00 Scooter Ride 1:25 Funny Kids 2:14 The Lake within the Lake 4:21 Lookout Point 8:35 Alphamart 10:23 Road to the Waterfall 12:28 Bike Accident 15:20 Waterfall 23:26 Tehbotol ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Teletubbies Hills in Sumatra, Indonesia. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

_JBO8IZpzws | 13 Dec 2019

Teletubbies Hills in Sumatra, Indonesia. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Bukit Holbung is known as the Teletubby Hills as it looks very similar to where the Teletubbies live. It was another long journey from where I was staying on Samosir island, but well worth the drive and the trek as it was the best view of Lake Toba I saw on my trip. Absolutely incredible. The road was a little bit bad but manageable, even on my very basic scooter. I feel like it's safe enough if you just drive slowly and carefully. I was lucky enough to make two locals friends there who did half the trek with me but I reached the peak on my own. The last part of the trek is a little difficult with a very steep mud path with no natural steps. It seemed liked everyone else didn't bother attempting it, which I can't understand. The best feeling you get on a mountain hike is reaching the summit. More adventures from Samosir / Lake Toba coming soon. 0:00 Local Family Gas Station 1:24 Scenic Ride to Bukit Holbung 9:00 New Friends 10:56 Hiking Bukit Holbung 21:05 Litter Bugs 23:03 Hiking to the Peak 29:23 The Peak 34:35 Friendly Locals 41:41 Post-hiking Drinks ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$0.70 Noodles with the Villagers in Sumatra, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

HO6MIg8MMFQ | 07 Dec 2019

$0.70 Noodles with the Villagers in Sumatra, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

After 3 hours of riding my scooter around the Samosir region I took a break in a tiny village to enjoy some of the local food. The village is called Harian Boho (or also Turpuk Malau, according to Google Maps). It's near Lake Toba outside of Samosir Island. The locals were very welcoming to a white man holding a camera and gave me a lot of smiles and banter. One lady spoke some English and was very helpful in helping me interact with the food vendors. She even acted as camera woman as I ate my delicious noodles drenched in spicy peanut sauce. I passed this village on my way to Bukit Holbung. Reaching and hiking up that mountain will be the adventure you'll see in my next video. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Avoid this SCAM Pharmacy in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

ctZeAz-XBN8 | 01 Dec 2019

Avoid this SCAM Pharmacy in Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

The last place that you'd think would try to scam you would be a pharmacy in a non-touristic area, right? All medication in Indonesia is stamped with it's retail price. However this pharmacy in Sumatra has a policy of charging foreigners more than double. The medication I asked for was 22,000 for Locals and 50,000 for foreigners apparently. The way to deal with such unscrupulous behaviour is to walk away and find an honest business to give your money to. Sometimes it may not seem like a big deal when you know you're being ripped off for a couple of bucks but if you willingly allow yourself to be scammed then you're just encouraging the scammers and making it harder for the next potential victim. Next it will be 3x the price, then 4x, and more as long as they can get away with this kind of behaviour. But a better way is to put them on YouTube and expose their terrible practices to the world. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Batak Funeral in Samosir, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

LDOLaIiwjK4 | 30 Nov 2019

Batak Funeral in Samosir, Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

As the scooter adventures of Lake Toba continue I happened to drive past a local village funeral. I was surprised that people mourned by singing and dancing. It was very different to how we do funerals in the west. This is the kind of experience you have when traveling that opens your eyes and makes you think. The adventures continued, as I drove the scooter off Samosir island, take the bridge over Lake Toba to the mainland and up to a viewpoint tower called Tele. As underwhelming as that was I continued further up the mountain, searching for a better view, when I found people making roadside gardens in celebration of Indonesia's Independence Day. The natural beauty in this part of the country is already incredible but the extra human touch of the gardens makes it extra special. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I Invited Myself Into an Indonesian Girl's House ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

05ctt3T3KqA | 24 Nov 2019

I Invited Myself Into an Indonesian Girl's House ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

In some non-touristy part of Samosir, a stroll around the local market led to me having a tour of a local girl's house. I was driving the scooter around the island and not finding much on the main street. I decided to start exploring the side streets and came across a bustling local market. Outside was a man selling big portions of cendol for the bargain price of 5,000 (ยฃ0.28 / $0.36). No tourist pricing here. While buying food and sampling some tasty snacks there was a girl laughing at me from the front door of her house. I decided to confront her, jokingly, and she ran into her house. Of course I followed her in. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Abandoned Batak Houses in Samosir, Lake Toba ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

OWFgbHbFiO8 | 22 Nov 2019

Abandoned Batak Houses in Samosir, Lake Toba ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

My motorbike adventures in Samosir island led me off road. You definitely couldn't call the rocky dirt path that I was riding on a road. The wee Honda scooter I was riding couldn't cope with the terrain so I ditched it and continued adventuring with my two strong legs. I walked 2km into a rural farm area, finding a row of 5 abandoned Batak style houses. Did I let myself in for a wee look? Of course I did. I eventually found what I was looking for, an awesome viewpoint to take in some of the beauty of the island and Lake Toba. On the way home I visited a local restaurant to eat some Nasi Goreng while all the farmers swigged their coconut arrack. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Fascinating Batak Culture in Samosir, Lake Toba ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

G0cYVYsOvqg | 17 Nov 2019

Fascinating Batak Culture in Samosir, Lake Toba ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Samosir is one of Indonesia's most underrated tourist destinations. An island located in the middle of the massive (thanks to a supervolcano eruption 75,000 years ago) Lake Toba with stunning scenery everywhere you look. I visited during peak season and barely seen any other tourists. The area looked like it was set up for tourism, with hotels and guesthouses everywhere, but they were mostly empty. I'm not complaining at all as I enjoy the peacefulness but such a nice place definitely deserves more attention. I guess most people's first thought with regards to Indonesia is Bali and so Sumatra gets overlooked. Most of the local people in and around Lake Toba are of Batak ethnicity. The only thing I knew about Batak people before traveling there was their unique style of home. So on my first day in Samosir I was keen to learn more about the local people. I drove my newly acquired Honday scooter from my resort in Tuk Tuk Village to Tomok where I found a sign advertising the Batak House Museum. I was fortunate with my timing and arrived half an hour before a massive load of university students. As I was the only guest there I was given a private tour. My first impressions of Lake Toba and Samosir Island are very positive. Between the scooter and my two strong legs I am planning to explore all of it during my stay. 0:00 Scooter Ride 5:38 Batak House Museum 24:25 Batak King's Tomb 26:29 Batak Puppet Show 31:30 Java University Students ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Foreigners attempt strange Indonesian Drink ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

TiCjibWLN3w | 15 Nov 2019

Foreigners attempt strange Indonesian Drink ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

During a road trip from Bukit Luwang to Lake Toba with a bunch of Dutchies we stopped at a roadside cafe. I reached for what I thought was a bottle of tea, but was in fact Badak, a strange Indonesia drink. How did we react to this weird tasting beverage? The journey, in what is called a "tourist bus" but is actually a shared taxi, cost 230,000 Rupiahs and included a ferry ticket from Parapat to Samosir, the island in the middle of Lake Toba. I stayed in the Samosir Cottages Resort which has it's own little pier for the boat to pick you up and drop you off with maximum convenience. For one night I paid an average of 685,000 Rupiahs which is pretty high considering there are guest house rooms nearby for 100,000 but felt like having a proper hotel experience after staying in very basic accommodation in Bukit Lawang and Medan. I will be renting a motorbike / scooter to do some adventure riding and exploring the Lake Toba area thoroughly. Stay tuned for those VLOGS. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Indonesian River Paradise in Remote Village ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

RAShKsHRJCE | 11 Nov 2019

Indonesian River Paradise in Remote Village ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I rented a bike from my Bukit Lawang hotel and set off for a wee adventure. First I rode to the nearest town, Bohorok, which is also where the nearest ATM machine is. As all the businesses in Bukit Lawang are cash-only it's necessary to be holding some paper. I then rode to a small rural village called Batu Katak. It's a very non touristic place and I didn't see any white people on the way there or back, but did find a Czech family who were staying there to do volunteer work to protect the jungle. Respect! Batu Katak is right on the river, the same as Bukit Lawang, but with far less people around I didn't have to share my swim with anyone else. The bike, I rented from a man working at my hotel. He wanted 200,000 Rupiahs, but after much negotiating I got it for 100,000 (ยฃ5.60 / $7.10), which I still thought was high for an afternoon's bicycle rental. I rent scooters for 24 hours for half that price in Thailand. However after seeing the bike, I felt that it was a fair price. It wasn't like the bashed and broken bikes you've seen me ride in the Batticaloa and Trincomalee vlogs. This bike was almost new, with cushioned seat, nice suspension, gears, nice tread on the tyres and everything working perfectly. It was well worth the money. 0:00 Little monkeys 2:17 Indomaret 4:00 Road to Bohorok 6:42 Bohorok Town 9:13 Road to Batu Katak 17:51 Coconut Vendor 28:45 Batu Katak 35:09 River Paradise 43:18 Road to Bohorok 47:18 Coconut Vendor (again) 52:50 Pharmacy Hunt 57:35 Road to Bukit Lawang My Previous Bicycle Adventure Vlogs: FALUDA Hunt in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6fz1uNR9U The Friendliest City in Sri Lanka? BATTICALOA. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNhmkx3sl5w ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Orangutan Wants My Shorts!!! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

4u8pMXw-uRc | 06 Nov 2019

Orangutan Wants My Shorts!!! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I set off at 7 am for a trek through the Sumatran Jungle from Bukit Lawang. Along with Borneo, Sumatra is one of only two places in the world where you can find orangutans in their natural habitat. The trek was organised through my hotel (Wisma Leuser Sibayak) at a rate of 45 euros. This included licensed guide, tracker, national park permits and food. I usually prefer to go trek alone but it was not possible to do this one without a guide. It was also a 3-person minimum group but luckily I was able to join two ladies from the hotel to make 3. To get into the jungle we had to pass though a rubber plantation which was interesting, to see how the rubber is slowly harvested from the trees. I drove through countless of rubber and palm oil plantations during my Sumatra trip so it was nice to see one up close and even bump into one of the farmers while he was working. Orangutans can be difficult to find because they change their sleeping location every night, Each day they build a new nest in the trees. The first group of orangutans we saw stayed high up in the trees, until the papa got annoyed by the large group of people below and came down to chase us. It seemed when one group would find some orangutans it wouldn't be long until all the other groups found out and joined. We were lucky to spot 13 orangutans during the trek Average is 6 or 7 and sometimes only 1 or 0 are found. The trek lasted 6-7 hours and was fairly easy effort wise, even with my ankle injury from Sri Lanka not fully healed. Back in Bukit Lawang, the fresh river water was the perfect way to relax after the orangutan trek. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Sumatra Kids RESCUED ME from Bukit Lawang River! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

wsYvnYbg40M | 01 Nov 2019

Sumatra Kids RESCUED ME from Bukit Lawang River! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

I left the big city of Medan to travel to the more peaceful and serene Bukit Lawang. A jungle village of Sumatra, located in the Gunung Leuser National Park, that's famous for it's wild orangutans and rivers. I took the cheap public bus which leaves from outside Mawar Bakery on the street called Pinang Baris. There's a common scam there where touts will try to convince you to pay for your ticket up front at an extortionate rate. I'd read about this before hand and sure enough it happened to me while I was sitting on the bus waiting for it to leave. Unfortunately I didn't get that on camera. The correct fare is only 30,000 and it paid AFTER reaching your destination. The food in the Mawar Bakery is excellent and very good value, so it's worth stocking up there before getting on the bus. At Bukit Lawang Bus Station there were many touts. They are just trying to "help you" by sell orangutan trekking tours. I just told them all no as I would prefer to book a trusted guide through my hotel. They were very persistent and sticky though. In Bukit Lawang village, which is only 1.3 km away on a flat road, so is easily walkable, I checked in to my hotel: Wisma Leuser Sibayak. It's one of the more costly hotels in the area but still very cheap. I took one of their best rooms at 400,000 IDR but it seemed like other than size there wasn't much difference between that and the cheaper rooms, starting at 200,000 IDR. I started the stay with a light meal in the hotel restaurant. Gado Gado is a local Indonesian meal of boiled vegetables and peanut sauce. The healthiest food I'd eaten in a while. My main activity of the day was tubing and swimming in the river. It didn't start off too well and I had to rely on the locals kids to rescue me. My first (half) day concluded with a delicious goat barbecue beside the river, hosted by the hotel owner Bob. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Foreigner Explores Sumatra's Big City ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

tI6NvWVv3PI | 26 Oct 2019

Foreigner Explores Sumatra's Big City ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Everyone told me to be careful in Medan. "Watch out!" the said. Well there wasn't much to watch out for except friendly, smiling locals who wanted to chat and take selfies with me. The guidebooks all tell you to skip Medan. "There's nothing worth seeing there." "It's only worth staying overnight if you have arrive late at night.". A city is always very interesting to me though. Okay it doesn't have a Disneyland or ruins of ancient buildings, but I like to see how ordinary people are going about their daily lives more than visiting tourist traps anyway. I started off with a visit to Centre Point mall, finally getting a SIM card. With that I was able to use the GoJek app and no longer have to negotiate with the Becaks (Indonesian motorcycle rickshaws). It's also handy being able to pull up Google Maps when you're exploring by foot. At the mall there's a "street food" food court where you can enjoy authentic Indonesia hawker food in air conditioned comfort (and pay much more for the privilege, but it's still cheap.) I walked from the mall to Lapangan Merdeka, a big city park where I watched the local kids train to dance in a BTS style and read a poem about Indonesia's independence struggle. That's what I mean when I said you don't need to find massive popular tourist attractions to find something interesting in a city. From there I walked to the mansion of Tjong A Fie, who was the richest man in Medan a century ago. His family still own the building but most of it has been turned into a museum, which, as museums go was very interesting. It helps a lot that a tour guide is assigned to you for free when you buy the (cheap) ticket. I ended my afternoon exploration of Medan with a visit to a royal palace known as Istana Maimum. There you can hire traditional Malay clothes to wear for only 20,000 Rupiahs while you explore the palace. I was very sweaty by that point because of the insane humidity and walking around all day, but I still put the costume on and tried not to pass out from the heat. 00:00 $8 Hotel Room 00:00 Becak Haggling 03:16 Centre Point Mall 04:17 Hawker Food Court 09:06 Park (Lepangan Meerdeka) 21:34 Sharing Ice Cream 29:28 Tjong A Fie Mansion 40:06 Maimun Palace 56:30 Selfies ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Do I Regret Booking an $8 HOTEL in MEDAN, INDONESIA? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

27FMQqnwVuw | 21 Oct 2019

Do I Regret Booking an $8 HOTEL in MEDAN, INDONESIA? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

In my first ever trip to the Indonesian island of Sumatra I decided to start the trip in style, by splashing out on a hotel for the massive price of $8. You certainly can't call me a cheap Scotsman. Was my Medan city center hotel worth this lofty price? Watch and see. The hotel was OYO 615 Residence Puri Hotel, located on Jalan Puri. This is a very central location in Medan and anything you want is not too far away. The video starts at Medan's main airport, Kualanamu International Airport. A nice, modern and clean airport with a new train service to Medan city center, right outside the massive Center Point Mall. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

The World's Biggest Market! ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

NA1Eadv6Tpc | 17 Oct 2019

The World's Biggest Market! ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Chatuchak (Also known as JJ Market) is among the largest outdoor markets in the world. On previous visits I've not lasted long there. Unable to cope with the huge crowds and ridiculous Bangkok heat, I've gotten sweaty and frustrated and exited in a matter of minutes. I woke up on a Saturday when the weather was a cool (by Bangkok standards) 30 degrees Celsius and decided to go pay the weekend market another visit. Just about everything that you can imagine is being sold at Chatuchak. Paintings, works of art, statues, wood carvings, antiques and of course the typical South East Asia backpacker essential - "Elephant Pants". I was more interested in the food though, especially the famous Coconut Ice Cream which is readily available. Despite JJ Market being a bit of a tourist trap plenty of locals shop there too, so you can find some local-priced goods there, but then there's also Pad Thai that's twice the regular Bangkok price, so you need to shop around if you want a good deal. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Bangkok's Best Breakfast Buffet ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

obKqWmeDy9w | 14 Oct 2019

Bangkok's Best Breakfast Buffet ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

I was told by friends that the best breakfast experience in Bangkok could be found at the new Marriot Marquis hotel on Sukhumvit 22. As it's listed on the Eatigo app, it's available at a 50% discount, coming to 612 Baht (ยฃ16 GBP / $20 USD). Not too bad for all you can eat international food in a 5 star hotel restaurant. I was sure to get even better value though, as I had been up all night and worked up a large appetite by doing laps in my condominium swimming pool. It was going to be more of a supper feast than a breakfast one. I was surprised at how busy the restaurant was. I was told by the staff that the (massive) hotel was almost fully booked that night. Despite how many guests were there I didn't have to queue or wait long for anything I wanted, other than the bill...... ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Bangkok's Friendliest Market ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

VPmYvIoHRyQ | 10 Oct 2019

Bangkok's Friendliest Market ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

I went on a shopping spree at Khlong Toey Wet Market in Bangkok, on the hunt for fresh ingredients to make a vegetable stir fry. The prices at this local Bangkok market are often half the price, or less, than at the major supermarkets in the city. A fresh mango from Tops or Villa Market is normally around 120 baht, but at Talad Khlong Toey it's more like 30 or 40 baht. As it's a local market and doesn't really cater to tourists, the vendors are very friendly and a nice reminder of why Thailand is known as the 'Land of Smiles'. A very different experience than you get at somewhere like Chatuchak Weekend Market or MBK for example, where the vendors are fed up dealing with annoying tourists all day, every day. The nearest MRT station to Khlong Toei Market is Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. It's walking distance from there or an quick and easy ride on the back of a motorcycle taxi. The best time to visit is 6am - 9am when the weather is cooler and all the stalls are open. You'll see many people making huge purchases at at those times. This market supplies most of the restaurants in the city, big or small, directly or indirectly. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Axe Throwing Game in Bangkok โ›๏ธ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

OPgURqpg70Y | 06 Oct 2019

Axe Throwing Game in Bangkok โ›๏ธ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

I competed against Mr Neil in an axe throwing competition in Bangkok, Thailand. This place is located at the Artbox Bangkok night market which is in Chuvit Garden (Formally the famous Sukhumvit Square, before it was demolished in 2003), half way between Asoke and Nana BTS stations. The axe throwing business has a larger venue up in Lad Prao with better facilities and larger axes but we went to this small venue in Sukhumvit as we couldn't be bothered dealing with the rush-hour traffic jam or being packed like sardines into an MRT train. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Let's Explore ICONSIAM (for food) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

UHRuC6wji-g | 03 Oct 2019

Let's Explore ICONSIAM (for food) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

When you're feeling hot and hungry in Bangkok you can't go wrong with a mall food court to soak up the air conditioning and great value food. The latest big luxury mall in Bangkok is called ICONSIAM and has a basement full of Asian culinary delicacies. I ordered a GrabBike with the Grab app and headed on over to check it out. It was set up like Bangkok street food stalls with a fake floating market in the middle. It's a good way to try Thai street food and other Asian snacks without having to deal with the heat, humidity and pollution of the Bangkok streets. The real thing is more fun, cheaper and authentic though if you don't mind getting sweaty. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Free Massage - Happy End to my Sri Lanka Trip ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

cW-yaaE0Ywg | 28 Sep 2019

Free Massage - Happy End to my Sri Lanka Trip ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I arrived at Sri Lanka's CMB airport (which is actually in Negombo, rather than Colombo) with three hours to spare until my flight. As I was flying business class with SriLankan Airlines I was able to use the facilities in their Serendib business class lounge. It was rather crowded, as some lounges get these days. This is because airlines allow not only business class passengers but also those with medium to high frequent flier status who are flying in economy. I've made use of that benefit dozens of times so I certainly cannot complain. The highlight of the lounge, with the delicious Danish Pudding coming a close second, was the complimentary 15 minute massage in their spa. Another cool feature was the virtual reality headsets and the quiet sleeping area. I combined both of those things to lie back and enjoy a movie. (CMB - BKK). My flight to Bangkok was enjoyable, especially as I had an empty seat next to me but I was very disappointing that there was no in-flight entertainment system on a 3hr20 minute flight in a business class seat. Very poor in my opinion. And this is where you get the benefit of me actually paying for my seat rather than the vloggers who do sponsored videos. I tell you both the good and the bad with no agenda. I just show you what is real, what really happens, what I really think and that's it. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Home Cooked SRI LANKAN Meal - Authentic & Tasty ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

b2bueTAjfSc | 26 Sep 2019

Home Cooked SRI LANKAN Meal - Authentic & Tasty ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

While staying with Ravi during my ankle injury recovery, his wife Masha cooked me a special dinner full of variety and flavour. Many of the ingredients, such as the coconuts and the Gotu Kola leaves were grown in Ravi's garden. Other locals ingredients were obtained during our visit to the local supermarket. Many of these ingredients I'd never even heard of before. Trying something local and for the first time is always an amazing experience when traveling. Ravi said that this meal would be better than anything I could get in a restaurant, as restaurants always have to consider their profit and never use the very best ingredients for every part of the dish. What I got was the very best and I loved it. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Injured in Sri Lanka - Local Family Look After Me. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

KavyFikmeMU | 20 Sep 2019

Injured in Sri Lanka - Local Family Look After Me. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Things don't always go to plan. I had an accident before I even made it to my hotel in Kandy. With an injured ankle there wasn't much I could do on this trip to Sri Lanka. Fortunately I was taken in and looked after by a local family. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Dubai to Kandy. Luxury Flight, Frugality Bus. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

DSTqLEYU6Jw | 14 Sep 2019

Dubai to Kandy. Luxury Flight, Frugality Bus. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Life is more fun when you live by the extremes. That's why my 9 hour journey from Dubai to Kandy was half in a business class seat and half standing in a third class bus. Most people would have taken an economy flight and then a taxi to Kandy, but I'm not most people. I'm always looking for a different experience than what's normal. On previous trips to Sri Lanka I've always traveled from the airport to Colombo before going elsewhere. This time I discovered something that they don't tell you in the guidebooks, that there's a bus station 10 minutes walk away from the airport where you can catch a direct bus to Kandy. No need to travel into Colombo first. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Solo Adventure in Colombo ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

nsPjG7vFV3A | 08 Sep 2019

Solo Adventure in Colombo ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

For my last day in Sri Lanka of this trip I went for a coconut-fueled adventure in Colombo. 1:34 Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon - VOC Cafe (eating Lamprais) 3:46 National Museum 7:20 King Coconut Shop 10:34 Gangaramaya Temple 11:04 City Centre Mall 12:56 Gangaramaya Park 16:22 Mango Street Stall Vendor 18:09 Sri Lankan School Kids Broken Bus 21:13 Roma Ruma Italian Goods Shop 26:16 Lotus Tower 27:33 The Cue - Snooker Club 29:12 Coconut Woman 31:07 Galle Face Green 32:14 Sri Lankan Street Food - Saravita 35:03 Scammy Tuk Tuk Tout 38:00 Another Scam Tuk Tuk Tout 39:16 Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi at Marino Beach Hotel 40:15 Crab Kottu at Chop Chop Kottu in Marino Mall. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

$56 Luxury Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

BBWQBTRt-dI | 31 Aug 2019

$56 Luxury Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I arrived back in Colombo to find it pouring with rain. My plans of exploring the city were ruined but thankfully I had the facilities of a luxury hotel to enjoy. I arrived at the Marino Beach Hotel via and auto rickshaw that tried to scam me. I was following the route on Google Maps and he missed the turning twice to take me all the way down to Colombo 06 area and back up to Colombo 03 where my hotel was. He turned a 6km journey into a 12km one. I decided to stand up for myself and refuse to pay the full amount. It was a nice stay at Marino Beach, other than the loud construction work going on directly opposite the swimming pool area. Perhaps that's part of the reason the rooms were so cheap at only $56. Incredible value for the standard of room and facilities in the hotel. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

SRI LANKA 10 HOUR TRAIN RIDE. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

geI6NwSmRQg | 27 Aug 2019

SRI LANKA 10 HOUR TRAIN RIDE. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

One of the reasons there's so few tourists in Trincomalee is how far it is from Colombo. It's a 9 hour journey by train, if the trains run to schedule, which they don't. So more like 10 hours. Still, you can't beat travelling by train as far as cost goes. Getting from one end of the country costs just 550 rupees in 2nd class. That's just $3 USD. To save myself from the boredom of a 10 hour journey I filmed a few clips along the way with the objective of making a 10 minute video. So here you go. You can share my experience of travelling coast-to-coast in Sri Lanka by train. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

FALUDA Hunt in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

fY6fz1uNR9U | 20 Aug 2019

FALUDA Hunt in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I was in Trincomalee on a public holiday when everything was closed. I had no plans, just a piece of junk bike and a thirst for adventure. I had planned to visit the Navy Museum and learn about the Sri Lankan Navy but that was closed. After cycling around with nothing to do I remembered the delicious taste of the Faluda ice lolly I got from the Elephant House Ice Cream tuk-tuk / van earlier. So my afternoon ended up turning into a hunt for a good Faluda. Faluda is a famous Sri Lankan drink made from a rose syrup, vermicelli, basil seeds and milk with a scoop of ice cream floating on top. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Wooden Beach Hut in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

7uzQVZqZaQI | 12 Aug 2019

Wooden Beach Hut in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

A wooden hut right next to the sea, or a "Wooden Beachfront Cabana", as they called it. It wasn't easy to get. After a long and uncomfortable bus ride with many army checkpoints I eventually reached Trincomalee over 6 hours after leaving Batticaloa. I decided not to deal with the tuk-tuk drivers waiting at the bus station and instead took a walk up to Fort Frederic which seems to be turned into some army base, with wild deer and a Hindu temple. From there, I bargained hard with the tuk tuk drivers. The only way a tourist can get a fair price from them. Unfortunately it broke down half way there and the driver insisted I wait for his friend to pick me up rather than take another tuk tuk. Eventually at Al Fresco Hotel, they gave my beach hut to somebody else and I had to stay in a crappy hotel room for the night. It was only the next day that my mission was complete and I finally got my beachfront cabana. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I Hitchhiked in SRI LANKA, to Thoppigala Rock. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

NkRu0uA2J5E | 30 Jul 2019

I Hitchhiked in SRI LANKA, to Thoppigala Rock. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

It's easy to drive or be driven directly to a destination, but figuring your own way there with public transport and the help of friendly locals can make for a fun adventure. That's what I did to get from Batticaloa to Thoppigala and back. Thoppigala was an important LTTE stronghold that was taken over by the army towards Sri Lanka's civil conflict. At the rock there's a museum that has some useful information about this. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Sri Lanka's Friendliest City? ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

QNhmkx3sl5w | 24 Jul 2019

Sri Lanka's Friendliest City? ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I hired a bicycle for the day and cycled around the east-coast city of Batticaloa. Their population is roughly 75% Tamils and 25% Muslims, with a few Sinhalaese and, as I discovered, 1 Englishman living there. Typical of rental bikes in Sri Lanka it wasn't in great condition. No gears, rusty, breaks barely worked and a slow puncture on the front tyre. I still managed a good tour of Batticaloa and met a bunch of friendly people on the way. I only saw three other white faces the whole day, and they were at the beach. The city itself seems to be a place tourists don't go. In such places the locals are always extremely friendly and happy to see that a foreigner finds their city interesting enough to visit. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Foreigner attempts SRI LANKAN Crab Curry. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

60izjkISzeo | 16 Jul 2019

Foreigner attempts SRI LANKAN Crab Curry. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I tried my first Sri Lankan Crab Curry at the Riviera Resort in Batticaloa. That was after surviving two hours of kayaking in crocodile infested waters. Crab curry is difficult to eat, so while I'm still a noob I thought it was best to get it delivered to my room. That way I could get messy without anyone (other than my YouTube audience) witnessing it. The room I stayed in at the Rivera Resort was an "eco cabin" - actually a converted shipping container, which sounds rough but was set up quite comfortably actually, and cheap at $27 a night. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I'm Back in SRI LANKA. Cheese Kottu is DELICIOUS. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

-vWmJKjaLOM | 11 Jul 2019

I'm Back in SRI LANKA. Cheese Kottu is DELICIOUS. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Back in Sri Lanka and this time starting off the trip in Colombo with a Sri Lankan specialty called Cheese Kottu. I took a small bus from CMB airport to Colombo Fort that cost only 200 LKR and took 1 hour 30 minutes. From the bus station I walked to my hotel in the Colombo Fort area. The hotel, C1, was basic but clean and comfortable with friendly staff. During the walk to the hotel I flexed my bargaining skills again at Pettah Market to buy a new baseball cap and picked up some milk sweets from Bombay Sweets. It was the hotel receptionist that told me the best place to eat nearby was Pillawoos Hotel on Chatham Street and that Cheese Kottu is the most delicious thing on the menu. His recommendation was a good one. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

SRI LANKA'S GOT TALENT. Kandy VLOG. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

UZYLnkWuaVE | 08 Jul 2019

SRI LANKA'S GOT TALENT. Kandy VLOG. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I used my two strong legs and a two buses to get from Sigiriya to Kandy where I spent and afternoon. I love the chaos of a big city. There's always so much going on that just walking around the streets makes for great entertainment. I sampled some Sri Lankan street food in the form of Wadi, which is some kind of non-sweet Sri Lankan donut with herbs. That's the best way I can describe it. At only 30 rupees and quite tasty I was happy with my purchase. I paid the foreigner price to get into the Temple of the Sacred Tooth. It was fine, but I've been to more visually impressive temples. I usually don't bother going to temples but everyone I spoke to said I had to go to this one. I didn't stay long and left to find a tea house before closing time to end the night with a hot pot of Ceylon Tea. It was on the train to Colombo the next morning when I met the talented train busker, singing and playing the tambourine. Everyone was uninterested but he could see that I was enjoying his music and started playing more enthusiastically. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Bargaining on the Streets of Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

m2E9lAiUAaE | 03 Jul 2019

Bargaining on the Streets of Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

The sport of bargaining makes for some fun banter, and in markets with no fixed prices it's a must if you want to pay a fair price for the goods that you buy. Some may ask why it's worth my time haggling for the difference between a few pennies on a pair of knockoff Puma socks. Well anything is worth your time if you enjoy doing it. I found that all the best deals in Sri Lanka were in Colombo in and around the Pettah area. In the largest market in Kandy the sellers were pitching their prices very high and weren't prepared to negotiate much. In Kandy they were trying to sell fake Sri Lanka cricket jerseys for 1,800 rupees when the original one in the department stores costs the same. The same jerseys were on sale in Pettah for a starting price of 750 and could definitely be negotiated down from there. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I Drove a Tuk-Tuk in SRI LANKA. Pidurangala Rock Vlog. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

L9Sq7WIsNsU | 27 Jun 2019

I Drove a Tuk-Tuk in SRI LANKA. Pidurangala Rock Vlog. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

The day after I hiked up Sigiriya Rock I was back outside looking for more adventures. I had planned to reach the top of Pidurangala Rock for sunrise but could't get out of bed early enough. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as all the people who had hiked up to see the sunrise passed me in the opposite direction. I had the peak pretty much to myself. On the way back to my hotel I my tuk-tuk driver let me drive his vehicle for a bit. Never a boring moment, there's always something fun to do in Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Sri Lankan ELEPHANT SAFARI. My Jeep Got Stuck! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

xNGgxQA6Vx0 | 19 Jun 2019

Sri Lankan ELEPHANT SAFARI. My Jeep Got Stuck! ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Out of all the Jeeps in all of Sri Lanka, it had to be my Jeep that got stuck in a stream. Despite this hiccup I did enjoy a nice couple of hours in Minneriya National Park where hundreds of wild elephants live. Minneriya National Park is located in Habarana and is very close to Sigiriya. It would also easily be accessible from Dambulla or Polonnaruwa. I went for the 2 hours before sunset, and as you can see from the video there were a lot of Jeeps at that time. You could try to go earlier but then you're in the baking sun for 2 hours. I paid 3,500 LKR ($19.95 USD / /ยฃ15.40) for the Jeep, negotiating down from 5,000 by talking to Jeep drivers directly. Entrance fees to the park are as follows (for foreigners, much cheaper for locals): Adult: $15 USD Child: $8 USD Jeep: 250 LKR Service Charge (one charge per vehicle, not per person): $8 USD Value Added Tax: 15% Total cost for me as a single person with Jeep and driver was 4,980 LKR ($28.39 USD / ยฃ21.91 GBP) ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Breakfast at Sigiriya Rock ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

og0juMLNy1E | 11 Jun 2019

Breakfast at Sigiriya Rock ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Just like the cinema, a visit to an ancient fortress is even better if you bring some food with you. I started the hike up to the top of Sigiriya Rock early in an attempt to beat the crowds but there were still plenty of other white faces there. At the summit, where the ruins of the old Sigiriya castle are, I did manage to find a quiet spot to enjoy an incredible view and some peaceful tranquility with my breakfast. That was until a stray dog decided to join me. I stayed at Hotel Sigiriya which has a perfect view of Sigiriya Rock from its swimming pool. I travelled there from Ohiya, where I hiked World's End in the Horton Plains National Park, by taking a train to Kandy, bus to Dambulla and then a tuk-tuk to Sigiriya. Total cost probably less than $10. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Is this SCOTLAND or SRI LANKA? ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

QlSwcKex9Cc | 30 May 2019

Is this SCOTLAND or SRI LANKA? ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Sri Lanka has some beautiful countryside and amazing hiking trails. One of the most famous is World's End in the Horton Plains National Park which also features a scenic waterfall called Baker's Falls. Unfortunately, because it's so well known, there were bound to be many other people hiking that day so I aimed to start the trail at 6am when the park first opened. I wanted to be the first to the main viewpoint which features a 870m drop. At "Mini World's End', a smaller drop on the way to World's End there's a sign saying "DANGER" with a forward arrow and another saying "World's End" with a right arrow. I was curious so I took the path marked "DANGER". Where did it lead me? ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Beautiful SRI LANKAN Village: Ohiya (Horton Plains National Park). ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

zJRmJOiVziU | 27 May 2019

Beautiful SRI LANKAN Village: Ohiya (Horton Plains National Park). ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

What does $54 get you in your country? In my country it certainly doesn't get you a nice hotel room with an incredible view and with dinner and breakfast included. In the beautiful village of Ohiya, close to the Horton Plains National Park, I stayed in this lovely Eco Lodge. It was the perfect location with beautiful views of the tea estates in the valley and close enough to the park entrance that I could easily hike World's End when the park opened at 6am. It was a few kilometres of steep terrain from the train station but with nice weather and beautiful views it was certainly worth walking there rather than taking a tuk tuk. The hotel: Hill Safari Eco Lodge, Ohiya, Sri Lanka My room was "Luxury Room - Upper". ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Dangerous Hike Along the Rail Tracks in Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

ZrB0eAz7GrM | 19 May 2019

Dangerous Hike Along the Rail Tracks in Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

One of the best things to do in Sri Lanka is hiking in the beautiful countryside. This afternoon hike wasn't planned. I was actually on the train from Colombo to Ohiya and decided to get off one stop early, at Pattipola station, so that I could hike along the rail tracks to my final destination. Travelling light with just a 30 litre backpack gives me the freedom to do stuff like that. It was a fun adventure until I came across a dark tunnel, full of bats, with no light at the end. Did I dare to go through it? It may seem strange to people from western countries but walking on the rail tracks is fairly common in Sri Lanka. Locals use the tracks often as shortcuts. Is it safe? With trains being so few and far between it is safe, as long as you know when the trains are coming. I didn't, but don't be stupid like me. I travelled to this area, known as the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka in order to hike the World's End trail in the Horton Plains National Park (also famous for the Devil's Staircase). There will be another video about my adventures there coming soon. The train line that I hiked on is famed for being the most beautiful train ride in the world. It's the Colombo - Badulla line, which stops at Hatton, Kotagala, Nanu Oya (for Nuwara Eliya) and Ella, which are some of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. The price of the train ticket was 600 rupees for 2nd class unreserved. It's basically impossible to reserve a seat on this train unless you book the ticket 1 month in advance, when they are made available. To do that you either need to be in Sri Lanka or pay extra to use an internet based agency. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

HILARIOUS Sri Lankan Dudes at Galle Fort Beach. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

43icnPKK54U | 10 May 2019

HILARIOUS Sri Lankan Dudes at Galle Fort Beach. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Galle is only a $1 and 2 hour train ride, making it the perfect day trip from Colombo. The fort was created by the Portuguese and then built up by the Dutch back in Sri Lanka's colonial past. It's now a bit of a tourist trap with overpriced restaurants and shops selling handicrafts, but the fort walls themselves are beautiful and you can walk on top of them all the way around the city. There's also some beach areas where the water is very clean and it's not crowded with tourists. I went for a swim and ended up chatting to some friendly locals. Outside of the fort is where I went to eat as recommended by the locals. The food is more authentic and less costly than inside the fort walls. 00:00 - Intro 00:33 - Colombo - Galle train ride. 03:17 - Galle Fort 08:18 - Smooching Umbrella Couples 13:50 - Galle Fort Beach 19:27 - Swimming with Hilarious Locals 35:10 - Local Restaurant ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

I Explored the Friendly City of Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

VfSDPaFHZuA | 04 May 2019

I Explored the Friendly City of Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

I spent an afternoon exploring Colombo without much of plan. No plan, no worries, there's always something to see, do or eat in any big city. I was staying in a hotel in the Colombo Fort area so that's where I started exploring, heading towards the Pettah area. Pettah is quite a rough area but there's a lot of action going on there. It's also where the Red Mosque (Jami Ul-Alfar Mesjid) is, which is architecturally stunning. After some time in Pettah I wanted to check out a cleaner and less chaotic area in Colombo so I took a tuk tuk to the Saturday Good Market behind the Colombo Racecourse Mall. It's something like what we'd call a 'farmer's market' in the west where things are quite highly priced but it's all top quality stuff, better and fresher than what you could find in the supermarket. I tried a lot of food there including some cashew nuts that were roasted with Kithul Jaggery, Sri Lankan Hoppers which are pancakes made with flour, cinnamon tea and Carrot Cake from an wholefood cafe called Milk & Honey that isn't exactly local Sri Lankan food but was absolutely delicious. All the vendors at the Good Market were incredibly friendly, the place wasn't so busy and all the food was incredible. I'd love to go back there in the future with an empty stomach and make a whole 1 hour vlog about the place. I also got to watch a local football match that was taking place right beside the market as there's a big stadium there and I could hear the roars of the fans. I found my way and enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere and my KFC mojito. I ended the afternoon with a walk along Galle Face Green, a very popular hangout spot next to the sea. A nice way to end my first day in Colombo. * TIMESTAMPS * 00:00 Trying Thala Candy 3:10 The Red Mosque 4:34 Friendly Fruit Seller (Achcharu) 11:55 Saturday Good Market 21:24 Local Football Match 24:40 Galle Face Green ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Avoid this tourist SCAM in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

7ToBt0KWJw8 | 27 Apr 2019

Avoid this tourist SCAM in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

When travelling in Sri Lanka as a foreigner you'll no doubt be approached by men who try to appear as friendly citizens. They will attempt to coax you to somewhere, such as a "beautiful temple that you must go and see." Watch as this man follows me through the streets, desperately trying to convince me to go see the (fake) "Tsunami Temple", despite me showing zero interest in it. These scammers and their cheap tricks are not representative of the genuine good people of Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, as foreigner, they will be seeking you out so it would be easy to think that every local is bad when in fact it's a very small number of bad people. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

A Scottish Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

3t6jvZCXz84 | 22 Apr 2019

A Scottish Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

The Steuart Hotel - Colombo Fort area. Having not visited Scotland since 2017 I decided to have a wee taste of home by staying in a Scottish hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. How authentic is a Scottish hotel in Sri Lanka? Are there any deep-fried Mars Bars on the room service menu? Can I get a glass of Irn Bru from their Scottish pub? Follow me as I take a wee look. The Steuart Hotel is located in the Colombo Fort area and is a great location if you're travelling in and out by train as it's near the city's main railway station. ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Capsule Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

eFn9LOVnfp8 | 17 Apr 2019

Capsule Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Inspired by Harald Baldr's vlog of a capsule hotel in Vietnam, I decided to try one in Colombo, Sri Lanka. As I arrived in the city in the early hours of the morning I didn't want to waste money on a room in a nice hotel. Rather than just book some sketchy, run-down hotel in some backstreet I thought I'd combine saving money with having a new experience by staying in a Japanese-style Capsule Hotel. The Capsule Hotel, 380 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu

Weekend in COPENHAGEN Vlog - Food and Sightseeing.

_IPAclAMBjY | 04 May 2017

Weekend in COPENHAGEN Vlog - Food and Sightseeing.

We spent a couple of days exploring the beautiful Danish city of Copenhagen. Entire video was filmed, edited and uploaded with my Samsung S7 Edge phone. Places we visited: Nyhaven Hard Rock Cafe Bar 7 Rundetaarn (Round Tower) Torvehallerne Botanical Gardens Rosenborg Castle Christiania Church of Our Saviour Freetown Papiroen John's Hotdog Deli The Dubliner Danish Superliga match between FC Copenhagen and Esbjerg We stayed at: Copenhagen Plaza Copenhagen Hilton Song: NIVIRO - Sapphire [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Video Link: https://youtu.be/QiKHfaVSJvE Song: Heuse - Stones (feat. Chris Linton & Emma Sameth) [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds: https://youtu.be/XY28M0dIx6o Download: http://NCS.lnk.to/Stones ๐Ÿ’— Help the channel grow by liking, commenting and subscribing. If you want to be extra nice please share my video with your friends on social media. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Instagram (Live Story Updates): https://instagram.com/Daleroxxu ๐Ÿ“ฑ Facebook (Shorter Vlogs ~5 minutes): https://www.facebook.com/Daleroxxu/ ๐Ÿ“ฑ TikTok (15 - 60 Seconds Vlog Clips): https://www.tiktok.com/@dalephilip ๐Ÿ“ฑ Twitter (Not using this for much): https://twitter.com/Daleroxxu