Indian monsoon food with foreigner + SPEAKING HINDI. Most foreigner tourists don’t know in India the monsoon season is a special time of the year. Dealing with the heat right before the monsoon, a lot of people look forward to that moment when the refreshing first rains start falling. As a foreigner I hated rain back in the Netherlands.

What I didn’t know prior to being based in India is that Indian monsoon season comes with a special set of snacks and it’s actually a super cozy experience.

So in this video I wanted to have a proper Indian monsoon snacks with you and just enjoy this special time of the year while practicing my Hindi. As a foreigner who’s based in India I’ve been learning more and more Hindi behind the scenes in the previous months. So today I’m stepping way out of my comfort zone by attempting to speak a little Hindi on my own in this video.

Hope you enjoy this Indian monsoon food with foreigner video.
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  1. Mannang Konyak

    Your Hindi is much better than many of us. India is a diverse country, if you want to see something totally different from North & South Indian culture you can visit North-east India. I promise it will be worth your time .

  2. Piyu Sarkar

    You're doing great with Hindi..give it some more time. As a Bengali, even I have problem speaking Hindi properly, I end up using Bengali accent and it sounds so hilarious 😅

  3. P T

    Please tell how to make Indian Magi! Loved your snacks! And your Hindi. I am studying Hindi. I’m just a beginner so I know less than you but I could understand some of what you said. You are an inspiration!

  4. Niha Patke

    Hi Ivanna, liked the way you don't crib so much about India, like other foreigners. The way you enjoy Indian food taking the best of it . I assume yoga has something to do about it.

  5. Dinakara G Hebbar

    Well, it's good to see the golden pillow covers you bought on your first shopping to set up home still exist. 🙂
    What you ate was Onion Bhajji. Onion Pakoda was different which you showed separately.

  6. FrOstiEPal

    We all can only learn by making mistakes .. if we did things that are correct then we would never learn from them and life could get boring lol … your hindi is better then some indians here in the uk and to be honest being scared about something isnt a bad thing at all it will just make you a stronger person for the next encounter with it … you are a very positive person so you will always achieve what you set your mind to … keep up the winning in life aspect because thats what keeps me addicted to watching you . love the vids

  7. Lalit Deopujari

    Please keep speaking in Hindi, no matter what the grammar of the language. On continuous practice you will be able to talk fluently, which by now you would be in a better position to express yourself properly. So have a nice time in India everytime you are here.

  8. Kieran Daly

    I’m laughing. I lived in Den Haag for a year but didn’t learn Dutch because everyone could blink at me and speak in great English. Well done you for making a great effort and you enjoy it. Well done.

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