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Apr 11, 2017 - Goa

In our youth Goa was a place rich, disaffected kids went to tune in, drop out, make love, seek enlightenment. For me California might have been on the other side of the moon, much less Goa. And now we are actually here, long after all the hippies have moved on. Our guide told us that Nigerians and Russians have moved in, bringing prostitution, drug crime and corruption. We saw no evidence of this, but have to assume that she knew what she was talking about. More recently we have heard about spectacular beaches here. I love a beach as much...

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Jan 29, 2017 - There's more to Goa than beaches: cultural heritage of Western India

Goa has become favourite holiday destination thanks to its beautiful white-sand beaches, pristine waters and amazing weather. However, there is more to Goa than its wonders of nature. Goa's rich heritage dates back to the dawn of civilization and it is manifested in many aspects of everyday life. If you want to know more about the exciting and diverse culture of this Indian state then read on and enjoy. Historical and architectural landmarks For many years Goa's architecture has been influenced by Portuguese architectural styles due to the...

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Jan 18, 2017 - Amazing markets of Goa

After a rough night I now have a full on cold. I contemplate not going out today but decide that as we have a photo tour I am going to suffer on. And suffer I do so much so that I stop taking pictures and just listen. Our tour doesn’t start well. First they can’t seem to get the gangplank down so we are ½ hour late. Then we can’t find our driver .. another half hour lost. Hard to get mad as he is very nice. It is about 1.5 hour drive till we meet Francisco our guide for the day. What a lovely and fascinating man. Three years ago he made the...

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Southeast Asia 2017

Oct 19, 2016 - Bus from Calangute to Anjuna

10/19 Bon is still not 'with it', i.e. can't seem to get moving in the morning (not much change really, ha), so I went to breakfast alone and met a UK - Indian MD who is visiting for a 50th anniversery of some medical group. We chatted a bit to find out that he has lived and practiced medicine in UK for past 40 years, was now here with his son, Neal (very Brittish, no accent) and I asked their opinion of Brixet...son in favor, dad against. They said this seems to be typical in UK, a pretty even split for and against...interesting. In...

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India One More Time

Oct 16, 2016 - Fly to Goa, Calangute

Wiki All About Goa-Click Here 10/17 Made the mistake of ordering a 'Hail to the Queen' sundae dessert last night and I was miserable the whole night, not a wink of sleep! Stomach upset, acid reflux, etc, etc. Early leave from Ajay (7:45 am) to Metro station for airport...took a tuk tuk instead of walk. Good decision for both of us...Bon's leg/hip and my stomach. The Dehli AeroCity stop was the one before main airport for domestic...no problem with shuttle bus to the T-1 terminal and checking in at IndiGo Air (our first time with them -...

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India One More Time

Jan 30, 2016 - Not really sightseeing in Goa

From Hampi, we took a four hour bus ride to catch an overnight train. The bus ride left just before sunset and took us into a truly nervous time of narrow roads with lots of high speed traffic and high beams that sometimes would not be lowered. Our train was comfortable enough. We managed to sleep. We arrived in Goa shortly after dawn. We took a local shortcut across two sets of railroad tracks to the waiting vans and an hour ride to our hotel. We'd been in cleaner hotels, but the water was hot and the local guests well behaved around...

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Feb 5, 2015 - The lush beach atmosphere of Goa

We arrive in the province of Goa just after 2 pm, a short 45 minute flight from Mumbai. It is 36C and we love it however we do have a one hour ride to our resort, The Zuri White Sands. There are 1.3 M people in the 372 sq. km that makes up Goa with strong focus on education so along route we pass a lot of colleges. Unlike the north education here it is compulsory till age 15 so they have a much higher literary rate. Strangely I find many of the people at the resort do not have great English skills. Goa was originally part of Portugal from...

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Apr 5, 2014 - Goa

Today our port is Marmagao (Goa). We decided not to go to far today so opted for a cab ride into the smallish town of Vasco da Gama. We wanted to catch up on the internet stuff, get some rupees from an ATM and visit the local railway station. The town was just a busy working town, people just going about their business with a little bit of interest in the tourists. The station wasn’t really much to look at and you are not allowed inside unless you have a ticket. Our taxi driver was very good and helped us find the places we wanted and...

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Mar 11, 2014 - Goa

Arrived Goa this am from over night train. Missed my stop at Margao, so went to Vasco de Gamma and took the famous Howrah Express the shot 6 hours ago · Sent from Messenger Mari Laxmi von Hoffmann Oops! Hit wrong letter. SHORT distance back. Better cause later in am. Now waiting to check into the Green View Hotel, where I usually stay here. Don't plan on being in Goa long. Want to go to Hampi and see what UNESCO did there and to Gokarna for the rest of the time before I fly out on April 8.

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Jan 12, 2014 - Best of worlds in GOA , India

I visited Goa in February 2013 , and it was my first visit to the state. I had heard a lot about the music culture in the state, and all my expectations came to life when I walked down the crazy party street at Baga ! From great food to perfect scenery, the place took all my votes ! I am a backpacker and a huge fan of Rock, and to my treat I got across the festival that was being planned in the 1st week of Feb, and without 2nd thoughts, I got my ticket to the festival, and all was worth it ! From best of bands and solo performances from...

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Travel Eat and Music

Sep 22, 2013 - 18 September - Goa

Today we left Mumbai early to catch the train to Goa for 4 days of relaxation by the beach. The first excitement of the day was going to the wrong railway station - fortunately we had plenty of time so reached the right one in time for our train. The train was very comfortable with beds so you could have a rest during the 13 hour trip. We had an entertaining travelling companion - an Iranian/American who spent half of every year in India. He was a musician and played us some of his music (called world fusion) on his laptop, also downloaded...

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May 22, 2013 - Goa, India

5/22 – 5/24 Two sea days brought us to Goa, India. In Goa we hired a taxi, along with Bob and Joy Fiesen and daughter Cindy, to see the sights. Our first stop was a local fruit stand in the town of Vasco Da Gama.. Next we visited a local beach so we could do a little wading in the Arabian Sea. It was a beautiful beach, unfortunately there was a lot of oil in the sand. Some shopping was on the agenda with a stop at a huge market in the city of Margao. Finally, as it was getting dark we headed back to the beach for dinner at one of the local...

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