Hello readers. I’ll let the following letter I wrote to the Goa tourist board, and the collection of photographs taken of the terrible state of Baga streets, speak for themselves…….. Dear Mr Menino D’Souza As a seasoned tourist of Goa, I felt compelled to write to you regarding the absolute terrible state of the roads in Baga. Goa is a beautiful State of a country … Continue reading Baga and Why it is The Worst Place to Visit in Goa!
Goa. The little state in West India, famed for the long stretches of beaches, sweeping palms, full moon raves and the oldy woldy Portuguese charm. For me, personally, though, it means so much more than that. I’ve been visiting Goa for 20 years and I love, love, love the place! Here’s what makes me go crazy nuts with excitement every time I have a visit … Continue reading Eight Things I Love About Goa!
Today, I am grateful for….. The abundance of wildlife in and around the ashram where I am staying in North India. I am surrounded by deer, fireflies, bugs galore including many species of ant, caterpillars, centipede’s and more dragonfly’s than I can possibly count, not to mention the butterflies in all their array of different colours. The sheer amount of birds species is incredible! I … Continue reading Daily Gratitude
The drive from Menara airport to my riad was interesting and filled me with a wonderful sense of excitement for the days ahead. I loved the sights, the people and the busyness of the markets as we drove by. When we left the main roads and turned into the windy, narrow streets of the medina, I was in awe of the sights. We drove past … Continue reading MARRAKECH MOROCCO; My amazing Riad!
I had an unexpected week off and before I knew it I was looking at Air BnB’s in Marrakesh. The word MARRAKESH just literally fell into my head like, BAMM!! Why? I don’t know. But there it was. I didn’t have an instinctual feeling to be there. There wasn’t some kind of spiritual or mysetrious pull to visit Morocco, but the word was big, loud … Continue reading MARRAKECH MOROCCO
As a part of my short North India trip last year, one item on my must-see/do list was to ride the toy train from Kalka to Shimla. The History. The railway line was built in 1898 in order to connect the summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla, with the rest of the Indian rail system. The building of the line was complete in 1903 … Continue reading Riding the Toy Train to Shimla
A lovely day out in London with Rune. Last August, 2017, Rune and I had a lovely day trip to London. I had been meaning to visit The Shard for quite some time but I only ever had interest from Rune. India wasn’t keen so Rune and I decided to make a day of it. We visited many places but here … Continue reading The View From The Shard!
AYURBALANCE MASSAGE COURSE In December 2017, I attended the Ayurbalance massage course with the company Rasovai in Goa. It is a twelve-day course and it was really enjoyable. The course was created and run by Chetan, a lovely, gentle, kind Indian man, who was really great at his craft! On day one, in the morning session, we sat on meditation floor chairs in a semi-circle … Continue reading Ayurvedic Massage Course, Goa
Goa Rescue Stories Part One When my children were younger, I think probably the twins were around seven years old and Hope nine, Peter and I used to take them down to Colva beach just before sunset for a bit of a play. Colva had a small, pretty unremarkable, play park which the UK health and safety department would’ve had a field day with. Just over … Continue reading A Boy Named Brumm
In May 2017, I was lucky enough to have a short visit to Srinagar in Kashmir. My friend, who I’d been travelling in India with, owned a houseboat on Dal Lake and that was my home for 4 nights. Usually, a tourist trip on Dal lake lasts around three hours, or so, but my friend, (who actually lives on the lake and who was very eager to … Continue reading A Day On Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir