My South Goa Road Trip

Taking a road trip on my scooter along South Goa coastal roads.

The Three Singing Ladies!

It was during a layover at Bangulu airport, Bangalore, India, that I encountered the three singing ladies. It was still early in the morning, around breakfast time, and the airport was quiet. I was sat in Cafe Coffee Day and because I had hours before I had to check in for my connecting flight toContinue reading “The Three Singing Ladies!”

Puppy Rescue in Goa

Last August, in Goa during the rainy season, whilst I was driving along one of the back roads in Benaulim and marvelling at the electric green foliage everywhere, I saw a puppy at the side of the road. He was all alone and he clearly had the signs of the onset of mange. He justContinue reading “Puppy Rescue in Goa”

Goa Animal Welfare Trust GAWT

When I came to Goa with my children, around ten years ago now, we all fell hopelessly in love with all the stray dogs.  We felt desperately sad about their predicaments and our hearts would break to see their forlorn faces, their big, sad eyes staring back at us from mangey, flea-ridden faces. Alone andContinue reading “Goa Animal Welfare Trust GAWT”

Ganesha, Mandala and The Flower of Life: My tattoo

As an artist, I do love tattoos. Especially when they are well-designed creations painted with skill. However, this isn’t quite how I would describe my initial four small tattoos which were impulse purchases between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. Absolutely no thought went into them whatsoever. I literally would just rock up the nearest tattooistContinue reading “Ganesha, Mandala and The Flower of Life: My tattoo”

How to Deal With The Indian ‘STARES’

Stares. They’re going to happen. In my experience, whether you’re travelling with a guy or completely solo, men, women and children are going to stare at you. Obviously, where men are concerned, the stares happen less if you’re with a guy but still….what to do about it? India . Incredible India  The land of stares.Continue reading “How to Deal With The Indian ‘STARES’”

Solo Female Train Travel in India: My 40 Hour Journey From Goa to Delhi #1

I needed to get to Delhi from Goa for my onward trip further North to Rishidwar for my stay in Aurovalley Ashram and I decided to take the train to get there! Yeah, I could’ve caught a flight, but where’s the fun in that? I was full of mixed emotions when I made the decisionContinue reading “Solo Female Train Travel in India: My 40 Hour Journey From Goa to Delhi #1”

Baga and Why it is The Worst Place to Visit in Goa!

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 roadsContinue reading “Baga and Why it is The Worst Place to Visit in Goa!”

Eight Things I Love About 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 goContinue reading “Eight Things I Love About Goa!”

Daily Gratitude

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 differentContinue reading “Daily Gratitude”