Palolem is the big sister to Patnam. Think swish beachside bungalows versus humpies, shanties and resorts-in-need-of-repair. Just a 10 minute stroll from lovely Palolem, Patnam is laid back and far quieter. Our very charming and sweet American dinner mates (Yes “Uma” & Hubbie) had told us that they were not just devotees, but High Priests […]Read More Transcendent massage in The Brothers’ bosom
We had just finished our spicy Goan fish curry and were sipping a particularly inoffensive post prandial Sula Sauv Blanc when…a statuesque blonde came into the Dropadi restaurant. We attempted nonchalance but it’s not everyday that a sparkling-eyed celebrity sits next to you and starts chatting. For the sake of remaining incognito we respected that […]Read More Uma and Us
My darling wife clicked the heels of her ruby red slippers and transported herself back to Oz for a fortnight, leaving me languishing without her. I had to get out of the country too, in line with some guff about only being allowed to stay in the country for 90 days at a time despite […]Read More A Preliminary Peek Down South
Those Portu-Geezers were canny chaps eh what ? Caravels tacking into the wind, deep sea exploration, the first great maritime empire, the spice trade, and a great eye for a beautiful colony, to wit, Brazil and Goa. The colonial buildings remain, and thought we can hear no Iberian in the streets the empire lives on […]Read More Bangers in the sun
Goa is beautiful. Rich, layered cultures overlapping, beaches lapping at palm fringed shores, we lazing on the beach, eating fresh fresh fish to our hearts’ content, gazing about sleepily at spectacular sunsets.Read More Goan…Goan…Gone !
Sihanoukville and Otres 1&2 We would have posted some photos but since the gi-normous big bad Chinese casino development just up the hill was (according to the locals) doing something iffy with the electricity we did not. Instead we sat glumly in some dubious pod chairs battling (quite unsuccessfully) the swarms of giant mosquitoes as […]Read More Outré Otres