A Preliminary Peek Down South

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 […]

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Crumpin’ & Pumpin’ Mumbai

Mumbai, it turns out, has a lot of sharp edges. A city with a lot of grunt, a fair bit of thump, the occasional clunk, and the odd bone headed lunk.  This is the story of one we met out walking down from the Elphinstone towards Crawford Market. Innocent bystanders looked on, sometimes innocent bysitters […]

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Bangers in the sun

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 […]

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Goan…Goan…Gone !

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.

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Masque

Masque is the Secret Tables pick in Mumbai. It is outrageously expensive by any standard but makes one pale in India. The Times of India journalist, Rashmay Uday Singh sums it up perfectly: “We come away with our palates singing and our wallets stinging.” It is a great night, despite this, with inventive and delicious […]

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