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
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 !