Published: March 19th 2005March 19th 2005
Portugese Landlord's house
This one dates back to early portugese times. The owners must have had enormous wealth.
The present occupants of the house, the desendents of the rich portugese - fret because after independence they lost most of their land holdings due to land celing act.
I am just back from that serene, relaxing and yet magestic Goa. What a marvelous place on earth. Pity, its only now being recognised as a holiday destination in the recent times.
Goa has got just about every thing - Beautiful beeches on the west coast, sumptuous sunset to keep you enchanted, Coconut palm sprinkeled landscape, small and yet imposing hills, water sports like surfing and jet skies, great restuarents to please the connousiers and very very friendly and laid-back people permitting the forginers to mix and mingle wihtout any fear or restrainment.
As if these were not enough - a group of dolphins engaged in the never ending chase of fleeing schools of fish will keep you captivated. If you want some more then you can go to watch the sleek and agile birds in the bird santuary and to top it up - go on a crocodile spotting trip with 'Jake the snake' fellow in his little boat, into the back waters of Goa.
HOUSES OF GOA
There are a fascinating array of different houses in Goa. Many of the old ones are from Portugese times. However, they are all in bad shape though.
There are more photos below