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Asia » India » Goa » Ponda January 4th 2017

It is a beautiful temple with impressive architecture. The greenery around the temple and the serene settings makes it a perfect place for worship. It is the kind of place where anybody would like to visit and get blessings of goddess Shantadurga. It is one of best tourist attraction of Goa with mythological importance. I would highly recommend this place for the tourist to visit.... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Ponda January 4th 2017

The temple is white in colour. The main deity of temple is Lord Shiva. There is a deep stambha (Lamp Tower) with in the temple complex. One has to walk 5 minute from the main road to reach the temple. There is a small market there near the temple. One has to come back from the same road which is used while going. When I came out from the temple, I unconsciously walked down the adjacent road and then I suddenly realized that I am on the wrong road and then crossed the divider and reached the right one. It is one of best tourist attraction of Goa with mythological importance. I would highly recommend this place for the tourist to visit.... read more

Asia » India » Goa January 4th 2017

Beautiful Church with nice view from Basilica of Bom Jesus. Very Impressive. It is just across the road from Basilica of Bom Jesus. The white building of the church has very nice architecture. It is a must visit place.... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Palolem December 27th 2016

Goa; a paradise that Westerners have been escaping to for years. The first Westerners to come here were the Portuguese, who went on to rule the state for centuries. Their rule ensured a unique culture was established that marked out this small little enclave as being a bit different to the rest of India. The Westerners that have been coming here in more contemporary times however, came here not to conquer - though they have sort of done that anyway - but to do yoga and get in touch with their spirituality, take drugs and party, chill and relax on the numerous beaches, or all of the above. Ever since leaving Corfu some four months previously, I have been itching to get back to the beach; therefore chilling and relaxing on the beach was my main ... read more
Party Crew
Chapel Of St Catherine, Old Goa

Asia » India » Goa » Calangute December 15th 2016

Geo: 15.53, 73.75My intention for this trip is less about travel and sightseeing and more about exploring and establishing my spiritual practice and creativity, nurturing my health and doing my writing - not just travel writing but also writing a book. It scares the crap out of me to put this out there but it is time for me to declare it. It's easy to keep it to myself, which allows me to do whatever I darn well feel like doing. And that usually means procrastinating on writing; being distracted, avoiding, dancing all around what I really want to do but, quite frankly, am afraid to do. So there you go. I am writing a creative nonfiction book!I cannot speak for Jim but given the time, energy and money that went into his photography preparation for ... read more
Fish Nets - Not the Kind that Girls Wear
Wave-Sand Lolligagging

Asia » India » Goa December 12th 2016

Geo: 15.3913, 73.9485We set out on our adventure, dreaming of exotic culture, food and warm weather. That, of course, was after we did the usual frenetic run to the finish line of house cleaning, preparations and packing. As we had cancelled our internet connection and didn't check to see if our flight was delayed and sure enough, it was...from an 11:30pm departure to 2:00am, making for a strained beginning to our travel.And so it began...a rush through Heathrow airport to catch our connection to Mumbai, another delay (1.5 hours) in Mumbai then 4 hours sitting on the runway only to arrive in Goa with no baggage. Although we have never lost our baggage before, I always prepare by ... read more
Our View During Breakfast
Morning Preparations for Fishing #1
Two Days Later in Goa (Same Clothes)

Asia » India » Goa » Agonda December 6th 2016

We left Vrindavan in the early evening by car. We found a special price for a taxi, so it was cheap - and fast. From Vrindavan to Delhi airport, it is not really a delight to travel this passage by public transport. So in the end, we ended up cheaper with the car, we think. We had a bit of a stupid flight. At 11pm we flew to Mumbai. There we had 4,5 hours to sleep on the airport and then we caught an early flight to Goa. It was the cheapest flight and we saved a night somewhere! Good deal. The bad thing was, that Markus was really feeling sick and also I, Nina, had some minor troubles with my stomach (but nothing serious). Ones we hit the ground in Goa, stepped out of the ... read more
happy in Cola Beach
time for a hair cut indian style
Cola Beach

Asia » India » Goa » Anjuna Beach November 28th 2016

When I left India last year, after traveling through it for a month, I was sure I'd have to go back to this amazing country. Now, barely six months after I returned to Holland, it was time to pack my backpack again. With only 7kg of luggage, David drove me to the airport and after some food, a quick goodbye and a not so quick security check, it was time to board my first of three flights. 15 hours and a bunch of great meals (thank you Air India!) later I arrived at Goa International Airport. Here, I found a girl to share a cab with, as she was going to Anjuna as well. More than 20 hours after leaving my home in Holland, I arrived at the first home in India: Roadhouse hostel Anjuna. After ... read more

Asia » India » Goa » Agonda October 31st 2016

Geo: 15.0419, 73.985And happy Diwali! Our tour of India continues but has slowed down considerably. We decided to spend some time relaxing in Goa for a while to recover from the sensory overload that was North India. We spent a few days in Udaipur. The city itself was beautiful. Set between two lakes, the city palace and majestic hotels and temples were a refreshing difference to the humid, sandy cities that we had visited so far. We wouldn't quite call it 'Venice of the East' as the Rajestan tourism website tries to sell it, but it did have a certain romantic, slightly Disney-esque magical quality to it at times. This was the first accommodation we had stayed at where we could use the kitchen ourselves. We were very excited to buy some local, fresh produce and ... read more
Udaipur at night
Fanta on the beach.
Agenda beach

Asia » India » Goa » Agonda October 21st 2016

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