Goa: India's Unique Western Enclave 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 n ... read more
Asia » India » Goa » Palolem The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Most of you will have been directed here by me - if so, thanks for coming. If not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi who in June 2007, set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I had been to, and of the shenanigans I inevitably got up to.
The trip inspired me to keep travelling and directly following it, I spent the next seven years living in London, which was a fantastic base from which to continue my travels and thus the travelling continued unaba... full info