Alleppey & The Backwaters

When Brendan came to India 3 years ago, he became friends with a guy from Alleppey, who was working in Varkala at the time. Brendan told Jaijea that he was returning to India, and so they had been expecting...

Thieving Cow!

So we were bobbing around in the sea, quite far out, when I look over at the beach and notice a large-horned cow standing over our belongings. Concerned he was eyeing up my sarong for dinner, Brendan swims back...

South Goa: Palolem

Again, paradise! I realise it is a beach, and beaches are always, to an extent, going to be beautiful, but this really was stunning! Far superior to what we had seen in the North – to be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with those beaches. But this was on par...

Holi Festival

Holi Festival (sometimes known as the Festival of Colours) is – obviously -  a colourful festival primarily celebrated by Hindus all around the world, though mainly in India and Nepal. There are several reason...

North Goa

Arambol / Anjuna / Morjim / Mandrem So, as I mentioned in the previous post, we changed our plans suddenly (originally intending to work our way back up North from Varkala) to meet our friends, Luke and Win...

Varkala

...AKA Heaven! Yes, this serene vision of the clear blue waves lapping against the soft sand beach wiped away all fatigue and stress and made us want to drop our bags and jump from the 40ft cliff into the sea. … Of course, we didn’t. Instead, I sat atop the ...

Koh Phangan

Meeting Brendan brought a huge wave of relief and comfort having not seen him, and barely spoken to him for two weeks. It was lovely to see him! We had agreed to meet in Koh Phangan as he was flying into Bangk...