Goa….a state of tranquility

Jan. 2019:  Some places tip-toe around you while  others ambush you and Goa is  both. This is my first Goa trip (unbelievable!!!) and I refuse to limit my sightseeing to ‘ten things to do in Goa on a short trip’. The 96 hours I am here I cram in  beaches, pubs, food shacks, markets, vintage…

Layered…..Steps

A layered entry into two challenges …… Layered or wrapped…appearances are deceptive.. Steps: The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu    

Sikkim….nature’s blockbuster

Gangtok Sikkim…. a combination of Limbu words: su, which means “new”, and khyim, which means “palace” in reference to the palace built by the state’s first ruler, Phuntsog Namgyal. To a Tibetan, Sikkim is  ‘Drenjong‘ or “valley of rice” while the Bhutia call it ‘Beyul Demazong‘ or ‘the hidden valley of rice“. The Lepcha, the original inhabitants…

Travelscapes—Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick

June 10-18, 2017…road tripping from Halifax, Nova Scotia crisscrossing the previously unknown (to me) land past idyllic countryside, coastlines, national parks (Cape Breton) and settler cities, Pictou, Victoria-by-the-Sea to Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown, Anne Of Green Gables fictional setting, Confederation bridge connecting the Island to New Brunswick for an unknown fantabulous experience at the Bay…