GOA – Is not all beach

A Portuguese mansion The Portuguese in their discovery phase, looking for spices and trade, sailed into Goa in western India in 1510 and stayed put for more than 450 years till they relinquished the territory to India in 1961.  The  occupancy left its mark in 17th-century churches and palatial Portuguese homes straddling the rural and urban…

Sultanate of Oman – A Flashback

Certain cities/countries grow into you and for me it is Oman…the land of golden sands, wadis and for adventures unknown. 18 years is a long time to forget and move on but it seems only yesterday we were readying for the epic flight to Muscat, the capital of Sultanate of Oman. (1995 -2000) Nizwa….a rooftop view…

Closed Doors

I am fascinated by doors….especially the closed/bolted ones. Intrigue and anticipation; wonder and awe….. Antique window wooden frames and a missing door of an ancient house in Old town, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman. The style, colour says it all and the fancier the better. In Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (waterfront).

The Accidental Expat

New post in DISPLACED NATION THE ACCIDENTAL EXPAT: As an expat spouse, I had a ticket to explore life’s infinite possibilities