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…

Hong Kong …..Narratives

Hong Kong is…crowded, colourful, pristine, naturally green, temple-d….. the list could go on. You know you are in Hong Kong when you come across permanent fixtures of a city that surprisingly is always on the move. Revisiting on a short break, May 7-17, 2018, I stood captivated by a city that ‘is more than a place…

THE MARITMES…… TRIPPING ALONG THE COAST

HALIFAX   “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman During a recent trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick the calm grandeur of the surroundings transformed my travel into a personal experience full of awe moments. The tiny Maritime Provinces, their size defying their political…

Bay of Fundy…..Magic on the Rocks

  A continuous stare, five minutes, at the snapshot of three main Rock formations, and my initial reaction is one of jaw-dropping incredulity. I swear, no profanities, the ‘nose’ twitched, similar to ‘live’ shot by iPhone 7s. The reaction was in response to Mi’kmaq (First Nation) esoteric explanation of the Hopewell or Flower Pot Rocks. To…