As a kid, reading about St. Francis Xavier’s incorruptible remains on display at The Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, was morbidly fascinating for me. It was one of the ‘attractions’ of Goa for me while growing up and I used to think how it could be possible to go against nature. As an adult, […]
Our monsoon Goa getaway sightseeing started with a visit to The ‘Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church‘ located in Panjim, Goa, India. It is the most popular and visited church in Goa and has featured in many Hindi films.
Miramar beach in Panjim, North Goa was the only beach I visited in Goa during our monsoon Goa getaway. It was a different experience to be on a beach in the rainy season, especially in Goa which is famous for its beach life.
On our monsoon getaway to Goa, one of the most charming sites we visited was the St. Augustine’ s Tower and Church in Old Goa (or Velha Goa). It is actually a ruined church complex and not many visitors come here, though it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Churches and Convents […]
Mario Miranda and Goa are synonymous with each other. The iconic Goan artist, cartoonist and illustrator is famous for its illustrations of Goa, goan life among many of his works. I grew up seeing many of his cartoons on The Times of India newspaper. So when on monsoon getaway to Goa, One of the first […]
On the list of the top most things to do in Panjim city, for me during our monsoon getaway to Goa was is to visit Fontainhas quarters. The Fontainhas is the old Latin Quarters in Panjim city and the Portuguese traditional architectural and town planning influences have been preserved here. Visiting Fontainhas heritage quarters is taking a walk […]
Goa ~ the name conjures images of endless beaches, carefree beach bummers, churches and a laidback life. I wanted my ‘virgin’ experience of Goa to be unique and for years I avoided the beaches of Goa for the very reason people thronged to them; somehow crowded beaches full of people has never been my thing. […]
Hello!!! So, how has been the first week of 2015?? For me, it started off with a bang (more like a travelling bang)!! I took a morning flight to Goa and landed at Dabolim Airport at lunch time. But before you say wow!! (or that I am lucky), hear the whole story…..so I had work […]