Travel Blogs from Bardez
... of Portuguese official stamps). There was a room on the freedom struggle of Goa, which provided a very interesting account of the Goan's battle with Portugal in the 1950s for freedom, as well as a history of the religious persecution the Hindus suffered through the 1600s and beyond. There was a Christian art room, a cultural anthropology room (which would have been interesting but nothing was signposted, so we had to guess what the objects were!) On the way ...
Well I can certainly say that I’ve seen a
different side to India this time. My phone had run out of power so I couldn’t
call a cab and there were absolutely no rickshaws so the pavement seemed like
the next best option. The poor chap at the hotel reception was slightly alarmed
to see my mosquito bitten face in the morning bless him. Don’t think they quite
know what hit them when I arrived at the hotel and didn’t leave for five weeks.
... like being in the
middle of a festival when you want to speak but the music just aint stopping;
so no doubt we will have the pick of the bunch if we decide that’s our thing,
and if not, we have brand new ear plugs to dim the deafening beats!
Happy 2015 to everyone back home, we both hope that it’s an
amazing year for you all, full of new beginnings, health, happyness and love.
Love and hugs from us both
Dan and Scotty
... pee is a mystery. Then we were told that there are 3 types of gay. Men who dress like woman but do not sleep with men, so the ones who do it for money. Men who sleep with other men, so gays and finally men who have a wife and kids but sleep with other men, so closet gays. Apparently gay woman don't count or are not worth considering or maybe they don't even exist, to Indian men the idea of lesbians is probably a ridiculous fairy tale as every woman needs a man and they are wonderful ...
... back in India and seeing what the southern people live like. It's definitely cleaner, greener and people tend to be a little bit nicer. That, or I'm just really accustomed to the Indian cultural ways now. For the first time on this trip, I feel I've had a chance to slow down and finally feel like a traveler and not a tourist. It's great. I can negotiate with the best of them and I've become quite accustomed to ignoring pesky vendors until the very moment ...