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Ruins of the Church of St Augustine, Goa

Over-looking the calm waters of the Mandovi river from atop Monte Santo, the only standing structure of what was once the site for the Augustinian order, the belfry looks very much in contrast to its humble its surroundings. The 46 meter-high imposing tower of one of the seven Churches located on and between seven Hills in and …

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Why will I stay at a backpackers hostel again

During my last trip to Goa I had decided to stay in a backpacker’s hostel instead of a hotel and I have come back with some wonderful experiences, few of which I will be sharing here. But before that, let me confess why I opted for a hostel over a hotel. The main reason was because I was travelling …

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In Pictures: The first solo to Goa

I just got back from my first solo trip about which I had talked here sometime back. Unlike my other travel trips and escapades the plan this time was just to read, relax and maybe write a bit. And that is exactly what I did. This time, I was happy to be busy savoring some lip-smacking sea …

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In Pictures: Little Tibet of the South

It was only recently that I came to know that there existed a Buddhist settlement right here in the southern part of India. Call me whatever you want to but the truth is, Buddhist monasteries and cold misty hills had always been synonymous for me. I don’t really have a reason for my this assumption though. It might be because most of …

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