To Jog Falls, Karnataka

Gokarna to Jog Falls, Karnataka, India – It was time for Kate, Rich and I to put ourselves together and move on. We have been sitting on the beach for almost 12 days solid. We packed our bags, took our last walk through the movie set town of Gokarn and jumped on the bus to […]

Cows, cows, everywhere

Gokarna, Karnataka, India – Three weeks ago, today, Rich and I arrived on the Indian subcontinent. I never would have thought we would be spending this much time here. This country really has a lot to offer. We have not traveled that far and we have got a long way to go but it has […]

Lounging and Smoking

Gokarna, Karnataka, India – Woke up at 7:15 a.m., not fully rested after our cockroach ordeal, so we all had a smoke at 8 o’clock to relax us. We went to the town early for our usual breakfast of chai and sheerah before making our way back to the room to get ready for the […]

Uninvited Guests (or Pests)

Gokarn, India – A very lazy day, none of us got up until 11:15 a.m. and only left the room at 1:30 p.m. in search of food. After our snack we took a very leisurely walk through the city back to our place, where Rich and Kate sat on the beach and I sat under […]

No Prescriptions Needed & the “Tata Tea Cow”

Gokarna, Karnataka, India – This morning, we woke up inside our basket, gathered our things, and upgraded to a room with solid walls. This was your basic room, a little smaller than our basket with walls made of homemade bricks and mortar. I touched the mortar with my finger and a huge chunk of it […]

Discovering the Magical Village of Gokarna

Colva to Gokarna, Karnataka, India – Woke up at 7 a.m. to pack our bags and get out to the road to catch the bus to Margao where we could get a bus to Gokarn, Gokarna to the Indians, the next beach town we have to visit. We met a couple from Edinburgh out on […]

Last Night in Colva

Colva Beach, Goa, India – Woke up at 3:30 a.m. because my arms felt like they were being chewed up by bed bugs or scabies. It turned out to be neither, but that is certainly what it felt like. Could not get back to sleep, so when the sun started coming up, I wandered down […]

Snake Farm Addendum

Pune, Karnataka, India – At the snake farm, there was the most amazing array of animals, huge Bengal tigers, lions, cougars, and while tigers, plus you could get really close to the cages and get a good look at the animals. There was even this man riding an Indian elephant down the path where everyone […]