photo of the week: “goan jungle mushrooms”

Featured This Month: Goan Cuisine My lovely Goan neighbors got a large stash of local Goan mushrooms fresh from the jungle that were absolutely amazing, delicate and flavorful. They were kind enough Read More …

Top 5 Things to Do in Margao (Goa, India)

When your iPhone dies in India causing your work life to come crashing to a halt AND you have to travel one hour to fix it, what to do? Make the most of Read More …

photo of the week: “pickles anyone?” – varanasi, india

The Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India   Varanasi locals love to eat anything pickled. Achar refers to anything that is pickled – onions, tomato, garlic, mango, green mango and Read More …

photo essay: faces of varanasi

In 2012 I watched a program on TV that gave me my first introduction to Varanasi, India’s holiest city and the world’s oldest living city. The travel program followed National Geographic Magazine Read More …

photo of the week: “benares billy goat” – varanasi, india

Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India   You just blink in Varanasi and you miss something incredible and out of the ordinary….but if you keep your eyes wide open you Read More …

varanasi food trail – no.2

It’s all about the dhud in Varanasi. All over Varanasi you will see huge cauldrons of milk (called dhud in Hindi and pronounced “dood”) starting to bubble and boil late in Read More …

dengue fever blues

I consider myself a pretty seasoned solo female traveler …..who, most recently, has been living in India for the last two years. I have developed a pretty thick skin in an Read More …

photo of the week: “the joy of spices” – Varanasi, india

Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India The bags of colorful and aromatic spices in the Indian markets are a joy! The colors are like a painters palette, vibrant and alive, Read More …

7 day itinerary: what to see & do in goa, india (part two)….. where to stay, tips, & more

Goa is a small state. Traveling from north to south by car only takes about 2-1/2 hours. It is easiest to address Goa by doing the north first and then Read More …

photo of the week: “baba” – varanasi, india

Featured City This Month: Varanasi, India     Varanasi is the holiest Hindu city in India. It is full of colorful Baba’s who have given away all their worldly goods and Read More …