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 …

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 …

7 day Itinerary: What To See & Do In Goa, India

Day 1 – North Goa 1) Explore Your Neighborhood – Take time to settle in and explore the area you are staying in. Stroll through the lively shopping areas, have Read More …

Varanasi food trail – No.1

Varanasi is a riot of sounds, flavors, colorful characters, vocal shopkeeper, cows lazying about and narrow bustling lanes winding through the old city like a serpent in the city of Read More …

an expat “indian summer”

This has definitely been the year of “firsts”. The first year I have run a guest house (in India, no less) and the first (and hopefully, last) time I got Read More …